Summer fitness challenge

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If you read my weekly fitness post you will know that recently I have been lacking my usual motivation, two months ago I was spending all my free time in the gym, eating clean and only having the odd cheat meal fast forward four weeks and I’m inhaling boxes of doughnuts, missing gym sessions and eating crap. For the last couple of weeks I have been half heartily trying to get back into my routine, I haven’t gained any weight although my body fat percentage has gone up but I have been feeling absolutely rubbish. The breaking point came one day this week when I realized that in 24 hours I had eaten 15 pieces of cake which is disgusting.

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Finally this week  became enough and I had to have a serious word with myself, as someone who has spent their entire life yo yo dieting I know the importance of keeping an eye on my eating habits. I am not entirely sure why I’ve lost motivation but it’s times to get my butt back on track and get back to learning to love myself. Feeling overwhelmed and slightly disappointed with myself I decided to go back to basics and re-read my fitness blog posts for inspiration ( I knew they would come in handy ).

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In November last year I decided it was time to get fit and healthy so I set myself a 12 week challenge to get me started on my fitness journey ( you can see where I started here ) . Re-reading it has given me some real motivation and reminded me just how focused I can be, I mean I managed to go through the whole of Christmas without eating any chocolate or treats. So if I can do that I can do anything I put my mind to including spending the next 12 weeks focusing on eating healthy again and training hard. I have a lot of weekends away and parties to attend in the next 12 weeks which will push my willpower to its absolute limits but I know I can do it.

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Now a challenge wouldn’t be a challenge without any goals to work towards so I picked 10 goals to work towards over the next 12 weeks with some easy, hard and fun ones. I’m not sure how well I can do but I’m definitely going to try my absolute hardest.

1. By the end of the 12 weeks I want to be able to run half a marathon.
2. Have one cheat meal a week ( that means not treating myself daily ).
3. Try a new exercise class weekly.
4. Try a new fruit/vegetable weekly.
5. Get my body fat percentage back down to 12%
6. Self care every Sunday.
7. Do not eat any processed food.
8.  Drink 2 litres of water daily.
9. Exercise even when the gym isn’t a option.
10. DO NOT GIVE UP! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

Wish me luck and I will keep you weekly updated.

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