Woohoo – the weight is going the right way again. I remember the heady days of 26 March when I weighed in at 74 kg and thought I’d soon be into the 73s. Three weeks later, I’m still not there and I’m not going to jinx things by saying I will be next week.
Something I’ve been thinking about lately, instead of setting a specific number as my goal , is giving myself a 10 week challenge and giving it my all for those 10 weeks then going onto maintenance at the end.
I’m only 4.5 kgs from the top end of my healthy weight range and in 10 weeks I should lose between 5-10 kgs. I figure this way to my body will find it’s own level rather than me imposing a number on myself.
One thing I have to remember, this close to goal, my calorie input should be slightly lower. Not that I’ve been counting calories lately but for most of my weight loss I’ve stuck to around 1,500 calories a day. I’m smaller now so I need less calories and have to be more careful with my eating (discovered that the hard way over the past few weeks). I can’t get away with too many treats any more.
So for my challenge I want to:
- eat around 1,400 calories a day 6 days a week, with one day to ease off a little
- do around 500 calories of cardio 5 days a week
- run 5 km in under 30 mins
- increase my strength training – I’m making a list on fridge: legs, arms, belly, legs, arms, belly – and I will check it off as I do the training
- get adequate sleep.