Monday, December 30, 2013

To Clarify

Are you excited for the 31 day challenge?  I sure am!

Just to clarify a few things.

One:  The Dietbet.  This isn’t the actual challenge, it’s just something to help motivate people who are focusing on weight loss during their challenge.  The whole point is to lose 4% of you initial weight.  I promise, losing 4% of your weight in 28 days isn’t hard to do!  Especially if you have the right mindset, and a game plan…which leads me to point two.

Two:  The 31 Day Challenge.  This is the main part.  It isn’t necessarily focused on weight loss though.  However, my challenge is.  If you wish to participate in the challenge just think of something you want to implement or take away…something that will help to better yourself for 2014 and the future.

Do you want to better your health?  Better yourself spiritually?  Emotionally?  Socially?

Do something about it.  Make the goals.  Participate in the challenge.  You can do anything for 31 days!

What have I challenged myself to?  For 31 days I will:
  • Not eat sugar.  Except on my birthday. J
  • Not drink soda.  I’ll allow myself one a week for a treat.  Normally, I have one diet soda a day, so this may be a little hard.
  • Stick to my diet.  I’m not going to make exceptions or substitutions.  31 days is not long at all.
  • Exercise 6 days a week.  This isn’t going to be strenuous exercise all those days, just something active, like 30 minutes on the treadmill.  I just want to get in the mindset of being active and putting time aside for it.

Some might think that I have too many goals to work on, but really, I just have to be a little more strict on something I’m already doing.

So, what are you going to challenge yourself to? 

Let me know if you need any help or tips.  You can do it though…like I’ve said, 31 days isn’t that long!

If you want to sign up for the Dietbet, here’s the link again:

And the link to the Facebook group (so constant posts about weight loss and goals don’t annoy our other Facebook friends haha):

Thursday, December 26, 2013

2014 the Year of the Losers

Alrighty folks.  It’s that time of year when we make goals and resolutions…and the majority of people want to lose weight. 
I, myself, only have about 40 or so pounds left until my goal weight and I just want to be done so bad!!  I’ve decided to make it a group effort.  There is power in numbers, afterall.
I’m sure we’ve all heard the saying “I can do anything for X amount of time”…well, here’s our chance to prove it!  I want to start a 31 day challenge, for the month of January.  Who’s with me?  I’m planning on staying on track, 100%, for 31 days with my diet.  I’m planning on going to the gym or getting some sort of exercise 6 days a week.  (Yep, 6.  It’s not hard to go for a light walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes.)
Now, your 31 day challenge doesn’t have to be like mine.  Maybe you want to challenge yourself to no sweets for 31 days, or no soda.  Maybe you want to get your veggie servings in everyday.  Whatever it is, to help you on the road to health, you should join!
I’m not sure how many of you have heard of a website called Dietbet.  Well, it’s pretty neat.  It’s a social dieting website where you place $25 in the pot, you submit your initial weigh in (with photos of you with exercise clothes on, and your scale with your feet and a word that they’ll assign), you can check in during the month, and at the end, all players who have lost 4% of their starting weight split the pot.  It’s that simple, and super motivating.  I’ve participated in two…which I didn’t win because the end weigh in window was while I was in Hawaii.  But this time, I will be one of the ones splitting the pot. J If you want to check out more on Dietbet here's the website: http://www.dietbetter.com/
So, I’ve started a Dietbet that will start on January 4th (The challenge itself will start on the 1st, the Dietbet will start on the 4th to allow time to recover from the holiday J.) and end on the 31st.  It will help to be a motivator for those who are hoping to lose weight.  We’ll also have a Facebook group to just help support through the challenge.  I’ll plan on posting something every day, and if you need some encouragement, motivation or just a pat on the back, go ahead and post something too.  It’s a group for everyone who wants to change their life, and gain a healthy lifestyle in 2014.
If you’re interested in joining the 31 day challenge, email me at isawemjay@gmail.com or message me on Facebook.  There isn’t any pressure, you don’t have to check in with anything, it’ll just be nice to have a support system.  (If there are enough participants we’ll do another one for February…and maybe there will be a prize?)
To join the Dietbet (this isn’t necessarily part of the challenge, just something to help motivate) click here:
To join the Facebook group “2014 the Year of the Losers” click here:
Again, if you just want to join the challenge, not doing Facebook or Dietbet, just email, text, call or comment here.  I’ll figure out how to check up on you. J

Well, good luck friends!  2014 will be an exciting year.  And remember you can do ANYTHING for 31 days.