Our November 2012 Weight Loss Challenge will be the “Exercise 5 days per week | Avoid sweets, candy, soda, or white flour Challenge”!!! We will also be juicing as a bonus challenge for those who are interested.
We will begin on Nov 1. What do you need to do to join the challenge?
- Exercise 5 days per week for a minimum of 30 min per day. Of course you can do more, but this is the baseline minimum.
- Reduce your sugar intake – We will focus on processed sugar (white sugar, corn syrup, artificial sugar, etc). No soda, no diet soda, no sweets, no candy, no cake. You can have natural sweeteners like agave nectar and honey in reasonable quantities. You can also have fruit and sweet veggies like carrots.
- No white flour – Our goal will be to avoid as much white, bleached flour as possible. You’ll want to avoid most breads, baked goods, crackers, etc.
2. You will commit to check-in with your fellow BWLW sisters on our online community each Saturday in November to let us know how the challenge is going for you. You will let everyone know your workout totals in terms of days and hours worked out. You will also note what challenges and successes you’ve had while trying to avoid sugar and white flour. Of course, you’ll also note how your weight is affected by the challenge goals. Check-in with a status message, photo, blog post…it’s your choice. We just want to hold each other accountable. BWLW members will also be posting on our Facebook page.
Bonus Challenge – Juicing at least once per day!
Do you want to step up the complexity of this month’s challenge? Interested in adding juicing to your daily eating goals? Me too. I’ve decided to add at least one 20 oz glass of juice to eating regime each day. There are a lot of free recipe resources online that you can check out. I’ll be using a great collection of 101 recipes I found: “101 Juice Fast Recipes“. I bought it after I saw the juice fasting documentary “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead“. Just $1.01! for 101 recipes from African American Juicing Diva, Carla of Raw Raw Life. Check it out!
Leave a comment below and let me know what your goals for November are and what you’d like to get out of this month’s challenge.
Our book of the month will be “Ada’s Rules” and I’ll be posting book club questions on the blog for discussion for those who are interested.
Ada’s Rules: A Sexy Skinny Novel – Ada’s Rules, the story of a black preacher’s wife who has 100 pounds to lose and maybe a cheating husband provides 53 principles for a personal health and beauty revival. A funny novel about serious subjects, from diabetes and obesity to infidelity, it provides a road map that any reader can follow to create change in their own lives and in the world. And it may just be the secret weapon we need to help us all balance the national health budget. Readers will see Ada in themselves as she perseveres through the joys and pains that come with being a loving parent, daughter, wife, friend, and community member pushing for change. Join Ada’s Army. Be one of the readers shifting the shape of the future one body at a time.
Black Women ARE Losing Weight with our monthly challenges! Let’s keep the momentum going in November.