Monday, May 16, 2011

3 Nightly routines that will set you up for success

Tomorrow's fitness and weight loss success starts tonight, so set yourself up for success by following these tips:

1) Schedule your workouts--actual days and times you have blocked out on the calendar
2) Get your drinks and food ready the night before--prepare healthy snacks (carrot/celery sticks, banana, granola bar, prezels, nuts, etc), and prepare a lunch.  Preparing your lunch ensures that you eat something healthy, have normal portion sizes, and saves you money.
3) Get your workout clothes and/or workout bag ready the night before.

Try to focus this week on preparing the night before to have success in your eating and exercising the next day.  Good luck!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Reporting Inches Points

It's time to take measurements again!  Hopefully even if you haven't seen much of a difference on the scale you will see a difference when you measure yourselves this week.  The way you figure your points with inches, is you will get points for every 1/2 inch or every full inch.  For every inch you lose you get 10 points, or 5 points for 1/2 inch.  For example, if I lose 2 inches off my waist and 1/2 inch off my hips I will report 25 points on the section that says "inches points" when I report tomorrow.  I hope you are all pleased with your results!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Results Week #3

We are getting close to the half-way point of our challenge!  It's gone quickly for me!  The results are again very close.  Many of you are very dedicated and are giving it your all, and it is showing!  We have many who are getting at least 95% of their points each week and several who are still at perfect points.  Congratulations!  The results for week #3:

1st Place: ORANGE TEAM
2nd Place: BLUE TEAM
3rd Place:  RED TEAM
4th Place:  GREEN TEAM
5th Place:  YELLOW TEAM
6th Place:  PURPLE TEAM

This week we have two big weight losers!  Congratulations to Cloe Wilson and Marci Waite for losing 3 or more pounds!  Many of you are maintaining or losing a little at a time.  I truly like the saying "Slow and steady wins the race" because it is by doing things slow and steady that you will be able to keep it off.  I hope more than anything you are feeling good about the changes you are seeing in yourselves.

One thing I'd like to challenge you with this week is to pick one thing you have been struggling with and really work on that one thing more than anything else this week.  If you are not seeing the results you are hoping for look at what could be a possible change you can make......perhaps counting calories, or moving up your cut-off time for eating, making a food journal each day, changing your exercise to something more vigorous, etc.  For me, I know I need to get back to portion control, and that simply equates to stopping before I take seconds.  You need to look at yourself and see where you can push yourselves a little bit more.  You can do it!!!  Good luck on an awesome week 4!