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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thanksgiving Tummy Tone Challenge

Have you hit a plateau or are looking forward to jump starting your weight loss plan? Would you like to develop healthier eating habits? This challenge will help you accomplish your goals!

This Clean Eating Challenge will begin at midnight on Monday, Nov 1 and last until Thanksgiving. Just think.....you will be a brand new, healthier you!

Now, here are the rules of the challenge.

1. You PRESS PLAY (exercise) 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 challenge, you may treat yourself to ONE CHEAT SNACK (like a cookie) 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 my Facebook group page (Coach Laura's Health & Wellness) your accountability. When you tell someone what you are doing, you usually follow through.

5. You have until Sunday 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 this challenge will do for you and how good you will feel!!!

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 the next few weeks, 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!


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!)

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 90 day program like P90X or Chalean Extreme, you could be a new you before year end!! It's right around the corner.....are you ready? Just think, all the family you saw this weekend can be asking you what did you did to reach your goals!

So that you know, I don't care what kind of exercise you do as long as you are active. Running, walking, the elliptical, 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!

Are you ready? I am! I hope that you join me!


1 comment:

Laila said...

LOL @ Cheat Meal vs. Cheat Day. Very important distinction.

I'm gonna try. I really like the idea of eating clean. And being more mindful of the snacks I'm taking in.


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