Good morning! Today is the first day of the rest of my life!! Or something corny like that.
Actually its the first day of the Holiday Hoedown Challenge. I'm feeling hopeful! I'm proud to say that I'm a member of a team that's focused on adopting healthy habits. Sure most of us want to see the scale move downward, but we're not going to freak if it we don't see big losses every week.
We've agreed on the following habits:
~ 30 minutes of activity 3 times a week.
This one should be easy peasy for me. I'm supposed to be running 4 times a week, plus strength and cross training.
~ 3 fruits/veggies a day
A little more difficult for me. Sometimes I have to consider tomato based sauces as a veggie. Must be more diligent about this one.
~ No negative self talk
Our mental challenge for the week is to be nice to ourselves. Sadly this will probably be the most difficult of the 3 for me.
The Sisterhood has added a challenge of their own. They're asking us to log our exercise minutes starting today through Tuesday. I should do well in this aspect, given my long runs. Since a couple of my teammates are training for events too, I suspect the Tinsel Vixens will represent in this challenge.
I hope to gain several things from this challenge - a good, sound nutrition plan for my marathon training. I'm up to 16 miles already and I'm still eating crap and not hydrating like I should. This will be my downfall if I'm not careful. I can't ask my body to do something its not fueled for.
The challenge hasn't even started and the Vixens are at it in full force. I'm loving the team support we already have going.
I hope to lose several pounds during this challenge. I'm really trying not to care. To accept the "just be healthy" label. But it really does suck that I have several cute outfits purchased last year that I can't wear any more. And the constant tugging at my shirt to make sure my belly isn't hanging out is getting really old.
Even if you aren't signed up for a team I encourage you to join us in our goals!