Blog your 12 week plan for success. Be specific. Don't limit yourself to minutes of fitness and calories consumed. Really think about it! How can you fit in the minutes that you need in your busy day? How will you be sure to have quality food options? How will you reward yourself along the way? Post your 12 week plan in a BLOG entry to receive 150 points. (complete any day, receive one time points)
I've been thinking about this all day (Friday) because, as of Monday, my schedule is changing drastically. Here's the tentative plan until I see how it works. I may have to tweak it a little.
Breakfast will have to be quick and easy to make as I'm estimating that I'll be leaving the house no later than 5:45 in the morning. I pick up my first child on 6:50. I have a 20 minute drive to the yard, another 20 minutes to do my Pre-trip and then an, as yet, undetermined amount of time to get to my first stop. Obviously, it has to be 20 minutes, or less.
Lunch will be either a carefully made (the night before) salad or sandwich that *should* be 500 cals or less and snacks for morning and afternoon at 200 calories each.
Dinner on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays will be chicken, pork and fish. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, because I need to be at run club, peanut butter and jam sandwiches.
Weekends I will keep my focus and *try* not to fall off track. I'm sorely outnumbered by males and they are NOT watching what they eat like I am.
Currently, the plan is to do BodyPump on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. I run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday. Friday is my rest day.
On top of this, I need to make sure that I check in with my team and keep them motivated. Hopefully, they'll motivate me, too.
Sleep - I need to figure out what my new bedtime is and then get Emily to cooperate. Since she'll be getting up early with me, this shouldn't be a problem.
How can you fit in the minutes that you need in your busy day?
**I guess we'll find this one out. Theoretically, I have between 8:30 and 2:00 to myself every day. I *should* be able to fit in a class or two in there.
How will you be sure to have quality food options?
**I do the grocery shopping so I'm covered there. I just have to convince my family NOT to bring "bad" stuff into the house.
How will you reward yourself along the way?
I've already picked out a pair of sneakers, a skort and a shirt.
This is all I can think of right now but I will be reevaluating this as I go.