The Plan… For the Next 8 Weeks

I joined a challenge to stay fit through the holidays.  I got my PiYo DVD’s a little later than the start date of the challenge, but that worked out well because starting when I did gave me exactly 8 weeks until New Years Eve (I mentioned in a prior post that we have big plans for NYE this year).  I always like to go into a challenge with a plan.

Here’s my plan:

  • My “week” will start on Thursdays and end on Wednesdays (NYE is on a Thursday this year).  I started PiYo this past Thursday so I am well on my way into week 1.
  • I will weigh in and measure body fat on Thursday mornings and report weekly on this page.
  • I will only plan out my workouts in addition to PiYo two weeks at a time so that I don’t overwhelm myself and feel defeated if I have to change daily plans based on how my body is feeling – there are always workouts on BOD that can be done in place of something I have planned in advance.  I like to be flexible.
  • I do still plan to run 20-25 miles a week in addition to PiYo.

The PiYo schedule is set for me, which is nice.  I am familiar with INSANITY so I’m doing some of those workouts in addition to PiYo a couple of days a week via BOD (Beac.hbod.y on De.mand) for the first two weeks.  The days I don’t do BOD workouts, I’ll run in addition to PiYo.  So far, I’ve done everything as planned with the exception of the Align workout (I started it, and then decided to do INSA.NITY instead) and the run on Saturday – we just ran out of time on Saturday.

PiYo Schedule

In regards to nutrition/eating, I’ll stick to my daily calorie goal of 1390 net calories or less a day.  With exercise, that is SIMPLE to do – without exercise, it is doable if I’m cognizant of what I’m eating and plan ahead.  Nutrition shouldn’t be a problem for me because I’ve been tracking my nutrition daily for almost 1.5 years and I pretty much know how many calories are in the things I eat.

I think it’s pretty simple – just have to stick to it.  That should not be a problem!


3 thoughts on “The Plan… For the Next 8 Weeks

    1. My goal is 5-6 days of exercise a week, so there will always be a day off, or a very light day. I do have a PiYo break every week, and where you see “run,” one of those will be a walk each week.


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