Sunday, April 29, 2012

Week Five Check In/ Week Six Goals

How have you all been doing? We're over half way in this challenge, and I sincerely hope that you are all seing some results! As I was looking for this week's motivational picture/quote/video, it hit me - who is better than you guys on that topic! So when writing about your goals for week six, please include your #1 motivational "something". Be it a picture, link, video, quote, whatever. Sharing motivation is a real gift, and I have had so many experiences where a picture really speaks to me, and keeps me going!

The mini challenge will be posted mid-week! :)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Week Four Check In/ Week Five Goals

Link up your progress from Week Four and your goals for Week Five here. How did it go? Does spring make it easier to reach our weight loss goals? Does it change your exercise routines? Try setting a goal for week five that will really make you have to reach out of your comfort zone, and share why this is a challenging goal for you. Are you pushing yourself to exhaustion, or are you just uncomfortable?

As for this week's mini-challenge, so few people participated in last week's that I want to recycle it. So the mini-challenge stands, it's still about paying it forward, and you can find it in the previous post (use that linkup for the mini-challenge post). I think more than 6 people are able to pay it forward!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Week 4 mini-challenge!

Week 4's challenge is going to be slightly ....different. Hope you like it!

One good deed might not seem like much, but if everyone did something good for someone else, then the cycle of generosity and kindness can spark us to become better people.

Are you thinking - how does this relate to weight loss? Well, doesn't it relate to everything we do? Kindness, compassion, caring - it's certainly not going to hinder weight loss. Paying it forward helps not only the ones we are doing it to/for, but helps us feel good about ourselves. Be creative. Paying it forward can be tied to someone else's weight loss, and in the next step thus help you in progressing on your own - or even together. Everything is tied together. We're not just fat people trying to get thin, we are people. People who are a part of something bigger than ourselves. Have you ever felt obsessed about the scale, your food, the "regime"? This is a way to lift our eyes. Shape the challenge however you see fit, but make sure to pay it forward.

Write a post about your thoughts on this of challenge, and how you have paid it forward!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Week Three Check In/ Week Four Goals

How did this week go? Did you reach your goals? Why did you succeed? Why did you not? Did you stand in your own way, or did you enable yourself to make good choices? Here is a motivational quote for week four! Please share your goals in the linkup below!

PS! The weekly mini-challenge will follow in a different post, stay tuned. :-)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Week 3 mini-challenge!

This week's mini challenge is about support, and the accountability we can find in a great support system. Being a part of a challenge means both offering and receiving support. Thus, this week's challenge is to visit all the other participants in the challenge! When you've done this, or at least started, write a post sharing some of the posts and/or blogs that stood out to you, or any thoughts you had while doing your rounds. Link up using the linky (will be added shortly, there are some technical difficulties with the linky at the moment). :)

Sounds daunting? It might be, but this is what it's all about. We strongly encourage those of you that use word verification on your blog to consider turning it off. With so many participants it slows down the visiting pace terribly. :-)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Week Two Check In/ Week Three Goals

How was Week Two?
I hope that everyone is having/has had a wonderful easter!

I have been making an effort to stop off at a lot of your blogs each week, but we have so many challengers, it would take days. (I am excited we have so many challengers!!) So, this week's mini challenge is going to be a little different, and.. it actually won't show up on this blog until Wednesday. So, make sure to check back for it then.

Here's some exercise motivation for you this week-

So, I am ready to see everyone's goals for Week Three!

Remember, set up a post about last week, if you met your goals, how it went, and be sure to tell us your goals for next week! :)
If you need an example, go here..
Link up your progress from Week Two and your goals for Week Three here-