Friday, 8 August 2014

# #WORKIT CHALLENGE # challenge

#Workit Weightloss challenge Day 8 (week2)

Yes!! We have come to the end of week 1 of our challenge. How has it been for you. Please dearies, even if you are not one of the contestants, feel free to comment. I know there are many people out there that are with us in spirit. Lets encourage each other to see this through. Thanks.

How many squats were you able to do? To be honest, I have done so many squats, i lost count. I cant say how many i did. My thighs feel like they were hit by  a 'keke'. Lol! It gets worse at night when i wake up to pee. Chai! I hope you all are seeing results o, please tell us.

The time for week one results is here, i hope somebody will not give an excuse. So here's how it will go...

  1. Stand on your scale and take a picture with the #workit sign on it. If there is no '#workit' sign, 'oyo' is ya case!
  2. Send to my email chelizruby@gmail.com on Saturday 9th August, by 6pm GMT. #sleepersclub #laterisers *rolling my eyes* 
  3. I will them compile and post for all to see on Monday morning. I hope everyone is cool with this? This will really motivate you guys to work hard, i know no one wants to fail at this. 
  4. If you do not send in your picture at all, you will be disqualified. 

Please if you didn't lose much this week, dont feel down. Be reminded that people lose weight at different rates due to some factors:
  • Your weight: heavier people tend to lose weight faster.
  • Your body type: Depending on your body structure and the kind of body fat you carry. Yes, believe it or not.
  • Your metabolic rate: Some people burn energy faster than others, even when they are asleep, they are on fire. Lol 
  • Your age: younger people are more likely to lose weight faster.


That you didn't lose weight this week, doesn't mean you wont next week. Just keep pushing on, we have 7 weeks left and that's a long time. 


TIPS FOR NEXT WEEK:
  1. Next week will be 100-skips-a-day week. You must skip at least 100 skips a day. By Friday, you should have skipped 700!
  2. Next week will be an-apple-a-day week also. You must have an apple at least once a day, replace 1 snack with an apple(or 2 really small ones).
  3. WATER!! WATER!! WATER!! WATER!!! Drink as much as 8 cups daily.
  4. Cheat only on weekends and mind your portion please. Don't ruin all the work you've done.

EXERCISES FOR THE WEEK:
  1. Like i said above. 100 skips a day next week.
  2. Level 2 of 30 day shred. Do this at least 3 times a week.(for those that have the dvd)
  3. 20 basic crunches for at least 3 days.. Do them in sets of 5 each. (Lay down, fold your knees, hands behind your head and lift your head.
  4. Walk for at least 30 mins daily. If its raining, walk on the spot indoors. #NOEXCUSES
  5. Stretch before and after your workout.
  6. Add any other exercise to this, but make sure you workout for a total of (at least) 45 mins minimum daily.
Take care guys. You have to do this yourself, no one can do it for you. STAY STRONG. God bless.
Cheliz.

*For details on how to get organised and sustained weight loss, contact me to order a meal plan or subscribe to my food blog, chelizruby@gmail.com. thanks*

29 comments:

  1. Hey! One of the supporters club...was late to send my pics in because im team #sleepersclub! Haha! .....week one has been great..haven't measured results yet...but enjoying being committed. ..

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    1. Hahaha! Mrs Oyewole, i was expecting your pics o. *sad face* i am glad you are with us in spirit tho. Please check your result and post. Will love to know. Have a lovely day.

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  2. I didnt start with you guys but I will still join start ing from today and il take my pic and keep to myseld. Welldone cheliz

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    1. Lol. Thanks dear. You made the right choice to do this. All the best dear.

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  3. Cheliz oo,
    I finally checked my weight after 2months of workout and dieting, and guess what.....I've lost a total of 4.1kg. I am so happy you have no idea. Odiro easy, but its worth it mehn.
    I'm a little bit disappointed I didnt loose more, but then 4kg no b small thing. I keep picturing 4kg of beef in my head. I'm glad I started and I pray to persevere.
    Weldone babez, u doing a good work.

    Ogo

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    1. Wow! Congrats Ogo! Why are you disappointed? 4 kg in 2 months is cool. I keep saying that its better to have a slow but steady weight loss than doing nothing at all. Ur doing great. Keep it up and pls keep updating us. Cheers!

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    2. Thank you Cheliz.

      Bt seriously how do you cope with this squatting. I only do 100squats a day o, and my legs feel like they were hit by Trailer, not even keke. To pee during the night is hellish, abi is it to get up from the bed in the morning? Chai!

