1. Stick to plan EVERYDAY
2. Run 3-4 times a week
3. Strength train 2-3 times a week with weights, Pilates, or similar
4. Go to bed no later than 11:00 during the week
I'm starting this challenge because I need a kick in the rear! I have been following plan lately in a very loosey goosey way, and the past week has been...not good. I haven't been weighing and measuring food or faithfully tracking points. I have continued running, but I have felt pretty blah in terms of my eating habits.
It's just under 4 weeks until my October event. When I started running in February, I signed up for the run thinking it would be a great way to finish out the season and would give me a goal to work towards--a formal timed running event. This event was supposed to be my ONLY event this year. Well, I have since completed two 5Ks, one 8K, and one 4 mile event!!! But the October event will still be the crème de la crème event of my running season. My goal is to have lost 75 lbs by this date--10/10/10. I also have a goal of finishing in less than 70 minutes which is a pace of 11.29/mile. I'd be stoked with anything under that, but I'll be okay with anything over that as long as I run the entire way. I KNOW I can do it.
Finally, as part of my 4 week challenge, I plan to check in here a lot more to post my progress with weight loss, sticking to my points, and keeping up with weight training. I need more accountability and this blog is going to help. The focus of this place is going to be about losing pounds and gaining speed!! Let's get started!