Since taking a new job in accounting 3 months ago, I’ve begun to love numbers. My 5th grade math-loathing self would be astounded! I’ve been thinking about numbers for a couple days now. in 7 weeks I’ll be arriving in sunny San Diego for a long weekend away with my husband. It’s been 2 weeks since this runner last ran. Add to that 2 holidays and 10 days of junk food, and you get a 2 lb weight gain. Not a big deal, I know, but I don’t feel healthy and I’m 10 lbs heavier than I was 2 years ago. I was to lose 12 lbs in those 7 weeks leading up to our vacation. That’s 1.7 lbs a week. 5,950 calories if you want to be really specific.
So how am I going to do this, you ask?
I’m committing to 35 workouts. 5 workouts a week. 1,190 calories a workout. Well, not exactly. I’m also going to be getting my diet back on track. I would need to consume 2,000 calories a day to maintain my current weight. I plan to reduce that to 1,500 calories a day. That daily 500 calorie reduction should have me losing a pound a week on it’s own. (500 calories x 7 days = 3500 calories, which is one lb!). So these 35 workouts each need to conquer another 2,450 calories a week, or 490 calories per workout. Doable, my friends, totally doable.
Told you I had numbers on the brain lately!
Here’s the fun part:
I’m inviting you to follow along. I need accountability, encouragement, and suggestions to keep thing interesting. I’ve always wanted to write a fitness blog; it’s something I’m too passionate about. I’m by no means an expert, and I don’t have too many new ideas, but I do love to talk running, yoga, healthy eating, and transformation. I’m hoping this can be a place for anyone who has similar passion and goals.
Not sure how this whole thing will pan out, though I do have ideas. Mostly, I plan to share my 35 workouts with you, whoever you are. The triumphs and struggles, the good food, and hopefully not too much of the bad.
Are you in? I’d love to hear your fitness goals in the comments below!