After weeks of searching for the perfect diet or challenge without any success I decided to just go ahead and create my own. I found a few good ideas on the net and in books but nothing that would really fit my lifestyle or way of eating. I’ve very loosely followed the ideas in 42 days to fit but added other components. I also used some of the 100 days of real food’s mini pledges. You can look there for Free Meal Plans
The idea of this challenge is to be very flexible – make if work for you but also challenge yourselves. If you only have a month before that big trip do a 30 day challenge by doing 2 of each things in a week. If it is too much for you spread it out over more weeks. You can also start this challenge at any time. If you want to do it with me then we are starting next week Monday the 15th You should ideally build on your challenges. In week 2 do everything from week 1 plus week 2’s challenges where it makes sense like Nutrition, fitness etc.
I will reveal the following week’s challenges about a week in advance to give you time to prepare.
Skin – Switch to gentle eco-friendly skincare or just revisit your skin care routine.
A great idea is to start using the Oil cleansing Method.
More detail here
Waxing - To prepare your body for this makeover, maybe go for some waxing. You will be able to reveal more when exercising or just feel better when pampering yourselves.
No Sugar or chips/unhealthy snacks. Cut out all those unhealthy snacks, sugary drinks, chocolates and change to honey, maple syrup or xylitol for coffee or tea. No artificial Sweeteners!
1 glass of water extra per day.
Buy or get a Journal – You can use this for anything you like, but write the date when you plan to start the challenge on the front page and use this to signal the start of your journey. You can write how you feel each day or just use to journal what you eat or when you did your challenge items. Keep score if you want (giving yourself points for each thing you complete and then rewarding yourselves) or just write down your measurements or weight and keep track. I have found that rewarding myself with something (no food) at intervals (Eg. After a Successful week or two, or after losing x amount, can be very encouraging.
Take a luxurious bath once or twice this week and try to give yourselves a home spa treatment.
Read how on Beautiful Earth Home Spa treatment guide. I can recommend their products but you can
also make your own. Search on the following sites for recipes:
Wellnessmama or Cruncybetty
1 day more than you are currently doing of any Exercise. For more ideas or exercises you can do at home, look at the following:
30daysofhealtandwellbeing or Real Fit moms
For those who wants to know what is coming or that wants to shorten the challenge here is a peek at week 2:
This week will be hair week (More to come).
Add at least 2 portions extra vegetables to your meals. If you are already eating your vegetables try to aim for 2 portions of fruit or Vegetables with each meal.
Add a glass of water
Add another day to your fitness regime. Try to make one (or at least one)of these days Cardio (Running/walking, dancing, Interval Training etc) and one strength training (Resistance or Pilates etc)
What do you think about this challenge. Do you think it is do-able?
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