Wednesday, May 27, 2015

30 Day Fitness Challenge: Which One Should I Choose?

Yesterday I posted about my overall fitness and weight loss goal as well as my short term goals (3 months and 6 months). I'll be honest, I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to get there but I realized I do best with mini-goals to help get me to my big goals. So for the month of June, I'll commit to one 30-Day fitness challenge. 30 straight days of fitness, up to 30 minutes each workout (I seriously don't have the attention span to do more than that!). I had a personal goal of dropping a few pounds in June, so healthy eating, tracking my food and drinking my water, coupled with converting myself out of couch potato land should get me to that goal.

Finding a 30 Day Fitness Challenge
The problem is, there are sooooo many different challenges to choose from. Booty, belly, arms, abs, thighs, HIIT, full body, Tabata. Yikes. I have no idea what I'm going to choose, but there are some pretty interesting 30 day fitness challenges I found on Pinterest. Here, take a look:

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

365 Days Until I Turn 35

Somewhere between the time I popped out my first kid and the time I came back to work after having my second kid, I declared I'd reach my goal weight for good. The time frame to complete this mission, was by my 35 birthday. I'm not sure why I picked 35. I'm not huge on putting an emphasis on age. I didn't have a quarter-life crisis when I turned 25, and I didn't avoid my 35 birthday like the plague either. For some reason, 35 just sticks out like a sore thumb. Maybe I will feel like like a real grown up at 35. I'm not sure. But what I do know, is that for some reason the universe has me focused on 35 is my magic age to have everything figured out. My career, my weight, a hobby to really call my own (like this old blog here). If I don't meet these goals by the time I turn 35 that will be OK. But not ideal...obvi!

So I'm kicking my 34 year old jiggly ass (oh geez am I even mature enough to be 34??) and I'm getting down to business. This is my year (yes I know I said that last year, thanks for reminding me that I'm lazy and still flubbery all over).  It's not just about losing weight (15 pounds to be exact). It's about having the healthy lifestyle I've always wanted, but was too lazy to make stick. I have 365 days (OK actually I HAD 365 days but I've procrastinated for the past 2+ weeks so I'm really down to 350 days) to lose 15 pounds, and turn myself into a little fitness bunny....with my love of coffee, I'll be a skinny and fit energizer fitness bunny by the end of the 365 errr 350 days.

The thing is, I know I can do it. I've done it before. I have stuck to healthy eating and fitness schedules before. I know I have what it takes. My problem is making it stick for the long haul. And that's where I really need my focus to be on, is making this a new lifestyle, that I don't compromise for anything, or anyone.  

This week, my goal is to walk 3 times during my lunch hour for 30 minutes each time, and to track what I'm eating every day.

Overall Goal: 350 Days of Fitness and Healthy Eating

6 Month Goal: Down 15 pounds by November 30

12 Month Goal: Kept 15 pounds off, exercise and healthy eating/tracking is a daily habit, maybe I'll be able to see some obliques? Crazier things have happened, I'll keep this one on the list.

Source: Back on Point Blog