- Health challenge: 10 choices that helped me lose weight FOR GOOD
- Fall in LOVE with your eating & exercise routine
- This health challenge is for ANYBODY who wants to KICKSTART a healthy routine!
Over the decade I was lost in the details of trying to lose weight, I ONLY focused on what I did wrong.
So as soon as I made even the tiniest “mistake”—like eating a raisin off the top of a muffin—I felt like I ruined e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g and had to restart my diet the next day.
It was SO important to me, to follow my diet perfectly.
I was always “on” and “off” diets, and building unhealthy habits BETWEEN diets.
Like I was so hungry the whole time I was “on” my diet, I’d overeat as soon as I was “off” my diet. And I’d eat things like cookies… a type of “food” I NEVER thought about before I started dieting!
When you can’t have something you want it more. Right?
This health challenge would have helped me
Eventually my bad habits became deeply ingrained and I was not just yo yo dieting, I was stuck in the vicious cycle of starving, bingeing and purging.
When I realized I had no idea how to break free, I hit rock bottom. (A story I’ll tell you sometime.)
Sitting there I decided to focus on being healthy instead of thin.
I just wanted my life back!
I missed being who I used to be.
…Someone without secrets, who worked hard at school, played sports, got sh*t done and didn’t think about food ALL. THE. TIME.
I missed showing up places feeling like… me.
And I’d tried everything.
I had no idea how to get better.
So I finally confessed what my regular day looked like to someone I trusted.
And this angelic genius, super-smart cherub said to me:
The health challenge is based on what I did to get healthy
Willing to do anything to get back to being the person I KNEW was still in me somewhere…
I took this super-smart cherub’s advice.
We picked 10 healthy things I’d do each day. And I called him a few times a day to check-in and be accountable.
My life changed over night.
And following these 10 healthy choices gave me tons of energy… and I reached a healthy weight I’ve maintained for the last 20 years.
This health challenge KICKSTARTS a healthy routine
This new “focus on what I did right” approach was a game-changer for me.
It STOPPED me from:
- getting lost in the details of diet rules, tips and tricks
- thinking I wrecked everything after a choice I regretted
- being stuck “between diets”… where I was ingraining the unhealthy habit of bingeing before restarting yet another *new* diet
Just focusing on completing a few healthy choices each day, helped me:
- carry on making healthy choices after a “mistake”
- get used to making healthy choices
- build momentum
Stop focusing on looking healthy and focus on being healthy.
A healthy body is the result of healthy habits.
This health challenge will help you fall in love
…with your eating and exercise routine, before Valentine’s Day!
This “focus on what I did right” experience and checking-in for accountability was so life changing… I’d LOVE you to try it too!
Love Yourself by Valentine’s Day
10-day health challenge
Once you sign up you’ll INSTANTLY receive the 10 health challenge choices you’ll aim to complete each day—the same 10 things I’ve been doing each day to get and stay healthy over the last 20 years.
...you have a 65% of completing a goal if you commit to someone. And if you have a specific accountability appointment with a person you’ve committed, you will increase your chance of success by up to 95%— The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD)
Then a day or two before the challenge begins, you’ll receive a 2 minute video to show you how to use the online form to keep track of your progress.
On February 3rd this 10-day healthy challenge begins.
Working as a group and checking-in builds in a specific accountability appointment! And it just takes seconds per day to fill in your points.
Each day throughout the 10-day health challenge you’ll receive:
- a quick email with a “nugget” to fire you up so healthy choices are easier to make
- the priceless feeling of KICKSTARTING a healthy routine
- a small bonus challenge (for extra points)
To qualify for prizes you must log in each day to update your points.
Then prizes are awarded (for all sorts of WINS – not just the highest points!) on February 14th and shipped to you in the post… a post-Valentine’s Day prezzie 🙂
Health challenge FAQ #1
1. What are the 10 healthy choices?
The 10 healthy choices are all doable, flexible and take minimal time. Wha-hoo!
We all have busy lives, so none are “extras”.
They’re things you’re already doing with a healthy twist.
For instance, everybody already sleeps… And sleep is part of this health-challenge. You get points each day for getting your body into a healthy sleep pattern.
TRUTH: This one’s going to be hard for me… (I’m excited to do the challenge!) I need to sort myself out. I’ve had a crazy sleep non-routine for years.
Remember, our bodies run best (and that includes our metabolisms) when we’re in a routine.
Health challenge FAQ #2
2. Do I have to complete all 10 healthy choices each day?
If you complete one-a-day and it’s an improvement to you regular routine that’s a HUGE win. Getting healthy is all about BREAKING unhealthy patterns and the first time you do it is the hardest… so being part of a challenge, where there’s accountability, is an excellent time to start (and more fun!)
For instance, if you normally:
- order lunch in from a fast food restaurant
- exercise every day (like I did for the 10 years I struggled)
- eat dinner, watch tv & go to bed
And you break just ONE of those unhealthy behaviours on just ONE day… that’s a huge accomplishment. (The healthy choice between dinner & bed that’s part of this health challenge, is the one I’m most excited about—it’s so easy but makes a big difference.)
Health challenge FAQ #3
3. Who are the prizes for?
We’re going to be handing out tons of prizes. There will be a prize for the person who has the most points but they’ll also be lots of other prizes too for a variety of other improvements.
Make Today Count
The 10 healthy choices that make up this health challenge will make EVERY day count.
As you start to incorporate more of these 10 healthy choices into your daily routine, you’ll have more energy and more headspace to focus on everything you care about!
Build healthy habits. A healthy weight will follow.
Fall in love with your eating and exercise routine by taking this 10-day health challenge!
Get started here.
I love this song.
It came out around the time I was desperate for a change in my life. While the idea of a guy missing me as much as Chris De Burgh misses someone was appealing… The person I missed was me. I felt so separated from who I used to be before I got preoccupied by dieting.
The 10 choices in this health challenge were my turning point!
If you designed a health challenge… what’s one healthy choice you’d include? Let me know in the comments below.
Join this health challenge and KICKSTART a healthy routine here.
Sharing what I learned makes the 10 years I STRUGGLED worth it