Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Imagination to Manifestation

10 steps to achieving your wildest dreams

1. Clarity of vision, be specific, see it, feel it, experience it.
- See it: How will your life be different? What have you created?
- Feel it: How will you feel? Empowerment, Energetic, Powerful?
- Experience it: How will you and others experience you differently?

2. Connect daily to your vision through powerful declarations and affirmations daily.
- E.g.: I am love, I am powerful, I am healthy, I am an extraordinary business woman, I live long and find strong making a positive difference in the world and other people’s lives.

3. Who do I need to be / how do I need to show up in the world to achieve my wildest dreams?
- Distinct and different from who you have been historically
- Passionate, powerful, open, risking, focused, honest, bold

4. What part of you needs to be redesigned?
- Stop procrastinating, leverage social media, create a powerful network

5. Strategy/Accountability
- Strategy: How will I get it done?
- Accountability: How many, by when - accountability partner/ coach / invest

6. Become Unstoppable. Hank Aaron hit 755 home runs and 1383 strike-outs. Be Willing to strike out
- Keep getting up to bat
- Objective Assessment - what worked, what didn’t work, what will I do differently?

7. Healthy Diet.
- What are you feeding your mind, your spirit, your body?
- Junk in/ Junk out

8. Joy, Fun, Joy, Fun, Joy, Fun When life becomes dull... we become dull
- Take the time to reflect, refresh, renew
- Ten minutes of deep breathing
- Five minutes in the sun

9. REST Take care of yourself .
- Sleep and Restore
- Pray and Meditate

10. Visit your vision daily.
- Whatever we focus on has the most power. No focus, no power
- Strong consistent focus on your vision equals manifestation.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gluten grains VS non-gluten grains.

Gluten grains:
Wheat (including whole wheat)

Some of these grains are much less common, yet might be an additive or ingredient in other products that seem gluten free but are not.
Being aware of what is not consumable is half the battle. But its not the most important half. The starting point is to look at what you can have and leave the rest for others to enjoy, enjoying the fact that you will feel better without them.

Now the fun part is finding new foods that you get to experience and have fun with. Here is something that I created and have been thoroughly enjoying.

Lemon Shrimp Quinoa: makes 2 servings, for me it makes 3 small portions. Perfect for eating less it fills you up and is very healthy.
Ingredients :
Extra virgin olive oil, (2-3 Theo)
Garlic (1-2 cloves)
Red Onions (1/2 cup to 3/4 cup)
Sugar snap peas (2handfulls or  a cup and a half)
Shrimp (5-6 or more if you like)
Quinoa (1/2 cup)

I soak the quinoa for about a half hour. It cooks like rice, so after soaking and rinsing several times, I place a half cup of quinoa to boil in about a cup and a half of water, I always do more water than required.

In a seperste little pot I boil up a hand full (5-6) shrimp, till slightly pink these will cook again so don't cook them all the way.

In a non stick pan I heat some extra virgin olive oil (2-3 tblsp measure enough to coat bottom of pan.), throw in minced garlic( to your preference how much and how small/ bigplanet ). I add in about 3/4 cup of sliced onions (again you can mince/chop more/ less or whatever you like here). I let these cook, let the garlic become slightly brown, let the onions turn clear. I than add in the sugar snap peas (about 2 hand fulls)  and the cooked shrimp. (Both as dry as possible.  Cover and let cook for 15-20 min till water is released and steaming peas. At about 15 min ass in about a half cup of lemon juice.

The quinoa has been cooking away. Make sure there is less than 5% of the water left over, than pour the entire quinoa into the pan with the peas and shrimp. There should be plenty of lemon juice left in the pan, let them all cook together uncovered for another 5-10 min till again most of the liquid is absorbed.

When your ready to turn it off take it out of the pan and place in bowl. You can eat as soon as it cools down a Little I like to add more lemon juice.

