In college, I learned tons about fitness, because I was interested in it. I just never actually practiced any of it!
Here’s my pull-up plan.
- Healthier diet: I want to build muscle and melt fat quickly. I am switching to a high protein/veggie diet with less (but still some) carbs. I’m not going to stress out about every single calorie, but overall more veggies, more protein, less carbs, and less sugar (which is horrible timing, because Pumpkin Spice Lattes are coming back soon! #whitegirl)
2. More fitness: I want to go to fitness classes that incorporate full body strengthening with cardio. Then, every other day I’m going to lift for my shoulders, triceps, lower back, and every other day- upper back, chest, abs. I am working out 5-6 days a week for this challenge, and trying to keep upper body strengthening as a priority. Someday, I’ll be happy about pushups like this girl-
3. Tracking this crap: Every day I track how much weight I lift, how long I hold planks, how many reps I can do, how many sets, how much water I drink, and how much protein I get. Once a week I weigh in (but this doesn’t matter as much to me, because muscle is heavier than fat).
I remember now why I always quit this goal. It’s hard, and pretty much the worst!