Background on Personal Challenge
Friday, August 14, 2009
I decided to go back and give you all a little insight into what's going on with my 100 day personal challenge.
For 3 years now I've been working out religiously 3 times per week (weight training) and although I'm stronger and can see hints of muscle tone here and there, I'm not getting the results that I'd like due to my diet and lack of activity after the workouts. So I decided that my own success demands that I must go where I've never gone before and push myself beyond my comfort zone by doing what I've never done before.
My plan is extreme and my goals are lofty but it's only 100 days (for now) and I when my body says stop, I stop. I hesitate to spell out exactly what I'm doing because I don't want any lectures on over training. My PT is aware of what I'm doing and she is encouraging me to just do my best and of course take breaks when I need to. I figure if the contestants on the Biggest Loser can do it, so can I!
Since I've been posting my daily stats I thought I should let you know what my daily goals are to keep things in perspective.
3 Liters of water
3,000 Calories Out
1,500 - 1,800 Calories In
3 - 4 hours of Moderate Activity
8 hours of sleep minimum
Overall I'm off to a pretty good start. Next week I'll start posting my calories in, add hours of sleep and water to my daily stats. I know that some days will be lower than others and that like yesterday life will sometimes get in the way but it's time for me to make things uncomfortable and get out of my own way. I've learned that what doesn't kill me will make me stronger but I'm also hoping that it'll make me healthier and slimmer in the process.