      This is the worst pain av felt since I started this journey. This can't even be compared to the stomach muscle pains I felt when I started sit ups and co. To worsen situation I still have to put on heels in the office!

      Dalu Nne. Na only God go help us continue with this kind pain o.

      Ogo

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    3. Hahahaha! Ogo, it is only tough people that can actually lose weight, no matter the amount of weight, consider yourself tough. A lot of people are finding it hard to even make up their mind and leave bread and coke, not to talk of actually losing weight. There was a time 100 squats was impossible for me, but when i remember my pain, my goal, my need to be a better person, it pushed me, i worked out with tears and faith that i will get there. Today i can do 500 quats a day if i want to, no more tears but with a big smile on my face. You will get to that place, then you will understand. Like i told Tess, nothing good comes easy, this is one of the toughest things for a human being to do, that pain you feel is your motivation, just dont let it be in vain. Keep doing what your doing, but turn it up a notch every week or so, and see the fat melt away. Its the worst pain, but the sweetest victory. just wait till the compliments start flowing. Lol! You can never know your potential till you reach your "elastic limit".

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  4. This week had been good, thanks to God. He helped me..I sure had cravings but I was very careful wen I had to steal bites. From Monday till today I'm glad to say I haven't eaten anytn I felt bad about so much. I've been working out too.. Just twice ds week tho. That squat eh I know I can't do it so I dint even bother. Lol. I'd rather run or walk on d treadmill or cycle. I've learnt I'm not going to rush myself.. 1kg a week is ok for me... Imagine losing 8kgs in 8weeks. Consistency is d key. God help us..it's really not easy. Tnks for d encouragements.. Btw Cheliz I thought we are to send in our weigh ins on Saturday not Friday. Amanda

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    1. Hi Amanda, i'm glad you made it thru this week. Its not easy, hang in there please and stay strong. Have you ever tried the squats, why did you say you cant do it? At least 10 squats a day is cool. I agree, don't rush yourself, but stll i need you to come out of that comfort zone. I want you to challenge yourself more during this challenge, try new things, you will surprised how your body reacts to them positively. I am proud of you and i cant wait to see the changed body at the end of this challenge. Its not all about looking slim, can i ask, how do you feel emotionally, generally? yes, you are meant to send in your weight tomorrow i have updated on that, thanks. Waiting for your reply as per my question above. cheers.

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  5. hi hi Ruby...really enjoying the competition. I was able to do 750 squats, was hoping i could do the 1400 but dat stuff is harsh o#faceclosed#...loking forward to go on the scale tomorrow...kindda scared tho..lol. Thanks for encouraging us b4 we check tomorrow. God bless u dear. WEEK2.....Here i come...TESS

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    1. Tess Tess, i can feel your glow. 750 squats! wow! I am proud of you sweetie. Before the end of the challenge, i have a feeling you will attempt 1400. Lol @ the stuff is harsh. nothing good comes easy u know. Keep up the spirit! Waiting for your scale pic, tmrw. God bless you too. Cheers.

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  6. Hi Cheliz.Everything went well this week,thank God.Could only do 600 squats though,that thing ain't easy at all.I was able to do other cardio exercises too.Looking forward to weighing tomorrow.Thank you for all your words of encouragement.

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    1. Awww, thank God for that. You did great luv, thats an average of about 90 squats a day. Kudos. Will be waiting for your pic. Have a nice night.

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  7. Biko what is this about 1409 squats?! My church mind says mba..but my booty says hell yeaa..squat!

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    1. Lol! For that firm and perky booty, I think you should try it. Hahahaha! Listen to ya booty.

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  8. Cheliz I've been trying to post comments and reply to ur question.. All to no avail. Btw I've sent in my weight in. Plz acknowledge. Tnks. Amanda

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    1. Sorry about that dear. I received your mail a while ago, I replied you already. Thanks.

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  9. Hi Mz. Cheliz,
    I gave my all this week, and my whole body aches. I did 480 squats, not counting the ones I did during my exercise sessions. Apparently the plies I've been doing in Pilates was not squats, because this week the pain in my thighs tells me so. Thanks to Olawunmi, I've been on fitness blender all week. Completed a five day challenge workout they have, in addition to the squats and abs exercise plus detox. I just weighed my self and I lost between half a pound to a pound. So I read this post 2x to console myself that it is well:) The Lord is my strength. Since I began this journey in June, I've been doing strength training and cardio, pretty much weights in hand during my cardio sessions. My hubby believes I need to focus on just cardio and forget the weights for now, so that I can see more results on the scale. But then I've lost noticeable inches, in addition to the weight, doing what I've been doing. So Mz. Cheliz, what do advise? Ditch the weight and concentrate on just cardio, or continue what I've been doing? Look fwd to ur response, and thanks for the continued support.
    Pat

