Blow the cobwebs away! Are you up for our Summer20 Challenge?
NOW that life’s moving on a little, there’s nothing like a challenge to blow the cobwebs off and help get the motivation pumped up! So this week I’m inviting you to take part in the Slimpod Summer20 challenge, which could be the push and focus you need to get into those smaller summer clothes – what’s not to like?!
It’s all very simple (of course!) and free! Every week for the next four weeks I’ll post a blog which contains the tasks for the week.
The word challenge can sometimes be scary, so first of all I want to assure you that the next four weeks are going to be a hugely positive, enjoyable and motivational experience!
The only condition of joining in is that you stick with it!! We’ll be doing our bit to help you with that part!
You’ll receive links to the next four blogs by email and you can take part in our Summer Challenge on your own at home.
Or if you’re part of the private Slimpod Club on Facebook you can join in with the rest of the community. Just search for #Summer20
The Summer Challenge is all about having clarity about what you want to achieve and then focusing on the process which will get you there.
It’s about taking action and being accountable.
Now I know some people struggle a little with taking consistent action so there’s a very simple and effective way of holding yourself accountable and that will involve simply posting pictures or videos either beneath this blog or in Slimpod Club.
I know videos can be challenging, but the staff at Tameside Hospital found it incredibly useful when we did this project with them. They found it enhanced their results – so if they can do it I’m sure you can too!
Like most things with Slimpod – this Summer Challenge is different. It’s not just about what you eat or how much exercise you do.
It’s very much about being kind to yourself, body positivity and feeling good about yourself, because this is at the heart of our Slimpod system.
Therefore, following the guidelines on these blogs and within the programme, are very important.
First week is about clarity and working out what you want to achieve by July 1. BE CLEAR and realistic about this! No wishy-washy goals please.
You must connect with your special goal in order to make it happen.
So many people worry about goal-setting because it sends them into a negative place. But if negativity creeps in your very first task is to reframe the problem.
Look upon goals as a good thing because you need a direction in which to travel. They’re also there to give you feedback if you don’t achieve them at first.
Use them as a positive tool to discover what needs to be done next if you don’t quite reach them.
Remember, goals are important but they shouldn’t be obstacles. Use them as something that will give you direction and feedback
If you haven’t created a goal map yet – now’s the time!! Here’s a video I filmed with Brian Mayne and I know you’ll find it useful!
Task one: Get clarity on your direction. What would you like to achieve in the next four weeks? Measure your progress with your clothes and aim to avoid the scales. Take a picture, too!
Task two: Listen to your Slimpod and write down your wins! These are SO important!
Task three: So many of us have been overeating during lockdown for all sorts of reasons. Let’s call a halt! Yes, the Slimpod helps you to instinctively control food, but you can give it a little extra nudge too! So let’s see how we could eat a little less over the next four weeks. Are you consuming too many refined carbs? Could you help yourself by getting a smaller smaller one? Are you listening out for your body’s natural full signal?
So let’s crack on and do this! I’ll be live on our main Slimpod for Weight loss page this evening (Tuesday) at 7.30pm discussing this and you can ask me any questions you have too.
A reminder: The hashtag we’re using in Slimpod Club is #Summer20. Post your pics on Instagram too and tag me in.
If you haven’t got a Slimpod – now’s the time to grab yourself a free trial and join in the free challenge!!
Remember – weight loss doesn’t have to be hard – that’s a myth!!
Comment below if you’re up for this!