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Monday, October 29, 2012

GPP Turkey Challenge


Well, Another Monday come and gone!

First thing, I want to give a shout out to everyone out east. Sandy is CRAZY. I have family and friends out there and luckily they both still have power and have not been evacuated or anything. My prayers and thoughts are with all involved.

I started out this morning with a workout at GPP

I was craving a good sweat today since yesterday was a rest day.



I was practically drinking my sweat during those incline pushups and mountain climbers!

I also taught Body Attack today! It has been two weeks since I taught Attack and I missed it! I had a great class and can’t wait to launch the latest release next week!

We had our first Halloween Party today at Brent’s Dads house, I didn’t necessarily dress the twins up for the event but they had on their skeleton pajamas. We played games, and frosted cookies! All the kids had a blast and I’m sure my children will be on a sugar high for the next 3 days.



Yesterday I mentioned the GPP challenge starts today and goes until midnight Nov. 21.

Here is the challenge if you would like to join in to!

The GPP Turkey Day Challenge

From the GPP Website-

Beginning Monday Oct. 29 we issue this challenge to those who need to clean up their eating, become more committed to exercise and improve health.

There are 3 parts to this challenge that you must commit to:

  • You may eat NO ADDED SUGAR - no white sugar, no brown sugar, no high fructose corn syrup (you’ll have to check labels for this sneaky beast). Honey and agave are ok. Unprocessed fruits are OK.  You can have Splenda and Aspartame, but why the H would you want to?  Basically, anything that is a sugary sweet eaten for pleasure alone is off limits.  Just until Thanksgiving day.
  • You must complete 5 GPP workouts per week PLUS three extra 30 minute cardio sessions per week.
  • You are to pick a health related challenge to stick to.  Once picked, you should post this healthy challenge and how you will be accountable for compliance to it.  For example: you may choose to begin a few rounds of BCD & post (daily) whether or not you stuck to it.   Below are a few suggestions of health related challenges you may consider:
  • Comply strictly with a GPP meal plan.
  • Get 6-8 hours of sleep per night.
  • 50 extra burpees per day.
  • Pray/meditate daily
  • No unhealthy snacks.
  • Take a daily multi vitamin.
  • 5 servings of fruits + 5 servings of vegetables per day.
  • Eat .9 g of lean protein per lb. of lean body weight daily.
  • Eat healthy & correct portions of breakfast/lunch/dinner.
  • Weekly community service.
  • Weigh & measure weekly.
  • The TEETH

    If you are going to commit to any of the above, you have to be committed enough to put some teeth into it.  In other words, it has to HURT if you break your commitment.  So here is how that works:

  • You must commit to, and define your intention to complete the challenge to comments.
  • You must post daily results of your challenge to comments.
  • There are penalties for not following through.  Each time you miss a workout, indulge in a sugary treat, or mess up on your personal goal (your observable, measurable & repeatable one) you are to pay $1, or 1 can of food for every offense!  Strictly enforced by HONOR.  These are to be dropped off at GPP HQ.  Questions or exceptions are to be voted upon by those in the challenge.  Majority rules!
  • All of the money raised and food items collected will be donated to the Bountiful Food Pantry.

    Challenge ends at midnight, Nov. 21st.

    Since I am following a pretty tight diet with THF. I have got most things down pact. But like everyone I have a few things that need improvement. I wanted to be a part of this challenge. SO many people are in on this and its always fun doing a challenge when you have some back up support to get you through!


    You can click HERE for more info and inspiration!

    I picked these goals because they are things I really struggle with.

    #1 SLEEP! Lately, I have been enjoying hanging out, watching movies, blogging, texting, internet browsing late at night. I REALLY just need to go to bed. Even if I know I won’t fall asleep immediately, I know it would be good for me to get a little more sleep.

    #2 Artificial Sweetener- My diet is clean and has been absolutely perfect the past few weeks with THF (I know I owe you all an update..) BUT artificial sweeteners are sneaky and are in everything. The challenge does allow aspartame and splenda etc. but sense sugar is out of my diet anyway, I may as well cut out the artificial crap as well. I didn’t put much thought into it and figured that it would be easy  when I first decided that as part of my challenge.. I don’t drink any diet sodas but sparkling water, and my pre-workout also have some sucralose in it. So I think it is going to be ROUGH for me to do .

    #3 Extra Cardio- I get extra cardio in weekly pretty easy with teaching classes 3-4 times a week so I just want to make sure to get the extra in just in case I don’t teach or something.

    #4 30 minutes of Cleaning per day! – My house has taken about 4 steps back ever since we remodeled the floor and kitchen stuff. My laundry was piled up with about 2 weeks worth and I did do a whole vomit of laundry yesterday but random chores that need to be done weekly.. NEED to be done. So I am going to make a list of things to do, set the timer and get to work!


    During the 30 minutes I am going to turn of my phone, computer, TV etc. besides maybe the radio for a little tunes and get to work!! Most likely during the twins naps or bedtime, because I’ll be honest.. cleaning anything with them awake is a little difficult. It is 2 against 1 and they can be little tornados sometimes.

    #5 Be Budget Aware: Guys, I’m married to an accountant.. and lets just say he is A LOT better with money then I will EVER be. I am a money spender extrordinaire. I don’t necessarily blow money buying things for me, like clothes or such but I am guilty of buying things I don’t really need. Kid clothes..(TARGET!), groceries, etc.Especially during the holidays with gifts and décor and crap.

    Its not good.. and I know I could be a little bit better about it. I could even try using coupons and going through my cart and get rid of things that aren’t really a necessity. I will make list and stick to it!


    I know this chick is in. ARE YOU?