6/01/2011

I know, I know.........I said no more challenges but................

.............I couldn't resist especially because they help to keep me accountable.




Here are the rules for June's 30 Day Fitness Challenge.

1.  Workout 5 days a week for at least 35-40 minutes with 2 rest days.

2.  Drink at least 8 bottles of water (64 ounces of water) each day.

3.  My daily calorie target is 1200-1500 calories.

4.  I will check in twice a week and do my weigh-ins on Day 1, Day 15, and Day 30.

5.  My goal is to lose 8 pounds for the month.  I'm not sure what I will get if I meet my goal- maybe another Tae Bo dvd (uh maybe not lol ).

6. The only restriction that I have is NO EXCUSES.  The focus of this challenge is to help me develop consistency and keep my body moving.

So far I have gotten a jumpstart on my workouts for the month.  I have been doing a lot of aerobic stepper workouts (and sweating) during the past few days.  I plan on keeping the momentum going especially because I have a maxi dress that I can't wait to wear.

8 comments:

  1. I'm so excited! I'm on a weight loss journey too (along with my hair journey lol) and I need some motivation! I've already started drinking a LOT of water (at least 100 oz a day...it's like now that I drink so much, I CRAVE it).

    I'm definitely about to follow this blog!

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  2. Wow congrats on the progress that you have already made! Of course follow along with me and chime in. I did my first workout today and I will post the exercise journal tomorrow.

    I agree about the water thing. Once you start drinking it you start to develop a taste for it. Anyway, I would love to have someone doing this challenge with me. Good luck!

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  3. Ok I'm all in for the challenge. I'm excited and can't wait to see the results.

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  4. Alright, so I'm starting my challenge today. My mother gave me her cold and so I was feeling really under the weather for the last few days but now I'm up an at 'em. It's only June 5, so I haven't missed too much. :)

    We're really similar with our plan. Just good ol' eating less (my goal is 1200 calories too), drinking water, and exercising more. I didn't want a fad diet.

    Later today when the sun cools off, I'm going to take a jog around or up (haven't decided which) Stone Mountain, and I'll mark that as my starting workout.

    Good luck with your 8 lb goal! I'm hoping for 10. :) And sorry for this long post, I'm just amped up now! LoL

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  5. @KayTee I agree about the good old fashion way of losing weight. Even though it does take more work (and time) I think you end up benefiting more in the long run since you learn how to eat healthier and exercise.

    Don't worry about long comments. I think my sentences seem more like essays sometimes lol and I changed the comment moderation thing so your comments should post right away.

    Just remember to stay focused and positive. Tomorrow after I workout I'll update my exercise journal.

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  6. @ Naturally Sweet Welcome and good luck with achieving your goals.

    So far I think it helps me to focus on each month at a time and focus on specific goals each month. This month I'm trying to step it up by being more consistent and doing longer workouts.

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  7. I am glad I found this blog because I go through cycles of working out and eating healthy where I lose about 30 lbs then give up and gain it all right back. I know I can do it but I've always had a problem with sticking to the program. Welp with support and challenges like this I should do just fine.

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  8. @Naturally Sweet Been there and done that lol. I think the best way to look at things is to take it one day at a time and try to focus on making the best choices that you can. I believe one of the reasons that a lot of diets don't work (or they end up being something that people can't stick too) is because they are too restrictive. Anytime you tell someone that they can't have something or they can't do something, it makes them want to do it even more.

    I don't see myself eating like a rabbit for the rest of my life- not going to happen. I have made better choices with what I eat- I eat 1% milk instead of whole milk with my cereal, I drink no to very little sodas, I eat whole grain bread instead of white, and I cook the majority of the foods that I eat. Little steps that I have made over time that are now painless aspects of my weight loss journey.

    I have days when I am supposed to work out and I won't or I'll procrastinate. Sometimes I am able to force myself and I start to get into the workout as it progresses. Other time life comes up and I ended up postponing things. I try to stay positive and I don't beat myself up about it. I continue to stay focused because I know that it takes time and everything is not going to happen overnight.

    Sorry for the book long post but in conclusion don't be discouraged. It takes time and its okay to enjoy life while you lose weight.

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