T- 12 hrs (Sept 1)
Short blog....just wanted to say that I've joined a fall season challenge (13 weeks starting tomorrow).
We have to set:
1 nutrition goal
1 fitness goal
1 weight goal
1 mind/body, mental health goal
My nutrition goal is to quit chocolate. Even raw...I won't get into why, but basically I am a very irrational person in chocolate consumption, lol. It is my drug and it isn't a positive thing in my life at all. I also am going to try and be very raw...for endometriosis, research shows that 2 servings of fruit help it, as does 1 serving of greens, so I am committed to this minimum, everyday. I am also going to count calories, or atleast journal what I'm eating everyday.
(I would say all raw or whatever, but this challenge is about making committed changes to whatever you decide...like your minimum that you insist upon changing...and then changing this for the duration of the challenge (13 weeks)...by then it is habit and then in a new challenge you can make some new goals!)
My fitness goal is more vague...because of my endo, I can't make any promises as some days it would be a big deal just to go for a walk. My goal here is to pump it in some way, everyday. I expect a natural progression of abilties as I work for it, eat better and weigh less. I have a schedule very conducive to exercising this fall also, so this should work out great. :)
My weight loss goal is actually 40 pounds in 13 weeks. Lofty, I know, but aim high as they say! I am sufficiently motivated because in January I am in placement and I REALLY want to feel comfortable in my own skin. This is a huge motivator....no more hiding in track pants as a stay at home mom...I will be in public full-time and dealing with people for my work non-stop.
My mind/mental health goal is actually to finish my anxiety counselling sessions/work. Also, as a feel-good goal (as I know this counselling business is very tough stuff sometimes) I am going to tan in a tanning bed. This will be to counter the diminishing sun of the fall season and also improve my Vitamin D levels which are low...I am pretty sure healthy vitamin D will indirectly affect my mood and mental well-being for the better also. And no, I won't be over-doing it...at all.
So feel free to join me! I don't know my starting weight because I'm officially weighing in tomorrow morning.