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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Body For Life: Day 1

Good morning!!

And a good morning it is, because today is the start of my Body For Life challenge I  mentioned in a previous post. 

I'm so excited because both Janetha and Danica are also doing BFL at the moment, so it feels like I have some blogging-companions on my journey, as well as my mom who has come along for the ride!! 

Starting today, I will be  participating in the "challenge" for 12 weeks. The weeks consist of 6 days on, 1 day off (a "Free day" where you rest from exercise and get to eat whatever you want!). 

The basic principles are as follows: 
  • Eat 6 meals a day, 2-3 hours apart 
  • Balance your protein and carbohydrates equally, and add a bit of healthy fat too in a 40-40-20% ratio 
  • Add vegetables to at least 2 meals a day 
  • Count portions, not calories
  • Drink TONS of water!!! (10 glasses at least!) 
  • Workouts consist of 3 days of strength training (alternating upper and lower body) and 3 days of 20-minutes of HIIT (high intensity interval training)
  • Write everything down! Record your efforts every day, and read over your goals to inspire yourself =)
  • Always plan ahead 

My basic goals boil down to: 
  • lose the 7-10 pounds I gained over the summer
  • get back in shape and gain muscle
  • return to my healthy eating habits 
  • drink more water 
  • avoid bingeing just because "i can"- on regular OR free days 
  • regain the balance I strive for in healthy eating and exercise 
  • record all of my progress, from start to finish (I've already got my notebook!)
So that's where I'm headed! 

Because of the challenge and my impending school schedule... the blog format is going to change slightly. I am going to be posting my food/exercise once daily, along with other topics/points of interest I may post throughout the day (or I may not, depending on the day). 

So expect my recap of BFL day #1 this evening!

Have a great Sunday everyone!!


1 comment:

Janetha said...

good luck to you and your momma! xoxo