Monday, September 8, 2014

Motivational Monday #3

Holy moly is this a new blog post…you betcha!

So I know I have been gone for some time but its been a crazy last couple of months. The month of July was one of the toughest/worst months I think I have ever had. Then august rolled around and I was very happy about that because two major things happened that month. It was my birthday and I GOT ENGAGED! I still cant believe it at times but the ring has stopped feeling weird on my finger…so we’re getting somewhere. No wedding details have been set yet as Bill and I are working on some other decisions at the moment. But don’t fret, we’ll get going once we can!

So even though Monday is coming to a close, I still wanted to get Motivational Monday out there. So because the last couple of months have been such a whirl-wind I have put on quite a few pounds. And I am not comfortable with myself anymore and how NONE of my clothes fit anymore—there I said it! AAhhh I just feels good to put that out there!!

But with that being said I really didn’t have any motivation to get going so I decided to find some! As I was searching on Bloglovin (a website that puts a whole bunch of blog on one site and you can follow who you want. Then you can look at people’s blog posts as they are updated all at once instead of going to each blog) and came across one of the blogs I follow: http://www.mamalaughlin.com/ and she was doing a Diet Bet.

Blog I saw the challenge on


Now I had no idea what this was until I clicked on it. To get the basics out there you submit a certain amount of money to a pot and commit to losing 4% of your body weight in a month. Then if you “win” (lose 4% of your body weight) you split the pot with the other winners of the bet. They have a verification system as well to make sure that people are who they really are and they aren’t cheating.

Sceenshot of the DietBet website


So long story longer, I decided that this was the challenge that I needed. I mean I put money into it and now I had a good goal to achieve. Because this motivated me, I challenged two of my good friends, Amy and Leah, to do it as well—AND they agreed! EEkk so this is going to be even more motivation to stay on track with each other! So it starts tomorrow and I submitted my weigh in this morning.

I cant wait to take this challenge with the girls and myself. Check back in every week to see my progress!!