Tuesday, June 26, 2012

12 Week Shape Up - Week 3 Link Up!

Posted By: Leah

Welcome to my 12 week shape up for Cali! What are you getting in shape for? Link up below and join me!

Good news, I'm down a lot this week! 5 lbs total in 3 weeks, Yay!
I really tried to do well this past week and weekend and that has made all the difference. A few days of over-eating really can derail you. I'm so happy to report I'm back in the game and feeling good!

Mission 3 - Accountability
This is for sure the easiest mission I will have for you guys for my 12 week shape-up. This week's mission is to make your healthy eating, exercising.... everything you're doing to 'shape up,' I want you to make it public. There is no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed. I've found that by keeping my healthy diet a secret, it's harder than just telling people. There's no making excuses why you aren't eating cheese fries and drinking bottomless beer with your friends. By increasing your accountability, it will motivate you even more. To know that your coworkers, friends, and family know you are eating healthy, it will make you accountable to them and not want to fail. For me, another way to be accountable is to talk about it on my blog. I have quite a few daily readers and even though most of you I don't know IRL, I would feel like such a failure if I just gave up on my 12 week challenge. Whether you'd judge me or not, I am putting myself out there in front of all of you and this helps me be accountable.

Please note- although you may be overweight, when you tell people about your 'shape up' they will often say things like "you don't need to diet" or "you are already such a good size." It may be easier just to accept the 'compliment' than to justify what you're doing and why. Remember, you're doing this for you, and you don't need to justify it to yourself. You know this is the way you need to be eating.

That said- don't skip social opportunities or stop going out to eat just because you're starting to eat healthier and differently. You will resent being healthy and binge eat out of rebellion. Trust me, I'm famous for doing this. Not the skipping social situations (I'm a blast!) but the binge eating because I didn't get to eat what I want when I could have. It's all about moderation and tracking.

Link up with me and lets support each other! Don't forget to visit the other people who link up and support them on their journeys as well!

Prior Missions:
Blood Type Diet
Fruit 'Till Noon
30 Day Ab Challenge

1 comment

  1. Well done you! I am hoping for a good loss this week... my weigh in is tomorrow night.

    I HATE when people try to tell me I don't need to lose weight. I'm classified as morbidly obese, for goodness sake. I do exactly what you said though. I don't know if talking about it just makes people feel awkward or what.


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