Monday, October 1, 2012

YOLO Healthy Living Challenge

So I am finally back and ready to do the damn thing.
If you couldn't tell by my title or the collage of beautiful pics above I am in a YOLO state of mind right now. If you don't already know YOLO means You Only Live Once!!!!! I fell in love with this saying when I found the bracelet pictured below at my local grocery store.

I have been depressed for a number of months which I believe has contributed to my lengthy plateau.  I am diligently working on some personal issues and I have decided that I should issue myself a challenge to help me get back on the healthy living train.

I have started my own YOLO Healthy Living Challenge.  "You Only Live Once, So Make it Count" is my new motto. So here are the specs for my challenge:

Time: Oct. 1, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013
This is 92 days.

Purpose: The purpose of this challenge is to help get me back on track with my weight loss and healthy lifestyle.  I do not plan to enter into the year 2013 weighing or feeling the same way that I came into 2012.

With is challenge I have set some goals that are specific to me.  If you would like to start your own YOLO Healthy Living Challenge make sure to make your goals and all other aspects of your challenge relate able to you. There is no one set way to do anything and if you personalize it I believe that you are more likely to be successful. 


1. Lose 3-4 pounds per week
2. Incorporate exercise 3 times a week
      * Use the couch to 5K app to start jogging
      * Develop a strength training routine
3. Meditate and read the Bible DAILY!!!!! This is very important.
4. Document my journey daily here on Blogger.
5. try one new healthy recipe a week.
6. Track all food using "My Fitness Pal"
7. Stay within my calorie range of 1200-1400 cals per day
8. Reduce the amount of red meat that I consume.
     * Mini goal: reduce pork to 2 times a week and beef to once every two weeks
9. Allow myself two treat a week. They must be planned and cannot exceed 350 calories.
10. Take my vitamins daily
11. Measure and weigh everything

I have also set up a reward system to help keep me motivated and on track. I won't list those here but you get the idea.

YOLO Extras
Plan out all meals on Sunday night
Allow myself one diet soda a day
Be mindful of sodium intake
Eat out no more that 2xs a week
Follow my PHC guidelines
Stop making excuses
Be committed and determined.

Ultimate Goal

To lose 38-46 pounds by Jan. 1, 2013

So there is my challenge. It my be confusing to some but it make sense to me and that is really what matters.  I am truly committed to getting my life right and I know that I can achieve all the things that I have set out to do.

I will be back later today with my Day 1 update. Hope you Divas are staying on track and if not it's never too late to start over again.

Peace and Blessings

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