I hope this gives you all a great idea how flexible you can be and how you can enjoy different types of grains.  This recipe can also be done with rice.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Transitioning to a gluten free life

Becoming gluten free can be easy or not so easy.

It's all about how you choose to look at it. Beginning the journey to a gluten free life style can add huge benifits to your health. Between feeling better, losing weight, having more energy and a better over all mood. Becoming gluten free is a life style change for the best. How to get there is a journey and choice in patience. The best way to a gluten free life is to start with whole foods diet. Cut out anything that comes in a package/box/bottle. This will eliminate many errors and additives that you might encounter along your journey. When in doubt check the ingredients. 

Many times additives / preservatives / flavoring  / coloring has gluten in it. Many supermarkets now carry gluten free lines. You can get almost anything at your local market, or by ordering on line. Yet these items can be over priced and just as unhealthy as the regular items on another shelf. The best and healthiest way is to look for foods with no packaging.

Take care to not mix foods that are gluten free and not gluten free. Anytime gluten is mixed with something without gluten, it becomes 'contaminated' or now has gluten. The example I can give was, I was offered a bagel flat today that was rice,corn and whole wheat. I was offered it cause it doesn't have as much gluten as a regular bagel. A little or alot does not change anything. With gluten its an all or nothing kind of game. There either is gluten and you can get sick or there isn't any and you won't get sick.

It is also something to keep in mind when having a gluten intolerance or allergy, it takes 2 weeks to get gluten out of your system to feel better. Take care of what you put in your mouth to take care of your body.

This week I challenge you to cut all gluten out of your diet for the next two weeks. And let me know how you feel and any way that I can support you this week.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Age Less, Live More Review

Last month I was given an extrodinary gift.
It was a simple, small and modest book. 

My challenge for this week is for everyone to find a way to get a hold of this amazing book!!! Library, book store, I've been lending out my copy. Whatever it takes!!!! If you have two hours to kill, go to your book store see if they have it, and you would be able to read it. Short, quick and life changing.

Age Less, Live More. By Bernando LaPallo.

Normally books about living better, healthier, and prosperously, bore me! All about what to do, what to do, what to do. 

Well listen up! Bernando is one funny guy! He is straight forward with over one hundred years of experience.  All the info is straight forward concise and written in a pleasant live and love life kind of way. I've always been a believer if you don't love your life, your not living.  I want to recommend and highlight some great points made by Senior LaPallo.

The first half of the book is about living, loving and being easy about life. Loving God, loving yourself and trusting. Without faith there is no good fortune or health. Without faith there are poor choices which lead to bad outcomes, which he describes in his book. This impacted me tremendously.  I felt a resolve and recognition to always do the responsible thing will help you live a longer healthier and happier life.

Bernardo writes about walking daily, breathing deeply, and loving completely. If I say any more I will be giving away the whole book, but his advice and experience has in two weeks changed around my life and health. I feel amazing am sheading excess weight with exercise, quickly and healthy. My energy has increased, my swelling has decreased, less back pain, my feet hurt less, I'm full and satisfied. 

Best part of all is I feel sharper and more accurate with my mind than ever, quicker reflexes and better sleep.

And that's just part 1!!!!

The second half of Age Less, Live More talks about foods to eat. I've always been a healthy eater, yet a few changes with the aid of his suggestions has decreased my want to eat unnecessary foods, to eat less and enjoy more what I do eat. Since reading this book I have managed a completely gluten free diet without feeling deprived!!!!

The added benifits to overall health have blown me away. Do I follow it all religiously?  No, of course not. But every little suggestion that I have added in or adopted to my lifestyle has made me feel more alive and happier!

I recommend and challenge you this week to do whatever it takes to get this book. I have looked for a digital copy, there is none, so just go read this very short and powerful book!

