I've seen this challenge floating around in blogland for the past couple of months, but I have never bitten the bullet to sign up. However, after showing it to a coworker (who promptly signed up) I finally caved and decided to just do the dang thing. The only reasons I didn't want to do it were all related to me not wanting to make positive changes in my eating habits, which is NOT a good reason to not do something.
So yeah. The next 30 days there will be a lot of this going on:
- 5 daily servings of veggies or fruit
- No sweets/junk food (food low in nutritional value and high in bad stuff)
- Keeping daily food journal (tracking at MyFitnessPal)
- Drinking 64oz of water
- 30 minutes exercise
- 30 additional minutes of exercise
- At least 7 hours of sleep
- Keeping my individual goal (can be anything you want to make a habit of)
There is (thankfully) one free day per week, so there is a bit of flexibility to the plan which is always a must for me. If I'm told I can never have a sweet again, I immediately start craving it and obsessing over it until you find me a few hours later hiding in the closet chowing down on said treat. Not a good thing. Hence my love of flexible plans!
My individual goal for the week is to follow my training program 100%. Training program, you say? Yes--I am back to training for something! As I mentioned at the beginning of the month, I would like to run another half marathon. I really love that distance! I am planning on running one during the springtime. I am still narrowing down which one I am most interested in, but I am tempted by the Salt Lake City Half Marathon in April. I haven't ran this course before and it could be fun. Unfortunately, it is rather pricey for a half! Decisions, decisions...
Any feedback on the SLC Half? Any other half marathon suggestions?