Ok… So that is of course, RIDICULOUS! Getting in great shape takes a balanced, healthy lifestyle, not fad diets and constant deprivation. If your diet makes you feel like crap or asks you to go to crazy extremes then there is one thing you can be sure of in the long run. IT WON’T WORK!
So what does work? My 4 Weeks to Summer Challenge! Now is the time my friends, let’s make it happen! Summer is only a few weeks away! Are you ready to kick things into high gear and get your body bathing suit ready? If so, I have a challenge for you! Warning: This is not going to be easy. But it will be worth it. Pull up your big girl panties, toss your hair in a ponytail and get ready to make changes happen!
Rules: To take part in Julie Lohre’s 4 Weeks to Summer Challenge, you should be in good physical health and ready to take on a challenging workout regiment. Have some medical limitations? No problem. Consult your dr and just incorporate the parts of this challenge that they approve.
For the next 4 weeks, you need to commit… really commit to change. There are some hard, stead fast, non-breakable rules that you need to be prepared to go with. Some you will find hard, some easy. Either way, this is a challenge. It is supposed to be hard. Make it happen.
- No alcohol. Not at all. For 4 weeks. Not even on the weekends.
- No Fast Food (and limit dining out). Fast food will make you gain weight well, fast and in general, if you are not preparing your food then you really don’t know what is in it. Make your own meals as often as possible and when you do eat out, be very specific about what you order!
- Skip the soda. Whether you choose regular or diet sodas, neither are good choices in the long run. They are laden with chemicals and/or sugar and prevent you from taking in enough water.
Ok, that was tough! Still with me? Good. That tells me you just might be strong enough to make this happen… So, if those are what not to dos, then what should you do?
Get moving! Everyday you need to include 60 mins of cardio vascular exercise. Most of those days this should NOT be done on a treadmill or other piece of equipment. Get outside and run, hike, bike, play basketball, etc. Want to really make a change, get your whole family up after dinner and go for a family walk or play an active family game!
Drink at least 1 gallon of water everyday. You can add a lemon wedge or some crystal light to it if you would like, but you need at least a gallon each day.
Eat your veggies. To the tune of 5 servings per day. And skip the butter. No need to drowned the little guys!
Eat your fruits too! That is right, no cutting out luscious bananas or mangos here! Include at least 2 servings per day.
Eat more FAT! Healthy fat that is. Everyday, include 2-3 servings of healthy fats from foods like almonds, avocados, olive oil, natural peanut butter, etc.
Don’t forget your protein! Include lean protein from sources like grilled chicken breast, turkey, salmon, egg whites, Ultimate Muscle Protein etc. At least 4 servings per day.
Hit the weights. 3-4 times per week, include at least 30 mins of actual weight training.
That’s it! Pretty straight forward. Track all of this in the handy dandy tracker sheet included here so that everyday, in every category you can give yourself a big old check mark! Amazing how motivating that check mark can be!
Taking part in Julie Lohre’s 4 Weeks to Summer Challenge has it benefits!
Free Stuff! Get your own tracker sheet to keep track of your progress. Print out this sheet and make daily check marks to keep yourself on track!
The first 100 people to successfully complete all 4 weeks of the Summer Challenge and send me both your filled out tracker sheet and a quick paragraph about how this challenge went for you and you will get a FREE FITBODY HAT!
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