Another challenge, what?!? This one is with DietBet.com - 4 weeks lose 4%. I love challenges. The accountability is great. The encouragement from others is awesome. I enjoy encouraging others too. I also think being able to win money AND lose weight is a fantastic combo!! It's like win-win-win-w... well you get the point. I'm still doing the WeighLossWars challenge as well which will continue past the DietBet timeframe. WLW dates are Jun 29-Sep 28 and DietBet dates are Jul 13-Aug10.
I realize that the whole point of this journey is to eventually get to the point where I no longer need to lose weight and just need to maintain it. In doing so, I must present myself with a completely viable plan to do the "healthy" thing long term. The accountability I gain from these challenges simply keeps me on track - it is not a long term fix. But I've got to say this, so far, I can totally see me doing exactly what I'm doing now. Planning meals in advance and exercising. Fail to plan - plan to fail, right?
Speaking of plan, so far so good this week. I'm not sure if I'll make those 2500 points today - it was crazy busy at work today and we were understaffed. I got away from the desk a couple times, but only for bathroom breaks and to open a locked door for someone. I did, however, get my cardio done - 30 minutes @ 3.0mph. I even bumped up the incline from 0 to 2. I was surprised at the difference it made. It was more effort, but not so much that I couldn't do it. Whereas if I bump up the speed, it wears me out very quickly. After the cardio, I did my cool down stretches. I had eaten dinner about an hour before exercising, so I was in no shape to do core exercises. I'm not sure how to work those in since I do most of my training around dinner time. I suppose I could break the training down into sections, before and after dinner. I'll have to work on that one...
Well, that's all for now. I'll leave you with this sunrise pic I took this morning. I thought it looked like a watercolor painting. Have a wonderful weekend!