September Challenge!!! For the month of September I challenge myself to keep a journal and track my food & exercise. It’s a great way to get a jump on getting organized with school starting and everyone back to work.
- You can chose to use a notebook or an online tracker such as My Fitness Pal.
- But first clean out your cupboards and fridge of your unhealthy trigger foods and stock up on fruit, veggies, lean protein.
- Write your goals for this month on the first page
- Dedicate a few minutes to writing in it every day.
- Be honest with yourself and write everything in your journal, it’s a great way to teach you awareness of what you’re eating on a daily basis.
Also to be more effective with you’re journal you can show me or a friend your food journal weekly. That weekly accountability is what makes your food journal successful, knowing that someone will be seeing what you eat. Find a partner and we can do this together.
In just 4 weeks we’ll all be happy with the results.
These past 30 days started off great for this challenge. But then life happened and chaos began. I did manage to lose 2 pounds.
The two pounds of butter represent the two pounds I lost…WOOHOO!!
At the beginning of May I decided to give our deck a face lift and as you can see from the picture below it turned out great. That took over 2 weeks from start to finish. Just in time as we celebrated our daughters confirmation.
I made this cake for her confirmation dinner party and it was her favorite, orange chiffon.
Now that’s done I can get back to eating right and exercising again Right???
Dehydrated zucchini chips and wafers.
Lunch: Spicy ground beef with baby greens salad with Caesar dressing
Exercise: I love my kettlebell workout and unless you’ve tried them you have to give it a shot, you’ll get hooked. I’ll b posting my kettlebell workout soon.
Treats are not always food related. Here’s my latest treat, my new phone case, pretty in pink with some bling.
How did you all do on this 30 day challenge???
I recently changed my password on my laptop, it’s just something I try to do every few months but it occurred to me why not use a positive affirmation as my password instead on some random word that really has no meaning to me. You can do this on your cell phone, laptop, anything that you use regularly.
Affirmations are a great way to send positive messages to your unconscious mind so that you start to think and behave in a nicer way towards yourself. Permanent weight loss or weight maintenance requires a change in lifestyle.
Here’s just a few positive affirmations that you can use to keep you motivated and will help you to slowly but surely change your lifestyle.
- I am strong
- Change your mine Change your body
- I am doing this
- I believe in myself
- Strong is the new sexy
- I am committed to my goals
- Because I can
- Bring it
- I am worth it
- Just do it
What are some of your positive affirmations?
Please feel free to enter them in the comment section below.
Here’s some daily challenges I’m going to try this week. I’ve done it before and it was very helpful to keep me on track.
Monday: Drink 2 litres of water
Tuesday: Start a food journal.
Wednesday: Eat every 2-3 hours. Eat 3 meals & 2 snacks.
Thursday: Take a pic of your meals and show a friend, great way to stay motivated & you get great meal ideas.
Friday: Make it spicy!!! Add some cayenne pepper to boost your metabolism.
Juicing your veggies. Make it green!!
Doing the same workout or eating the same meal might be convenient, but for the results you want, it’s good to spice up your routine and try different fitness activities, like Zumba, Pilates, Crossfit or Kickboxing.
Have you tried something recently that was challenging ? What me all about it 🙂
Starting Weight: 160.0 lbs
Current Weight: 158.5
Total Pounds Lost: 1.5 lbs
Goal Weight: 152.0 lbs
I’ve lost 0.5 lbs for my 3rd weigh in. I’m not doing so good but at least it’s still a loss.
Week 1 (Sept 1-7): 159.0 (-1.0 lbs)
Week 2 (Sept 8-14): 159.0 (-0.0)
Week 3 (Sept 15- 21): 158.5 (-0.5)
Week 4 (Sept 22-30):
Exercise for this week:
Spin Class (60 min) + Abs Machine (25 min)
Insanity Class (60 min)
Rest Day (not feeling good)
Body Sculpt Class (60 min)
Cardio Stair Climbers (20 min) + Kettlebells (60 min)
Cardio (30) + Weight Training (60 min)
Pilates Class (60 min)
Wishing you much success and happiness!