I believe that I have a plan. I did some thinking last night about what I wanted to accomplish over this break. I figure if I don't know the end goal, I can't make a map to get there. I have identified two major goals. I want to lose 20 pounds and I want to be able to run for 30 minutes straight - without pain and agony. I figured those are good, solid goals, that are pretty clearly defined and have a definite end point.
The 20 pounds in 2 months might be difficult, but it is not impossible. I have lost 10 pounds in a month, fairly easily, so this should be completely doable. The running is also something that is completely doable, I just need to work at it regularly to accomplish it.
So those are my goals, now I need a way to get there. I know this sounds a little crazy, but I'm really thinking of going to Crossfit 6 times a week. I will be home - a lot - and will have plenty of time for naps and rest. In fact, the vast majority of my day will be spent sitting on my butt working on school work. Since the amount of time I will spend not moving will far outweigh the amount of time I will be Crossfitting, I think it will work out. But ultimately, I will listen to my body and let it dictate how often I work out. Running on the other hand, will be done every other day. For at least the first few weeks. Again, letting my body dictate how often I do it.
The last piece of the puzzle is food. Since I will be home a lot more, I will make more of my own foods and control what I eat. It will be Paleo but not so strict I get crazy. I am going to allow myself some honey and maple syrup once in a while for sweetness. Basically I am avoiding wheat and sugar. I ordered this:
Because there are times when I am tempted to eat pasta and rice just to have something to put meat or gravy on. So this will be well used in my house. This will work much better than a slicer from martorusa.com :) Also, time to break out the food processor again. I haven't used it in a couple of weeks, just too tired or busy. So back to homemade dressings and sauces.
So it begins today. This morning I Crossfit. Tomorrow I start my running. Oh yeah, I'm also in a sit-up challenge. I will be doing 3,000 sit ups in the month of June. That starts today also. It's going to be a good month.