90 Day Challenge with my Husband
Hopefully we don’t kill each other…
Well, today marks the beginning of probably the hardest challenge I’m ever going to endure. After the craziness of our wedding, bachelorette, honeymoon, and summer festivities I’ve kind of found myself in a rut. I haven’t been motivated to work out or eat healthy since our wedding day.
I was so strict with myself prior to our big day and I think I just needed some time to relax and take a break from everything. I told myself once we’re back from our honeymoon (July 30th) I would get my ass in gear again and hit the gym hard, and well I haven’t…
Now it’s September 1st, and I’m here writing to you guys. I’m taking accountability and making this promise to myself publicly so you guys can hold me to it. Maybe even some of you can join me for the ride! I don’t know about all of you, but I really need an endgame or goal to see things through, so Nick and I have created a new goal together. We’ve never done a challenge together before but we both think if we’re doing it, we can lift each other up when the other one is struggling.
be the strongest version of yourself
What’s also fun is this challenge will take us to my birthday on December 1st! My goal is to be my strongest and fittest self for my 34th birthday. Being a mother is the most important thing that has ever happened to me, and I owe it to Chase to be the best version of myself.
Find different ways to stick to your fitness goal
There’s also a Tough Mudder happening in Los Angeles on April 4th 2020 that I’m thinking of doing to make sure I stay committed to this challenge and keep this lifestyle going. I’ve done a Color Run and the Mud Hero Run before, and they were so much fun! Obviously a Tough Mudder will be harder with 10 miles and 25 obstacles, but I mean you only live once so why not?! It’s all about pushing your physical and mental limits and I’m all about that. I think it’s so rewarding when you complete a challenge like this and if you can do it with a team it’s even better!
What will the 90-day challenge consist of?
I used to be on a vegan diet and when I became pregnant, I started craving meat, so I just listened to my body and left my vegan diet behind me. Now that everything is back to normal, I’m going back to a vegetarian diet and will be ordering my vegetarian meals from Trifecta. The average macronutrients consist of 20 grams of protein which will help build muscle and 8 grams of healthy fats to keep me feeling full.
I will also try and keep my sugar intake low because normally I live every day like it’s my last and have a donut every other day… The average donut has 24 grams of sugar, and according to the American Heart Association, the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat per day are 37.5 grams for men and 25 grams for women. Realistically, most of the foods you’re eating during the day contain some sugars, so I really need to cut back and be smarter because diabetes, heart disease, and cancer all run in my family and I want to be here as long as I can for my family.
Monday: Training with Johannes (personal trainer).
Wednesday: Resistance training with Maria (personal trainer).
Friday: Training with Johannes (personal trainer).
Saturday: Work out at home (exercise plan which Johannes has created for me).
Sunday: REST DAY!
Now let’s get to it!
That’s it for now folks, I’ll be posting every four weeks (the first of each month) on where I’m at on the challenge, current body photos, my struggles, my strengths etc. I hope you can follow along on Instagram and join me on my fitness journey!