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One month ago I started the Healthiest Loser challenge and today was the second weigh in for it. In order to be as accurate as I can I had to
drag myself get out of bed at 530am! After getting to the location around 550, my persistence and determination has paid off!!! I am down 8 lbs in about a month!!! They will not be doing an update to show where I am at in comparison to everyone else which the competitive side of me really wants that but being 8 lbs down is a victory for myself.
This week also is the start of Week 2 of the Go Fit Gals 6 Week Shape Up plan. I am feeling good going into this week. The past two weeks we chose from the same list of foods but I LOVE the choices so far. I can not wait to test out the next 4 weeks recipes.
My favorite meals so far are:
Breakfast – Oatmeal
Lunch – Tuna meal
Dinner – Beef stew and chicken meal are tied!
My go to snacks have been:
AM – celery and PB
PM – Larabars
Not only are the meals good eating, but they keep you full also. I never feel like I’m depriving myself.
Are you someone who needs a good at home workout without spending hundreds of dollars on machines that eventually just because dust collectors? If you answered “Yes!” than you need to check out Go Fit Gals. These are not your normal routines. I love the variety and how they provide you with descriptions and a video to follow along too. I am looking forward to the next 4 weeks with the Go Fit Gals.
At the beginning of September I was chosen to participate in a “Healthiest Loser Challenge” put on by my local Lions Club. If you missed my post about that check it out here. Well every week there are voluntary seminars (they are only an hour long) that talks about different ways to make this a lifestyle change NOT just a diet to win money, per say. I know there were going to be people that wanted to just do this to win and their thought process would be just to walk for 20 mins but still eat crap. That just gives me the upper hand already. Well at last nights seminar we were talking about going to the grocery store and reading nutritional labels. During the beginning part of the seminar the lady that is part of the “in charge committee” asks how we are all doing so far. And then says “What week are we in? 3? 4?” Most people say 4 and some lady in the crowd says “Can we eat yet?” HAHA…Funny right? But in reality I really think she was being serious.
Another part of the challenge is to track food and exercise for the week. We can turn in the logs every week for points that go towards our total points for the challenge. I over hear another person tell her friend “Who has time to do that?” Oh…Mmm…Gee!! Are you serious? I understand people work but it’s an EASY 14 more points to write down what you had to eat. The logs were made up for us. So all you have to do if you want to use those ones is write what you eat.
I know that you are probably saying why are you venting about this? I know it’s not my life but it’s frustrating because I’m taking this challenge serious. I’m putting in all the work to change my lifestyle. I just don’t get why people don’t want to put in the effort to change and make themselves healthier. This post may sound petty to some but I guess that’s just the “helper” side of me that wants to make everything better.
I guess the upside to this is that I know I’m putting in the work and the work will pay off for me. Who know’s all this work may make me the winner of the challenge!! Ok, vent over! I promise!!
Yesterday was the official launch day for the Go Fit Gals website. Have you checked it out? If not, I am not sure what you are waiting on because you are missing out on some amazing-ness!! (Why yes, I did just make that up because it is that good!) *ha*
During the next six weeks I will be blogging and tweeting about the 6 Week Shape Up Plan. Don’t forget to follow me on twitter. (Shameless plug) I will not be able to go into specific recipes or workout types, I will do my best to share openly and honestly as I possibly can.
I received this plan on Friday morning and Wow! I couldn’t wait to start. I was so excited I made out my meal plan and grocery list for the week that afternoon. The recipes are amazing. Everything sounded so good it was hard to pick what I was going to eat for the week…But I did it! After a day and a half of doing the #6WeekShapeUp program I have to say that it is defiantly worth every minute of your hard work and dedication to try it out too. So make sure you check out GoFitGals.com and sign up for the Little Black Dress challenge. I did!
Disclaimer: Go Fit Gals gave me the program to try and blog openly and honestly about. During the next six weeks, all opinions are my own!