Meet the 50 Day Challengers-Today it All Starts!

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hip hip hooray! today is DAY 1 of our 50 day challenge! i have created a discussion board on the ‘the new wifestyle’s’ facebook page so please make sure you ‘like‘ it and post in the discussion what your 50 day challenge is. click HERE for the internet to magically get you there!

i am honestly so excited and so proud of everyone listed below for pushing themselves to new limits. this is our biggest group yet. i know you might be feeling a little overwhelmed for what you’ve signed up for but remember…you can do anything for 50 days!

Today is MY Day

let’s all be encouraging and supportive of one another so please use the discussion board for when you’re feel like caving, totally rocking it, having a rough day and showing others encouragement.

i also want to personally cheer you on so please use the hashtag of #50daychallenge and tag @TheNewWifestyle on facebook/instagram/twitter and so i can find you and give you virtual high fives!

and now may i present to you (drumroll please….)

                                                                                      THE 50 DAY CHALLENGERS

1. chelsea (that’s me. perks of blog owner is putting your name first!): write 3 sentences a day for my book and following the p90x food guidelines
2. ravery: sign his name at least 200 times a day and write one letter in preparation of breaking a world record
3. dave: declutter
4. dynah: write 1 Danish word a day on a notecard, memorize that word and attempt to use it in spoken language
5. paula: spend 10 minutes a day on her book, at least 30 minutes a day on her speech and plank challenge
6. june: read 5 pages a day of continuing legal education
7. ligia: no white flour or white sugar and only water and black espresso to drink
8. kim m: ½ a page for book not speaking related and walk the doggy ½ mile each day
9. marie: 5 minutes of writing 5 times a week
10. emily: the GAPS challenge
11. mary: exercise at least 30 minutes 4x a week. drink only water until 2pm when 1 diet coke is allowed
12. ginger: eat only pure foods, meat, fresh fruits and vegetables and jazzercise at least 3 days a week. stop sweating the small things and totally embrace what is part of life’s journey.
13. alison w: yoga once a week, limiting sugar to once a week and drawing in a sketchbook once a day
14. tk: no soda, 15 minutes working on book and 10,000 steps at least 4 days a week
15. brittany: one point of discussion point /paragraph in research journal article per week including edits, 50 burpees and eating mainly proteins, fruits and vegetables consistently
16. beki: clean the apartment for 15 minutes every day
17. mindy: work out 4 times a week and only have alcohol on the weekends
18. clint: ride the exercise bike 4 times a week for at least 15 minutes
19. kendal: 4 days of cardio each week and no soda pop
20. kyle: no artificial sugar and no carbs after 6pm
21. alison l: no carbs
22. ashley: read 4 pages a day
23. stephen: no soda
24. kate: no tortilla chips or bread and jogging or a bike ride 3 days a week or snacking after 9pm
25. sean: jogging or a bike ride 3 days a week or snacking after 9pm
26. kati: write a haiku everyday
27. barbi: drink 64oz of water a day
28. joe: no caffeine,  30 minute writing session for book/next year’s speech contests and 25 minutes of exercise 5 times a week
29. amee: no soda or bagels and some form of exercise at least 4 days a week
30. linda: healthy foods such as proteins, veggies and fruit and complex carbs
31. denis: no processed sugar and at least 20 minutes of workout or exercise class per day, except sundays
32. janet: exercise a minimum of 4 times a week, drink at least 64oz of water every day and no chocolate unless it’s a protein bar
33. emily: getting up the first time the alarm goes off (no snoozing)
34. kim h: 64oz of water every day
35. louanne: 64oz of water, no junk food- especially no sugar, lots of fruit, veggies and lean protein, very limited carbs
36. joann: 64oz of water, no junk food- especially no sugar, lots of fruit, veggies and lean protein, very limited carbs and TRX workouts
37. allison e: 64oz of water everyday
38. jen m: workout 3 days a week
39. darryl: complete  writing book by the 50 day mark
40. rose:
 complete  writing book by the 50 day mark
41. matilda: no dairy, no meat except fish and walk the dog 4 days a week
42. danielle: no sweets or sodas and working out at least 3 days a week
43. leah:  run at least 10 miles a week and do weights two times a week with no sweets
44. ali: 4 days a week of working out and tracking food for 5 days
45. michelle: 50 squats before breakfast
46. kristi: more salad and less fast food
47. carrie: no soda
48. kathy: no soda and read 15 minutes a day
49. mark: read 3 page a day
50. chris: read for a minimum of 20 minutes a day
51. john: add ongoing revenue streams totaling $5,000 per month
52. carol: walk every day and eliminate carbs
53. donna: daily walk and subtracting the fru-fru white mochas @ $3.75 a pop in favor of home-brewed
54. aisha: study spanish 15 minutes a day and do martial arts training twice a week
55. paula T.M: exercise 20 min monday through saturday
56. kayla: continue eating healthy but absolutely no junk food or candy/cookies/desserts
57. linze: pick a director and watch all his/her movies, research a new city everyday, try 1 new food a week, stretch 30 minutes a day, eat one vegetable a day and write 1 new poem a week
58. joe h: applying for 1 job per day, working out 5 days a week and no dairy/sugar/flour
59. bethany: running 4 times a week and 50oz of water
60. carlen: post on her blog twice a week, use the treadmill for at least 20 minutes 4 times a week and Talk to at least one person daily for encouragement
61. marc: no soda, coffee, and prayer for 15 minutes a day
62. philip: cook every single meal and only use packaged things with 5 or less ingredients
63. carole/nana: eat vegan and walk at least 2.5 miles 5 times a week!
64. velma: eating a real breakfast and packing her lunch every day!
65. katie: drink at least 64oz of water and making dinner every night instead of going out
66. ross: pack his lunch everyday and making dinner every night instead of going out

feel free to share this article with your family/friends and let them know your number on the list so they can help hold you accountable (and be super impressed when you actually accomplish it)!

remember to post on the discussion board what your challenge is so we can have a fluid means of communication with one another. ready…set…GO TEAM!

