Monday, March 4, 2013

Win Some Money & Get Fit at the Same Time!

Sometimes you just need a monetary form of motivation to kick-start an initiative or a project that has been living in the back of your mind for a period of time. You may have been thinking about finding a way to get organized but have not yet taken the plunge. You may want to lose weight and you keep telling yourself that you are going to take control of the situation and go for it. Deep down you may really want to do something about your weight or organizing your life but you are lacking that extra motivation to stay committed to it. Sometimes your mind plays tricks on you. Or those around you do not have the same goals as you so it may be hard to stay committed to your goals. Perhaps you lack time, money, space. Any number of things can derail us from staying committed to achieving a goal.
I can relate to this hypothesis as it has been true for me this year. In January 2012, I made a commitment that I was going to lose weight. I did a great job. I practiced self-control like you would not believe.  I kept those who did not support my goal at bay. I did not let others influence me regarding my eating habits. I said no. A lot. I impressed myself as well as others with the 30lb weight loss. Then I got comfortable with myself. I got lazy.  I let myself go.
I let the holidays take me away to a deep, dark, place that tricked my mind back into how I used to be; eating whatever I fancied whenever I wanted.
Fast forward now to March 2013. I am 10 lbs heavier and am beyond stressed out about gaining the entire 30 lbs back. So why don’t I do something about it? It is almost like my mind is playing tricks on me.  I stay committed for a week and then something happens to derail me…I let myself be derailed.
I am still paying for weight watchers. I have tried online work out programs like Fitness Glo and loved it, so why can’t I stick to it? I run. I love to run but then I hurt my knee. Luckily, I am on the mend. I tried Diet-to-Go and loved it but then again, could not stay committed.
So what is going on?!
Talk about being frustrated!
I heard about the website Diet Bet and immediately was intrigued. The idea is that you and a group of friends (or anyone for that matter) invest $25 into a diet bet. You weigh yourself, take photos (you can make these private), and commit to losing 4% of your body weight in a 4 week period. If you are successful in losing the 4% by the end of the diet bet time period, you and the other “winners” will split the pot. 
super easy to join. even easier to navigate the website!
I love the community and how we can share our accomplishments and challenges while working toward goal.
If anything can motivate me to do something it is the thought of winning some cold, hard, cash to take to the mall to buy some new spring clothes.
Join the bet. We can do this weight loss thing together.
What do you say? 
FitFluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign. All opinions are my own;

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