Weight loss to Christmas Challenge: Starting off

I decided in October that I would make one big push to lose weight before Christmas. I had a number of excuses over the past few months, which I have already gone into in my life update post. The point was, I have been lay and that is unacceptable. I am better than that. So, with two and a half weeks off, what better time to get this started?

I will post these up every 2 days so to make it a bit longer of an update! So with 46 days until Christmas I am going a bit hard on this as I expect to drop a good bit of weight in the first two weeks from water weight etc. 46 days and 30lbs (13.6kg) to go.

This is extreme and I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone else, I know most likely that I will not get to the 30lbs so my soft target is 22lbs (10kg). Anywhere in between is gravy!

How will I be doing this? Simple, actually exercising and working hard as hell and sweating it out with cardio, weight training and hopefully some yoga at home. I have almost got my diet organised, but for the next 46 days I will try my best to go as clean as possible and I will start my regulated fasting (Only eating within a 9 hour period each day, expect a post about this).

Let’s break it down a little more.

 

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Let’s get back to this Scott!

 

EXERCISE

I aim to run 200 miles between now and Christmas day. A lot I know, but I feel I can do this as long as I try to get the miles in daily. Plus I have to get back into running again and getting some long runs in will be nice despite the cold weather!

Gym wise I will be back at it had for around a two hours a day, mixing it up with all cardio sessions, to weight and circuit training to a mix of both. I will try and aim to come out of there wrecked each time!

I have noticed that I am not as flexible as I was a few months ago, so I will connect my laptop up and put on my DDPYoga or/and P90X Yoga and have work on it. I enjoyed it before and I will get a workout in again!

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Prepping ain’t easy…

EATING

For as much as I can, I will be trying to eat as clean as possible. I know I will have moments in which I treat myself a little. I just need to make sure I limit this as much as possible.

A lot more food prep will help put me in the right direction as well. One thing that worked for me was just having my meals planned. Having them made up and planning my meals ahead and possibly even just having them written down.

WEIGHING MYSELF

I may have spoken about this before, but I will weight myself twice a day, or maybe even three times a day. It has been a bit of a controversial topic at home with Victoria as she rightly says, that weighing myself that much is not healthy and will not be a positive thing overall. She is right it is not a healthy thing, but sadly for the way my mind works, it does work for me. I feel that it makes me accountable and if I know I am not weighing myself until the end of the week, then I may not be as focused as I should. I think this shows a little bit of mistrust with myself. I don’t trust myself to keep it without someone or something holding me accountable for my actions. May I dodge a workout if I am weighing myself that day? I think so. Whereas if I am weighing myself at the end of the day, I know I have to have worked it as hard as I could to know I have made progress.

I hope to one day not have to do this, but until then, as long as I am doubting myself I will stick with this method.

So there we are, that is the plan. Let’s do this and see what happens! Fingers and toes crossed for me, I will need your support!

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Let’s do this!

Saturday will bring an update on the 9th and 10th of November! Until then!

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