Novembers sugar challenge for me was tough, not just physically tough but mentally tough. Lots of changes on my job front which proved to be very stressful, but in the end worked out as a best case scenario for me. So unfortunately I wasn’t quite 100% sugar free, but! decreased my sugar consumption to about 80% less than normal!
I know that it was helping out my want to get into my skinny jeans as I literally was watching the scale drop almost every week. I am now at 160 (occasionally I see a 150 something)! This is exciting as I started the challenge at 168!
My ultimate goal would be to hover between 140-145, however I know that will take time. My favorite saying right now is:
“A goal without a plan is only a wish”.
So, my goal is to lost 5 pounds by January 21th, this gives me 6 weeks starting Monday December 9th!!
I had to wait until this weekend past, I had been doing so well with the clean eating and the not drinking, but I was chaperoning a 18th birthday party this weekend….Things got a little crazy!
My goofy younger brother tagged along because him and Alex have been friends since they were like 5. This was literally the best picture out of the 10 that were taken, he was pretty drunk and trying to purposely sabotage the photo!
And of course, you cant wrong buying the birthday boy shots!
Anyways, back to my post! How will I achieve this? Well I have a plan! let me tell you:
Run 3 km at least times per week during my lunch break.
Hit up the gym after work at least 3 times per week. (Forcing myself to go for a change in routine).
Work out with my friend Sherry at her place at least 2 times per week, weight training in particular.
Attend 1 work out class per week, they will most likely differ. I enjoy zumba, spin and bootcamp.
Drink a minimum of 1 fresh vegetable juice per day. Normally I drink 2 now, but this will cover my butt if I don’t get to it.
Drink a minimum of 6 cups of water per day. Again, I know its 8, but this should be do-able everyday.
Eat smaller portion sizes.
Less than 2 trips to a fast food place per week. I am horrible at grocery shopping these days, unless its fresh produce for juicing. This is going to force me to be more organized!
Keep up with the minimal sugar intake.
If I follow this, there is no doubt that the weight should come off! I am so happy that we have this blog to keep us “accountable” to our goals. Setbacks are a part of life, so for me there is no reason to be upset, just to re-evaluate my goals and how I will achieve them.
Q: Do you find writing out your goals into smaller manageable steps help you achieve it in a reasonable amount of time?