I have an announcement to make.
I’m going on a 52-day fat loss challenge, and I am inviting you to join me.
While I have to say that I have been going to the gym consistently at least 4 times a week and I do look after my nutrition as much as I can when I’m on the road, it’s not easy to focus on all of those. In fact, over the last three months, I have spent time travelling and seeing new places that I did put my fitness on a hold.
Now that I have a little time for myself, and I don’t think I am going to travel anytime soon at least till early next year, I’ve decided to go on a fitness and nutrition journey, something that allows me to be accountable with my progress and make sure that I keep up with the goals I have set for myself and I would love if you can join me for this!
I have to say that it’s nothing crazy and no it won’t be a crash dieting sort of thing and nor do I want to have abs, but I will be making some realistic changes that can help me finish 2014 off with a bang!
How? By setting up a community on Google+ so that we can all do this together, cheer on each other, make epic goals and help live a more awesome life in fitness and nutrition!
Perhaps one day we can set up an awesome new tribe or something but for now, let’s start small and gather as many of us here together in a same venue.
So shall we? Click the red button below to get started!
Here are my goals for the next 52 days:
Main Goal: To lose 5kg in the next 52 days. I currently weigh 73.1kg or 161.2lbs. While I do not have any problems with that, it’ll be great if I can burn 5kg of fat over the next 7 weeks and be in the best shape I’ve ever been this year. So my target weight is 68.1kg, which means I have to consistently lose 0.7kg per week, which is both safe and doable. I know I can do it!
- Track my nutrition honestly on MyFitnessPal.com and post it up on the Google+ community. This way I know we won’t be cheating ourselves and that people can actually see what we’re eating. I won’t be counting calories or macros and while I do not have a specific nutrition plan to follow, I will be eating mindfully (i.e. making sure I know I am really hungry before eating) and eating as much natural food as possible.
- Hit the gym five times a day doing a combination of weight and HIIT training. I do hit the gym 4 times a week already so I will be taking up a notch and making sure I don’t skip Friday’s gym time. I honestly believe this will be a great factor to help me lose that 5kg so I’m going to commit to it.
Seriously, join me. I have about 400 of you in my mailing list, and while it’s a small number, even a dozen of us to start this together will be amazing! We can all make realistic goals together and help one another in this challenge!
Click the red button below to join me!
Some time today, I will be taking a picture of myself and my measurements and posting it up on the Google+ Community.
How To Participate In This 52-Day Fat Loss Challenge
Firstly, click the red button below to register your name and email address. Don’t worry, I won’t be using it to email you anything beside some general instructions on how to start this challenge! It only allow me to keep track on who is in the group and also to avoid trolls and spammers so please do that first!
Next, once you’ve done that, you will be redirected to a page with a link to our Google+ Community page! Once you’re there, click on the ‘Ask to Join’ community! I will then validate your email address and approve you as soon as I can.
The challenge will begin on Monday 10 Nov and will go on till Wednesday 31st December. That’s 52 days.
Why? Because for most of us, we have put our new year’s resolutions on hold. Let’s finish this year stronger, fitter and healthier.
Once you’re in the group, you should already see my posts! Simply add a new post to introduce yourself and then set your own goals.
How To Set Your Goals?
When it comes to goal setting, I recommend you to set realistic, measurable and attainable goals like I did above. And when I say that, I mean you should at least have a specific amount of something you want to lose and a time frame for it. You should also make it clear for yourself on how much weight you’re roughly looking to lose.
In a nutshell, for this 52-Day Challenge, make sure you:
- Come up with one Main Goal. Your main goal could be fitness, nutrition or general health related and it must be specific. I want to lose weight is not good enough, make sure you write down how much you want to lose.
- Come up with a minimum of one and a maximum of three Actionable Goals that can help you get to your Main Goal. For myself, I have two Actionable Goals: one in fitness and one in nutrition and I know I can handle that. For some of us, going to the gym once a week for the next 7 weeks can be more than enough. Whatever it is, make it yours and not anyone else’s. Don’t just blindly make an actionable goal when you know you won’t stick to it. For most awesome results, stick to one at a time.
Things to note: Make sure your goals are realistic. I do not recommend anyone setting a weight loss goal of more than 1kg a week, and even that is pushing it! It’s not healthy and it’ll just backfire on you in the future. Try to aim for at least a 0.5-0.8kg of weight loss per week.
So Are You In?
Please say yes! I would love to have you do this with me over the next 52 days. All you have to do is click the button below, enter your name and email address so that I know you’re in, and then follow the instructions after you press the ‘I’m In!’ button!
See you at our G+ page!