Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekly Challenge #3

In case you are new:

Each week we are given two challenges. These challenges will start on Sunday (usually) and go through the following Saturday. (click here to learn more about our weekly challenges)

At the end of the week, we will each write a post explaining our experiences with the challenges.

BE HONEST. If you failed the challenge, tell us why. If you rocked it, tell us how. Most importantly, tell us how you feel about it.

This week's challenges

Physical Challenge: Earn It!

The Holidays are upon us and there are going to be tons of opportunities to indulge and get our food on and that is okay... to an extent. This week's physical challenge is to 'earn' the ability to indulge. Say you know you're going to a big dinner in the evening, then do a metabolism boosting ( usually cardio) workout before you go or make sure you do one when you get back (it might be easier to do before you go...). Maybe you know you are going out for a festive brunch, walk there or do something to help counteract all the yummy stuff vying for your attention! You get to decide how to do it, but get physical and start fending off those Holiday pounds!

Nutritional Challenge: Drink Up!

Sorry guys, i'm not talking about liquor but water... This week before any meal you eat, have two cups of water, that way you won't confuse the-

'Hey, you know what? I think I'm thirsty' body response

with the

'I'm starving, you must feed me NOW! I think I'm going to die... Are you listening... Hungry! ' body response

If you are just having a snack, then just have one cup of water first, not only will you not confuse the body's signals but you will also be more aware of what and why you are eating. Is it worth getting a drink first? If so then you are probably hungry, if not then you probably just wanted to munch!


viewfromdownhere on November 22, 2010 at 5:58 AM said...

I'm down with the water thing...but doesn't that make you have to go to the bathroom more often, too? That might have negative effects on the road to Michigan...

Katy on November 22, 2010 at 2:54 PM said...

Neat! I promise I'll do it this week. I'll exercise so much the entire turkey can (and will) be mine for the taking.


Annie, age 29

About Annie

With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

Heléna, age 26

About Helena

I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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