Sorry to be a party pooper, but I am totally not into St. Patty’s at all… Have fun drinking/wearing/eating green things today, but I just don’t get it!
Apparently some of you feel the same, though…
@happynotperfect me neither. I don’t really get it.
— Danica @ IPNP (@Danica_ipnp) March 16, 2013
I’m glad I’m not the only one!
Now that I’ve rained all over your green parade, I’m happy to announce Abbey’s Forever Fitness Challenge!
The challenge details are outlined here, but the basic idea is that you can create any fitness related goal you want and focus on it from March 10th to May 16th for a total of 10 weeks. The idea is for the challenge to create community, hold other accountable, and there’s a giveaway at the end!
What’s not to love? Abbey asked all participants some questions to help us outline our challenge.
Here’s a little Q&A to clue you in on my goals.
Q: What is your healthy living goal? (Remember, be specific and realistic!)
A: My healthy living goal is to actually track all my food on MyFitnessPal, focus on eating fruits & veggies over processed crap & sweets, limit myself to two real sweets/desserts a week, & drink way more water.
Q: Why are you going after this goal?
A: I’m going after this goal because, even though I have exercise and running down like a pro, my diet has been suffering for a while. I don’t feel at my best when I’m not eating the best. I basically feel like my “healthy living” is only half there because my diet is all over the place.
Q: Why is this a challenge for you?
A: This is challenging for me because I tend to make excuses in this area. I tend to justify what or why I eat things. I have started to think that slacking up when I feel like giving myself a treat is okay ALL the time instead of just once in a while. And it’s ruining my diet.
This is challenging because I tend to have little will power when it comes to what and how much I eat. I have dieted with success in the past, but I really want to get back to it with discipline.
So, in short, I really just want to keep my diet in check. I find that when I track what I eat (for the purposes of visually SEEING what I’ve eaten in a day), I feel healthier, focus on healthier food choices, and have more energy.
I want you to know, though, that I am NOT doing this to try to lose weight. I am NOT tracking calories/food to try to stay under some ridiculous number of calories each day. I do eat what I want and I have treats a couple of times a week.
Want proof? Here’s yesterday’s lunch.
I ate every bite. It was amazing. NO SHAME.
I actually think this was my first hamburger in about a year. But seriously. I eat real food. So don’t worry! Most the time I eat healthy, though
I’m excited to do this challenge with Abbey & other participants. Although this challenge technically started last Sunday, I really didn’t do much this week for it. So I’m unofficially starting this challenge today
I think (but I’m not 100% sure) that you can still sign up for the challenge until the end of the week. Just contact Abbey!
Hope you all are having a great weekend!
Questions for You:
- Yay or nay for St. Patty’s Day?
- What are your workout plans for the week?