In February, I hit my goal of reducing my mile run time under 8 minutes and shaving over 2 minutes from my time in 3 weeks.
It was a short month, so I knew that was a tough time constraint.
March is a long month. 31 days. It seems fitting to make this month’s challenge something that would be difficult to do in 31 days.
So far, I’ve done a self constraint goal and fitness goal. It seems fitting to add in a diet goal especially in a long month. While these challenges are typical, it’s something I recognize is an important habit to improve.
Because, I love donuts. And pizza. And bread. With butter. Oh, lots of butter.
You’d think that in a month where my challenge was to run a faster mile, the goal itself would end in weigh loss and better overall body composition. But in reality, I didn’t lose a pound!
Most likely this is due to an increase in calories and my own rationalization that I should carb up the night before. Ha.
This month, my challenge will be to eat strict all month.
What does that mean? In short, I will be doing Slow Carb for a full month without cheating once. I will be measuring progress and all consumption on MyFitnessPal. I will also need to hit less than 2000 calories per day and get enough protein at 180g of protein per day.
Easy to do for a day. Even a week. But for me? A month is a long time. It makes me a boring friend and husband. I can no longer steal snacks from my daughter.
This one is probably the hardest goal I could put in front of myself. This is the biggest nod to my favorite virtue, self discipline.
Let’s see how it goes. Who’s joining me?