Welcome to the Strong Healthy Mom Challenge update! Wondering what this is? Check out this post to join us. Then read on to find out how to enter to win this week’s giveaway and join us for a little accountability!
Sorry for the late update this week! We ended up traveling for the holidays…and I’m having some trouble catching up! It’s been a little stressful, and to be honest, I haven’t fared so well. The great reminder is that this is a journey. I read an interesting article by Jade Teta of Metabolic Effect this week, and there were several things that stuck out to me, but I really love this.
“Be a detective not a dieter: To achieve real and lasting body change, you need to know how to read the signals of your body and adjust your approach. Hunger, energy, and cravings give you a reliable source of biofeedback. Correct these sensations first, and then you are in a position to see lasting change
Understand self-control: If you want change, you need to make room for change. Psychologists tell us that self-control, just like our muscles, is fatigue-able. If you are doing too much, you will do nothing well. Before adding to your life, make sure you subtract.
Design a lifestyle that is easy: Body change requires making changes that are as easy or easier than the things they are replacing. If you think you can go on doing the same old things and get a different result, you are sadly mistaken. You must change, and that change must be doable over the long run.
It is all about ME, meaning you: It does not matter if your friend can lose weight eating Fruit Loops and Frappucinos. There is nothing fair or logical about body change. Learn, practice, and master what works for you. No matter what any article, guru, friend, or anyone else tells you, filter EVERYTHING through your own metabolic tendencies, personality behaviors, and psychological preferences. This is the core teaching of Metabolic Effect.”
Read the whole article here.
Anyway I love thatt! It’s a great reminder that we are all unique, and it is crazy to think the exact same plan is going to work for all of us! Here is how I did on last week’s goals.
1) Continue forcing myself to go to bed by 10:30 PM! – Made this goal about 1/2 the time again. Christmas traveling got in the way!
2) Continue with the Eight-Week Fat Loss Plan for Busy People from FitnessBlender.com. – Accomplished!
3) Eat mindfully and slowly. – Let’s just say I really did not do well in this area. Several super-stressful situations occurred, and I went back to some old patterns. Here’s to a fresh start in this new week!
1) Drink at least 10 cups of water each day to help detox from holiday eating.
2) Continue with the Eight-Week Fat Loss Plan for Busy People from FitnessBlender.com.
3) 2 Liquid (soups, smoothies, etc) meals each day to help with detox.
If you’ve missed the past few weeks, here is a recap of what the challenge is all about:
Strong Healthy Mom Challenge: Holiday Edition
From now through January 11, I will be posting weekly goals and sharing updates on how it is going. Even better, I want to invite you to share your goals and progress…and be eligible to win. Here’s how it works: 1) If you haven’t yet, leave a comment on the first week’s post with your long-term goals for the next eight weeks. (This post will be open for comments throughout the challenge.) 2) Leave a comment on this post about how your week went. Then, share your goals for the next week. That’s it! Each week, we’ll just share and be accountable to each other. To keep it fun and mix things up, I’ll be throwing in a giveaway each week. There will be things like Amazon Gift Cards, Jillian Michael’s DVDs, Fitness Blender programs, Trim Healthy Mama books, and Starbucks gift cards. These winners will be randomly chosen from the comment section on each week’s post, and I will share those winners each week. Each weekly post will be open for comments until the following Sunday at 8 PM CT. Our “big” giveaway will be at the end of the eight weeks. Those who have commented and joined in with us for at least four of the eight weeks will be eligible for that giveaway. The winner will be able to choose what they want from these three options: $100 Gift Card to Amazon, $100 Gift Card to Trim Healthy Mama store, or a $100 gift card to Target. The final winner will be chosen on January 12, 2015! I will be posting on Instagram (you can find me here) under the hashtag #stronghealthymomchallenge. If you are on Instagram or Twitter, there will be a special giveaway at the end for those who use the hashtag, so use it so we can find you! You can also join our Facebook group – Strong Healthy Mom Challenge!
Last week’s winner of the $10 Amazon Gift Card or Jillian Michael’s DVD is: [email protected]
This week, I’m just sticking with a $10 Amazon Gift Card giveaway to make it simple! There are just two weeks to go, so be sure you comment on at least four posts to be eligible for the $100 gift card!
Have a beautiful, strong week!