5 Weeks of Food and Exercise challenges
It’s not easy at all to change your lifestyle into a healthier one all at once. Shocking your system so to speak, all at once can cause you to lose interest, gain additional weight and risk injury. If you make small healthy changes over time making bigger changes to your lifestyle will be easier to maintain. Let’s face it, for me, to give up cheese entirely is difficult. So for the next 5 weeks I want you to try this:
- Pick 5 exercises and spread them out over the 5 weeks at least 3x a week. Example: Pushups, jumping jacks, bicycle abs, squats and planks.
- Pick a Meal you have difficulty with. I struggle with Lunch (5 days a week), I never like what I make a head of time, I always want something else. I will pick 5 different lunches that I enjoy and make 1 a week for 5 days.
Here’s what the month of March looks like as an example of what I would do:
Week 1: Exercise: 20 pushups 3x a week. Lunch: Tuna fish on a wrap made with hummus (not mayo)
Week 2: Exercise: 25 jumping jacks 3x a week. Lunch: Turkey chili with avocado
Week 3: Exercise: 20 bicycle abs 3 x a week. Lunch: Spinach mushroom frittata
Week 4: Exercise: 10 squats 3 x a week. Lunch: Chopped Chicken Salad
Week 5: Exercise: 30 second plank 3 x a week. Lunch: Tilapia stuffed peppers
All I ask of you is to be honest, to journal your struggles, your achievements, and share at the beginning of the week what you intend to add for your meal and for your exercise and post at the end of the week for accountability.
Interested? Then email me at RunCycleLiftPlay to have access to my private Facebook group for accountability.