This Monday, we started a nutrition challenge at CFNE that I am so fired up about that I want to write about it here to see if I can get any cyber buddies to jump on board with until May 24th. Every class is doing their own thing, but here is what I’m having my class get on board with.
- Sleep: a minimum of 7-8 hours every night.
- Nutrition: make 1 major change + 3 minor changes to your current diet.
- Training: workout 6 days a week.
- Water: 40-60 oz. a day.
- Before & After Photos.
- Accountability: daily check-in’s with an Accountabilibuddy…if you have one, or you can reach out to me if you need help 🙂
Sleep. It’s arguably more important than diet and/or exercise. Listen to THIS podcast with The Joe Rogan Experience. It may change AND save your life. Nothing less than 7 hours for the next month. We’re doing it and while it’s often times harder than eliminating processed foods or alcohol from your diet, it’s worth every ounce of discipline it takes to get our whole family to be lights out by 9am every night (our alarm goes off at 5:25am, so that’s when bedtime needs to be). We are working on no screens after dinner, drinking no more fluids after dinner (or, even 5pm), blacking out our bedroom from any light, etc.
Nutrition. Commit to making one major change in your diet, and 3 minor ones. My major one is entirely eliminating alcohol, with 2 exceptions that I’m leaving open for discretion at the time (a fund raiser we’re going to tomorrow night and a party we’re hosting in May). My minor changes are no processed foods (particularly sneaking bites of the kids leftover sandwiches or pizza, and no plantain chips…but, nothing processed outside of those things, too), measuring out only 1 Tbsp. of my sweetened almond creamer in my cup of coffee every day, and doing real food around training versus protein shakes and other supplements.
Training. Anything counts towards this. Even a 1 mile run. But, not walking your dog.
Before & After Photos. In a bikini, undies, etc. The less the better, but something you could show someone after if you really wanted to…but, no one ever has to see them except YOU if you’re worried at all about it. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did at the end of this. AND, photos…alone…are motivation to be disciplined and make good decisions. Visuals are usually more motivating than a page full of numbers.
So, who’s in? I would love to hear from anyone who is in!