Wednesday, September 1, 2010

i actually joined a challenge

i've thought about it soooo many times
but never committed.
but here it is, y'all

brooke deserves the credit for leading me to this challenge

drop dead gorgeous by december
i like that idea
back to the body i'm used to
would be an amazing christmas present!

so. here's what i have to do every week, copy/pasted from the challenge itself

1. A picture of you holding up a positive sign for yourself.

The picture must be different every week. The sign can be the same.

The sign can vary from I can do this to I am beautiful to I am strong and powerful. Whatever inspires you, write it down, look at it, read it, and hold it up proud.

2. Your current week’s weight as well as your challenge start weight. *optional

I am looking to lose, but some people are actually looking to gain. I might overeat, but others undereat.

If a scale goal is not part of your journey right now, you don’t have to include it! Just put N/A (not applicable) for this portion. Not everybody is defining their health by the number on the scale, and they shouldn’t have to. Fitness and healthy living should not be determined by only a number.

3. Your goal(s) from now, or whenever you decide to join, until December.

These goals may NOT be weight-related. You are not allowed to have a goal tied to a number on the scale.

Goals can include everything from trying a new recipe to running your first 5K. It can be something like making your bed every morning or saving a dollar a week.

Whatever your goal(s) are, they cannot be tied to your scale weight (lose 20 pounds, lose a pound a week, etc.).

Try to limit your goals to a maximum of five, but if you’re ambitious, that’s great too.

4. ONE thing that you are proud of for the week.

This is where you brag about something you did well, a milestone that you reached, an impossibility that you turned into a possibility. BRAG!

5. ONE thing that you can improve upon for the following week.

Because this healthy journey is about overall betterment, we can all find something to improve upon. Maybe it’s to squat 10 pounds more. Maybe it’s to be more punctual. Maybe it’s to drink one more glass of water.'s mine

(i will SO rock this)
2. weight
i'm not listing it...yet. i'll tell you where i started when we end this thing :)

- exercise in some form at least 3 times a week, preferably 5
- complete at LEAST one 5K
- cook healthily once a week, limit snacking to healthy options
- 2 more to be forthcoming
- yeah, what i said earlier

that i've made healthy snack choices
(save the oreos i had for breakfast today, but that's a MEAL choice, right?!)

AND that my boyfriend looked at me last night and said "you look like you've lost weight!"

more water. water, water, water!
(goal: 4 glasses a day. that's HALF of what i should have, but i have been SO bad that i'll start there!)


1 comment:

Brooke said...

hurrah!!! :) and i love that you are starting where you are. baby steps :)