It’s time for our July 2016 Challenge! If you are participating, leave a comment below and tell us why.
This Month’s Goal:
Taking action daily by embracing simple yet powerful, healthy habits. The hope is that you will choose to adopt many of these habits for good and make them part of your successful weight loss journey.
Each day you will complete the “Task of the Day”. Some of the tasks on the checklist have a yellow check box. We suggest that you continue these tasks for the rest of the month or time frame designated.
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Tools: You will need a journal/notebook for this challenge. We are asking you to do some meal planning and take your lunch to work during this challenge so you may need to invest food containers and a lunch bag.
LOSE TO WIN: We are hosting another DietBet this month for extra accountability, social support and encouragement. We’ve hosted 2616 Dietbetters who have placed $79,885 in bets and lost 14,446.2 pounds. How does it work? Put your bet in the pot. This month’s bet is just $30. You have 4 weeks to lose 4% of your bodyweight. If you reach this goal, you split the pot with other people in the Dietbet pool who have also lost 4%. Click here for the full details. The initial and final weigh-in are done via photo.
We will post additional information daily on Facebook and Instagram to help you complete each task.
1 Write down your weight loss/health/fitness goals in your journal. Focus on goals that are clear, attainable and measurable. – Review this article.
2 Do some research on healthy portion sizes and food labels. Write down 3 things that you’ve learned.
3 Create a list of 7 healthy breakfasts that are between 300-450 calories in your journal. These should be meals that you would actually try.
4 Prepare a healthy dish for yourself or to share this 4th of July.
5 Try an HIIT workout. Record how you felt after your workout in your journal.
6 Keep track of everything you eat today in your journal/notebook. Record how you felt before each meal or snack.
7 Create a list of 7 healthy snack ideas that you could eat on a regular basis are between 70 to 200 calories.
8 Avoid caffeine all day, including coffee and tea, for at least 3 whole days. Record how you feel without caffeine in your journal.
9 Do some research on how nutrition can help you avoid disease, especially any ailments that run in your family. Write down what you learn.
10 Create a list of 7 healthy lunches the are between 300-500 calories. These should be meals that you would actually try.
11 Cut out any drinks that contain processed sugar or artificial sugar, including juice and pre-made smoothies.
12 Create a list of fruits and veggies that you love. Eat at least 2 servings of fruits and 3 servings veggies today. Use fresh, unprocessed produce.
13 Commit to drinking at least 64 oz of water each day.
14 Create a list of 7 healthy dinner ideas that are between 400-600 calories. These should be meals that you would actually try.
15 Bring your lunch to work. Do some planning over the weekend and commit to bringing your lunch daily for the rest of the month or finding the healthiest option.
16 Go Vegetarian for one whole day. (Fish, eggs and dairy optional)
17 Do at least 15 minutes of Yoga today.
18 Try a new weight training workout. Record the exercises you do, the number of reps and the amount of weight per set.
19 Review your food logs. Write down at least 7 foods or drinks you need to cut out of your diet. Then write down the foods or drinks you can replace those foods with and commit to doing that for the rest of the month.
20 Drink a glass of water before breakfast, lunch and dinner. 8 to 12 oz. This will help you to feel full and to stay hydrated.
21 Try a new, challenging workout today. Push yourself! Add on 2-5 burpees at the end of your workout.
22 Over the next 3 days, plan out what you will have for dinner next week. Take this weekend to research, plan and meal prep.
23 Sit and admire yourself for at least 2 full minutes in a mirror. Write down how you feel afterwards in your journal.
24 Take a brisk walk or hike outside for at least 30 minutes. (Weather permitting)
25 Spend 20 minutes this morning thinking about the things you are grateful and thankful for. Create a Gratitude List in your journal. Add at least one new thing daily.
26 Eat completely Vegan for one whole day. No flesh foods or animal products.
28 Review your daily food logs. Make a list of all the foods you’ve been eating on a regular basis that are unhealthy or full of empty calories. Commit to cutting out those foods.
29 Try a Tabata workout.
30 Write down at least 5 ways you can love yourself more or take better care of yourself.
31 Purchase one book on nutrition, a weight loss plan that you’d like to try, healthy recipes or a weight-related illness that you need more info about. We suggest our clean eating guide.