I began a fitness challenge. I did not look ahead so, I have no idea what to expect. I am actually doing three challenges at once. Each are intended for 30 days. I am hoping that the challenge will take me from 236 to as close as I can get to 226 or lower — in a healthy manner. The three challenges are basically, abs, legs, and arms.
I am still using my FitBit to count steps as well (my low impact cardio for the time being) and, I will continue to use to to count calories. My goal is not to deprive myself of the necessary calories I need. My goal is to eat 1000 less than I burn. If I burn more, I can eat more. My absolute minimum caloric intake goal is 2000. I am trying to eat at least 2500 a day though. Of course, all the while, I will continue to eat food primarily at home…and food that is good for you.
My future goals:
At 226 lbs: Continue the 30 day fitness challenges at a higher level. Continue walking.
At 215 lbs: Continue fitness challenges at a higher level. Ramp up cardio by implementing the Couch to 5K program.
At 200 lbs: Continue Couch to 5k program. Replace fitness challenges with light crossfit routines.
At 185 lbs: Reassess goals and situation to determine what I am actually looking for..muscles/strength? running endurance? weight loss? Healthy body?