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November 15, 2017 / Christina Bognet

Christina's Pre-Years Resolution: Day 4

Christina and Kelly screenshot

Okay, so earlier this week I created my first meal plan for my Pre-Years Resolution challenge. I set it up to be Paleo+Clean Eating with no added sugars. (Here’s the recap.)

But healthy eating was only one part of the story: I knew I was going to need to track my exercise too (and just do more of it).

When I first saw that number on the scale, one of my first thoughts was: I need to start running. I live right by Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, and all my runner friends meet up to get outside, run by the beach, and remind themselves why rent here is so expensive.

But my joints are hypermobile, and running has always ended in injury for me. (If we ever meet in person, I’ll tell you the story of the time I ended up in a boot for 6 weeks after *two* days of couch-to-5k.)

Christina on Bernal Heights

I tried going to a personal trainer once, but after our hour-long “assessment” I had to go home and lay on the floor in the middle of a work day. I was super out of shape. BUT! There’s a gym that shares our office building with a bunch of personal trainers and I walk past it every day. And sometimes things that haven’t worked for us in the past will work now ... right?

First up: a visit with Kelly Starrett, a former Olympian, about how to get started. His best advice actually doesn’t require any hardcore working out at all - you might be surprised :)

I’m planning to up my workouts 4x/week, from 2x/week, to see how that affects my progress.

Goal: 10 lb weight loss
So far: 1 lb (slow and steady wins the race, right?)

Founder/CEO, PlateJoy

P.S. Start your Pre-Years Resolution now with me here. [Reminder: Annual plans are 50% off this week with code PREYEAR]

Christina Bognet
CEO & Founder @ PlateJoy

PlateJoy Health was founded in 2012 by Christina Bognet, an MIT neuroscience graduate who successfully lost 50 lbs by modifying her diet, with the goal of making healthy eating easier and more sustainable through personalization technology.

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