#50DayChallenge- Week 1 is DONE, son!

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okay…let’s all do a virtual high five together because we have made it 1 WHOLE WEEK since we committed to the 50 day challenge! i am really proud of us. it’s so amazing to follow some of your journeys along the way (remember #50daychallenge/comment on blog/post in discussion group-shout out to david for getting the ball rolling!).

i want to know how your first week on either adding/subtracting something from your life has gone!

was it harder than you thought? easier? anything profound happen?

here’s my new desktop image of a photo i took while we were in alaska last year:

The New Wifestyle Alaska 50daychallenge

for me, i have found that i can write my book (or at least 3 sentences) best after i exercise and getting started is the very hardest part for me. it’s daunting and i freak myself out and i’ve sometimes find 93 other things to do but once i get going, i usually crank out a few paragraphs at least.

the lack of sugar sometimes gives me a headache and i’ve been tempted to pour an entire bag of chocolate chips all over my face-but i restrained myself. exciting news that my husband over did it on milkshakes this past week while he was planning to break a world record in colorado so he’s now joining me in the p90x diet or lack of fried/sugar food. that will be much easier than watching him eat pizookies-which he sent a photo of him and my dad enjoying this yesterday.

drool truly came out of my mouth…which is happening again as i post this. i may have to change my shirt. this is probably in my top 3 favorite desserts.

pizookielet’s make week 2 even better!

tip: if your challenge currently isn’t that specific-make it better! instead of saying “eat healthy” create some sort of identifiable way to measure this. for me, this is ridding my diet of sugars, fried foods and and white flour. maybe it’s eating at least 2 vegetables a day.

if your challenge is to workout 4 times a week-create a minimum amount of time/distance/exercise you are doing so that you can quantify it.

by doing this, you are able to celebrate your successes more easily because it’s tangible, instead of vague.

happy monday everyone!

show me some comment love and how much you rocked week 1:
1) how was your first week? easier or harder than you anticipated?
2) do you feel any differently yet?
3) share a success and something you struggled with along the way


  1. TK

    March 3, 2014 at 9:44 am

    7 Days – no Diet Dr. Pepper. Making it happen! Hard when I saw it nearby, but passed it up!

    • chelsea

      March 3, 2014 at 9:52 am

      woohoo! nicely done TK! i feel the same…when it’s not sitting in front of me tempting me, i feel like a super hero. although when the temptation is right in front-harder. well done!

  2. Dave

    March 3, 2014 at 10:03 am

    1) how was your first week? easier or harder than you anticipated?
    It was pretty easy because the decluttering jobs have been (pretty much) sitting right in front of me, waiting for me to get my butt in gear. This challenge has been the fire I needed to get me moving. Even so, I have discovered that the trick, for me, is to plan, the day before, how I will accomplish my goal the following day (instead of waiting for motivation on the day-of). Make sense? I highly recommend it!

    2) do you feel any differently yet?
    I certainly feel good about the changing landscape of my place!

    3) share a success and something you struggled with along the way
    A success is the act of finally DOING some of this decluttering. This has been on my “to do” list for a long time. I might even do some, every now and then, but without being consistent and doing a LOT, it was like digging a hole in the bottom of the sea. A struggle I’m having is deciding on the best way to get rid of some of the things I’m getting rid of. Nothing too emotionally dramatic! 🙂

    • chelsea

      March 4, 2014 at 8:42 am

      excellent dave! you have truly been rocking it! smart to plan out what you are going to tackle the day before-i should start incorporating that concept more. well i’m happy to hear decluttering isn’t too emotionally dramatic for you because for me…i would be a mess since i attach some sort of feeling to eveeeerything! happy to hear it moving along though and keep it up!

  3. Ginger

    March 3, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    The first week was going well, my dad had a stroke and is in hospice. Today I ate fruit but then ate a half of a long john donut. I am not upset by this will just get my mind back on track of my 50 day goals.

    • chelsea

      March 4, 2014 at 8:43 am

      ginger, i am so so sorry to hear about your father having a stroke and now he is in hospice. i will keep you in my thoughts. glad you aren’t being too rough on yourself for the 1/2 of donut and even more glad that you didn’t eat the rest of it and are getting your mind back on track-i cannot imagine how many things must be on your mind right now! take care of yourself and keep up the great work!