Monday, January 13, 2014

Slim & Sassy

Holy cow! I just signed up to be a part of the doTERRA Slim & Sassy Lifestyle Change Competition. Now if you know me, you know I am NOT competitive. I almost always would rather someone else win. I like being on a team and helping others. Winning is just not that important to me and the older I get the less I like being the center of attention. Yeah, I enjoy the thrill of victory and it's not like I would be sad if I won something it's just not a driving force for me so to sign up for something like this is definitely outside of my comfort zone.

This year has been pulling me towards creating big changes in order to better balance my life and I am running forward to give it all I've got. I figure what have I got to lose? (20+ pounds - yuck) I do find that I do better with accountability for things like this so having signed up will help me stay on track. I also have been tracking what I eat (using the Lose It! app for iPhone - if you're using it let me know so we can connect!) with a group of girls at work so I know that will help me stick to making the right food choices during the day. It's all about that positive peer pressure.

So in case you're wondering this challenge entails using at least 3 doTERRA products, which I already do, and making the necessary changes in your life to lose weight. I'll be responsible for tracking my weight throughout the competition that goes from January 15 to April 15. My BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) is to lose 22 pounds during this time frame. Yep, it's a lot. More than I've lost in YEARS but it wouldn't be a challenge if we didn't get real here. (Succeeding would take me from 162 to 140. Yep shiz just got real!) This is what I shared when I registered for the contest:
My goals now include losing 22 pounds and getting in shape. The pounds don't bother me as much as how I look. I can hide it under clothes so most people probably don't realize how much I have to lose but it's there. My post baby body is out of shape, it's lost most of it's muscle tone, and hurts most of the time. I am ready to get into a regular workout routine of exercising 3-4 times a week. I want to eat better including at least one vegan day during the week. I also want to be able to complete simple tasks like going up a normal flight of stairs without being winded and sweating. Some days it's the little things I know will make the biggest difference.
I am in the process of creating my goals based on the Fitness Guide they provide so I'll be sharing my notes over the next few days. And, in case you want to know what the sweet Grand Prize I could win here it is:
Grand Prize:

• $1,500 USD
• Roundtrip domestic airfare to Salt Lake City, UT for one*
• 2 night stay at the Grand America in Salt Lake City, Utah
• Spa treatments for one
• Professional photo shoot
• Professional makeover, hair consultation, and styling
• One outfit for photo shoot
• 1 month supply of Slim & Sassy products
• 500 product points
• 2 Convention Tickets (Does not include airfare, accommodation, or meals)
Ok, so airfare to SLC doesn't exactly do much for me since I live 30 minutes outside of SLC but it's the rest of the package that would be so awesome to win! Hey I would be happy to win any of the prizes actually. 

So, wish me luck, say a prayer, light a candle, rub a Buddha, whatever divine or not so divine power you can call upon to help me stay strong and avoid that 3:00 p.m. sugar craving would be oh so helpful. In 2 days it starts! Back off cake, cookies, and ice cream! Your delightful tasty powers have nothing on me. I'm a woman on a mission!!! I will be fit, healthy, and happy!

If you're interested in joining me on this part of my journey and want to see if the Slim & Sassy products can help you too comment below or email me at macmoto.doterra (at) gmail (dot) com. You can still enter the contest through 11:59 p.m. MST on January 15, 2014. I'd even help you take and upload your before photos if you don't have a good digital camera. It's going to be big!

2 comments:

  1. Sounds awesome! Andy is starting a weight loss challenge with guys from work next week. I will obviously be starting one as soon as this baby comes! :) Good luck!

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    1. Sweet! I'm all about a group to stay accountable too. You definitely don't need to be worrying about weight loss at this point. So excited for baby!!! :)

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