It’s 2014 and what better way to start the new year than with a fitness challenge!
… Ok, I can think of a few but I’m not sure they would fall in the “self improvement” category so fitness it is.
Whenever I’ve started a fitness routine past, my biggest challenge has been accountability so what better way to stick to my goal than to blog about it! Over the next 12 weeks (probably 14 because I’m accounting for the plague to be brought in my home from one of my two kindergarten aged boys) I will get up early, work out, eat right and focus on kicking my but into shape.
Luckily for me my weight has remained pretty stable since university so this isn’t a weight loss issue, but with the arrival of 3 children and a demanding real estate career I’ll be honest- there are many days when I’m running on empty because I’ve let the fitness side off life slack off. Poor eating habits and not enough exercise are things I am guilty of but this time I’m not buying my own excuses anymore.
- Work out 6 days a week. The goal is 72 workouts which is 12 weeks. Because of my hectic schedule juggling family and clients the only time I can do this is early in the morning, I’m cringing as I type… 5am.
- As I said previously, I realize there is a good chance that everyone in my house will get a cold at some point in the next 12 weeks so instead of getting disappointed and quitting at the first sign of adversity I will allow for any sidetrack and plan to finish in 14 weeks.
- Eat 5-6 smaller meals a day
- No fast food, ordering out and a cut down on beer and chicken wings 🙂
My current weight is 183lb and my body fat percentage is 21%. At the end of this challenge I would like to have more muscle and a lower body fat- I’m looking to be in in the 15% range. I would like to loose 5-10 pounds however if I pack on muscle I may not loose any weight so I’ll judge my success on my energy levels and the way I look. Below is my ‘before picture’ and I will post before and after at the end of the challenge.
I’ll be sure to share my updates as I go along, wish me luck!
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