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.



  1. Good luck! These are very doable goals. I need to replace more meals with protein shakes too.

    1. Having a nice fruit smoothy for dinner tonight, will throw some protein powder in there!

  2. Sounds like a good plan, and I like the idea of blogging more. I think blogging has been one of the best helps I have had. Food journaling helps too, nice!

  3. I forgot to mention, I just saw that hot dog post from last year, OH my gosh those things sounds amazing!

  4. They are even more amazing then they sound. If they were at all aiding in weight loss and healthy I would have lived off them!