Where will you be a year from now? What are the fitness and/or weight loss goals you'd like to achieve in the next twelve months? Do they seem achievable to you today?
I'd like to have you join me in a journey to lose five (5) pounds. Just five pounds. A month. : ) Every month of this new year of 2017 or until you've reached your healthy weight!
I know the overwhelming feeling it is to face having to lose a great deal of weight. I was morbidly obese once and know the fatigue the weight puts on your body and your self-esteem. You think there is NO WAY you'll be able to lose the weight. But I'm betting on you - believing that you can set your sites on losing five pounds and that you'll be able to achieve it. And then we'll do it again. Five pounds at a time. Before you know it, we'll have lost 20 pounds and then 35 and then 50 and, finally, next Christmas or Hanukkah time, we will be 60 pounds lighter and so much healthier!
Tomorrow is the 3rd of January and will be Day 1 of the Healthy Loser Gal 5 Pound Club Challenge. The January #HLG5lbClub challenger will end on January 31st when we'll celebrate out 5 pound losses! On February 1st we pick back up again and set another 5 pound goal for that month.
So how do you lose the weight in a month? Science has long held that if you decrease your food intake by 500 calories per day times seven days of the week, you'll have a 3500 calorie deficit which adds up to one pound lost. Sometimes this works for people and sometimes it doesn't. I, personally, will be walking more and exercising with weights to help boost the calories I'll be reducing through cutting out sugary soda and meal-end sweets.
There are tons of apps to help you count calories burned and log your food which I suggest you give a whole-hearted try! : ) Logging helps you realize the food that you casually may snack on during the day or evening without giving much thought to but that add up quickly when you log the amounts!
I will be on Twitter and Instagram and hope to see others use the #HLG5lbClub hashtag so we can offer support to one another as the challenge starts and continues! Relying on friends to help you through a difficult day is a great way to realize you're not the only one craving chocolate or not wanting to go out to walk in 30 degree temps!
If we truly COMMIT to the challenge and set our sites on only five pounds at a time, I know we can do this!
I hope you're in the Club with me!!
Dream. Believe. (Work hard!) Achieve!
Jan / HealthyLoserGal