Well - for the first weekend challenge, part of it is to take time to write down our goals for this BLC. I am going to write out goals for the following: exercise/fitness, food, scale, and non-scale. So.........here goes!
As far as fitness is concerned:
My goal is to complete a streak of 10 minutes of intentional fitness in EVERY DAY of this challenge. I know myself - I know how it all adds on to itself.
In addition to that, I want to keep the BLC streak going, and complete 20 minutes of intentional activity, 5 days per week. I am sure I can accomplish this, but I want to mentally give myself "permission" to do 10 minutes if that is all I have time to do!
I also am aiming to do a minimum of 3 days of ST. One day of upper, one day of lower, one day of core. If I can keep that up during the 12 weeks of BLC, I will reevaluate once it's over and see how to modify/change it up then.
I am going to aim to get in 3 servings of veggies and 2 of fruit DAILY. That is a big difference for me. I will give myself permission to do JUST that...and of course will celebrate big if I go over that!
I am going to work hard to figure out the nutrition tracker on here, and to get my food tracked properly so that I can actually SEE how much food I'm eating in a day! As my teammates have already attested to, this is going to make a huge difference for me. I can see, now, that having the numbers 'crunched' for me on SP make a big difference in the reports section!
I have taken part in the 5% challenge, and they run for 8 weeks. That is an attainable amount for me. Since this is 12 weeks long, I decided to do 7.5%, which works out to 18 pounds for me. I think that is reasonable, and something I could easily achieve! It works out to 1.5 pounds a week - since my BMI is over 30, that shouldn't be a problem!
If I can actually lose the 18 pounds I have set in my goal, then I will be 210 pounds. In that instance, my set of rings that I bought when I gained weight (my "fat set" - see blog here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
) will be able to fit easily!! (I tried today - I still haven't lost enough weight to get them all the way down. Almost...but not all the way!)
I honestly don't think I am being too hard on myself here, and that I can achieve these goals in the next 12 weeks. Normally, I would shoot for beyond the moon, and come crashing back down to earth. I'm thinking some of my goals can be exceeded...if so, GREAT! But if not, either way, I think this will be a great platform for me to jump from to keep my motivation and momentum moving forward! :-)
Let's see what's in store for the next 12 weeks!! :-) YEAH!