There were actually several factors that went into my decision to create a challenge for myself in the month of December. I absolutely fell in love with the idea of Cassie’s All About the Numbers Challenge, and I was even more inspired by her success with it. Another was my realization that I need to be a little bit harder on myself combined with setting some fairly aggressive year-end weight loss goals. My goal is to hit my 10% mark by the end of the year. It’s less than 1.5lbs per week which is doable, but with my already slow rate of weight loss and the holidays in the mix, it’s definitely going to be a challenge. On top of all that, I really want to head into the New Year with solid momentum. I don’t want to have to be trying to play catch-up come January 1st. So here’s how it’s going go down…
I’ve got a list of 9 goals below.
I’ve got until December 31st to complete them.
I’m going to post weekly updates on Saturdays (which is extra convenient since December 31st is a Saturday.)
I’m going to take measurements and before/ after pictures (which I may or may not end up sharing here.)
- Run 75 miles
- Cross Train 250 minutes
- Strength Train 150 minutes
- Hold a 2 minute plank
- 2 “real” push-ups
- Hold a 90 second wall squat
- Track food/ points 25 complete days
- Make 15 new healthy recipes from my cookbook stash
- 160 servings of fruits and veggies.
If I complete all 9 goals, I’m giving myself $100 to go buy new winter work-out/ running gear. If I complete all 9 goals AND hit my 10% mark at/ by my January 3rd weigh in, I’m giving myself an extra $50 to spend. I’m seriously lacking in the winter gear department. I have 1 pair of long pants and 3 long sleeves shirts. My running gloves are too big, and I need a decent jacket.
So there’s my challenge to myself. I’m going to hold myself accountable and allow myself to be pissed off at myself if I start slacking. I’m determined to make this happen.