My Fat-Rat Challenge SMART goal is going to be around fitness. I am going to committ to a minimum of 2200 PA Calories per week, and no 0 PA days. This means that I will burn 26,400 Calories. So, if there are 3500 calories in a pound of fat, then that is 7.5 pounds of activity in 12 weeks. (Measurements are cool)
Click here to see how I calculate my PA Calories. This will take you to a chart where you enter your weight and it gives you a calorie to minute-of-activity ratio. You get more calories based on level of effort (low, medium, intense, very-intense). When I compare the number to what some of the machines tell me, it is pretty darn close. Of course, a body-bug would be the most accurate, but this works for me!
So, 12 weeks with physical activity in it. No breaks. This is a serious challenge. I know I get tired and lame. To make this happen, we are going to use the 5 minute rule. I will give some level of activity at least 5 minutes everyday. If I am dead after 5 minutes, I will stop. But, if not, then I will keep going.
On my main page, I will continue to post my weight and measurements. Since I already do this, I thought my challenge should be something different. As adults make habit out of anything they do for 6 weeks or more, maybe this will become more than a challenge! Fingers Crossed!
I have been soliciting bloggers and health professionals to do some guest posts. If you or if you know someone who would be a good candidate, just send me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org So excited to start this next step of the journey with you!!
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