I started organizing a third year of the Winter Miles Challenge, but after some thought into my personal goals, I decided to steer another way. Instead of driving up my mileage, my goal is to focus on overall body health. I have pounds and inches to lose. While running is one of my favorite ways to lose weight, I need to listen to my body to avoid injuries from vamping up the miles too quickly. This machine ain't getting any younger...
So I've put together my own Winter Body Beast. Improving my running is a factor, but not the whole enchilada (Mmmm, those are yummy...). I need to get back to my optimal running weight, keep body fat in check, build muscle, and I like killin' the planks and pushups too!
I know some will be disappointed without the weekly mileage reporting that I offered with Winter Miles Challenge, but I needed this challenge format and change of focus. If it interests you, YOU can play too. Print off the sheet for yourself and join me in this 12 week challenge - purely against yourself.
I'm excited to excel at Winter Body Beast - and ultimately get back to where I was several years ago. My life has changed since then. I don't have the same amount of free time to dedicate to running, blogging, networking, etc... however, I've gotten pretty good at prioritizing and saying NO when it matters. Now, can I carry that over to my diet?
In fact, I'm so confident that I'll succeed that I'm putting $$$ on it. Have you heard of Dietbet? I've played numerous weight loss games with this online host and won a bunch of money - by hitting my goal of losing 4% in 4 weeks... Check it out! I'm hosting a new game that starts next Monday, January 11. (Ends Feb. 7) Consider yourself invited to play!