In the past few weeks 93 romance authors and readers have signed up to participate in the Romance Biggest Winner competition. Today we begin!
Each team member is required to weigh in every Tuesday, starting today. Next week the participants will calculate their weight loss percentages and the team representatives will report each member's percentage lost. The team with the highest percentage of weight lost each week will win free books! The individual romance reader and romance author at the end of the competition (January 5, 2012) will win $1,000 each!
I know there are others out there who would like to participate but for one reason or another haven't been able to. I encourage you to follow along with this blog and interact through comments, etc. You can also interact on Twitter through the hashtag #RBW and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RomanceBiggestWinner. We look forward to taking this journey to a healthier lifestyle with you! For those of you who are just observers, we would greatly appreciate your continued encouragement and support as we battle through our impulses, habits, and weakness to try to become stronger individuals. We do not see this as a lose-weight-quick scheme, but rather a lifestyle change which includes healthy eating and exercise that will we will be able to maintain once the competition is over.
Now for the topic of the day. I (Ashley March) know that when I've tried to lose weight in the past it's been difficult to just eat healthfully. However, when I include exercise, it becomes much easier to 1) eat the right foods and 2) not overeat. Because of this, I intend to start out with exercising at least 20 minutes every day, with a larger goal later on of getting to one hour every day (taking 1-2 days off each week to rest my body).
Do you have a daily exercise goal? If so, what is it right now, and what do you want it to become in the future?