Week 1 is done and its time to start again! I am so excited to be teaming up with my friend, Katie, from The Casual Craftlete to bring you a safe, fun place to come link up your goals and find some new accountability buddies.
How the challenge works is simple. You commit to workout 3-4 times a week during the months of October, November and December, and challenge yourself with new goals so that you can stay away from those extra holiday pounds. With extra Halloween candy, Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas celebration, it is our hope that we can help you to avoid the bulge and keep the number down on the scale.
So every Wednesday at 8pm CST, the link will go live and will stay open until the next Tuesday morning. That way you can feel safe to add your posts, comments, etc. whenever you have time. Share your progress photos on Instagram using the hashtag #workoutthisfall where you will find us sharing our watch pictures, squat poses and various other exercise ventures. You can also follow us for encouragement as well at mommyhead7 and thecasualcraftlete.
Here is how my week turned out:
My first goal was to stop obsessing over the scale. I did pretty good and only gave into the temptation yesterday morning when I finished my run. I started my monthly and wanted to see how much it had of a difference that made. Silly, I know.
This week, I am going to continue to stay away from the scale, and add in a sweets fast. I can’t believe I just typed that all for you to see!
I have gotten back into the habit of eating way too much sugar and it is causing problems. Breakouts on my face and just plain feeling rotten is getting to me. So this week, I am only allowing myself one dark chocolate square a day, if I want it. Nothing else!
I think of my schedule in terms of Monday through Sunday because of half marathon training. Here is what next week looks like:
- Monday: Cross train with Speed Core from T25
- Tuesday: Run 5-6 miles
- Wednesday: Day off, do housework
- Thursday: Run 4-5 miles
- Friday: Cross train
- Saturday: Run 6 miles
- Sunday: Run 3 miles
Each day, I will be doing extra jumping jacks, lunges and squats as part of my sister bottom challenge and #31squatsfor31days. Stay tuned for next week when I announce what I am planning to do to keep this up in November as well.
Okay, so its up…a lot. But I know there are several factors to that. And water weight and a party night are two of them. So, hopefully next week will give a better understanding of where I am. After all, I learned a lot of what happens when I let my guard down. A party doesn’t mean I have to go overboard.
Now its your turn! Share your goals and progress posts below!