Thursday, October 03, 2013
Lately I've been thinking that I need to get back to tracking, back to consistency and planning. Somehow it is much easier to slide back into old habits than it is to keep up the new ones. So, if planning is part of success... well, watch out! Because it's time to plan. For success. And I'm ready.
This fall, I've joined the 5% Challenge here on SP. I want to use this as a way to not let myself off the hook. To get things moving back in the right direction.
Here's the plan:
-Strength workout 3x/week. In general, I think this will be M/W/F. For now, it will probably be body weight exercises until my schedule settles down enough to plan for time at the gym.
-Cardio 6x/week, 30 minutes or more. Even if I can't get out on the bike trail, I will need to walk or run, or do some other form of daily cardio exercise. No excuses.
-Nutrition and food: sticking to the upper end of the personalized SP guidelines, and tracking every day. More fruits/veg/fiber and water, less coffee.
Goals: I want to use this challenge to build a foundation of healthy habits. Of course I also want to lose the weight and be in better physical health. But I look at this as a long arc-- and building habits that will pay healthy dividends over time seems like a pretty good bet.