Saturday, June 2, 2012

Summer Sizzle Slim Down Challenge

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See this beautiful woman, her name is Rochelle and she’s hosting a Summer Sizzle Slim Down Challenge. Remember in my last post I said I was going to be doing something for the summer vacation? Well this challenge works out perfect with what I am wanting to do plus she has some pretty awesome challenges to add to what I already want to do.

Starts tomorrow and ends September 2nd. This is perfect for what I was planning on doing. So for this challenge you want to check out the rules?

Week 1 - (begin June 3) - "WRITE IT ALL DOWN"

Week 2 - (begin June 10) - "SIX HOURS OF EXERCISE"

Week 3 - (begin June 17) - TRY A NEW FITNESS ACTIVITY OR PIECE OF EQUIPMENT

Week 4 - (begin June 24) - 100 oz OF WATER AND SHARE A FAVORITE HEALTHY RECIPE

Week 5 - (begin July 1) - LOSE 2 lbs THIS WEEK

Week 6 - (begin July 8) - VEGETARIAN WEEK

Week 7 - (begin July 15) - COMMIT TO AND SIGN UP FOR A 5K

Week 8 - (begin July 22) - EMBRACE A FITNESS FEAR

Week 9 - (begin July 29) - NO SUGAR (unless it's all natural) AND NO SNACKING AFTER DINNER

Week 10 - (begin August 5) - SET A FITNESS/WEIGHT LOSS GOAL FOR YOURSELF

Week 11 - (begin August 12) -  TELL US HOW ARE YOU FEELING AND SHOW YOUR WEIGHT LOSS IN FOOD

Week 12 - (begin August 19) - SURPASS YOUR FITNESS/WEIGHT GOALS FROM WEEK 10

Week 13 - (begin August 26) - LOW CARB WEEK & NO EATING OUT

Sept 2 - Final Weigh-in, Measurements, Pictures and Thoughts....

So for my first week I need to write it all down. I am going to do this in a journal. My measurements and my weight. My calories will be counted on myfitnesspal and my exercise I’ll journal too. I’ll give you an update on how it’s all going each weekend. I am only going to weight tomorrow am and then September 2nd. I don’t want to be married to the scale this summer. I want to just do the best I can at toning up and losing enough to be comfortable. No set number, no set size, just a bit better me.

So my plans for the beginning of this challenge is to walk 12,000 steps a day (this is about 6 miles of walking) and 2000 (and this is 1 mile of jogging/trotting) of them will be aerobic. I have a pedometer that will keep track of it for me. Like today I had 16,253 steps and 1,846 aerobic. I am hoping to increase the aerobic steps to 6000 by September. I no longer have a membership at the gym so I’ll be doing what I can for exercise here. I have Jillian Shred so will be starting that and also since daycare is here and they love to exercise with the Wii Fit with me I’ll add that too. As it goes on there’s different rules and I’ll do my best to follow them all.

I am not proud of having to start this all over again but it is what it is and life is a learning experience and that is what I’m doing. Learning to become healthy, wealthy and wise. Someday maybe!

                                       

                        Stole this from Rochelle blog from an earlier post but it really says it all.

 

                               I am a….

               

0519120903a Here’s my before picture….it’s better then it was 2 years ago with my extra 50 lbs but not as good as it’s going to be even at the end of this challenge.

Oh here’s something cool. I was featured here the end of last month…it’s about my journey so far in my life style change. If you’re bored go have a read.

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Take care my friends and have an awesome evening and a blessed Sunday.

10 comments:

Pam Lofton said...

Ok, I just went over there and signed up. I hope it's not too late! Glad you found this one- I think it'll be great!

Debsdailylife said...

JULIE!!! I LOVED the article!! How wonderful!!!
And I cant wait to do this challenge with yoU!

Baby Sister said...

Good luck!!

Betty WSch. said...

I saw that Pam and Debbie are joining you and you'all got me so motivated to try it too. Just waiting to hear, if I'm not too late. I know you will rock this challenge!

Betty WSch. said...

P.S. I went over and read your article. You can be so proud of what you have already accomplished!

Sarah G said...

Think I'll skip the challenge this time around. I'm curious as to what breed of dog that is with you. :)

Rochelle said...

Julie
You are so sweet! Thank you for the kind words. I am really happy you have joined the challenge and know that you will do great! I read the inspirational article on you and it always gives me more of a push to know how far some people have come and the amazing benefits they have experienced from losing weight. It gives me hope that I can do it too and that the rewards will be amazing. Thanks or sharing the article and best of luck to you in the challenge!

JoNita said...

Thanks for the comment on my page! It's great knowing people are going to be keeping track of me :)

Michele said...

Glad to see you are in this challenge, too! I like the fact that you will not focus on the scale. Your exercise sounds terrific. Have a great first week!

PlumPetals said...

Hi :) Just stopping by to wish you luck with this challenge. I'm a bit behind since I'm traveling at the moment, but I plan on joining properly from Monday! Best of luck :)