Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Challenge

In a previous post, I mentioned how I am so intrigued about this running event called Outbreak Manila. Well a few friends of mine decided that we should join. The runner that I am, I'm now panicking like crazy and wondering if I'd even survive a kilometer. So to appease myself, I've decided to challenge myself instead of chicken out.

Basically, I'm deciding to follow a healthier lifestyle. I hope I get to stick to this.

The Goal: Finish the 5km run on April 14
(The Ultimate Goal: Live a healthier lifestyle)

The Challenge: Change current sedentary (aka couch potato, lazy ass) lifestyle

The Strategy:
1. Motivate yourself by getting outfitted
Purchase a new, not so expensive pair of running shoes. Reach at the back of the closet for the gym clothes and sports bras.

2. Exercise 3-4 times a week
Treadmill. Zumba. Badminton. Wild dancing. Brisk walking with Star and eventually jogging with Star. Hula hoop and skip rope to dance songs. Stationary bike. Yoga. Hip hop abs.
In my case I think variation is the key to stay interested and focused on staying fit.

3.Add fruits and more veggies in my diet.
I drink fruit juice but I don't eat fruit. I know it's a bad habit and I'm now going to break that.

4. Lessen junk food intake
Goodbye cupcakes! Adios white cheddar popcorn! Hello dark chocolate! Hey there almonds!

5. Hydrate with water and not coffee.
Drink lemon water first thing in the morning. Opt for warm drinking water.

I'm really hoping that I'd get to stick with my plan. However, I also don't want to shock my body by imposing hardcore exercises. The picture below sums up my reason the best.

I've already mapped out my exercises for the month but in any case, do you have other suggestions on how to keep fit? :)

All photos from this source


  1. I admire you for challenging yourself! Ako on and off sa "healthy living". LOL, junk food won't leave me alone. :P

  2. inspiring post. im bookmarking this and read every time i feel lazy to work out or tempted to eat junk food. :)

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