Tuesday, January 01, 2013
42 Days to Fit: Join Me?
My sweet blogging friend, Brandy at The Marathon Mom, began her 42 Days to Fit program back in August. Since I was pregnant, I knew I wouldn't be joining in on the fun. However, I did plug it away in my mind, knowing I would like to do it after the baby was born.
As some of you know, I already run, and have been running for the last couple of weeks now. So far, I haven't seen any visible results, but I've been through this enough times to know it takes time. In addition, establishing a good milk supply for nursing is of utmost importance, so I have been eating like a horse. Now that I have an established supply, it's time to start paying attention to what I am eating and eliminating some of the junk I've highly enjoyed over the holidays!
Today was the day....the start of Week 1! What better day to begin a fitness program than January 1st right? Every Tuesday will be the start of my new week instead of Monday.
So with just three and a half hours of sleep, I went running this morning. Running will be my staple cardio three times a week. And then I will do the circuit exercises twice a week.
Each week, I will have a food challenge and an exercise challenge. This week's food challenge:
1. Drink only water! Tea and coffee are okay, but NO sugar!
2. NO desserts!
OUCH! Sugar is definitely my nemesis, so this will be a huge challenge! I love anything freshly baked (which we do A LOT!). Cookies, cakes, sweet breads......love, love, love. This will indeed be my biggest challenge.
Drinking water only should be fairly easy. I drink mostly only water anyway. I love Diet Coke, but my husband and I had already set a goal of giving it up. I will still have my coffee in the morning, but with no sugar. I use heavy cream in my coffee (yep!), and will still use that.
Click here to see the Week 1 Exercise Challenge.
So, are you with me? It would be great to have a few partners to share in the fun! I started today, but you could begin tomorrow...or on Monday. I encourage you to read through all of Brandy's posts leading up to Week 1 to get all the information!
Come on back tomorrow to see what I am eating to satisfy my sweet tooth!
How's this for accountability? Who's with me?