Because this is the first week, I will explain everything that I’m doing in some detail. Know that from here on out, I will assume you understand how things work so I won’t be explaining everything every time. 🙂 Email me if you have specific questions!
Every Tuesday morning (or sometimes Monday night) I will put a new Body After Baby post up. Mr. Linky ( or Jim or BABs- a new name Jamie suggested) will stay open until Thursday. That gives you two days to write your Body After Baby post and enter it into the link. You do not have to write about Body After Baby. It’s not required to participate in this challenge. Doing so however will help you with accountability and support, as well as enter you in the weeks giveaway.
This weeks mini challenge:
How many glasses of water can you drink?
1 glass of water = 1 point.
I’ve talked about the benefits and functions of water here.
I believe it’s absolutely a KEY ingredient in weight loss!
Mini challenge goes for one week- from the day this post goes up to the day the next post goes up. As with all these mini challenges, I trust you guys that you’ll be honest.
* UPDATED: One glass is equal to a min of 8 oz. Maximum amount of points you can get per day is 8 points.
Each glass of water you drink is equal to one point. Keep track of all your points. Remember, you will submit your total points to me at the end of this eight week challenge. The winner of this entire challenge is a combination of before/after pictures (voted by blog readers) and people with the most points.
This weeks giveaway:
A Diet and Exercise Diary. A journal ( I don’t know why it’s called a diary. I suppose you could leave your darkest I ate two bowls of ice cream last night secrets in it.) for you to keep track of your meals and workouts. It also has a place for you to list your weight each week.
People who blog about this challenge ( rules for using Linky!
) this week and leave their link below are automatically entered to win this (and every other) giveaway. I will randomly select the winner on Thursday and announce it here. I will be out of town and want to try and mail it out to you on Thursday afternoon so please check back Thursday morning to see if you’ve won! Normally
the winner of giveaways will be announced on the next
Body After Baby post, but because this is a journal I want you to get your hands on this as soon as possible so you can start using it for this challenge!
A general idea/suggestion for what you could write about each week. Just suggestions-
- How you did on last weeks mini challenge (Last week I drank 20 glasses of water which means I got 20 points!)
- How you did last week with your goals ( I went to the gym twice but only ate healthy 5 days. I did great this weekend though!)
- What your goals are for this current week ( My goals this week are to get to the gym 4x/week and eat healthy every single day.)
- How you’re feeling over all (My clothes are fitting better!)
- Your weekly weight (if you’re choosing to weigh yourself each week)
Feel free to write about whatever you want and whatever success’s and challenges you’re going through while doing this challenge!
Please make sure you know the rules
for using this linky. Don’t forget to link back to my blog and mention “Mama Notes” and “Body After Baby.” That way people know what the heck you’re talkin’ about and so people can visit other
blogs and support them as well. Feel free to grab the code to the right and put the button on your blog or with your post! This linky will stay open until Thursday morning
. I will not allow any new ones after then, so if you want to write about it, do so and get your link up here! If you’re leaving your link, try to visit the person listed before and after you! Let’s support and encourage one another by visiting blogs. Also be sure to check out the ning site
for some good discussion! Feel free to start your own as well if you have a question or thought!
Have a great week and get to drinking that water!
*If your link was deleted from below it probably means that your link went to the home page of your blog rather than this weeks Body After Baby post. Make sure your link goes to your post not the home page of your blog. Example; http://www.mamanotes.com/bodyafterbabyweekone Please enter it again!