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“A Healthier Me Challenge” In April 2011

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Starting April 1, 2011 I want to kick-off a challenge called “A Healthier Me Challenge” (HealthMC).  Join me at the  Ultimate Blog Party where one (1) lucky winner will receive $100 Gift-Certificate that can be used at my online store, SimplyWebly

What to Expect

For 21 days , from April 1 to April 22th, we will be working together to change our

  1. Diet
  2. Activity Level
  3. Lifestyle
  4. The way we see ourselves

You will not be doing this alone because I will be doing the challenge and post about what I do, my progress, and end results.  This is not about DIETING, this is about starting or strengthening the foundation for a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE with or without a gym membership.

Why should you join the Challenge?

Accountability and feeling good about yourself without being judged. When like-minded people get together to carry out something and celebrate together, they tend to stick to the plan

. Having a platform to report to and share your progress makes you feel like you don’t want to waste any more time talking the talk and not walking the walk.

What’s the Plan?

  1. From April 1- Arpil 8, Join the HealthMC challenge.  Visit the Blog Party where one (1) lucky person could win $100 Gift Certificate courtesy of Moi.
  2. Register for the challenge by commenting on this blog post with this sentence :” (your name) is on her/his way to be a Healthier Me.”
  3. Spread the word, invite family, friends and co-workers because You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” (Zig Ziglar)
  4. I will be posting daily motivation and tips so make sure you subscribe to the blog  and get the RSS Feed
  5. If you have a Twitter account, follow me @SimplyWebly and search for the hashtag HEALTHMC , save the search to get the latest tweets about the challenge (#HealthMC)

Thank You
Thank you for the incredible year so far, thank you for the amazing support I receive. Let’s simplify getting healthy together.

GET READY, SET GOALS, CONQUER YOUR FEARS, START NOW….

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

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Simple Guest: A Woman’s Amazing Weight Loss Success Story

THE GIVEAWAY FOR THIS POST ENDED

THE WINNER IS : ANNETTE ANDERSON

CONGRATULATIONS!

Meet Jaime (“Jemmy” ), an extraordinary woman who overcame a lung condition to shine.  I am always inspired and motivated when I meet women like Jaime who never cease to amaze me with their dedication and desire to win.  Jemmy honored me by being my first Simple Guest.  Jaime brings us an incredible Weight Loss Success Story along with a sweet Simple Giveaway for the weekend.

It’s a Mental Game

My Journey - Before

My name is Jaime (“Jemmy”), and I have been on my own journey toward health since the summer of 2008. Over these 2+ years, I have picked up loads of information on health and fitness, and it all has really helped me out. But, the biggest lesson that I have learned through all of the ups and downs of my personal rollercoaster ride is that it is largely a mental game.

When I was overweight, I was very depressed and felt quite isolated. I had friends; but, because I felt so unattractive and had lost my sense of self when I became overweight, I was afraid of allowing my true self to really shine. I lived a largely inactive and sedentary life due to a lung condition and piled increasingly bad eating decisions onto my situation, which of course made everything worse. With this struggle, depression set in and I felt quite hopeless, which ultimately led to more eating. This weight gain cycle kept spiraling out of control until I reached about 200lbs.

It took some suddenly positive and unexpected news to jar me into accepting my first mental challenge: to decide whether I was worth the effort of becoming healthy again. My pulmonary specialist cleared me to exercise. See, I had been dealing with scarring on my right lung due to an injury for nearly a decade, and it caused me to give up working out. I fought that end at first. But, the difficulty became too great, and I eventually accepted inactivity as my new normal and became unhealthy. But, with the doctor’s news, my first and final excuse was no longer valid. If I was going to change my circumstance, now was my chance. Would I take it? I had to first take the time to analyze why it was important for me to change my life. What would I gain? How much effort was I willing to put forth? Could I really do it? Would it make a difference to the quality of my life?

