Finding Motivation When You’re Losing Weight
Finding motivation for weight loss and getting healthy is something millions of people struggle with every single day. There are numerous websites and studies, and even people who tell you hundreds of ways to stay motivated. Set goals! Have a plan! Put it on the calendar! Plan your meals! Be prepared for the unexpected, make a list of this and that, leave yourself notes, reminders, alarms, make a motivation board.
All of these ideas are great, and definitely key to staying motivated on your weight loss journey, but there is one more thing you need to do to ensure that you’ll stay motivated:
The one thing so many people don’t do is enlist their friends and family for support. I have personal experience with this…..If you admit only to yourself that you are overweight, or *gasp* obese, you still have an out to be lazy and not do anything about it. BUT, if you admit to other people, then it’s a whole different scenario. It’s like saying it out loud makes it SO. MUCH. MORE. REAL.
The one thing you might not realize, and it took me a long time to get this point, is this whole weight loss thing is a *little* easier (because OMG it’s not easy) and FUN when you have the support of friends and family. Heck, even support from strangers is awesome! You know, like the people here at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. That’s what we do. We’re trying to lose weight, you’re trying to lose weight, so let’s be friends, challenge and motivate each other, and celebrate our victories. Hundreds of Sisters have walked through these virtual doors overweight and self-conscious and walked right out of them in smaller jeans with their heads held high. It’s true.
An Exciting New Adventure
The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans is about to embark on what might be the most exciting (and motivating!) weight loss challenge of all time! We’re partnering up with Healthy Wage for their July Matchup Challenge. Yes, we are stepping out of our ‘in house’ weight loss challenges, and competing against other teams, some from other blogs, for cash prizes!
Over the next 3 months, our Team Shrinking Jeans, a team made up of 5 of our writers, will work our asses off to shrink our jeans and fatten up our wallets.
Our game plan is motivation, support, and teamwork. It’s something we corner the market on here at the Sisterhood with our weight loss challenges, fitness challenges, and fun contests. So basically, we’ve got this in the bag. We are professional motivators, supporters, and we work together as an awesome team!
What is Healthy Wage?
Healthy Wage designs and organizes weight loss challenges and contests in which participants can win money for losing weight. They’ve been featured in the NY Times, Time magazine, Fox News, ABC News, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and countless other media outlets. Healthy Wage is sponsored by corporate and government clients who have a stake in wellness, healthcare costs, and disease prevention.
Healthy Wage hosts several kinds of weight loss challenges including the Matchup Challenge (which is what we’re doing) with $18,000 in prizes for the top three teams. Yes, you read that right! The Grand Prize for the top losing team is $10,oo0! So far, Healthy Wage has given out over $430,000 in prize money and more than 866,000 pounds have been lost. AMAZING!!
What’s In It For You?
You didn’t think we’d keep all of this awesomeness for ourselves did you? Heck no! We are giving away an entire team, thanks to Healthy Wage! What does that mean? YOU have a chance to join us for this awesome challenge as part of our Shrinking Dream Team. Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to have a blast doing it? Be motivated? Supported? Win CASH? Well, enter to win one of the spots on our Shrinking Dream Team by filling out the form below.
For 3 extra chances to win:
- Pin It to Lose It!
- Tweet tweet tweet (copy) I’m Pinning to Lose w/ @shrinkingjeans & @HealthyWage in the July Matchup Challenge. $18K in prizes http://bit.ly/healthy-wage #losetowin
- Facebook – You can just click the Facebook share icon at the top or bottom of this post to share!
Once you’ve Pinned, tweeted and shared on Facebook, come back here and leave a comment. Make sure you leave separate comments for each entry!! We will select a winner on Thursday, July 19th, and email the winners. The Healthy Wage July Matchup Challenge begins on July 20, 2012.
If you’d like to form your own team, or just sign up and be added to an existing team**, you can do that now until July 20, 2012. The fee for the challenge is $60 ($20 a month), and you can sign up and receive a $10 discount by clicking on the badge below. This is important so keep reading: When you’re going through the registration process, select “yes” for employer and then select “Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans” This will give you $10 off the normal payment of $60.
**If you are not comfortable being added to a random team, we’ve set up a forum over on the ‘hood where you can look for other people who might want to form teams!
Disclosure: Healthy Wage is providing free registration for Team Shrinking Jeans and the Shrinking Dream Team. The registration link is an affiliate link.