100 is a good number. Why? Because it means something. 100 represents something you’ve accomplished, you’ve reached. It’s a target, a goal, an accomplishment. It’s the days it took or the hours spent.
Yesterday, I completed the 100 burpee challenge. With the help of my gym rat friends, we talked about a challenge and joked about it. It became a reality. The best thing about it is our determination, brought others something to shoot for. So they joined too. Maybe some didn’t join every single day, but the ones that did, felt motivated, inspired and most of all they did something that they didn’t think they could do. We posted in Facebook every day how much we did. It was five, ten, fifteen and so on… until 100.
Mind you, we did all our regular exercises. I did circuits, others did classes, I boxed and we did 100 burpees. My friend leading the charge has brought motivation to others. I hope that I could do the same.
The Holidays are here and so it is even more difficult than ever before to keep on tract diet wise. What can we do? Be vigilant about exercise. Eat right at least during the week.
Like social drinkers, I am a social eater. My solution for the rest of the week is to not eat with others the rest of the week, to keep on track.
Here’s what you can do.
- Write down what you are going to eat during the week. If you write it down than you will have a plan. And plans are meant to work.
- Keep pies, desserts, cookies, ice cream and the like out of the house.
- Don’t eat the office goodies at all. (If you have one taste, you will develop the habit of eating).
- Walk on your breaks. If you can’t, every half hour, get up and walk all the way around something and return.
- If you get hungry, bring healthy snacks: nuts, protein shakes, fruit, etc.
- If you end up cheating, don’t give in entirely. It’s easy to say, “Well, I’ve already cheated, I might as well keep eating.” Don’t give up. One cheat won’t be as bad as stopping altogether.
- Exercise every day, at the same time every day. Our body is accustomed to habits. (Take a group x class, or join a running group.)
- Don’t eat out with people. ( Say you want to get coffee instead.)
Remember, there is going to be Holiday parties and food will be around every day, but losing weight is a whole lot harder then putting it on.
Happiness is not in eating, but in health.