Now I would like to thank a very special man, father, brother, friend and angel.
I received this book from an dear friend of mine, someone who saw more in me than I saw in myself, someone who constantly showed love guidence and acceptance.  Who's coaching and advice has always touched my heart in his peaceful and loving manor. And it is from this man that I received such a powerful gift of a priceless book. Where I have one three words to give him in return, humility, gratitude, and acceptance... it has been ten months since I have known this man, where he has guided me and supported me, held me to a higher standard and loved me more than I was able to for myself.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Angela speaks!

You don’t know everything…. // Chest - Tris Workout 1

I can’t express the title of this blog enough, neither you, nor I, know everything there is to know when it comes to working out and fitness. So if you’re at the gym, and someone tries to correct your form or give you advice, LISTEN. Chances are, they might be completely incorrect, but come home and check out Google, ask me, and ask for a 2nd and 3rd opinion!!! Never assume you know it all just because you made a commitment, to some people, this is a lifestyle.

Now with that being said - here is a workout for this week GET IT!!

((workouts will be segmented - make sure even if you don’t follow these workouts, you segment body parts this way for ultimate results))

Chest / Tris

Warm up: Eliptical / 10 minutes /Crosstrain 10 - Resistance 8

Incline Chest Press

Set 1: 20 times // 5 lb dumbbells Set 2: 18 times // 7 lb dumbbells Set 3: 15 times // 10 lb dumbbells Set 4: 12 times // 12 lb dumbbells Set 5 : 18 times // 7 lb dumbbells

Dumbbell Fly

Set 1: 20 times // 5 lb dumbbells Set 2: 18 times // 7 lb dumbbells Set 3: 15 times // 10 lb dumbbells Set 4: 12 times // 12 lb dumbbells Set 5 : 18 times // 7 lb dumbbells

Overhead Tricep Extension (2 arms)

Set 1: 20 times // 10 lb dumbbells Set 2: 18 times // 12 lb dumbbells Set 3: 15 times // 15 lb dumbbells Set 4: 12 times // 20 lb dumbbells Set 5 : 18 times // 12 lb dumbbells

Tricep Kickbacks (Each Arm)

Set 1: 20 times // 3 lb dumbbells Set 2: 18 times // 5 lb dumbbells Set 3: 15 times // 7 lb dumbbells Set 4: 12 times // 10 lb dumbbells Set 5 : 18 times // 5 lb dumbbells

Cardio: 30 minutes on the Eliptical /Crosstrain 10 / Resistance 8

Set the weights according to your strength and experience. Additionally, if you hit the gym in the morning, do your cardio first, on an empty stomach… then grab a protein shake and bust out those weight reps!

LETS GO KIDS… as the title of this blog states - SHUT UP AND TRAIN!!! Its going to burn, KEEP GOING. Your arms are going to shake, KEEP GOING. Only stop if you are in unbearable pain. I do extensions at about 30lbs and it burns, let me tell you, but I’ll do 10, take a few seconds, and then continue. No harm in taking a moment, but don’t let those moments, those dumbbells define you. KICK THEIR ASS!

As always, here if you need advice!

Love & dumbbells

Thursday, April 21, 2011

What Holds Us Back.

Besides fear....

Well it could be we are comfortable where we are. I know that's me, it could be we really don't care, but that means we really don't care about our life or the people in it. It could be we don't know any better, or is it something else?

Are we in reaction to something? Are we playing the victim? Have we been hurt in the past? Is our weight and eating an emotional trigger?

Most times I feel it is, its about what or maybe who you are hiding from. Is it you? Is it a commitment? Or are you hiding from the fact that if you get healthy that you will have to stay healthy.

Did you ever think....
That you would finnaly get to show yourself off?
Its a commitment that is a lifestyle choice not a chore?
That once you get healthy you will want to stay healthy?

Its time to change how we think about our bodies, our image, our health and most importantly our lifestyle!

What's your choice? Is it to step up and play the game?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Keep the wagon train a'movin....

So who invented this wagon? Was it the Indians? How about the Europeans? Maybe it was the Asians? I know! The Africans... no really

Who invented this damn 'wagon'?

