Monday, 8 July 2013

I am challenging myself...again

I like setting myself some challenges, so here goes another one.

I have realised again that I won't be having a obligation free month soon, and that I have to work around my social, work and other obligations if I want to succeed.

The following month is pretty relaxed with only a hunting trip this Thursday to Sunday - the rest will be pretty relaxed and there are not to many parties on the horizon.

I will call this the 8 - 8 Challenge, as I will be doing it from the 8th of July until the 8th of August.

I have decided to use everything I have learned on my diet journey, and rather than googling a new diet and workout plan, I have created my own, and I will stick to these rules and see what happens in the next month.

Here is what I want to do:

  • 5 Cardio sessions of at least 35 minutes from Monday to Sunday
I got up this morning, it was very cold, I did a nice 35 minute walk/jog. I will do this 5 times a week, and hopefully I can get to more jogging and less walking soon.

  • 4 weight/gym Workouts from Monday to Sunday
I have a very nice home gym, I have free weights, I have balance balls, I have a bench press, I will do 4 of these sessions per week. Not only does weight workouts really get me sweating, but I also tend to loose more weight when I do weight training.

  • Drink Water
I know I loose weight when I drink water, I will drink water, this is probably the easiest of all the rules I am setting myself.

  • Go Low Carb High Protein
The only times I have really lost weight and kept it off was when I went low carb high protein. If I can cut out the white breads/pastas etc. I know I will loose weight.

  • Eat Breakfast
I don't do breakfast, I will now, even if it is just a bowl of FutureLife in the mornings.

  • Cut the Sugars
No fuzzy drinks, no sweeteners, no cheating.

  • Protein Shakes
Not every day, but every now and again as a meal replacement. It fills me up big time, and definitely helps with recovery after a tough workout. I will stick to USN dietfuel mostly, but may have a protein shake every now and again

  • Blog More
I want to make more time for blogging, and I will do my best to do so during this month.

That is it, I will be posting my starting weight tomorrow morning and let's see what happens during the month.

Hope you all have a good week.