I haven’t talked about my weight loss and fitness journey a whole lot even though it’s one of the main things I planned to blog about. The truth is that’s because I haven’t really been focused on that journey as much as I intended to be.
It happens to the best of us – we were moving, traveling, socializing etc. Life got busy and I lost focus on my weight and fitness goals.
So I got to thinking about ways I might re-focus on these goals. I have always enjoyed a good challenge. It adds structure to the goals and gives me a structure for measuring progress. Perhaps more importantly, they can take the focus away from the struggle. If I’m focused on meeting the challenges I’m less focused on the ups and downs of working out and losing weight.
100 Healthy Days
So this is the challenge I’m planning now, starting today. 100 Healthy Days is more of an idea than a set challenge – while there are lots of challenges you can find written by trainers and other health professionals that have set rules and food plans this challenge is different. As the name suggests, it’s time-based. The way I am setting up and thinking of the challenge is to make good choices for these 100 days. Rather than set or subscribe to a specific plan that would dictate these aspects of my life I’m maintaining control and decision making.
There are different mini-challenges and experiments that I will try within these 100 days. For example, my girlfriend is challenging herself to go as carb-free as possible for three weeks and assess the presence of carbs in our diet after that, and I’m gladly following that effort to see how it will affect me. Plus I really am a bit of a bread-o-holic and it wouldn’t hurt to reign that addiction in a little (there’s a good chance it’ll be a good step in reigning in the waistline!)
Our treadmill is currently buried from moving but my husband has made a plan to unbury it this week. So I should be back to my couch-to-5k training next week. I might have started training outside this week but it would appear here in Canada April is having an identity crisis and acting like an angry November so that’s not happening.
So there will be different mini challenges and experiments for me to work through and post about throughout the larger 100 days challenge. Stay tuned for how focusing on my health and fitness goals for 100 days impacts my life and progress!
Since fitness is a visual journey there may also be a few extra updates on Instagram so find me there @OhMyMermaid.Blog
What’s your fave way to challenge yourself?