Friday, September 7, 2012

Annabel and Tegan's Healthy Living Challenge

I’ve struggled with weight most of my adult life. It’s really hard to lose and super easy to gain. I’ve gone up and down. While writing MEASURING UP, a book that took me five weeks to write, I lost fifteen pounds. I’ve since gained it all back. But while I was writing, I was inspired by Annabel and Tegan. Since the book has released I’ve heard from a lot of other people who said they feel the same way. Inspired. It’s pretty incredible. YOUR inspiration has since reignited mine. I’m ready to do this again, This time for real and for GOOD. And things like this are always easier to do with a group of people. That’s where Annabel, Tegan and YOU come into play!

The Challenge: To make life changes YOU want. Not because of society, or anyone else, but because it’s what you want for YOU. A healthier lifestyle.

Goals: I’m going to set a goal for myself. Something small because it feels good to reach a goal. Once I reach my first one, I’ll set the second. If you’d like to join Tegan and Annabel’s challenge feel free. Set a goal for yourself too.

Check –ins: I’ll post on my blog every Saturday. Also there's a Google group for check-ins as well. There’s other topics in the group too. Saturday will be the official check in day, but you can post anytime. There will be support, recipes and other threads. The challenge starts Saturday September, 15th.

I have a feeling Tegan and Annabel might stop in from time to time too. As readers who have read MEASURING UP know, this is something that is close to both their hearts.
The Google group will be set private, but if you email me at with your email I will send you an invite. Though it’s private, the group might grow to be pretty big so please don’t post any information there you don’t want others to see.

I’d love it if you could share the word about this challenge. Also, if you have a blog, blog on Saturdays, if you feel comfortable. We’ll have a blog link thread going as well.

Even though the challege doesn't start until next week I'm going to post my goals now, just to give you an idea what I'm doing.

Nyrae's goals:
Eat healthier
Start going to the gym again
Lose 10 pounds


I am not responsible for anyone else's weight loss, work outs, health, or anything else if you choose to do this "challenge". Everything you do is up to you and you're responsible for your own goals, health and plan of action. This is just meant as a place we can support each other. I am not a doctor and can not be held responsible for how people may or may not interpret the challenge and their results.

I'm sorry, but the challege is only open for those who are at least 18. I HATE that :(

PS, if you didn't see the cover reveal for CHARADE, scroll down. I LOVE it.

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    I should, you know, get in on this. Which, for me, means start back up with Insanity, of which I was one week away from finishing until I got sick. Boo.

    Eating healthy wouldn't be a bad idea not good with that. -_-

  2. I'm in too - I was thinking of setting up something similar myself, but now I don't have to! :D

  3. I'm so in. I've been trying to work on losing weight for the longest time and Measuring up has re-inspired me. Sending my email now.


  4. I started WW with a group of co-workers the day after Mother's Day. As of my last weigh-in 2 weeks ago, I'm down 39.8 lbs. My goal was to lose 50 by year end, I'm almost there. There is strength in numbers, group support is key, eat, eat, eat the good stuff and baby steps is definitely the way to go. Put one foot in front of the other, create on good habit at a time, and before you know it, you will be jogging down the path with Annabel and Tegan!

    Good Luck Nyrae! I'm cheering you on and I'll be watching your updates!

  5. I've read this book last week, I am trying to lose weight, I need it, after reading the book I also thought "Yes I can do it".

  6. Annabel and Tegan's Healthy Living Challenge. I've struggled with weight most of my adult life. It's really hard to lose and super easy to gain. cheap protein bars


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