I came across this sit through a couple of other blogs and thought about the challenge. Basically, set a goal for yourself to be more active, eat better, or whatever works for you except specific weight loss amounts. Each week you can pick a new goal or continue work on just one. There is a weekly drawing for a MyTrack - which tracks calories, movement and calorie burn. I love to win things and this would be great tool to have to use too!
I decided I'd try this challenge because one of my 40 x 40 goals is to reach my goal weight and another is to walk on the treadmill 4 days a week for three months. I debate putting fitness challenges up as posts though, because some times friends like to be the "fitness police" and point out when you aren't eating right or question your work out habits. Personally, I think whatever I'm doing is up to me and I'm the one that needs to make those choices . . .but one of the requirements of this challenge is to post about it :-)
What is my first goal for this challenge? It doesn't have anything to do with either of the two goals stated above, really, but it will help me get healthier and start progress toward those items. I love Pepsi. Not Coke, Mt. Dew, Root Beer or any other soda. Don't get me wrong, I'll drink some of those (Mt. Dew = yuck!) but I LOVE Pepsi. There is nothing better than an ice cold Pepsi when you are really thirsty. So, my goal for this first week is to break my Pepsi habit :-) So from Sunday-Saturday my goal is no Pepsi. Period. I know that if I can go one week without any; without drinking it at lunch, or grabbing a can half way through the morning . . or afternoon . .. or late at night than I can slowly add some back in throughout the week - limiting it to only certain times. So, no, I'm not looking to totally eliminate it from my diet because, again, I love it, but it needs to become more of a treat than my normal, all day drink! Now, I know if you remove one thing, you need to replace it with something or you will fail. So, I have a few drinks in my fridge to help me with that "flavor" buster. One, is sweet tea. Summer is coming so there is nothing better than some ice cold sweet tea. The other is some flavors of Crystal Light. Ok, I realize that water is the best option but I need flavor and just adding lemon, peach or cucumber to water doesn't do it for me.
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