ASHAFit for the Holidays


Well, if you’re from the USA you’ve probably just stuffed yourself with Thanksgiving dinner(s). If, like me, you did not, you still don’t get off scott free, since you’re about to be bombarded with all sorts of goodies at work and other places for the holidays. Whether or not you celebrate those holidays won’t matter when someone brings in yummy cookies and you’re peckish.

The last diet bet was the first time someone didn’t make their goal – so I’ve got some $ to roll over. This means that, even if everyone makes their goal this time around, there will be a bit of extra money to distribute. Win-win, people!!

Quick is best for motivation so let’s do 6 weeks again and 3.5% of body weight again. It’s doable, but requires some small amount of dedication on our parts. Again, if you can keep up a bit of diet and exercise discipline for 6 weeks, you’re more likely to be able to keep that momentum after this challenge is done (because you’re making a long term/permanent change, right??).

This is short notice because I got lazy with my blog post. But I want to get started sooner than later. So there will be 2 start/end dates – you can start this weekend or next weekend. There will be no last starting date, but you obviously have a better chance of making your bet the sooner you start in the 6 weeks. This means the whole thing won’t close until 2 weeks after New Year’s, but we who start sooner can be patient 🙂

The Details

Goal: lose 3.5% of your body weight

Timeframe: 6 weeks of EITHER Nov 29-Jan 10  OR Dec 6 – Jan 17.

Cost: $5 per week for a grand total of $30 in the pot at time of entry

Benefit: losing weight and being healthier! But, of course, everyone who makes the goal (with photo evidence) will split the pot and there’s a little bonus as well.

Rules: In order to split the pot at the end, besides losing the correct amount, you must

  1. Send in a photo of your numbers on the scale as well as a full length picture of yourself standing on the scale. We’d also appreciate if you submit your numbers to the form to make data collection faster and easier. It’s awesome if you can get creative and work both in at the same time by doing an above the head selfie but you have to be fast on the timing with the pic sometimes, depending on your scale. The code word (see below) and your weight on the scale both legible in the photo. Photos can be submitted at any time to start the challenge but obviously if you get them done this weekend you stand a better chance of making your goal.
  2. You MUST weigh in EVERY week to claim the prize at the end. Weighing in to this form is quick and easy! (it’s the same link/form every week). This is because many of you get lazy but regularly weighing in keeps you honest and more likely to succeed.
  3. You must send $30 US to my pay pal and will not be entered into the contest until you do so. Slptanya at gmail dot com. Everyone (including me) submits US funds to keep it fair and even when splitting the pot at the end (cuz we’re all gonna make it!!).
  4. You must submit your final photo, with a code word to be announced the last week, by no later than January 12th for early start or January 19th for late start. If you somehow make this goal before your end date, you’d best maintain it!

Nov 29th start date: HOLIDAYS

December 6 start date: FAMILY

I would also STRONGLY suggest that you write down what you eat everyday to help you with this challenge. Also, if you really want to make your bet, write it down in MyFitnessPal and be friends with the others in this challenge. If you know someone might be looking over your shoulder, you’re more likely to make better choices. Even if it’s just Katie or me. We promise to share back so you can see what we eat too (actually, everyone can always see what Katie eats, cuz she’s brave/committed like that!).

Email us your pictures to fit4ASHA at gmail dot com. Katie and I are looking forward to cheering all of you on in your fitness goals!!

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