My 90-Day Challenge to Lose Fat and Improve My Skin
Becoming my healthiest self in 2020
Today is the first day of the new decade, 1 January 2020, and it is also the first day of my 90-day fat loss and beautiful skin challenge. After doing a decade in review exercise before the new year, I had to face the fact that even though I had achieved a lot and had some great experiences the previous decade, I still hadn’t reached my main goals, which are to become toned enough to rock a crop top, get clear skin, get a bigger butt, have the cooking skills of a 5-star chef, stop biting my nails, become really flexible, and look like a mermaid.
While my hair is almost long enough to get me to qualify for mermaid-status in the hair department, I have decided to dedicate this year to becoming the person I have always wanted to become. I decided to start the year with a 90-day challenge aimed at fat loss and getting beautiful skin.
Every gram of fat I lose will be symbolic of me getting rid of the habits and burdens that I have carried with me for the last two decades. I cannot believe that I am still struggling to lose the same 5 kg of fat I promised myself I would lose ten years ago, even sixteen years ago.
More important than fat loss, I cannot believe that I was still picking my skin uncontrollably two weeks ago. No goal is more important than getting beautiful, clear skin. Picking my skin just makes things worse.
I want to finally become the me I have always wanted to become, and this 90-day fat loss and beautiful skin challenge is a great start. What my 90-day fat loss and beautiful skin challenge basically entails is:
Fasting most days of the week for 16 hours or longer
Not picking my skin
Moving daily, focusing on resistance training and stretching
Restricting my calories to between 1200 and 1500 per day
Keeping my carb intake low
Doing breathing exercises every day
Ooh and did I mention that I kicked off this 90-day beautiful skin and fat loss challenge with a 3-day fast where I am consuming only black coffee, water, stevia, ketone salt, Himalayan salt, and herbal tea. I started a day and a half ago, because I wanted to go into the new year and new decade in a fasted state. Fasting stimulates autophagy, which is a process that recycles old and damaged cells. I wanted to start the decade as a new me. The best version of me I am capable of being on this day.
As I am writing this on the first of January, I have almost been fasting for two days and can eat again tomorrow night. Surprisingly, I haven’t been hungry over the past two days. I think it is because I have been consuming so much salt to keep my electrolyte and mineral levels up.
The black coffee also helps. I normally don’t consume caffeine, but I have had one cup of caffeinated coffee a day on this 3-day fast in between my decaffeinated coffee fixes.
Today, I even made a sorbet by making a cup of black coffee, sweetened with stevia; adding some sparkling water, and putting the coffee in my ice cream maker. It was delicious!!! I also made an iced coffee by just putting ice and a cup of coffee in my blender.
This prolonged fasting thing is not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. I have been feeling a bit too weak to exercise today, but I cleaned the house a bit and organised a few cupboards and counted it as exercise. My aim was just to move around throughout the day for the sake of increased fat loss, and I did.
Who knows how I will feel tomorrow? I know that some days on my 90-day beautiful skin and fat loss challenge will be hard and I will be tested, but I am excited about the growth and to meet the person I have always wanted to become. Will let you know how tomorrow goes. After my fat loss is complete, I can get started on growing a bigger butt.