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“Do 20” December Challenge

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December is a tough month to keep up the momentum and consistency in working out.

With taking vacations, meeting friends and family, celebrations, parties, get-togethers – all happening at the same time, it disrupts the routine.

I love routines. I might sound boring but I do certain activities almost every day at the same time. I hate change in my routine. Change that disrupts reaching my peak performance. Change that brings down the momentum resulting in it not forming a habit. A powerful habit that could change the course of my life. For me, Exercise is a habit that can make or break me. My exercise routine gives me the powers to be great at work, at home and everywhere and everything.

When I took a long-awaited vacation to London in the midst of F45 challenge, at around 6 weeks, I lost the focus and drive to keep up. When I returned, I struggle to go back to my classes. I hated myself for doing it. It took me almost 2 weeks to get my head straight around working-out and get my focus back.

(Will share what all I did to regain my focus in another post)

Blogging my journey and sharing my mind with you all is helping me in finding myself. So I have decided to do a December Challenge. To workout 20 days in the month. No excuse- No misses.

I am damn confident to do 20 workouts in December.

How are you exercising this December? Do share with me. Will follow you on your journey

Here’s how I am tracking:

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F45 Fall Challenge Wrap-Up

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The Fall Challenge wrapped-up on Dec 2nd and I managed to barely complete. I still did not measure myself in detail for recording the change. But I know how I did, which is not really as I hoped I would, so for me the challenge still is ON.

Having said that, I am proud what I did and how it framed my mindset towards high-intensity-interval-training. I now believe with consistency I can definitely see the results in my body and my health.

I worked out for 19 days out of 40 days I planned in the last 2 months. I was most consistent during Mondays and Tuesdays and found it quite a challenge to work out on a Friday evening. On an average I did 3 workouts a week for most of the weeks and my peak was doing 5 workouts in a workweek. I did not work on a weekend, partly because I had a class to attend on Saturday’s for the last 2 months and I do not feel like waking up early on Sunday’s.

Just by stepping on a scale- I got to know I weigh 156 lbs, down from 162 lbs. I am thrilled !

I plan to keep that up and take up more challenges which keeps the momentum going !!!

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F45 Week 7 Day 1 – 19th Nov

19th Nov- Monday

Meals:

Breakfast-  1 English Muffin + Small Coffee

Lunch- 2 rotis + rice + Chicken curry

Dinner – 1 small roti + tomato curry with peas & lima beans

I did not work out today. I just did not feel like. We are going to London this thanksgiving and my mind is all filled up with packing, shopping, things-to-do etc. I know this would happen. How much ever I planned to hit at least 3 workouts this week before flying to London, I missed my class. Not that I was tied up doing something. I did not feel like. Holiday Mood is IN19-NOV

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F45 Week 6 Day 6 & 7 -17th & 18th Nov

20th Oct- Saturday

Meals:

Breakfast-  English Muffin + Small Coffee

Lunch – Sambar rice + curd

Dinner – Upma

21st Oct- Sunday

Meals:

Breakfast- 2 Idly + Small Coffee

Lunch-  Veggie Fajitas + flour tortillas + chips and salsa

Dinner – rice + Potato fry + tomato rasam + Hot cocoa + Smores !!

I usually do not work out on the weekends as we always tend to be outdoors and spend all the time with kids.

This weekend we went to Fredericksburg with our dear friends and had a blast. Dinner was our favorite comfort food potato fry and rasam with Rice. We finished off the weekend with having hot chocolate and smores over the fire place. It was magical. Can’t wait for the thanksgiving week !

 

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F45 Week 6 Day 5 – 16th Nov

15th Nov- Friday

Meals:

Breakfast-  English Muffin + Small Coffee

Lunch- Rice + Veg Curry

Dinner – Feast Alert ! Potato curry + veg Pulav + oily starter + cake

I had a dinner get-together invite on Friday evening. I did feast, kinda prep-up for the thanksgiving week 🙂

But proud of not missing the evening workout. We went late to the party because I had the workout. I did not miss the workout because I had an evening party. A whole new shift in my mind and I am proud of that.

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F45 Week 6 Day 4 – 15th Nov

15th Nov- Thursday

Meals:

Breakfast-  English Muffin + Small Coffee

Lunch- Rice + Veg Curry

Dinner – 2 small Rotis + Dal

I feel the momentum. Beyond this challenge, my goal for 2018 is ‘Consistency’. Consistency in working out at least 4 days in a week on an average and Journaling my journey. That is it. Not seeing change in my numbers. Because I believe if I can master the consistency in doing it, weight/fat/muscle numbers will follow.

I have big plans and goals for 2019, so this challenge is laying the mental foundation. Since starting F45 membership in August, I am so proud of myself to consistently going for the class. My routines are set weekday evenings. Put on my training clothes after work-Prep-up dinner for kids and HIT THE GYM. Times when I did not go to class, I felt like lost being at home during that time. Crazy isn’t it ? Yes, I felt crazy too. I really believed I belonged to F45 class in the evenings. It felt weird to be home during that time.

For me, that is an achievement. I feel like I have come a long way since August. In just 3 months. Whoohooo to the Momentum !!

15-NOV

 

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F45 Week 6 Day 3 – 14th Nov

14th Nov- Wednesday

Meals:

Breakfast-  English Muffin + Small Coffee

Lunch- Rice + Veg Curry

Snack- Protein Shake at 4PM

Dinner – Rice + Cauliflower curry & had an small scoop ice-cream while watching tv.

I should have skipped rice and ate rotis for dinner. But for me, it’s easier to put rice than re-heat rotis.

My dear husband and me made a deal, I take the 5.45-6.30 pm class and he goes to gym around 7 and be back by 8pm.

I usually prepare kids dinner(rice & curry/pasta) before leaving to gym, 4.30-5.30pm and he does the heavy lifting of feeding them dinner. By the time I come home around 6.40 pm, I am dead hungry. So it’s a hard choice to go an extra length to prep for rotis and ignore the hot rice. I successfully did the first few weeks. I think the momentum is lost when I could not workout last week. Need to re-gain my focus on food and skip rice on weekdays. That’s the intension for week after thanksgiving.

We are going to London next week. So I need to use my focus on working out at-least 4 times more than my food choices.

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