Every year, we have the Colonel’s Challenge at work. It’s a exercise challenge spanning 10 weeks that includes resistance, aerobic, push-ups/sit-ups, and weight loss. In previous years, I focused on weight lifting routines and running with my sis-in-law to reach the goals. This year marks a shift in my priorities, abandoning any sort of predetermined schedule in favor of whatever I can accomplish while at work.
The challenge ended on Sunday.
As you can see, I didn’t reach all the goals. I gave up on the sit-ups and push-ups after my back started hurting, and I just don’t have time to get 3 hours of aerobic activity in a week. But I’ve improved on the number of pull-ups I can do, and I’ve been good with getting 50 kettle bell swings done before I break my fast. Intermittent fasting is going well. I lost 6 pounds over the 10 week challenge by limiting myself to eating only between the hours of 11 and 7, and then breaking my fast with collagen enhanced bone broth. I lost an additional 4 pounds when I got sick for three days and stopped eating all together. By end of challenge on Sunday, I was down 10 pounds from my initial weight.
I don’t recommend illness as a weight loss choice. It isn’t much fun. But hey, I’m getting closer to my goal weight, so at least there’s that!
Did you set any fitness goals? Have you been able to stick to them? Have you managed to stay healthy during a viral outbreak?