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Monday, January 25, 2010

20 day Weight Loss Challenge

Have you hit a plateau or are looking forward to jump starting your weight loss plan? It will begin at midnight on Monday,Feb1 and ends at 11:59 pm Saturday, Feb 20. Just 20 days to a brand new you!

When you combine this challenge with a workout, your results are going to ROCK! Use this example for a time frame of how quickly you could see your results. For example, If you start a 6 week program, like Turbo Jam or Slim in 6, you could be fitting into a slimmer, leaner outfit in no time! Think of all of the fun stuff that you can wear! If you start a 90day program like P90X or Chalean Extreme, you could be a new you before summer!! It's right around the corner.....are you ready to put on your bathing suit? Just think, all the family you saw this weekend can be asking you what did you did to reach your goals!

I don't care what kind of exercise you do as long as you are active. Running, walking, the elipitcal, Beachbody programs, etc. Any type pf workout will do. My goal with this challenge is to help you get to where you want to be, the healthy way!!!

If you are looking for a good workout program that works for you, drop me an email (laura@exercise2day.com) or check out my website (http://www.exercise2day.com). Let's talk about your goals,the amount of time you can devote to an exercise routine, what you like, etc. If you have questions on your diet, drop me an email and let's talk. Take a look at Michi's Ladder. Next, if you are a club member, make sure to visit the website and look into all the health and fitness topics there!

Now, here are the rules of the challenge!

Challenge Rules:

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT:

1. You PRESS PLAY Five or Six Times a week, depending on your program. If you are unsure of what to do, let me know.

2. You EAT CLEAN six days a week. It's up to you if you want to stuff yourselves like a bell pepper on your cheat day. But, I recommend a cheat MEAL and not a cheat day. Read more on the EATING Clean Portion Below.

3. YOU ARE ALLOWED "ONE ADDITIONAL CHEAT SNACK" in this CHALLENGE PERIOD. That means, out of the 20 days of the challenge, you may treat yourself to ONE CHEAT SNACK (like a cookie or a glass of alcohol) in addition to your cheat meal.

4. This is a SELF MANAGED Challenge at this time so please hold yourself accountable. Feel free to email me (laura@exercise2day.com) or post on this group page your accountability. When you tell someone what you are doing, you usually follow through.

5. You have until next Sunday evening to take your measurements AND pictures. You don't have to post them but they will be great for you to compare to after the challenge ends.

THE PRIZE: A new You! Imagine what just 20 days will do for you and how good you will feel!!!

If you are not part of the BeachBody community, check it out at http://www.exercise2day.com. It's free! There are tools you can use to enhance your journey plus, you can log your workouts. Any type of exercise will do and you could possibly win a prize! Just think of what $1000 could buy!

If you would like me to coach you, click here and fill out the form. It's also free! You can also email me at laura@exercise2day.com

Okay, listen up! For some folks, eating clean might mean eating one meal a day. That's not eating clean, that's starvation. For others, it might mean having a bagel for breakfast, a fruit for lunch, and a salad for lunch and dinner. That's not really eating clean either. You could be eating little amounts of high fat, high calorie-foods.

So, let's define the EATING CLEAN GUIDELINES for the Challenge. Remember: this is a challenge. For 20-days you will eat an almost perfect diet with one cheat day per week because you are after REAL RESULTS. So: if you're ready to take your fitness to the next level, let's do this!! I'm in! I want a leaner, longer looking body!

EATING CLEAN RULES:

RULE 1: You eat 4 to 6 small meals per day, ideally breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, and dinner. That means that you are eating every 2 to 3 hours.

Your body needs to be fueled. Eating only breakfast, lunch, and dinner is not okay.

RULE 2: You eat at least 1250 calories (unless you are less than 5 feet tall). I am putting this down because this challenge is about eating clean and being healthy, not about starving yourself. (If you are a club member, you can use the tools to determine the number of calories you should be eating based on your fitness program! If you need help determining this, drop me an email and we can talk.)

RULE 3: This is more like a guideline than a rule. You follow something close to a 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fat diet. For those of you doing carb manipulation or following a special plan for diabetics, that's fine, too. Again, I just don't want folks to think they are eating clean if they eat 4 bowls of cereal per day. Your meals have to be balanced. (You can can use Free online programs like Fitday.com or calorie_count.com to help you track your meals both for ratio of carbs, protein, fat and your calories eaten!)

Are you ready?

LET'S BRING IT!

Disclaimers

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