Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Very first "30 Day Get Up and Move Challenge" Starts tomorrow November 1, 2012!!

The very first "30 Day Get Up and Move Challenge" starts tomorrow, November 1, 2012! I hope that you will join me. Who knows, we may be able to avoid packing on the typical holiday pounds!




The "30 Day Get Up and Move Challenge" was created to help me learn to make exercising daily second nature, just as eating lots of veggies is now a breeze thanks to the Whole30. I realized many people may be in the same boat as I am and need a starting point, a goal that is achievable. I hope you will find the "30 Day Get Up and Move Challenge" to be just that.

The Rules...

Do at least 10 minutes of exercise a day, preferably working up to 30-45 minutes a day (or more) doing any kind of activity you like, such as yoga, walking, biking, dancing, running...etc. You may divide the time up through out the day, but you run the risk of forgetting...so don't forget!

Exercise each day for 30 days in a row. This will give you the repetition that will help you make exercising a new beneficial habit which is the goal we are striving for.

Now get up and move! You can do it!

Here is the link to my Facebook page dedicated to the "30 Day Get Up and Move Challenge" https://www.facebook.com/30DayGetUpAndMoveChallenge

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Fruits of My Labor So Far...

If you have been following my blog or my facebook page, you will know that I had been doing a Whole30 (my second attempt) last month. I am very happy to say that I successfully completed it on Sunday! It was a huge accomplishment for me and I am extremely pleased with the results.

I have learned to prepare and eat a lot of veggies, much more than I have ever eaten in my life lol. But I now can see the benefits, my nails are strong and healthy looking, my skin is clearer and looks more even toned. I don't feel bloated and yuck (sorry, that is the best word to describe it). I have learned to love a nice, relaxing cup of herbal tea at night instead of a big bowl of ice cream (can you envision all the empty calories I am saving there).

All these benefits sounds great and wonderful (they are), but did I lose any weight? You betcha! I weighed myself the day after completing the Whole30 and found I lost 8 lbs.!! Not too shabby at all, especially when I do the math and calculate how much weight I have lost total since last year...50 lbs...gone!! Whoa baby, I have never lost 50 lbs before, this is a new record for me. I am also only 5 lbs away from my latest mini-goal too.

I chose this as my reward for persevering :)






Lord willing, next week, I will post after pic's to compare with how I looked when I started. I will also post my tips for a successful Whole30.

I hope the rest of your weeks is wonderful!

Steph