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After an extremely long hiatus, I'm back. I fell off the Nerd Fitness wagon last year but now I'm back. I did a few challenges previously and I liked the four week format. I've been on a weigh loss journey for a very long time but have never reached my end goal. When it comes to exercise, I have no problem at all -- I love it. My problem is eating, I don't make the best food choices. Currently I'm doing Weight Watchers and while I track my foods on their app as well as on My Fitness Pal, I eat too many "high point" foods. So, I am setting up this challenge to hold myself more accountable and to have the support of the NF community. Goal #1: Continue half marathon training -- race is on May 6th I'm currently using the half marathon training app from Zenlabs and I like the prompts it gives me when to run or walk. The race is only 7 weeks out and even though it's not my first race, I just wanted to be a bit more prepared than I have during previous races . I'm finishing up a RunBet this week and I've found that has been a great motivator to run on a regular basis. Goal #2: Orangetheory at least 3x/wk As I continue to go to OTF, I can feel my body getting stronger. There are days I don't want to go after sneaking a peek at the day's workout (usually when burpees are involved) but have to since I have goals to meet. I want to continue going at least three times a week so I can keep up my weekly calorie burn. Goal #3: Vegetables or salad with each meal I don't eat enough vegetables. It's not that I don't like them, I just don't make an effort to make them for each meal. So yes, I will work on getting more vegetables in each day. Goal #4: Continue IF 16:8 I've been doing consistent intermittent fasting for the last few weeks and I feel it has been going well. I changed jobs back in October and now have a schedule where it's not as torturous to wait until 12 to eat a meal. I start work later in the day so by the time I get to work, it's almost time to break the fast. I would like to continue working with IF to see if it can help me yield better results as far as weight loss goes. I know there have been studies where IF doesn't work as well for women but I still want to keep at it. Wish me luck! I'm glad to be back
Hello visitor. For those who don't know me, mandatory background info: Here are my goals this challenge. I'm doing a bare minimum because I've just been "done/tired" with everything lately. My mental health is not quite up there, so I take it easy for a bit. #1 No Snacking - No snacking on weekdays - A snack is anything not part of a meal (max 3 meals a day) - Fruit and nuts are not counted - A deep fried cafeteria snack is still a snack, even if it's eaten with lunch #2 Intermittent Fasting - Every day for at least 15 hours (up 1 hour from last challenge) #3 Cardio - 3x a week - Walking / Cycling / Spinning - At least 5 km or 20 min I've decided to do my fitness goal slightly different, mostly more relaxed and have me stressing a lot less. The important thing is that I do exercise 3x a week, doesn't matter whether that is on a bike or on my own feet. IF is gonna be challenging again. Last challenge I did manage 100% at 14 hours though, so I'm feeling confident! That's all there is to it. I generally use this thread to journal. I also post challenge updates reguraly. This challenge I will use Track your fast and Habit Bull for tracking. This in place of my handy spreadsheet.