I decided to take some time to jot down my thoughts. I looked back at all the times I ate until I felt the pain of being too full. I thought about those days when I didn’t have anyone to eat lunch with and just made a quick trip to McDonald’s. Then, I thought of how these lunch trips to the Golden Arches eventually led to breakfast stops before work. I thought about how I gorged whenever I went to my parents’ house for dinner—going back for seconds and thirds. Had my relationship with food become emotional? That led to a whole new slew of thoughts.
Now, I wanted to track what triggered my eating. I figured that the only way to really tackle my problem was to get at the root of it. Well, the biggest two offenders turned out to be loneliness and boredom. I didn’t have much self-worth or enough people and activities to fill my life and feed my soul; so, I used food to fill my stomach instead. I would be by myself during my lunch break at work and eat. I would be home alone at night and eat. I would be home on the weekends after church and eat. I would be in front of the television with nothing better to do. Even though I was not hungry, I would eat just to pass the time. And, my choice was always greasy, salty, or sugary foods. THAT had to change.

My Journey - After

Taking these difficult first steps to be honest with myself was a painful process. But, it was a necessary first step for my journey toward self-love and health. My story will continue in my next guest blog post. So, stay tuned!

THE GIVEAWAY

Two free sample packets of Shakeology + a recipe card!  The winner will be chosen from those that provide correct answers to all three of the following questions:

  1. How much weight did I lose in 2008?
  2. What are the two types of articles that I write?
  3. I’m training for my first triathlon.  Which charity am I raising money for?

Find the answers at www.HealthJems.com. Then, submit your answers to Jaime at: jaime@healthjems.com

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At Health Jems Jaime shares her journey and expertise as a Beachbody Coach.

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Simple Giveaway: The Best of Clean Eating Book

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

THE WINNER  CHOSEN USING RANDOM.ORG IS TABITHA K.

I couldn’t think of a better Valentine’s day giveaway then The Best of Clean Eating book (Value $22.95) by the Editors of the Clean Eating Magazine. A gift of health, a gift that will benefit much more than chocolate.

As one of my mentors, Zig Ziglar, says “You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” So this book is my Valentine’s Day present to help one (1) lucky winner, on their journey to a healthy lifestyle.

How do you Win.

All you have to do is post a comment on this post. Wait a minute now, don’t just say “I would like to win” or “Pick me” .  I want you to tell me in your post what you would like to see me blog about.  I want you to tell me how I can better help YOU, the audience, live a healthy lifestyle.

How will the winner be selected and contacted

Only one (1) winner will be selected using Random.org and announced on Monday, February 14, 2011 .    I will post a reply to the winner’s comment to have you contact me via email at simplywebly@gmail.com to provide me with a valid US Address to ship you the book.  The book will be delivered directly from Border’s so PLEASE provide a mailing address that will not be an issue with US Postal Services.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN TO FRIENDS, FOES,  AND FRENEMIES IN THE US ONLY.  ONLY ONE (1) COMMENT PER PERSON PLEASE. THIS GIVEAWAY WILL END ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2011 AT 10 PM EASTERN TIME.

GOOD LUCK!

Simple Giveaway: Win a Formula55 DVD

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

THE WINNER IS “KERRI REGIS”  CONGRATULATIONS!

WINNER CHOSEN USING RANDOM.ORG

Formula 55

I’ve had the privilege to work with Beau Taillefer, Master Trainer, and creator of Fomula55. Using the Formula55 system, Beau trained many successful athlete including Oxygen Cover models and WBFF Pros Angelike Psoinos and Natalia Muntean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Formula55 ?

Formula 55 is a ground-breaking system of muscle burning, heart-pumping workouts, designed to take your body and soul beyond the threshold of lactic acid and endurance and to transform your body from regular to extraordinary in just 55 days.

The secret behind Formula 55 is an innovative training system which forces the body to use lactic acid as a source of energy. It will shred you and get you stronger. Formula 55 can be used with any exercise.


How do You Win:

If you would like to win Formula55 DVD worth $24.99, please leave a comment on this post. Only one (1) comment per person, please. This giveaway is open to U.S. shipping addresses only.  The Winner will be announced on Monday, February 7, 2011.  Good luck!

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