By Jacque Reid, Editor In Chief
They say it takes 28 days to wipe out or create a habit. Well, I’m giving myself 90 to get to my healthy best. I already live a pretty healthy lifestyle that includes working out and watching what I eat, but I am not where I want to be.
So yesterday, I kicked off a personal goal of focusing on my health and fitness for the next 90 days. I also included mental health because, come on, that is the make or break factor with any ambition. What is also helpful is a little help from our friends, so I invited my social media crew to join me on this quest. I am also recruiting just about everyone I know, because who doesn’t need to be their healthy best?
Each day I am going to post some encouragement on my social media, as well as some useful tips. I will also be posting my personal progress here. Day #1’s tip was to drink more water. Sounds basic, but if you are like me, then you too may live many days as if you were a camel in another life. I just forget about the aqua on many days. So getting more water into my body is a top goal for me with this challenge.
In addition to the water, I have a long list of goals I’ve set for myself during these 90 days. Since I grew up as an athlete, I still have that mindset when it comes to health and fitness. So keep that in mind if you plan to adhere to my plan. And I am not an expert, so you should probably consult a doctor if you are going to do anything you are not used to.
With that said, here are my goals for this 90 Day Challenge (I am following the 3-1-2-1 diet program, so my food plan includes 2 cheat days a week:
*Cardio at least 6 days a week. 45 min each day
* 2 days a week with my trainer
*30 day push up challenge (for 1st 30 days)
*30 day sit up challenge (for 1st 30 days)
*Upper body strength training 2 days a week
*Lower body strength training 2 days a week
*Abs 5 days a week
*Drink more water
*No fried foods
*No beef, no chicken, no pork
*Alcohol.. just on the weekends
*No white food… bread, rice, etc.
*Eat breakfast everyday
*No carbs after breakfast
I am certain I will alter this from time to time, but the point is to get started to not to quit. Let’s do this!