12 weeks ago I sat down with excitement to write about the Fitness Challenge, I was embarking on with a close friend and a few others. Today, I sit down to write with less excitement to talk about how I #Failed the challenge!
How did I do it? I thought I had a realistic goal of 2 pounds every 2 weeks for a total of 15 lbs. weight loss in 10 weeks…not so much! At the most during this challenge I only lost 4 lbs., all of which I have gained back.
1. I started off great with a good 2 weeks straight of Insanity. I could see my body transforming within 1 weeks but, I lost steam!
2. I just couldn’t kick my sugar and McDonald’s habit! These things are seriously a weakness for me, especially those $1 Large Sweet Tea’s.
3. Getting on the scale every single morning! This was very discouraging as I seen the results (as I saw my former body built from years of Field Hockey peeking through) from Insanity but the numbers on the scale were not going down. (Insanity is definitely a muscle building program and muscle weighs more than fat).
Those 3 things were the biggest culprit to my unsuccessful Fitness Challenge! Although, I am bummed about the results after 10 weeks, I will not quit! With my little sisters graduation from college 2 weeks away, a cousins wedding 3 weeks away, my wedding anniversary at the end of June I am determined to reach my goal. My health, mood and bikini depend on it! Well, if I get in a bikini or not is not a big deal, but I am trying to live a healthier life!
After, doing some research on how to lose weight and live healthier, here are my goals for 10 more weeks of my Fitness Challenge:
1. Get more sleep.
2. Eat Breakfast.
3. Drink more water.
4. Work out at least 5 times per week. (Running, Insanity, Weight Lifting, Walking, etc.)
5. Eat more fruits and vegetables. (Cucumbers, Naked Juice, etc.) I was surprised to read about the benefits of Cucumbers.
6. Cut back on the sugar. It is really not good for me or anyone for that matter.
In addition to the above mentioned goals, I will be wearing a pedometer each day to keep track of my steps. My daily goal will be to reach 10,000 steps. If you would like to join in and keep track of your steps, just stop by and visit us on Facebook where I will post my steps each day!
During the first challenge, I was just focused on excercise, but now I am going to take a more wholistic approach and see what happens.
Have you embarked on a Fitness Challenge recently? How did you make out? Please share:)