Monday, October 29, 2012

8 Weeks to Clean Eating Challenge


A few weeks ago I saw a post on facebook for a healthy eating challenge.  I decided to try my luck and apply and out of 279 applicants, I was chosen to work with Amber from Amber's Fitness and participate in her 8 Weeks to Clean Eating Challenge.  If you are not familiar with her story please stop by her blog or Facebook Page.  She is truly inspirational and I am very excited that she is my coach.  This is something that I needed and a way to get "me" back. The group centers around team building, personal development and accountability. We have weekly conference calls, we are set up with an accountability partner and we must remain active within the group page in order to continue onto the next week. We also have a required reading that we must read each week with the focus on personal development. 

 

Today marks the big day that me and the other 49 group members will set out on the clean eating journey. Each week Amber will provide us with a challenge, free day, and a focus.  As we progress, each week builds on the previous challenge so that by week 8 we will be practicing all 8 habits.  For week 1 our challenge is to get rid of all of the junk food in our home and to replace it with healthier food options.  No cakes, chips, cookies, ice cream, wine and all of that good stuff.  Sounds simple right?  A few other tips she provided to us was to figure out our proper caloric intake, drink a ton of water and do not skip breakfast.  I will post weekly about the challenge and how I am doing and also update with photos.  I asked Mr to snap a few shots of me so that I can have some before and after photos.  OMG why did I do that...if you ever need a wake up call in terms of your weight, take a few pictures..Good Grief.  I refuse to put the side profile up here.  Well I'm on my way to getting me back and taking it one day at a time.  Wish me luck! 
Goal: To have my Sassy Wife T fit again and not inadvertently conform into a half top 

10 comments:

  1. This is awesome girl, and KUDOS to you for taking a very difficult first step!!! Give up my junk food, cookies, and juice? That would be so hard for me. Please continue to share these tips as I'll be doing it alongside you, in small increments that I can handle!

    And P.S., for just having a baby, you look amazing!!!

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    1. Thanks lady! I know since having the baby I've been fond of sweets! So giving up my junk is hard but worth it. I've had headaches the past two days but I'm still on the wagon.

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  2. Good luck! I am not good with giving up things. I look forward to following your journey!

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    1. Thank you! The junk food is so hard but its worth it. I'm thinking about the end goal.

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  3. Good luck you can do it!! Looking into it myself.. :)

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    1. Hey sis, follow along with me! We can do this, trying to get my sexy back.

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  4. Your back!!! I want to start clean eating. I am looking forward to learning more through your journey!

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    1. Hey Girly! Yes, you inspired me to come back and I'm glad I did. I made the Garlic and Brown Sugar Chicken on Monday and it was yummy! We have to share more recipes as I have to cook more now. I'm cutting back on the eating out.

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  5. Is it too late to jump on board?! I want to start eating clean too! And I'm sure having the support of others will help.

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    1. Nope it's not too late at all. I just started on Monday and have eliminated all junk food. I've had headaches the past two days but I'm feeling better today. I will post the challenge each week so please follow along with me. Also, if you have any questions you can shoot me an email Brandi (at) sassymahoganywife (dot) com.

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