Thursday, January 22, 2009

Challenges & You

We all like to be challenged, Right?

Ok, some more than others I'm sure, but overall, I am the type of person who likes a good challenge. We are in the start of the New Year and while most of us resolve to do the things we know we don't really want to do OR we resolve to not make resolutions because we are going to break them anyway, I feel the need to make a few changes in my life. Changes that do not require a resolution, but perhaps a goal of sorts.

In order to focus on what I WANT to do I have decided to break it down into manageable pieces and create goals. (remember, I made a resolution, which I am working on, but I need a plan of go = goals) To get from point A to point B I need to focus on how and one of my first goals is going to be Lose Weight.

I'm not talking massive miracles here (but if your listening, I would gladly accept one) Instead I am talking about 6 pounds of unwanted weight.

Why just 6?

Glad you asked.

It's not that I have just 6lbs I want to lose, nope I'd prefer much more than that, however, 6lbs gone and I feel better about myself AND I decided to do the Special K challenge, which says UP TO 6LBS in 2 weeks. Since the challenge does not guarantee 6lbs in 2 weeks I am going to extend this time frame by 2 additional weeks, making it a total of 4 weeks which is a relatively normal and healthy weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week.

You are all going to be my accountability.

If I succeed with this then I am going to owe you all a BIG Thank You, BUT (and it's a big BUT) if I do not lose the 6lbs by February 19 (4 weeks from today) I am going to give the first 10 people who comment a gift card to their favorite sandwich shop - i.e. Subway, Jason's Deli, McAlisters, Lenny's, Firehouse subs, etc. When you comment, be sure to leave your choice.
I'll update on Thursdays so be sure to check back.

What kind of Challenges are YOU tackling in 2009?


A Buns Life said...

Good luck, I know you can do it. (fyi, on the commercial it says to substitute special K for two meals) Sign me up for Subway!! :)

I am trying to get more organized if you couldn't drawers and pantry are all done, and it feels GREAT!! (I need to post pictures.) Now I need to get started on my closets.....

mommaof4wife2r said...

i have more than 6 lbs, but i def need to get my booty in gear. i haven't been to the gym once this year...i'm regretting it now and feel like it's already a lost cause. yikes!

mommaof4wife2r said...

ok, you got me...i'll play along and have fun...i am a subway veggie sub fan with southwest i'm hungry. thanks! jk!

tootie said...

Best of luck! If you can do a marathon, then I know you can do this!

And all of a sudden I'm craving Subway... :)

skiplovey said...

Good for you! I'm trying to shape up a few pounds of flab to muscle myself. And I'm trying to get organized too. So far the organization is going a little better than the workouts but I've made it to the gym at least once a week since after Christmas. Obv I need to step it up.

Anonymous said...

if this works, you are gonna get me to do it to. i'm eating healthier and working out, but the special K wouldn't hurt either.

i'd love to enter-- mcallisters is MY fave :]


the cubicle's backporch said...

Oh man... so if I read this correctly, you have to fail in order for us to get giftcards? Well, I know you can do it, but in case something crazy happens, I love me some subway!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

okay you let me know if this REALLY works and I will try it too - although I am not a cereal eater - you eat this for breakfast AND lunch or just lunch? I am not a breakfast eater at all!