I mean really who gets on and off a wagon now a days? Who even cares... point is we use it EVERYDAY!!!

Look, its empty and meaningless... it doesn't matter who is on the wagon, or who isn't, of it works or not, or most importantly if its going to help you be healthy.

There is only one thing that will have you be, live and have a healthy happy life...

You get to decide if it matters to you
You get to be loving of yourself
You get to see the value your health has on your lifestyle

So now this wagon right, its outdated... can we trash it? Can we look at it differently? This is your journey. This is your life, your choices. So lets choose wisely, don't choose because someone else is doing it. Choose what you want and the results that you want. Make that your ride, not your wagon. Cause wagons take people places... and what if the driver of that wagon is not going where you want to go? You still gonna get on?

I wouldn't, I'd like to create my own vehicle of transportation! I'm driving and its a one seated, ill stop and visit you we can wash our vehicles together. Modify them, try out each others. Whatever.  But make it a one seater... drive your way where and when you want to.

Now I want to see is that each one of us has a personal journey we are going on, and where our individual final destination will take them?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


What do you do when you fall off tthe train, the productive track?

Results are obtained than you start falling backwards. Everything you have worked so hard for has been lost. One step forward, three steps backwards. Is that how your feeling? Is it just in weight loss? Is it in life too?

How many times do you ask yourself these questions?

Well lets look at this, are you comfortable somewhere you don't want to be? Are you experiencing something you have never experienced before?


Probably your trying to lose weight.
Probably your trying to get active
Probably your trying to eat better
Probably your trying to life longer
Probably your trying to feel better
Probably your trying to not die( lil extreme but work with me)

Ok great. Your probably just trying to do something. Probably, well when does the probably become I get to.. be someone, I get to do something.....
I get to live.

How many times a day do we say 'I have to lose weight.' Ok great, not.... I am going to be X weight by X date. And I get to be skinny. I get to love my healthy body!

I get to live!

How many times a day do we say 'I can't eat that, I'm on a diet.' Sure whatever, not... I enjoy eating healthier options to maintain my healthy lifestyle. And I get to be fit and active. And I love my healthy lifestyle.

I get to live!!!!

Ok so do we see where this is going? So what happens when we fall off the wagon, did we really fall? Were we ever on to begin with? And how the hell do we get on that wagon?

These are some great questions,

Tomorrow we are going to examine this wagon, were the wheels put on right? Cause everyone seems to always fall out...

Thursday we will look at were we ever on to begin with? What's holding us back from jumping on and getting in....

Friday- guest blogger (yay!!!!)

Saturday we will look at what we get to do in order to get on the wagon, lets make it a bandwagon, and lets get ourselves on tract for healthy living....

Monday, April 18, 2011

Kick the Guru!

A dear friend of my heart, a true passionate provider and the individual responsible for all of my results. Her name is Zia, and this is her new and inspiring blog. She is gluten free, and has help me become gluten free. Its a life style change that will never be easy. But with help, guidence and support anything is possible.

Zia shares about herself and her blog:
I am a Holistic Chiropractor, a Qi Gong instructor, a writer, a hopeful romantic, and an optimistic realist. I am sharing stories from my life. These are stories of lessons learned, transformational shifts,revelations of the heart and some are just plain funny.My intention is to spark the conversation of transformation, contribution and loving joyful surrender!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Whats Next?

Well as you all know LYS changed to mini challenges. So i invite you all to post here what your goals from now till summer day one (June 21) will be. Is it more activity? Weight loss? Better self image. Losing inches? Let us know!

This blog is for our readers! That means your feed back matters. Letting us know your working towards a goal means we are working towards a goal! So lets hear it!

What do you want your goals to be and what do you want LYS to be geared towards?

Remember that Loveyourshape has a vision of a better loving future of health fitness, body image and self esteem. Through a healthy lifestyle we can be fit active and sexy.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Advice from Marcy,

My advice would be to go slow and to focus on breathing and core support. Slower movements require more strength internally. Don't try and do what everyone else is doing. It is your journey, and it is not a destination.

