On March 15th, well technically the 14th I started a challenge for myself to do intermittent fasting everyday for 100 days. My goal was to aim for 16 hours but I knew there would be days that I would do 14 hours and that was ok..at least I was still fasting. I wanted to do this not only to try and lose weight but for self control. I am such a snacker and if I’m not fasting I snack a ton and don’t have the self control to stop sadly so fasting helps me a lot. I had lost a few pounds when I weighed myself on day 14 but when I weighed myself yesterday on day 25, I sadly had gained it all back…why? Because I decided to take this week off from work and rest and well I have been having a bunch of junk and soda…which I know so bad ugh! I also have been so bad about my water intake and exercising since I have been home, actually I have been bad about exercising since this whole coronavirus started. I still take walks with the kids at work but other than that I wouldn’t do anything else. I joined another fasting challenge on Facebook yesterday for 30 days where we fast, drink a gallon of water and do some sort of exercise for 20 minutes. The past 2 days I have fasted over 17 hours, drank a gallon of water and exercised for 30 minutes. So lets hope when I weigh myself again on Sunday I am down a pound – fingers crossed!
How are you doing with your eating and exercising during all this?
With everything going on I knew that I wouldn’t eat as healthy or as good as I would like so I decided to get back into intermittent fasting. I challenged myself to do a 100 day fasting challenge and to aim for 16/8. Today is day 11 and so far I’ve done good, there’s only been 2 days where I didn’t reach 16 hours and that is really ok. I did notice that 2 days that I didn’t reach 16 hours was because I ate past 7 pm the night before. For example last night my brothers girlfriend bought her new puppy to our house so I was distracted and played with the puppy for a while and by the time I got to eat it was closer to 7/7:30 so I didn’t finish eating till 8 pm so for it to be 16 hours I had to fast till noon today and that’s hard for me since I’m awake and working so early. I woke up this morning and was starving so bad so I waited it out for a bit took a shower and I was still hungry even after drinking water so I gave it and had breakfast so I only fasted for about 11.5 hours and really that’s ok! I’ll try better today by trying to finish eating by 6:30 or 7pm the latest tonight. I’m going to share my results here! I’m hoping this helps me shed a few pounds since I’m such a bad stress eater and like everyone else right now I’m under a lot of stress with what’s going on in the world. As far as exercise goes I’ve been trying to go on 2 long walks with my nanny kids a day and if we can’t then I have an elliptical at home that I’ll end up using after I’m off for about half an hour to an hour.
How are you handling the stress? Are you still keeping up with healthy eating and exercising?
Even though I didn’t finish my challenge last time, I actually really enjoyed it and felt like it helped me in a lot of ways of making sure I read everyday and worked out as well; therefore I decided to do another one! This time I will be doing a 10 week challenge rather than a 6 week challenge!
My 10 week challenge starts today and ends on November 25th! This is what I’ll have to do everyday (minus the weekly photo) in order to complete my challenge:
• Workout everyday for at least 30 minutes.
• Drink a gallon or more of water.
• Read for 15 minutes or more daily.
• Write a blog post everyday!
• Intermittent fast. Minimum of 12 hours but aim for 16!
• Progress photo once a week along with measuring myself once a week.
I’m so excited, it has been about 3 weeks since I worked out but I’m ready to get back into it! I also want to eventually incorporate keto into my diet slowly!
Happy August! Can you believe it’s already August? Where has the time gone seriously? The months are just flying on by in a blink of an eye! Yesterday was my birthday and my first goal was to reach 275 by my birthday but then changed my goal to 265 to 270. I sadly didn’t reach my second goal but I did reach my first one, I weighed myself yesterday morning and was 274.4. Woohoo! At least I was lower then I wanted my first goal to be!
As for my challenge I put myself on, I’m actually doing really good. I have been sticking to it all since I started it almost 2 weeks ago! I’ve been working out every single day even the days I’m extremely tired and or lazy; I try to just do something for 30 minutes rather then just laying my ass in bed!
The first week I had so much energy and this week I have just been so tired and lazy but I force myself to go! I feel like if I skip a day, I’ll just give up on my challenge slowly! For example like today, I went to Disneyland with the little girl I nanny for and we all know Disneyland is exhausting but I forced myself to go to the gym afterwards at 9:30pm (straight from work to the gym) and worked out for 45 minutes! I’m beyond exhausted right now and it’s already 11:30 pm but I wanted to write this down since it is the 1st of the month!
I’m really hoping I can fully stick to this challenge of working out everyday, reading everyday, fasting and drinking a lot more water daily the rest of the month like I challenged myself to do. I also am really hoping that I’ll be 265 or less by the end of August…fingers crossed!