.. and I’ve already had to play catch up…
Let’s pretend we are on Day 8..
Today our challenge was visualize what we wanted to achieve in this challenge and beyond. If you don’t have dreams and aspirations, you will struggle to move forward in life. It’s that simple. Everyone has dreams. Whether it’s to have the perfect job, perfect husband or perfect abs.
Today it was all about the abs for me. The rest of my body is shaping up real nice! (Even if I do say so myself) I want them and I know how to achieve them. However, I currently am not committed enough in my eating to get them. It’s as simple as that. Abs are made in the kitchen and my kitchen ain’t making abs at the moment.
I’ve got to get my brain into some serious “game face” mode and think about food as fuel for my body and not just something for me to indulge in. I love food as much as the next person; I’m just not nourishing my body with the right food in order to achieve my goal. I’m working my ass off (literally!) and then I come home and destroy it by eating the wrong foods.
There aren’t no maybes, because maybes always mean no. There is no “I’ll try” because that’s indecisive and not committed. There is only “YES” and “I WILL”.
We are almost at a week of this 30 Day Challenge! Only 3 more weeks to go after tomorrow.
I am absolutely knackered from my PT session with Jade. I feel like I pushed hard and I got 3 PB’s which I’m happy about. I don’t have the brain capacity for a long post because I’m almost falling asleep typing this one.
Straight on to today’s daily task. It is to reflect on the week and to back and answer any questions people may have missed. Haven’t I been a good girl? Answering all the questions when I was supposed to. However, what do I have to reflect on? I’ve smashed a few PB’s this week. I have a loving family and friends who I adore. My work is giving me life experience and I’ve eaten relatively clean.
I also have the fact that I put up barriers to stop myself succeeding. Isn’t this ridiculous? I know it is and it’s something I need to change asap. I don’t mention it all the time because I have been able to knock them down a few times but not enough to make a habit. That’s a new challenge for me and in the next 30 days, I will have more success than I have barriers.
Time for bed and bring on tomorrow, day 7.
Today, we as a team, #teamjlmbt or #jadesdreamteam started our 30 day challenge. It’s not just about fitness or just about eating healthy, it’s abour a full body transformation and cleanse.
To keep me accountable, I did say I would post up what I ate.. The good with the bad..
Breakfast – Pro-Oats (oats, milk, water, protein powder)
Mid morning snack – Cashew caramel protein bar
Lunch – Rye sandwich with chicken, avocado, lettuce and beetroot
Afternoon snack – 2 pieces 70% dark chocolate, chocolate protein shake and 1/2 mug of coffee
Before gym – Pre-work Power and Eshot
Post-workout – Post-work Recover and 1 scoop protein powder
Dinner – Steak and salad with orange & balsamic dressing
After dinner – Lemon Chobani yoghurt
That seems like a lot of food however, I am actually still hungry. I absolutely demolished my workout tonight. I was feeling alright going into it besides the ongoing headache. It did take me a while to get into the right mindset during my fitness test but I got there.
Today’s daily task for the dream team was to go for a run and post a selfie photo and/or your time. There was a great response from those dedicated to the 30 day challenge. There was no set limits on how long you had to run for or how far you travelled – criteria just said run. In my fitness test tonight I had a 1km run as quickly as I could manage. My previous effort was 5.13 which isn’t too shabby for me. I’ve been training pretty hard this last month so I definitely knew I could beat that time. I did come in at 4.46 this time round. Couldn’t be more happy to cut almost half a minute off my time. Sub 4.30 is looking great for the end of 30 days.
After the fitness test, I had a Chest, Triceps & Shoulders PT session with Jade. Got some pretty decent PB’s. Bench pressed with 15kg dumbbells for multiple sets which I was really happy about.
I am absolutely knackered now and I’m almost falling asleep typing this. Tomorrow brings another day, another task, another challenge and more opportunities to get better.
Tomorrow brings around a 30 Day Spring challenge I will be completing with Jade Lee Mind Body Transformations.
Let’s back track a couple of steps. I’m posting again. For how long? Who knows… Hopefully this full 30 day challenge to start with. I always say it… I miss posting and writing and I miss leaving all my worries on this virtual diary. I miss you guys. Life just gets in the way and sometimes it takes a while for you to find your way back.
30 Day Fitness & Health Challenge
I’m only 1 week off finishing my 16 week challenge and that has been a struggle over the last 6 weeks. I’ve had a number of things go on and I’m almost off the wagon but I’m much more in front that behind, which is a positive. Tomorrow will help jump start me for the next 16 week challenge.
Why am I posting a pre-challenge post? Jade was asking all the participants in the challenge tonight, what are our goals and what are we putting in place right now that will help achieve our first 7 day goal?
My goals for this 30 days are:
Build more lean muscle in my upper body and maintain my lower body
Execute 5 unassisted pullups
Execute 20 knuckle/toe pushups in a row
What am I doing to make sure I achieve my first 7 day goal? What is my first mini goal? Do I have a 7 day goal? Not yet but I have until tomorrow to work it out. I have the long term ones worked out. To make sure I’m on track for all my goals is get my nutrition right. No deviating off the meal plan. Stick to the meal plan! REPEAT; stick to the meal plan! That is going to be my struggle but I will do it. It’s only 30 days. That can be my 7 day goal. The last thing I am going to do is make myself accountable by posting on here with my daily task that Jade has assigned for the day and what I ate all day. I don’t want to let myself down but I think I get more disappointed when I let others down.
Tomorrow is my fitness test and weigh/measure/photos. Those will be a little scary but numbers are just numbers. They don’t always take into account muscle or beauty or strength.
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