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!