Lately I’ve been thinking about where I am now, compared to where I was before the year no beer challenge.
I started the year blogging every day and really hitting the exercising etc. I was passionate about losing weight and showing how negative alcohol was. I think I needed the surge of energy to get me through the early months.
Because looking back, the early weeks and months were all a bit manic. I was manic. My life was manic. I was bordering on desperate.
I was desperate to change.
As the year has progressed my Momentum has slowed down. And after some thought, I conclude that it’s inline with my training, or lack of it. I don’t go to the gym anymore, I go out for a run maybe once every two weeks. And I’ve just stopped tracking my weight and fitness.
I’ve ground to a halt.
I’ve slowly started to slip on my diet. And am currently on what I call, the rebellion diet. I’m eating all the things I know I shouldn’t be, Fatty sandwiches, ridiculous amounts of chocolate, takeaways, fast food etc.
The next step backwards is drinking again. And that’s not happening.
So again, just like the year end, I’m calling a halt to proceedings and going in a different direction.
For the next two months I’m going to be up at 0500 every morning apart from Sunday’s. I’m going to sweat. I’m going to push myself to my limit. I’m going to put myself through a physical challenge that scares me slightly and I know will test ALL of my resolve, mental, physical, even emotional. It’s insanity.
No I mean, it’s insanity!
The home workout HIIT training plan. The hardest home workout program there is. . (Unless anyone knows a harder one?)
Insanity turns interval training on it’s head. You work at high intensity for 2/3minutes, Then you rest for 30seconds, then go again. The exercises are all body weight. They are varied and challenging. And basically after the 45 minutes of each session you are a big sweaty mess!
You can do it anywhere that you can plug in a laptop and jump around a bit. I have commandeered our conservatory for the next 2 months…
I just needed a structured fitness challenge that was going to push me and stretch me. I’m very confident that this will fit the bill.
I don’t know how my body and mind is going to cope with dragging my aching limbs out of bed and into a cold conservatory on an empty stomach each day before sunrise. For 2 months solid.
But I’m about to find out.