I’m really excited to get started today, which is actually pretty surprising given that I’m going to be giving up junk and processed food and putting my body through daily workouts (geeze I’m exhausted just thinking about it).
To recap, I’m going to be participating in the Prevention Magazine 28-day transformation challenge. From May 1 to May 28 I will do the following:
- eat clean
- 2.5 hours of cardio a week
- 4 strength training workouts a week
- set a weekly intention for each week
My intention for week one is this: Show Up.
I am the master of talking myself out of doing things. Eating what I’m suppose to, working out, taking the bus rather than walking home. If there is an easier way to do something it’s pretty much a guarantee that I’m going to talk myself into the easy way. So even though there are days when I’m not going to want to make the best eating choice or work out, I’m going to show up and try. Feel like eating that chocolate bar? Eat your snack of apple and peanut butter and see how you feel after that. Don’t feel like walking 5 km today? Go walk for 30 minutes and if you still don’t want to walk, head back to the house. I’m going to at least show up.
I will do weekly weigh-ins starting this morning and every Thursday morning after that. I’m not really sure what to expect so I don’t have a weight loss goal in mind for these four weeks. I really just want to use these 28 days to be consistent and set up some good healthy habits. Any weight loss will be icing on the cake 😉
Watch here for my daily updates, and I’ll post updates on Twitter as well. I’m not a big twitterer (tweeter?), but I’m going to try. Oh it’s going to be an interesting four weeks! Wish me luck, kids!!
Are you joining me in the challenge? Let me know how you’re doing in the comments section – we can support each other through the 28 days.