Now is the time to dig deep. It’s when we struggle we find out what we’re capable of. If you’re not seeing results, maybe it’s time for an inventory. Make a list of what you’re doing. List your successes, list what your struggles are and list what you want to achieve beyond dropping the pounds. For example, I want to drop one size before the end of summer. I want to walk up the stairs without breathing hard.
Maybe it’s time to keep a food journal. Are you trying new recipes or simply avoiding what you think you’re not supposed to eat? Are you working out 4-5 days a week? Have you invested time in learning what your body needs and how it responds to food and exercise?
Nisette shared a really powerful, easy to remember tool: Frequency Intensity Technique. Do you know what frequency and intensity level is good for you? Do you know how to perform exercises properly? Not knowing will not get you where you want to go. In the past, I have asked you to share information and to do research for yourself. This is your body, your health.
This challenge is no walk in the park for me. I have a family history of chronic diseases, obesity and it’s no surprise members in my family don’t live long. I refuse to follow our history. Whatever time I have here, I want a quality of life that is free of illness and pain. My weight is an area I can control. I will not follow the path so many women in my family have taken. I refuse to allow my weight to compromise my life. I can do this and so can you. I will believe this for you until you can believe it for yourself.
So are you ready to move forward? What are we going to do to meet our goals? If you haven’t before, take on this week’s challenges.
The Exercise Challenge
First incorporate what Nisette shared with us about Frequency Intensity Technique. Second is incorporate cross-training in your routine this week. If you’re workout is primarily aerobic, add weights or yoga. Add pilates or other core strength exercises.
The Lifestyle Challenge
Writing is a powerful tool. This week it’s time to record what you’re doing, what you want and what challenges you are facing. Revisit my comments above. Ask yourself what you want. Post your writing somewhere public where you can be reminded why you’re doing what you are.
The Food Challenge
Sometimes I feel like I’m herding cats. We need feedback, people. For our food challenge, I want every member to share a menu or recipe. What’s good for us and tastes good in your opinion?