Want to Lose 10 Pounds in 30 Days?

I challenge you to join me in trying to lose 10 pounds in 30 days in my Facebook accountability group.  If you can work out every day for 30 days and follow the 30 In 30 Commitments, then you can lose 10 pounds in a month.  Are you up for the challenge?

What have you got to lose? Well, 10 pounds to start with and that’s about it. You certainly aren’t going to waste 30 days because you will be healthier, fitter, stronger and if you follow the plan and need to lose weight – you will!

What have you got to spend?  The price starts at $140.00, but actually you will only be spending $40.00 (the cost of your workout program).  Considering that you will replace one meal a day with Shakeology (about $4.33 per meal) and that is probably less than what you would spend on the meal that you replace anyway.

What do you have to do to join?

Do you want to lose 10 pounds?  Then start today.  Why delay?

You are guaranteed to be fitter, stronger, healthier and to lose weight or your money back. The 30 In 30 Challenge is fun, rewarding and you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.  Click here to start losing 10 pounds today!



The Challenge is to Lose 10 Pounds in 30 Days



30 In 30 Commitments

I will work out to a Beachbody workout plan every day for 30 days.
I will drink Shakeology every day for 30 days.
I will log my workout into the SuperGym every day for 30 days.
I will post in 30 In 30 every day for 30 days.
I will post on my Facebook page every day for 30 days.
I will not eat fast food for 30 days.
I will not eat junk food for 30 days.
I will not drink soda for 30 days.
I will not drink sweetened drinks (except coffee or tea) for 30 days.
I will not eat high fat, high sodium or highly processed foods for 30 days.


June 4th – Newbie Streakers!

Streaking while trail running

Streaking on the Trail!

It occurred to me, and I also posted it in my 30 In 30 Challenge group, that those who take the challenge are “newbie streakers”. As I noted in the group also, that might conjure up images of people in the outfield disrupting a baseball game or perhaps if you thought that I was a streaker, you might find me in an image like this one of a group of men running sans clothing on a gorgeous trail somewhere.  But no, what I am referring to is workout streaks, running streaks, consecutive days of doing what you need to do to get to your goal.

Mark Covert holds the worlds longest running streak

Mark Covert

Ironically, the longest running streak in the U.S., and perhaps the world, is coming to an end on July 23rd.  In fact, an article just appeared yesterday in Runner’s World about it.  Mark Covert has not missed a day of running since July 22, 1968 (I was going into my senior year in high school in September) and he is voluntarily ending his streak because of a foot injury on the 45th anniversary of the streak.

Although I couldn’t find any reference to a consecutive workout streak specifically, I did find an app for that.  It is called Streaks and for $1.99 it says it, “tracks the consecutive days it takes to reach a certain goal. For each day that you accomplish your task, you mark it on the Streaks calendar, motivating yourself to keep the streak going! Miss a single day, and the streak starts over.”  Sounds like a great app to me and the reviews are good, too!

Oh, by the way, I am on Day 4 of my streak…

PS  There is also a website for streaking called Streaking.org.  The Pics section is for pretty Mature Audiences!

June 3 – It is Written…

What was I thinking when I came up with the idea of having a 30 In 30 Challenge group?  Not the idea of 30 workouts in 30 days – that’s pretty doable and I just have to be accountable to the members of the group now.  But what happens when new people join say in a week from now or a month from now?  Does that mean I have to keep going?  Yes, I wrote something about breaking my old record of of consecutive workouts, but I was 12 years younger then and I should be a lot smarter now!

Once it is written, you have a big problem on your hands sometimes because, depending on what you said, you have to stick to that commitment.  Are you ready to write it down and commit?  Are you ready to make me “pay the price” for having written it down?  I dare you!

Today, I did Body Gospel Strength & Spirit as planned and that must mean that I only have 1,500 workouts to go…


Join the 30 Workouts in 30 Days Challenge Group on Facebook

Six Months to the Day (Almost Anyway)

On Tuesday morning January 1, 2013, I was going through Mission Park here in Albuquerque at about 7:20 in the morning and listening to the Book of Exodus from the Bible From 30,000 Feet series by Pastor Skip Heitzig.  He was saying how Moses had spent 40 years trying to be someone, 40 years being a no one and then he would spend another 40 years being someone.

It was about 22 degrees and I had earphones on and a cap over my head covering my ears, but I heard a crack like a snapping branch and I couldn’t take another step.  Eventually, I found out that it was a “complete radial tear through the posterior horn of the medial meniscus at the meniscal root”.  That’s a mouthful and I can sum it up with two words – pain and an inconvenience for sure.

Six months later, I am running every other day and built up to doing 5 miles today.  I can’t say that I really have any pain during the run or after and there is no swelling.  I just know that something feels, and this is the best way that I can put it, “not right”.

How did it get better?  In the beginning, before I had a diagnosis, I had a brace and was on crutches.  At 10 days, when I got the first diagnosis of a radial tear of the medial meniscus, I was already off the crutches and stopped using the brace.  Although I’ve never had a setback, I’ve been cautious and read and researched and basically did what I would with any injury.  The real breakthrough for me was when one of the Dennis Chavez Elementary Running Club dads said that he would look at my scan.  Dr. Meek is a radiologist at Radiology Associates here in Albuquerque and he gave me the long version of the diagnosis (above).  After running a little with him at practice for a few weeks, he finally said, “I’d go for it.  It must be healing.”  That’s all that I needed to hear and thanks to him, I started running every other day and going a little bit farther and faster and got to where I am today.

I Dare You to Pray: Part TwoI don’t know how I am able to run now. Other than being cautious, I only did two things –  I prayed and I started taking Beachbody Joint Support.  This is probably where you stop reading because you want real ways to heal your meniscus, but I prayed and the only thing that I took was the glucosamine, collagen type II, and MSM in Joint Support.  Click here to learn more about Joint Support and if you want to learn more about praying, click here.

Will I be able to run tomorrow?  Probably, but I won’t because I am doing Body Gospel tomorrow and keeping to my 30 In 30 plan.  Let’s see what happens on Tuesday.  Stay tuned!

30 in 30 – That’s the Challenge!

I challenge you to join me in my 30 In 30 That’s the Challenge Facebook accountability group.  Beginning on September 1, 2001, I started a running streak that lasted for 1,502 days.  I am ready to start again, but this time, I want to do it with you.  I am doing a Beachbody hybrid workout plan with a Beachbody workout and running every other day.  I started off the Challenge by doing Body Gospel Power & Praise and tomorrow I will run.  I want you to join me in this 30 day challenge but there are certain requirements that you have to follow.
First, you have to purchase a Beachbody Challenge Pack which starts as low as $140.00.  Next, you have to agree to the 30 In 30 Commitments which are posted in the Challenge group.  Your start date is the day that you receive your Challenge Pack and your end date is 30 days from that date.
What do you get in return?  A Beachbody workout program that is satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.  Shakeology which has a 100% bottom of the bag guarantee.  A 30 day free trial of the Team Beachbody Club membership.  A full time, experienced Team Beachbody coach with over six years of experience who will support and guide you, keep you accountable and help you get through each of the 30 days.  In addition, you have the option of signing up for the Team Beachbody Discount Program and you will get 25% off all future purchases of Beachbody products meaning that you would save $15.00 each month on your Shakeology order, too.
Will it be easy to work out 30 days in a row?  Probably not for most people, but you will develop a habit that will stay with you into the future.  You are guaranteed to be fitter, stronger, healthier and to lose weight if you need to or your money.  The 30 In 30 Challenge is fun, rewarding and you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
To join the 30 In 30 Facebook accountability group, please click here.
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