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Staying Motivated During The Holidays (Updated)

Monday, December 03, 2012

UPDATE - I have decided to join the Biggest Loser Winter Challenge to keep me accountable. It starts December 12. GO, Team Amethyst

I can certainly say one thing... I have been working way too hard to get fit and lose weight for the past 4 months to just throw it away on a few weeks of high-calorie food and sitting on the couch.

My plan is to get 100 minutes of cardio a day. I'm shooting for 750 minutes a week. Yes, it's lofty, but if I made it easier, then I wouldn't be working as hard. I think you need to strive to do more, when you hit that goal, keep increasing bit by bit. Last week , I logged between 700-750 minutes. After hitting 750 a couple of weeks, I'll increase to 800 minutes. I also plan on upping my HIIT. Right now I'm doing treadmill intervals and I'm not where I want to be (6 - 7 mph for 90 seconds - I'm at 5.6mph) So I have short term fitness goals to keep me motivated.

I'm logging food and fitness and I'm not sure there's alot to improve there. I will stay strong, I will workout every day, I will eat apples and grapes when the urge to hit the candy bowl strikes! And if I cave, I will log every darn calorie!

OK ~ this is my plan to make it through the Holidays and still lose weight.

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    I'm working up a sweat just reading about your plans ot stay the course during this holiday season. I too am looking forward to the start of the challenge Wishing you much success
    1963 days ago
    Great goals! 700 minutes that is crazy awesome! I aim for a minimum of 400 and I feel like that is already a lot, but you are right increasing bit by bit is also necessary. Go team Amethyst! emoticon
    1964 days ago
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    1965 days ago
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