I am relatively happy with my body and my level of fitness. I would say I’m healthy 70% of the time. I spend the other 30% of the time eating copious amounts of pizza and vegging on my couch watching “Breaking Bad“. And I’m ok with that – I think that moderation is key to living a balanced life.
But in the past month or so since running the Hollywood Half Marathon, I have been pretty lax about my eating/training. I haven’t been as disciplined as I should be – I’ve been eating out a lot, skipping workouts and just not taking very good care of myself. And MAN am I starting to feel it – I don’t have as much energy during the day, my pants are starting to feel tight, I feel sluggish during my workouts. I’m not sleeping as well as I used to. I am puffy and bloated. I just feel and look “blah”. My body changes really quickly, and I have seen it change in a not so great way the past month.
I know my body isn’t the best it can be right now, and I also know what I need to do to get it to it’s best place. So I thought I would try an experiment for DoEpicRuns.com – how would my body change and react if I took the best care of it that I possibly could for 90 days? Not 70% of the time. But 100% of the time. Will I have an abundance of energy? Will my mile time get faster? Will I finally be able to see the ever elusive ab definition I have so desperately been seeking? Well, we’re about to find out. I am going to do a 90 Day Body Overhaul.
The Starting Point
Upper Waist: 27.5″
Lower Waist: 31″
Left Arm: 11″
Right Arm: 11″
Left Thigh: 21″
Right Thigh: 20″
- Kick off with a 3 day juice cleanse (I am doing Juice Crafters)
- Between 1500 – 1700 calories per day
- No “fake foods”
- No eating after 9pm
- Only water or green tea (1 cheat beverage per week)
- 1 cheat meal per week (because hey, no one’s perfect!)
- Run at least 20 miles per week (as my marathon training is starting up, this should be an easy one to keep)
- Yoga once per week
- 2 HIIT workouts per week
- 3 weight training workouts per week
*note: this regimen will be altered during initial juice cleanse
Starting tomorrow, I will follow the above diet and fitness rules to a T for 3 months. I’ll share my progress (complete with pictures!) every week with you guys and we will see, together, how much your body can change – if you TRULY COMMIT TO IT - in 90 days.
LET’S DO THIS!