> Took a rest day after 7 days straight of exercise. I walked a little, ate a healthy breakfast and lunch, then the wheels came off.
> We had a rough afternoon and as a result the family hunkered down with pizza, gelato, and several episodes of 30 Rock. Frankly I think Mark Sisson would have agreed with the decision. Some times you just need to get cozy.
Lost count there… These challenges are hard mostly because life gets busy. Let’s see… I ate a sub sandwich Friday, going to Jersey Mike’s is something with the kids. Bread once a week won’t kill me, right? Maybe not but I sure do notice a weight difference. Could be lots of things there of course.
227.1 on the scale this morning. I worked out 4 times and ran once this week. Just goes to show you can’t run/exercise yourself to skinny.
It turn out 21 days is really hard to get right. I forgot about this challenge often. But the results are there to some extent, 223 pounds at the end and definitely feeling leaner. I worked out 5-6 teams each week and got my mileage up to a 9 mile run. Most importantly here is what I learned about a 21 day challenge:
- Get help. 21 days is a long time to remember to do something. I posted this challenge on a group page on Facebook, apparently that wasn’t bold enough. So my next challenge will get even more public.
- Be okay with partial results. Of the 21 days I cratered 3 of them, i.e. I was off the food wagon badly. The thing with the 21 day challenge is that I had to get back on the wagon. I like that. It helped me recover from the crash.
I didn’t look into any of the 21 day challenge apps; I might do that next time. A few daily reminders might be good. I also might focus on something else e.g. I like the looks of this happiness challenge https://medium.com/@damienbrz/my-100-happy-days-84271cbcd4f3 but perhaps 100 days is too long, 21 days might be just right.