Friday, April 24, 2009

Fit Friday

Somewhere in my readings about effective weight loss (works for maintenance too) was a goal for 80% of the time to make healthy choices rather than 100%.

The thinking here is that if you strive for 100% you're setting yourself up for failure. It's unrealistic to expect that you're never going to eat fried food again or indulge on a big piece of cake...chocolate cake...with chocolate chip ice cream...mmmmmm...cake. It's also unrealistic to expect that you're never going to miss a workout again.

My suggestion is to work the 80% into your personal plan. (As suggested to me probably on the Biggest Loser Club site).

My plan:
Mon-Sat: Workout
Sun-Fri: Healthy, portion controlled meals.
Saturday: Indulgent day. We don't go crazy-we just eat how we used to...whatever we feel like and however much we feel like.

John's plan:

Same as mine except he works out Mon-Fri.

Our version of the 80-20 has worked pretty well for us and has kept temptations on the other days pretty low. There's lots of ways you can do the 80-20, it's just whatever works best for you and your lifestyle.

Motivational pic...

She looks AMAZING. In two weeks I'm hoping Tara will be the next Biggest Loser.

I hope you're all having a fun, happy and healthy Friday.


Katie said...

That's a really good idea.

I recently joined a gym, and ramping up to 6 days a week is proving to be rather hard, so now I just go every other day, and on the off days I go walking with my friend for about an hour.

Emily said...

You have such great advice! I have had a passion for eating healthy and working out since I was in high school. It's totally about making a lifestyle change and loving it.... but I do agree that you HAVE to enjoy the good stuff every now and then!

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Anonymous said...

Hi, Cutie.

The GVZ's said...

Next fit Friday should be all about the specifics of your work out routine. I can't wait to hear about it!