MyFitnessPal Challenge

3.11.2014

I've been wanting to get into better shape and better health for awhile now. In fact, a lifestyle change was one of my resolutions this year. I am on a better path already with not so many treats and taking the time to work out more frequently... but I still miss days and I still have times when I would rather just sit. And most of those times end up with conversations between Adam and I that go a little something like this...

Adam: Are you going to work out?
Deidre: Probably not...
Adam: You should just do a quick workout.
Deidre: *possibly getting pouty and unpleasant* I had a really long day and right now I just want to sit and relax... I had to set tables and stack chairs and I am just tired now from working all day!
Adam: Okay... Sorry, I am just trying to help you out like you asked me to do.

So... you can see what is wrong with that, right? I asked Adam to hold me accountable. And then I give him a really hard time when he does. So.. to remedy all that I introduce to you...

Because nothing can get my butt kicked into gear like a little competition. My motivator used to be pageants. I knew that if I wanted to win a crown I needed to work hard and be in shape so I didn't scare the judges during swimsuit. But now my motivator will be cold. hard. cash. That's right. You heard me... money! The MyFitnessPal challenge is for anyone and everyone. There will be a $10 buy in to be a part of it, and at the end of the challenge the winner takes it all!

So how do you win? Everything will be based on a point system. 1 Point for Tracking in MyFitnessPal, 1 Point for staying within calories decided with accountability partner, 1 Point for 45 minutes amount of working out, 1 Point for no treats, and 1 Point for drinking 8 glasses of water + reward points based on how you do throughout the week.

The challenge will run March 17th through June 1st and the winner will be announced on June 2nd! So what are you waiting for? Join in. Sign up. And let's all do this together!

You can sign up HERE.
Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I've had some friends who have loved this and lost a ton! Honestly I'd end up with negative numbers and I'd feel even worse. But there is something out there for everyone! i hope this works for you!

Life with Amberly said...

Haha, Joe and I have the same sort of conversations, except then he asks the dog if he wants to go on a walk and Howie gets super excited so I HAVE to get up and go on a walk with them or else I have a disappointed puppy and his sad faces are SAD!!!!

Alyx said...

I'm totally in. Hopefully more people sign up. I'm going to share this post on my blog if that's okay?

Diary of a Debutante said...

I LOVE this app! I actually just convinced my boss to join... there's literally not an easier way to track your caloric intake!

xo,
Stephanie
Diary of a Debutante
www.thediaryofadebutante.com

Momma J said...

I have been using this app daily since January and I have lost 12 lbs and 12". It is a great tool to know what you actually eat in a day and is so much easier than using a pen and paper!

Laynah said...

I'm totally interested, but I think we need to define what a "treat" is! If I add chocolate chips to my zucchini wheat muffins, is that a treat? If my husband goes to Jack in the Box and I want a taco is that a treat? If I dip my apples in cookie butter is that a treat? Sorry, I'm an overthinker haha. Still, I think this idea is wonderful!

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