Hey friends! Happy Wednesday! Hope your week is going well. I’m working away, but having a pretty good week so far. Monday was definitely a MONDAY, but so far the rest of the week has been pretty good. I’m excited to relax a bit this weekend too, or at least attempt to. I always say that and then find 1,454,756 things to do and end up being pretty busy. Guess we’ll see how I’m feelin’!
On Monday, I mentioned that a friend and I were going to tighten up our diets a bit and do a 6 week challenge with each other. We are both in pretty good shape and eat pretty well already, but we both want to take it to the next level!
I wanted to share the details of what we’re doing, so here goes.
6 Week Challenge Details
-Clean/healthy eating M-F (clean meaning minimally or not processed whole foods)
-Saturdays & Sundays: eat what we want within a certain calorie range (this will allow us to be able to satisfy our cravings without going overboard)
-Work out 5-6 days per week (we already do this, but will continue).
-Cut out breads/tortillas and keep our carbohydrate choices to sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, & brown rice pasta
-Cut out sweets and desserts during the week (we can fit it into our weekends if we want it!)
-Lots of fruits and veggies
-Lots of protein: chicken, ground turkey, lean ground beef and other lean red meats, fish
-Healthy fats: avocados, coconut oil, olive oil, nuts, and nut butters
Why We Aren’t Setting a “Meal Plan”
In my experience, a meal plan sets me up for failure. Even if you are getting enough food and like the food you’re eating, it automatically sets a restriction right from the start. This makes you feel deprived immediately, even if you’re not. By setting some guidelines and not creating a carved out meal plan, I think we will have more success.
We’ll be tracking our progress here on the blog. I’ll be doing a weekly post to recap how the previous week went and to check in with measurements, weight, and photos. We will be taking photos later, so stay tuned for those!
Feel free to join us on the 6 week challenge! Each recap I do, I’d love for you to chime in with comments on how you’re doing on your own challenge! Your challenge can be the same as ours, or you can do something that fits your goals better and post about that. I love working with people as a team, so the more the merrier!
Questions? Feel free to drop me a line at FitLizzio@Gmail.com
See you guys tomorrow with some photos!