Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Winter 5% Challenge is an 8 week team experience where participants weigh in weekly, follow team challenges and collectively try to lose 5% of their body weight. For me, today, that's about 7.6 pounds. It's going to take a lot of work for me to lose that is 8 weeks (I average 1-2 pounds a month usually).
Here's my plan:
Workouts five times a week. I will go to EVERY Monday night boot camp and to EVERY Wednesday night boot camp. Period. If I have a VERY good reason for not being able to attend, I will do a boot camp style work out on my own in place. The other three days will probably be running with one more on my own strength session. I am going to make at least one, and up to three sessions every week in the morning before work. The only deviation to this plan will be if I start going to the Rec Center for their Tuesday/Thursday Lift classes in the AM and their Friday AM Spin class. I really want to try these out, but I'm not sure if I'll like them so I don't want to make them the plan. I'll reblog if I try them and love them, but it won't change that I need to get in 5 solid workouts. On the two days I'm not doing a full workout, I'll at least get in ten minutes of movement.
For my diet, I will work VERY hard on limiting eating out and incorporating more whole foods (i.e. more fruits and veggies and less processed junk). I already bring my lunch to work every day and have healthy snacks there, the week ends are my down fall. I recently started cooking for 4 hours (or so) one day to make enough meals for about two weeks of dinners. This makes it much less tempting to eat out because dinner takes a fraction of the time to get ready (and many days the meal is cooked in the crock pot so I can't at the last minute decide to go out because it's already done at that point). I also want to cook a few extra staples and freeze them so I have "easy" meals in case I'm feeling ultra lazy or I forget to prep something. We also just bought new dishes that are smaller than my last set so hopefully that will help with portion size too.
I have no idea what team I will be on, but I will be sure to check in with them daily and keep up with all the team requirements. I love to read blogs so I'll try to comment more, even if it's a small comment.
I have all of the equipment that I need ready to go and at least a weeks worth of food in the freezer, I'm ready!!!!