This Sunday, April 14, the 8-week health challenge begins. What does health mean to you in this season? If you’re coming along for the journey, what area of health are you targeting?
I believe health is defined in many ways. Many personal ways.
As we gear up to start this challenge on Sunday – make sure you are set up for success.
If you’re looking to drop a few pounds, you’ll need to know your plan for the upcoming week. Same for an exercise routine. You can’t just show up on Sunday and think you’re going to be ready to go if you haven’t prepared yourself.
You only have so much willpower and if you spend your time trying to think of all the changes you need to make, all the food you can and cannot eat…. You’re going to empty the willpower tank and throw in the towel before you even get started.
Here’s what I’m doing today and throughout this weekend: My goal for the next 8-week is to burn fat on my body and tone. In order to burn fat, I need to go into a calorie deficit. Basically, drop some calories from my “maintenance” calories.
What does this mean?
Here is a link to a website that will help you see what your calories should be for bulking (gaining muscle), cutting (burning fat), and maintenance (staying the same).
For me, I’m gathering information about my cutting calories. Then I will build my food plan around those calories. You can go to Pinterest and look up “meals for cutting” or “meals for bulking” – and options galore will appear before you.
Whatever you do – don’t overwhelm yourself.
8-weeks to do this. The first 2 weeks might be completely off the rails. That’s okay. It’s not about perfection. It’s about progress. It’s about making a decision to not only try but to do something good for you.
It’s gonna be a fun ride!