My challenge for the next 8 weeks ...

Last week I was offered the opportunity from the Biggest Loser Club to take part in Shannan Ponton's 8 Week Fast Track Challenge**.  Check it out at The Biggest Loser Club.

I have always wanted to take part in one of the numerous challenges on offer by the gyms or online but I've never felt that I am ready to commit to 12 weeks of diet and exercise. 
I would feel guilty if I strayed off track or didn't manage to fit the exercise in .. even though I know in my head that I would need to just forget my indiscretion and move on.  That's what I tell my clients!

So I joined up and input all my details.  Why did I agree to take part in this challenge? Let's just say that I have been "liberal" with my diet over the last two months. 
I have been relying on being consistent with my running and workouts to keep the number on the scales a little bit in check.  I'm afraid no amount of running will keep those ciders  and champagnes in check ...  

I've spent a bit of time checking it all out, the diet and exercise programs and the forums. 

Yes, the entire menu for the week is provided along with the exercise plan. I am so excited about not having to plan my menu for the week! 

Mr Fit Mum has also agreed to come along on the challenge, however he is away this week so he will be pretty much on his own for food and who knows what he will be fed. One can never be sure at these work functions at fabulous restaurants ... 
The kids are concerned that they will be doing the 8 week challenge also, thinking it will be like Sugar Free September. They are going to eat the same dinners as I refuse to stand in the kitchen cooking separate meals for everyone, besides all the meals are family friendly! 

I will be substituting some of the meal or snack suggestions, which is fairly normal for those who don't eat this or that. I eat pretty much everything, however not a fan of flavoured diet yogurt with all the extra sugars. And I don't drink soft drink, even if it is diet!

I may also change up some of the exercise plans, depending on my time constraints. I will probably add a bit of extra running, as one of my goals is to increase my running a bit more this year. Exercise isn't really my problem .. it's what I put in my mouth!!

I know it's only been 2 days but this is my pros and cons list so far ..

Pros ...
Have done the first grocery shop and it's not really that different to my usual shop, so that's great!
I had heaps of the ingredients in the pantry as regular attendees at meals so there was nothing "extra special" that I had to find.

Cons ...
I didn't notice any mention of wine or champagne as one of the meal or snack choices .. No, really I checked!
I am supposed to take pictures and measurements for posterity .. I haven't yet. I may do eventually.

It really is a little bit exciting and looking forward to seeing how I go. I will be keeping you up to date on my progress over the next 8 weeks.

Feel free to give me a kick in the backside if I start to stray!

Have you taken part in any "challenges" lately? How did you go?

**My registration for the challenge was covered in consideration.


Robs Con said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good luck with the 8 week challenge, that is quite a target! We are doing 1 month of no junk food/ alcohol for Feb and are one week in... looking forward to hearing how you go:)

Rachael @fitfabforty said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Fit Mum, I have been following you for a few months. Which PR company contacted you about the 8 week challenge, I would really love to get involved and blog about 1 of these challenges.

Vicki said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Robs Con Yes 8 weeks is going to be a challenge, even a month is a challenge! Good luck with your challenge too, can't wait to hear how you go x

Vicki said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Rachael @fitfabforty Hi Rachael, sending you an email x

Becoming Nikki said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good Luck! I am starting Michelle Bridges 12WBT I too am worried about keeping it going for the whole 12 weeks. But that is why I have my blog I guess like you said so i can get a kick up the bum when I need it. I look forward to hearing how it's going. xo

Vicki said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Becoming Nikki Nikki, how exciting! I am sure that we will do the best we can at staying on track! Will keep checking up on your progress .. Good luck x

Liz said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Enjoy Vicki!