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    1. Hey Pat, the most important thing for you to keep in mind is that you need to be consistent. Forget about what the scale says. I said in this post that many factors contribute to weight loss. Pple carry fat differently, some pple just look fat but what it is really is excess skin, for some its heavy bones. For some like you, i think its less bone and more of fat, that why you see so much difference in your clothes and not on the scale. You need to burn more fat to be able to notice it on the scale. You get? Some pple have soft fat, some have stubborn fat. But consistency conquers all. Both cardio and strength training are good. Listen to your body and with time you can tell which works for you. If I could see you physically it would have been easier for me to help you better. As long as you can see the physical changes, you have nothing to worry about. Keep working hard and turn up the heat on your workout. Try 30 day shred and billy blanks bootcamp. Those are great workouts. Keep up the energy dear. Thanks. Pls call me if you can so I can explain further.

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  10. Hi house its been really tough oo and I know it will get real tougher in the coming weeks I trust cheliz on that. But God is good. I did 200 squat a day with some other exercises. One of my knees hurt a bit but am pushing it. My tummy is still my problem oo but am not given up at all the fat in there must die. Consistency is just the spirit. I restricted my self from soo many yummy foods. Its not madness is pursuing what is good for me. Let anyone not be discouraged at all even if you are not seeing result now you will see it later believe me. Let us believe in our selves. Lets keep the fat burning its for our own good. The Lord is our strength. Cheliz darling thanks for all your support. You remain my daring *winks

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    1. Sweetpie, i saw your comment hidden somewhere, Lol! How have you been? Please if your knee is hurt, apply pressure on it for the time being and just take walks. Squats can be very tricky, check youtube for the correct posture to take while doing it. When you are craving a particular thing so much, please just take a bite of it and drink water. Better than eating it in your dream Hahahahaha! Welldone darling, you are doing great ok.

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  11. Eeeeh! I have missed alot. My week was quite busy. Uhmm, I did 1150 squats oo, I couldn't believe it myself. I remember the days in June when I couldn't even do 20squats a day. Thanks Cheliz it's getting better and @Amanda you can do this, just start small. @Pat, I think we have the same situation here, I see more changes on my clothes than the scale but I know we will meet our target. The idea is not to give up or get discouraged. MissB

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    1. Sorry about the stress dear, hope you found time to rest today. 1150 squats????? WoWW!!! Kudos!! At this rate you will attempt 2000 a week soon. Thanks for always encouraging others. God bless you.

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  12. Thanks for your prompt response. I'll try and be consistent. It's just that I challenged myself and turned up my exercise routine this week, and I honestly say I'll burn out if I stay at this tempo. Since eating clean and exercising is a lifestyle change, I'm looking for the balance, where I look forward to my day and not see exercise as a punishment, or a chore with very little reward. So am over the scale and like you said will focus on being consistent and moving forward, instead of being distracted or derailed by the scale. Meanwhile can you please do a post (last request today:) about exercising and weight gain during our TOM. I've looked it up online, but see so many differing opinions, and I'd like to hear from you about it:) Thanks a bunch.
    Pat

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    1. Hi Pat, i have a feeling you are being too hard on yourself sweetie, Please dont be, else it will be like more of a punishment than a lifestyle change like you mentioned. Its only a matter of time before the scale starts to shift majorly, you have nothing to worry about. You are consistent, and that's all that matters. The last time you called me, i asked you to do something, maybe you have forgotten. Try sauna once a week and see more of that fat melt away. Let me know the results when you do please. Turn it up a notch i mean is e.g: If you did 200 sqauats this week, next week try 250 and work it up gradually, nothing drastic. In as much as i want you all to push, i wouldnt want anyone to fall ill or get injured on this journey. Please take it easy as you go, rest when you get tired, drink water and breathe as you workout, very important. I have done a post on that a couple of months back, please see here: http://theshapecube.blogspot.com/2014/05/why-do-i-add-weight-during-my-menstrual.html take care.

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    2. Thanks Mz. Cheliz:)

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  13. Hello Pat, sometime last month my weight on the scale increased with 2kg, I was shocked and devastated, I realised it was my time of the month. I had to read cheliz post on weight gain during one's cycle. I drank a lot of water as advised by cheliz and I ate right too. After the whole thing, my weight came back to normal. Although, I was on the same weight for over 2wks. But now it's improving gradually but quite slow. Stay strong Dear and continue to work hard. MissB

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