I started my first healthy challenge on May 12 which was to cut out peanut butter or dried fruit from my diet. Since I’m doing well with my first challenge I think it’s time to add in a second one. For my second healthy challenge I’m going to focus on diet and exercise.
One of my bad habits that I’ve tried to quite for years is eating just before bed. I’ve heard some people say that eating before bed can contribute to weight gain and I’ve heard others say that it won’t make a difference as long as you’re still within your calorie allowance. I’ve also heard that eating right before bed can make it difficult to sleep. I’ve never had a problem sleeping, regardless of how much I ate before going to bed and I’ve never found enough info to back up either weight gain arguments. What finally made sense to me was when I read that it it’s good to stop eating about three hours before bed so that your body can focus on repairing itself rather then digesting food. This made perfect sense to me so I decided it was time to stop snacking after dinner and start eating dinner earlier.
So the first half of my second challenge will be to have my last meal before 7:30pm and no snacks or dessert afterwards.
The second half of my challenge will be to increase my workouts. I’m just not exercising enough to reach my goals. From now on I have to exercise five days a week and at each workout I have to burn a minimum of 300 calories while doing cardio and include weight lifting afterwards.
Nothing to eat after 7:30 pm and exercise five days a week, burning a minimum of 300cal with cardio and adding in weighlifting after after my cardio sessions.