Marcy is a yoga instructor and dear friend. She has an abundance of wisdom and love.

To all participating I offer you get to love yourself for your ability to take your time in your yoga sessions.

Have a wonderful and blessed day


Wednesday, April 6, 2011


This weeks challenge is to stretch your muscles instead of work your muscles! There are plenty of free places to get yoga videos online like, and

So get ready, cause for this weeks challenge you are going to get to do yoga at least 3 times this week. I myself will be going to the gym to the yoga class!

I'm excited for everyone to report in every time you go to yoga and log your experience on your blog, I will be checking in on each one of you.

Yoga is a good way to center and get rid of stress in your life. This factor is key to being healthy and losing weight. More stress equals over eating and it lowers the ability for your body to be healthy and repair itself.

So log here what your commitment is. It doesn't matter how it looks, as long as you accomplish a minimum of 3 yoga sessions, this can be 15 min, for beginners and an hour for more advanced individuals.

And remember that to be healthy while working out to drink plenty of water!!!

Lets take this week by storm! Have a minimum of 3 yoga work out sessions completed by Tuesday's weigh in...

Good luck!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011


My vision for Love Your Shape was about having people know they are more important that self image, that they should love themselves for who they are what they are and how they look.

I thought that a weight loss challenge would be the right way to go, unfortunalty I don't feel that way any more. Within a challenge there are too many rules and restrictions. I am going to be changing the structure of this blog and this blog challenge. I want anyone and everyone to be able to participate.
To see the opportunities that are held in living a healthy lifestyle. For everyone this could look different and since everyone is different I am hoping there will be differences.

I am going to be continuing LoveYourShape, and there will still be weekly goals and challenges, but in more of an open forum type. So please log your weight and time here so that I can post them on the side bar and keep track of our successes! I am looking forward to being an amazing outreach for the world to know that self image and self love are two very different ideas, yet you can love both! Be healthy and live the right lifestyle for you to be a world player and help others be healthy like you!

Tomorrow will be the first of our weekly challenges. Since this will be a different type of forum I ask that you spread the word to others that you know about what we are doing. Lets take a stand for our health and the health of the ones we love and everyone else in the world! Join LoveYourShape on Facebook,  let other know what we are doing.

I'm very excited for all of us and have a great surprise for tomorrow! 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Gluten free

Sometimes Being 'Irritable' Isn’t About Your Mood - Milford, MA Patch

I recently went gluten free my whole body in a weeks time has changed, there is so much to offer in ways outside of medication for medical issues.

I hope this article helps some of you.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Where do you start?

Well you have to get your body ready for what is about to come… prepare your body and mind and schedule for the changes you are going to be making.

Your first week working out, whether you are a veteran, someone who’s gone on vacation for a few weeks or just someone who is starting out, should always be CARDIO CARDIO CARDIO.

Example week 1 workout

Monday - Treadmill - 0% inline / brisk walk speed (about 3.0) 30 minutes

Tuesday - Eliptical - Crosstrain 10 /Resistance 2 30 minutes

Wednesday - Treadmill - 5% Incline /Brisk Walk Speed (about 3.0) 45 minutes

Thursday - Elliptical - Crosstrain 10 /Resistance 6 45 minutes

Friday - Treadmill - Incline 7% / Brisk walk speed (about 3.5) 20 minutes & Elliptical - Crosstrain 10 / Resistence 8 20 minutes

Saturday - Treadmill Sprints *Lets see watcha got!* Incline 10 / Speed 4.0 (Light jog) - 30 seconds on - 30 seconds off. Do this 5x. Then, take the incline down to 0%, bring the speed up to 5.0 (a decently paced run). 30 seconds on - 30 seconds off/rest. Do this 4 times. Bring that speed up to a 7.0 (or as fast as you can go!). Rest 1 full minute, hop on for a 30 second dash. Once you’ve done this, bring down the speed to a 2.0, hop on, and walk till your heart rate is around 120.


