So over the weekend I kind of splurged, food wise that is. It was my Brother’s birthday and well I didn’t really have a plan set in place for the weekend nutrition wise. Needless to say I stepped on the scales out of curiosity (and also for another 12 week challenge that I’m participating in) and saw that I had gained some serious weight. damn. I can only blame myself though, you know how the saying goes “Fail to plan, Plan to fail” well that was me!
Right now I’m a bit upset with myself but I know seeing that gain will only make me want to get rid of that number and push me to really hit my nutrition today and for the rest of the week and onward!
Talking Pre-season tasks, 3, 4 & 5 has been released with only 6 & 7 to come before we really get into the 12 weeks!
Pre-season task 3 is all about “Gearing Up”
Mish gives us a little run down of what she expects from us training wise. She outlines what we should be doing weekly with our workout plans. Basically the low down is 3 days of fitness/cardio, 2 days of toning/weights and 1 day of flexibility work, so I could opt to do a yoga DVD or just find a good stretch guide and follow it.
She also sets out the option of where to train.
You can choose to workout in the comfort of your living room, in the great outdoors or in a gym.
In this task she also recommends a few pieces of equipment that you might need for your workouts like a good pair of shoes and maybe even an Ipod for some motivation!
Pre-season Task 4 is about “Saying it out loud!”
It’s all about making your commitment heard. Tell family, friends or your partner what you set out to achieve.
Let them know that you’ve joined the 12WBT and tell them your commitment to joining.
My commitment is to:
– Train at the minimum, 3 days a week. If it’s more than that’s great but I’m aiming for 3 good workouts!
– I commit to following my nutrition plan as close to 100% as possible. I know that there are going to be slip ups along the way and that makes me human.
– I promise to be kinder to my body and not so negative about my image.
– I promise to be really gut wrenchingly honest with myself and with others as well.
Pre-season Task 5 is all about the “Kitchen Makeover“!
Mish stresses the fact that diet/nutrition is more important than your exercise. In a way nutrition really is more important because you can’t out train a bad diet!
You could train like a demon but if you go home and stuff your face with crap then you’re not going to see results. Where as if you follow your nutrition plan you can still lose weight without doing exercise. It’s amazing how the body works!
In this task Mish asks you to ditch all the crap in your house or cupboard. Either throw it in the bin or give to a family member or a friend. Out of sigh out of mind!
Once you’ve ditched the crap foods it’s time to go out and replace those foods with fresh produce, think fruit and veg and also grab some staples like stock, tomato paste and spices and healthy snacks like sugar-free yoghurt, dried fruit and tins of tuna.
I need to go through this task again and get rid of the crap, operation “Bin Filler” should be pretty fun!
Hows the rest of my 12WBT family going with these tasks? I know that they are real eye openers but they are really great tasks to do! Be true to yourself and be a man or lady of your word!