Last week I finished a month-long diet/fitness challenge with 22 other moms. The idea comes from this book…
Basically, you form teams and accumulate points for good behavior (healthy eating, exercising, losing weight, drinking enough water, implementing a new good habit, etc.) and are docked points for bad behavior (snacking, not sleeping enough, not breaking a bad habit, etc.).
As a group we lost a total of 123 lbs. over the course of the 4 weeks. Not bad, huh?! I, personally, lost 6.8 lbs. I was hoping for a little more, but overall am very pleased with the results. I only missed a few days of exercising the entire time and I broke my bad habit of biting/picking my nails and have beautiful, long nails to show for it!
Anyway, if you like competition and you want something effective then I recommend at least looking into this. It was pretty fun to do. One girl I know lost over 10 lbs.! So, obviously it works.
I’m thinking of doing it again after the holidays to get down to my goal weight. I’m only about 10 lbs. away and I so desperately want to get there. Plus, I really like how this forced me to drink enough water every day and exercise even when I didn’t feel like it. It must have something to do with the pressure of having to report to your teammates each week and then sharing your team totals with the competitors on a weekly basis. I definitely didn’t want to be the slacker of the group!!
I love hearing from my readers…what do you like to do to get/stay in shape? I’m normally a treadmill/elliptical/30 Day Shred junkie and don’t stray too far from those workouts, but I’d love to hear if there’s anything else super effective and fun that you would like to share!