Cardio is SUCH an important part of fitness. If gets your heart pumping, blood flowing, FAT BURNING and a week like this will help fitting the gym into your schedule and will prep your body for the work you are about to do. You’re not at the gym for hours week one, you’re getting accustom to this new routing.

Some NUTRITION rules to remember during week 1:

Because it’s the first week, lets try to make some changes in your diet, but lets not restrict you too much

1. If you drink coffee, switch that half and half, creame, or full milk, to SKIM. Switch out your sugar, to a packet of splenda PER cup.

2. Lets change ALL your breads/pastas from WHITE to WHOLE WHEAT. If you’re doing this already, lets try to cut out HALF of these portions.

3. Add PROTEIN to each meal - this means, eggs, chicken, turkey. Make sure you have plenty of GREEN NON STARCHY veggies (No peas, no corn).

4. Thirsty? Put down your soda (diet or otherwise) and drink some H20. Can’t do it… need something more delicious then an ice water? Try a packet of crystal light.

5. Snack EVERY THREE HOURS. I eat at 9AM, Noon, 3PM, 6PM and 9PM. Even if its just a pear, or a protein shake, I am consuming something every three hours — THIS IS VITAL!

Let me know how you do this week… how much weight did you lose? Are you feeling better already? If you have any questions, ask me above.

HEALTH NOTE: If you feel out of breath, or feel like you’re going to faint, IMMEDIATELY stop your workout and seek assistance.

love & dumbbells,


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Challenge update... please check in!

Hello everyone!  Good morning, yesterday was a day of technical difficulties and the waiting game.

Yet we are back on track and I am more excited than ever!

Yesterday was weigh in Tuesday!  Please make sure that you log your weight in here and your min working out.

So what's next for my beloved LYS challengers? 

Well a challenge of course!

Meditation is about caring about the mind, body and soul, I invite you to participate this week in meditating once a day to center and focus yourself in your life. I love meditation and have found focus and clarity in it. Taking the time each day to look inward and relax yourself completely is an enormous task and reward! Within this process I ask you to look at how it takes you to focus and relax. I ask that in taking a look at this, write a short blog post no more than 4 sentences on how you feel and where your come from was.

Loving yourself is the key to loving others to be there with support, understanding and communication.

Have a wonderful day ladies!


Friday, March 25, 2011

Special guest blogger!

The Very Begining:
So, you’ve made the decision most people make at lease once in their lifetime… you’re going to lose weight, get fit, and look as amazing as you feel. Fantastic. Now where the hell do you start? Answer: right here.

The most important steps you need to follow at the beginning of any weight loss journey are the following:

1) Go to your physician. Ask him to take your weight, run blood work, take an EKG, the works. Pretend you’re back in high school and you need a physical. You need to see what going on on the inside before you remotely try to change the outside.

2) What is your body made up of? That was a serious question. Don’t give me a 1/2 assed answer like “Organs and stuff” and don’t try Googling the answer either, because the answer is different for everyone. Everyones body is a different measurement of organs, water, muscles, etc. How are you going to know how much fat is on your body if you haven’t tested this. There is a great Fat Loss Monitor by Omron* (see link below to purchase). You punch in your height, weight, age and squeeze … it will tell you how much of your body is fat & how much is muscle - so in 2 weeks after beasting at the gym, and you only notice a few lbs difference on the scale, squeeze this puppy and you will see if you lost fat or muscle, and if you put on fat or muscle. Make the investment. Trust me.

3) Hit up the pharmacy. NO fat loss supplements please — vitamins only. You’re changing your body composition, changing what’s going in and what it does, you need to support this. A multi is completely obvious. Vitamin C is also a necessity - when you work out, it breaks down your immune system and Vitamin C will help you build it back up. Potassium supplements will also help any muscle cramps. Fish Oil is a terrific antioxident. Start with those - and don’t go too crazy too quick. Don’t let anyone talk you into fat burners or thermogenics… do this naturally, you will be happy you did.

