So tomorrow is January 27th. That makes it exactly 6 months to my 25th birthday and the beginning of my bikini birthday challenge. I’ve decided to make up a list of things that I will and won’t do during the course of this challenge but any tips I can get would be greatly appreciated.
What I will do:
Practice yoga at least once a week
Take my puppy out for a walk after dinner (at least on weeknights)
Drink one to two glasses of water before each meal
Cut back (and I mean waaay back) on refined carbs and sugar.
Up my vegetable intake probably through green smoothies (fruits are easy but I always seem to neglect my veggies)
Eat mindfully! This one is big; I am the world’s worst mindless eater.
Only eat cheese when I visit my dad’s house (I should have prefaced that by saying that I really love cheese)
Lift heavy weights – I push myself when I do cardio, but I’ve been lifting the same weights for about a year
Measure how much peanut butter I’m eating rather than eating straight out of the jar (sounds easy right? I took a picture of an actual tablespoon of peanut butter and a Samantha-sized tablespoon huge difference)
Don’t worry, I put it all back in the jar and then let my dog lick the plate!
What I won’t do:
Start denying myself things I really really want; if I want it I’ll hold out and if I still want it later then I’ll have a small portion.
Stop drinking I drink rarely as it is. A couple of glasses of wine a week are acceptable.
Starve myself (this was less of a tip and more of a command from my older sister)
Binge eat. I often find myself binge eating when I’m bored, stressed, and alone.
Lose sleep over my goal. I’m really nervous about this and scared that I won’t look my best in the summer, but I’m going to try my very best not to let it stress me out.
I’m so excited to do this! I just hope I have lots of support!