01/05/2019

Summer Shredding 2019

You will have noticed alot of my most recent posts have been revolving mainly around food. This isn't much new... 80% of my life revolves around food in one way or another. Within 10 minutes of finishing one meal, I've usually planned out another.
I am a massive foodie... and I have one hell of a appetite for a small person. 
So any way the main reason I've been trying to get a little creative with my foods is that I wanted to drop a little bit of body fat for the summer months. I've been really really inconsistent for like 2 years now. I've been distracted with life which happens to all of us, but with me I've let myself get so out of balance. So today as a way of 'keeping myself accountable' I am going to write down my Goals for the remaining of spring/summer 2019. 

- Intermittent fasting, I've actually started this, proabably around 3 weeks in - intermittent fasting is just time slotting when you eat. I aim to eat all my meals between 12pm and 8pm. The thing I have found with intermittent fasting and the main reason it works for me is discipline. If I have just fasted for 16 hours - at this point I don't see the point in ruining that with a big greasy food choice. 
- Training, I want to be training 4-5 days a week minimum - weight lifting, with a goal of 10k steps every day. This may mean I go to the gym 7 days a week because it's raining out and I need to get my steps in or it may mean 2-3 days of the week I go for a long outdoors walk. I'm going to be flexible with myself in how I do it, but prioritise getting it done! 
- Ample sleep.... I've gotten to an age now where I simple don't function very well on less than 6 hours sleep. Between 6 & 8 hours sleep is the goal at the moment I seem to feel my best around 6.5 hours sleep. Seem's to be my sweet spot. 
- Cutting down caffeine and guzzling the h2o! Water is one of my biggest obstacles. I friggen hate drinking water, it's so easy to forget or replace with coffee.. I've started mixing BCAA into my water bottle, not because I particurly need the extra aminos all the time but just because it tastes great...and something that tastes great encourages me to keep drinking it! 

And then the biggest challenge - mind over matter. I need to commit, here and now to remaining focused on my physical goals over the next 3 months, NO MATTER WHAT personal challenges, dramas or confusing situations come up. No matter how settled or unsettled I am in my personal life. I have gotten into some really bad habits of just not showing up for myself when my mind is elsewhere and that just has to stop. 
I need to see this journey as an act of self love. Something I am doing for me.
Self sabotaging my self love, is simply not an option. 



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