This picture is my official before picture. Behind me is all my workout equipment: homemade equalizer bars, sandbag, stability ball, medicine ball, power blocks, kettle bell, and weight gloves. Why do I need a before picture? Here's why... Starting January 15th, I'll be following along with The Daily HIIT's latest 30 Day Challenge and using their nutrition guide specifically written for the challenge. I'll take a before and after photo along with progress photos every few days (yay for selfies!). Each day I'll post tell you where I'm at and how I'm feeling. Feel free to join me! Together we can get this done! Goals for this challenge
- I want to get in as many workouts as I can in 30 days despite my hectic schedule.
- Kick my own butt. I'll be turning 37 just over half way through the challenge. I think a little butt kicking is in order!
- Eat good wholesome food for 30 days straight without any junk food.
- Increase my strength. I'll measure this in visible muscle tone via photos
- To have my clothes fit better. I recently got married and went on a honeymoon right before the holidays. It's been three months of too much indulgence, so needless to say all my clothes are a bit tight at the moment.
The numbersYou'll notice that my goals are not at all related to weight or body measurements. Often times we're too focused on numbers that don't tell us anything about how we feel. Will I feel healthier and have more energy if I'm 120 or 150? Who knows! What about if my waist is 24 versus 34? Seriously, what does that have to do with how good I feel? Is it because I don't want to publicly disclose my weight? No. I'm more than happy to share my weight because I think that it's a good example of how the scale says nothing about your health. In the picture for my "Fat" BodyRocker post I weighed 180 pounds. See how that number on the scale says absolutely nothing?
So, what numbers will I be tracking?
- Number of days I workout
- Number of minutes spent working out
- Number of days with no junk food