Thursday, 31 July 2014

# challenge # Weightloss challenge

#Workit challenge: Day 1 Tips.

Are you fully ready for this challenge? I am so excited, will be going fruit shopping tomorrow. I am also in this challenge guys, so watch out because if i win, i take my money back!! Lol.  Don't mind me, just kidding but, i will participate. 

Firstly, i chose the name #workit for this challenge because i would love for us all to put in more effort in the exercise area. So here are this week's activities. I will keep updating as time goes on. 

WEEK 1 (DETOX WEEK) ACTIVITIES:
  1. Detox: Yes, this week is detox week. Its the best way to start. There are many ways of detoxifying the body, find what works for you, just make sure you do it right. If you need to order my detox plan, kindly mail or call me. chelizruby@gmail.com 08025806183.
  2. 1400 squats: Lets start strong guys. If you are a beginner, then try 500 squats. MissB the time has come! This means that we will do an average of 200/72 squats a day for the next 7 days. This will help kick start our engines in the strength area. 
  3. Always add a form of cardio daily (at least 30 mins), aside from the squats. Try skipping, jogging, running, speed walking or jumping jacks. 
  4. Stretch before and after your workouts to warm up and relax the muscles. This is very important, so as to prevent injuries.
  5. Do not weigh yourself daily please (those that have a scale under the table at work, take note. lol) Weigh yourself only on weigh in days which is on Saturday mornings. Which brings me to the next item.....

HOW TO WEIGH-IN:
  1. Do not weigh with clothes. This is why you need your own scale, because i know you cant strip in the gym. Lol. Weighing naked, will help you know if you are actually losing weight and to know your actual figures. It is only the scale weight that you are meant to send to me every weekend on chelizruby@gmail.com
  2. Get a measuring tape: this is the same one that tailors use, its sold for N100 or N50 in some places. use it to measure your: NECK, BUST, UNDER BUST, WAIST, HIPS, INNER THIGH, UPPER ARM. When you measure these areas, write them down in your log book, or weight loss journal which i requested you buy. This journal is for you to keep records.
  3. Do a tape measurement check every 2 weeks and write the new figures beside the first one. You can make a table format if you like. this will help you keep record and know if you are actually loosing the weight. 
  4. You may also wish to use an outfit a size smaller than you currently are to check your progress. Try it on every 2 weeks also.
THE SCALE DECEIT:
  • The scale can be very tricky sometimes, in the sense that you may actually be losing weight, you feel lighter and your clothes are loose. But when you weigh, the figures are not as big as you would have loved. 
  • Note an average of 1kg (2lbs) a week is advised and very normal. So don't get discouraged when you don't lose much. Your goal should be to maintain a constant weight loss weekly at least, (depending on your size) till you reach your goal.
  • Also note that the heavier you are, most likely, the weight will come off faster than a slimmer person. This will not affect the results of this challenge, i will factor in other things when choosing the winner, so don't worry sweets.
All the best and dont forget to #workit real hard!! Put fear aside, you can do this. If i could do it, you can too. Start and see where it takes you. If you don't challenge your body today, it will remain the same, and you might never be able to unleash your greatest potentials just because of fat. Step out and WORKIT!!! God bless.
Cheliz.
*Dont forget the blog address is changing to 'the shape cube' from tomorrow.



21 comments:

  1. Thanks Cheliz for this post and for your email. I'm on track.
    Pat

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  2. Thank you for the tips Cheliz. Coincidentally I just got a measuring tape yesterday.

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    1. Wow! Dats great Olawunmi , you are in the spirit.

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  3. When I'm having cravings, I mean when I'm not hungry but feel d need to eat.. Can I just sleep instead.. Does too much sleep make someone put on weight?

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    1. Lol. When you are having cravings, lets say a sweet craving, try and have an apple, thats what i do and it works a lot. I dont think sleeping will cure it. Too much sleep doesn't hurt, what hurts is for example, you sleep a lot and are not very active, then you eat a lot too. Your body doesnt get to burn that much energy compared to what you put in it. There has to be a balance between sleep, activity and food. Then for weight loss, your output has to be more than your input. Hope that answered your question? Thanks.

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  4. Good morning Cheliz. @ Pat I can see you are fully ready for this....As for July I was able to lose 2.5kg, it wasn't easy o but I am holding on. So far since the June challenge 7kgs is off and I intend to keep that off forever. Lol Thank you Cheliz for making it 1400 squats at least that is fair enough. You wont stop amusing me o @those that have a scale under the table at work. It is well o, I should be 60% to my target by the end of this challenge. Have a nice day ladies. MissB

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    1. Lol. But its true na. You have the right mind set , you will see this thru by God's grace. Amen

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    2. Yes Miss B. I'm ready IJN. Yesterday I weighed myself in the middle of the day and had a breakdown when i saw the number on the scale. After emailing Cheliz and reading this post, I weighed myself properly this morning and I lost 5lbs which is 2.2kg for July and 12 lbs since June, and down a dress size.So I'm expectant for this challenge. Every time I weigh myself I'm disappointed cuz I expect to lose more considering how challenging it is for me to stay on track. But I''m working on changing my mindset, and thanking God, because for each pound lost and not gained, it means I'm winning. Slow and steady, and I'll keep winning. #Again:)
      Pat

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    3. Yes! This is what I want to hear Pat @ thanking God for each pound lost and not gained! Thats the spirit that will get you through this challenge. All the best dear.

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  5. Hello Cheliz, sent in my entry to ur Gmail. Yet to receive a response from u.

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    1. Hi whats your name pls. Thanks.

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    2. It's nnekyz1@gmail.com.

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    3. nneky, i didnt get your mail, kindly resend. Thanks.

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    4. Alright i hv..

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  6. well done cheliz for the inspiration and words to keep us GINGERED. I REGISTER. #WORKITChallenge. ibi

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  7. Wow! Pat I am proud of you. We will get there. We will achieve more this month IJN. MissB

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  8. let me quickly take permission that i will be traveling so wont be home on the 17th and might not be able to send scale measurement if im not close to my scale...i would however try my best. sorry...kathy

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    1. Hmm, Kathy nothing like that o, if you miss one day of weigh-in you are out. We cant allow everyone to keep giving excuses. Bathroom scales are portable, you can travel with them. If not, go to a pharmacy or clinic, or gym they will check for you. Please try your best o.

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