4) Get whatever attire you are comfortable working out in. For me, I prefer yoga pants and a tank… the nylon workout clothes are uncomfortable to me, but you need to be 100% comfortable to work out. Some attire /accessories to consider getting/using:

a) lifting gloves

b) 1 gallon jug of water

c) gym shoes - sneakers. make sure theyre comfortable, and fit. too tight will make you not want to work out as hard and too loose will have them fall off when you run, and believe me, if you follow my workouts, you’re going to run :)

Coming next week: Diet sample and workout samples…. LETS GET TO WORK KIDS! Summer is quickly approaching!

love & dumbbells,


Link for Omron fatloss monitor: ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1301017154&sr=8-1

If you have any questions, please let me know. I’m here to answer all your fitness/nutrition questions!

Angela is a good friend of mine and will be joining us on this challenge as the resident blogger! You can finer her over on tumbler at:
I am looking forward to this weekend and the results we will create together!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Week 1 Day 2 Weigh In Tuesday!!!!

So since this is week one, we shall make this simple!
By now Midnight you should have your PICTURES and measurements up!

I have left the challenge open for a few last minute non-bloggers to start their participation.

Please note in order to start late you must still complete day one and two!!!!

If you have any questions please feel free to ask but I know this day is self explanatory.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Welcome to the LYS challenge!!!!!

Welcome everyone!

Congradulations to everyone who took the first step in a positive direction of self worth and being in contribution to our community!

Week 1! Weekly weigh in's will be tues! But today is Day 1!!

Today is the day to start fresh!

So in everyone's blog TOMORROW should be at least 3 photos!
1) full length picture (head not required)
2) pic of your scale weight!
3) 4 measurements of your choice (waist, thigh, hips, bust, arms, calf, head, shoulders, knees and toes)

I want this challenge to be fun and lively!!!! Yet we are looking for results and we shall be goal driven!!

So TODAY being the first day of your challenge... we all need to take a look at the oncoming weeks, let's set goals!

FIRST: post here with your weighloss goal!

Secondly (on your blog): Every participant in order to participate, must set a goal of how much weight you are looking to lose, how you plan on losing that weight and most importantly you need to list 3 things that have been working for you in weighloss and 3 things that haven't been working for you.

Great! I'm so excited to get started!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Hello Everyone!
I just wanted to make 2 real quick clarifications before we get started tomorrow

1: You must blog about your challenge and have your own blog to participate.

2: All donations will be given instead of prizes. In other words there is NO COST to participate.

Please spread the word about Love Your Shape!

I am excited to get started tomorrow!!!


Saturday, March 12, 2011


Hello Everyone!
My name is Christine, I have started Love Your Shape to create a better and healthier lifestyle by the summer.

I am committing to changing the lives of others around me. In health and furthering our outreach to help others that can not take care of themselves! Please join me to make our lives healthier! Lets love who we are and how we feel about ourselves! My goal is to have at least 50 people apart of this challenge! During this blog Challenge I will be sharing tips and asking participating questions for us all to stay connected. We will all have a buddy for support and to hold each of us accountable for our success! As a team we will all win when we stick together!

Love Your Shape Challenge will start March 21.

The Challenge will be measured in weight loss, exercise minutes per week and beginning and ending inches.

All lbs lost will be $2.00 donated to a charity of your choice!

All Inches lost will be a $5.00 donation to a charity of your choice!

And 1/2/3 places for minutes exercised will get a prize! (averages will apply to make it fair for everyone)

Please join Love My Shape Challenge and get started with me on March 21 with the following:
Full length picture March 21 AM
Picture of weight on scale
Measurements of (waist, thigh L/R, arm L/R, bust, hips)

I hope to get to know you all through this challenge and grow together to a better future!