1) what are you feeling most nervous about your challenge?
2) what are you feeling most excited about?
3) did you have any last ‘hoorahs’ before today’s challenge started?

50 day challenge mountainsdisclaimer-i am in no way a doctor/nutritionist/health care provider so all of the above people are doing their chosen activities based on their health and comfort level and will not hold the new wifestyle or AveryToday, Inc. liable. please stop the challenge if you feel it is harmful to your health.


  1. Paula Howley

    February 24, 2014 at 10:25 am

    1. I don’t think I’m feeling nervous about my challenge but perhaps kind of anxious about 30 minutes a day on my speech. That’s really not much though- it’s basically practicing ot 4 times a day which is the minimum I should be doing it anyway. I think I’m worried that I still have SO much time before my first contest that I will feel I can be complacent about it. I guess that’s why I signed up – I didn’t WANT to get complacent.
    I also wanted to add a few more things but I need to be realistic. I have 4 main goals for his year and they were to exercise, pray, do a spiritual reading and go to bed early every day. February has been a BAD month for this- I’m at about 50%. I thought about adding those 4 things to the challenge but it just seemed like too much pressure.
    2. I’m excited most about the book and the speech- the planking I’m just dreading.
    3. No hurrahs for me.

    • chelsea

      February 24, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      thanks for sharing your process of why you chose what you did for the 50 day challenge, Paula. it’s also good that you broke it down to practicing 4 times a day and that you are aware about NOT wanting to get complacent. you got this! i also have a ton of other things i thought about putting down in terms of budgeting/income/exercise/etc but i think there is something to be said about going over the few things we listed with full steam ahead!

      i’ve done my 20 seconds of planking today…it was okay but i am already feeling nervous about the increase! thanks for being an active participant Paula!

  2. yourlegacyspeaks

    February 24, 2014 at 11:00 am

    1. I am not nervous, I am excited about sharing my goal and getting it done. I do better when I share. However, if it stays cold the walking gets chilly! So crossing my fingers for no more snow!
    2. I am excited about the writing. Today I am working on the story board (which counts as writing). I love to walk Cella, but I often do not plan out the time!
    3. No hurrah!

    • chelsea

      February 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      love your positive attitude ‘legacy’ (but i really know it’s Kim)! i also do better when i share and put it out there. it’s that positive pressure and accountability. bundle up for that walking and be careful with the snow and ice-no injuries please! great job on working on the storyboard today-i bet that’s super exciting to see it all written out! thanks for participating and sharing Kim!

  3. Marie

    February 24, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    1) what are you feeling most nervous about your challenge? Sticking with it thru the 50 days.
    2) what are you feeling most excited about? This morning it was so fun to write!
    3) did you have any last ‘hoorahs’ before today’s challenge started? I wrote some 🙂

    So excited about this community to cheerlead each other thru this 🙂

    • chelsea

      February 24, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      i feel ya Marie-good thing we have each other through these 50 days! yay! i’m loving that you are already enjoying you’re writing! make sure to keep us all updated on the facebook forum so we can continue to cheerlead and support! woohoo!

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  5. Carlen

    February 28, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Chelsea- I posted about the #50daychallenge on my blog….please check it out! Thanks for putting it out there…I find it’s keeping me more accountable with myself!

    • chelsea

      February 28, 2014 at 9:47 am

      wooohoo! i am so excited to check out your blog post Carlen! well done keeping yourself on track with your 2 posts a week and i hope your other challenges are going great 🙂

  6. John

    February 28, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Getting some Great help on my 50 day challenge (increase revenue by $5k/ mo for enhanced wifely peace of mind and money to bring visitors to Wildwood), I have been busy with my favorite clients SO Debra has jumped in to help on a project that could end up producing 8 to 16k more per month AND today, while busy with other things, I was attacked from ‘out of the blue’ with a fully formed outline for a book I have been meaning to write, a list of books to write this year, and the outline of a wonderful service I can happily provide (as requested – putting my talents to work in loving service to others). 30 minutes of ‘flying fingers’ captured the flow of the outlines and plans as they were ‘delivered’.

    It looks this ‘challenge’ is all taken care of. It will be interesting to see how the flow of funds pours in.

    • chelsea

      March 2, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      this is excellent news to hear John! fantastic that your wife has jumped in on a project that could bring that amount of money in each month-FANTASTIC!! also loving that your energy is also spurring book outlines to form in your brain-so amazing (and thanks for sending my way)! keep us updated on your progress!

  7. John

    February 28, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Looks like some of you are making solid progress as well. Keep up the Great work. Step by step, we know you can get there!

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