SEVEN WEEK CHALLENGE - anyone want to join?

Monday, April 26, 2010

On June 14, I am starting summer classes (I have taken the past year off - am getting to know myself/working through some issues). but in exactly seven weeks I will be back at school starting a new adventure. I'm nervous but feeling ready to get back! BUT i want to feel better about my body. My attitude is so much better than it was this time last year and I feel better about myself in many ways. I want to work really hard on eating healthy and losing weight before heading back to school - i hope to lose 15+ pounds and then continue losing more when i get to school.

Get on track!!
South Beach phase 1 - focus on eating lots of veggies, good sources of fat, lots of yummy protein
Start doing cardio daily
Start developing a strength training program
Sneak in little ways to exercise

Stick with my program!!!
Don't let my motivation falter!
Experiment with some new recipes and adding new foods to my usual plan - can anyone give me some healthy SB-diet approved ideas?
Try out new cardio Zumba, yoga, spinning - find something I like
Draw out a defnite strength training program

Start SB diet phase 2/1.5
SLOWLY add more carbs - pay very close attention to weight loss/gain
Start running/walking

Keep adding more carbs
Run more often
Try new things - new recipes, new exercises, etc

WEEK 5-7
At this time I will be a month into my program and I'll reassess my goals. I'll need to keep motivated and keep my diet fresh so I might want to focus on becoming a better runner or really focusing on my abs or trying out a Jillian Michaels program or something. In terms of eating, I'll decide whether I want to stay on SB at this point and either stick with it or segway into a low calorie diet supplemented by exercise.

I'm sticking with my points but starting over!
Still tracking those in my "Other Goals"

Every 100 points i'll give myself a reward such as mani/pedi, new dress, new swimsuit, new sunglasses etc - i'll think about if theres some reward I really want and figure that out.

Let me know if anyone wants to join me! This seven week time period would be perfect for a pre-summer challenge since bikini weather is really starting in early June! My plan is prettuy personal but I would love it if someone else is really trying to be serious and we can help each other out and keep each other on track!!

Good luck to everyone and wish me luck! We CAN do this!!!!
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    Great Goals! So, are you officially in week seven?
    2946 days ago
    2947 days ago
    I would like to join the challenge. I just started sb yesterday.
    I need to lose 30 pounds.
    2947 days ago
    Yes i am definitely up for a seven week challenge!!! i started SB on 4/21 so my 7 weeks will end on 6.9.10 and it just so happens that is a GREAT target date for me as i have some important stuff going on that weekend so YES COUNT ME IN!!!!!!!
    i LOVE SB and i just started phase 1...I will definitely need your guidance along the way to keep me on track for the 7 weeks but yes, you are right I KNOW WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!
    i am a 46 yr old working mom on the run from job is public school admin...the last few weeks have been stressful...i need to stay in control with the eating...i work out 6 days per week pretty intensely...i need to lose about 25 - 30 lbs...tell me more about you...
    2947 days ago
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