Tomorrow is the launch of Minimize Yo Butt over at Minimalist at Home. Faith is setting herself (and others who want to participate) a 6 week challenge to get in shape.
I love the idea of a communal challenge, and as such have decided to participate.
I’m no stranger to exercise or healthy eating, it’s always been a part of my adult life. However we all slip into bad habits from time to time.
This challenge launches as my half marathon training begins in earnest so I think this may just be the additional motivation I need.
My challenge to myself is not specifically weight loss, I am average weight, average BMI etc..by all accounts and purposes spot on for my height and age. There won’t be a weekly weigh in.
However bearing two children takes its toll, it’s not my weight that’s the problem (I’m back to pre-baby weight), rather it’s the distribution!
Therefore my challenge is to drop a jeans size, as this is where the stubborn fat is currently residing – round my middle… I have MumTum!
Fortunately the exact same pair of jeans I have in a UK size 12 is currently on sale in a UK size 10… So I’m already 10 pounds (£) lighter…
So how am I going to participate, and what will I be blogging about?
Monday to Friday this week, to celebrate the launch, I will post daily my simple eating and exercise plan.
I call it my 6&6.
- 6 simple meals a day for 6 days and 1 free day (Friday).
- 6 days of exercise alternating running and weights with 1 free day (Friday).
Don’t fret this isn’t some extreme diet or fitness regime, it’s just how over the years I have adapted my 6&6 to fit with family life, and very importantly family meals. I’m no fitness expert, it’s just years of habit-forming that I’ll be sharing, and a few ideas along the way…
At the end of the 6 weeks I hope to have some great before and after photos… fingers crossed eh?
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