You have SURVIVED the 50 Day Challenge!

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can you even believe it?! you set your mind to something 50 days ago and actually DID it. this is the most successful 50-day challenge i’ve ever hosted and cannot be prouder of the accomplishments and transformations people have gained!

50 day challenge the new wifestylehere is the list of everyone who participated because you deserve some dang recognition and high-fives!

1. chelsea: write 3 sentences a day for my book and follow 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

according to this list, people in the world should know more danish, be healthier, have more money, live in a decluttered home, have a chunk of a book written, feel better after drinking more water, gotten in an exercise routine and spent more time with their loves ones. hot dang. we all pretty much rock.

now you have two options:

a) go back to your old routines and habits after you just spent 50 days bettering yourself

b) embrace the new actions and behaviors you’ve created for yourself and continue being a better you!

b.5) <<are you allowed to do that? depending on what your goal was, maybe release the reigns a little but still keep up with your new habits!

i’m doing b.5 and sticking with continuing to eat healthy BUT have a few treats along the way…like a s’more for breakfast this morning!!! my dad caught onto my hints of wanting a s’more as my first treat so he hooked me up this morning. i also wouldn’t recommend eating eggs with it-that was weird.

chelsea avery smore the new wifestyle

during my last 50 days, i’ve noticed that my craving for sugar has decreased signficiantly and when i do crave it…peanut butter and honey really does the trick for me (which is much healthier than a cookie the size of my face). in terms of my book, this challenge has helped me overcome a lot of the anxiety i had about simply sitting and writing. those 3 sentences a day showed me that it’s a lot easier than i often make it out to be in my head.

and my husband’s big time 50 day challenge is happening TOMORROW:

we are in colorado because my husband is attempting to break the world record for the largest book signing in history TOMORROW! we need your support and cannot accomplish this without you so pre-register now so we can send you the link to order tomorrow or come to the CSU bookstore!

reminder that ALL profits from this event go to support CSU scholarships for first generation students. you will also receive a signed book AND you’re name gets published my ravery’s next book!

anywho…back to the 50 day challenge…we did it and now i want to know what you got from it, what you learned about yourself, did you hate it, love it, etc.

i also want to take a moment and again say how impressed i am with how much many of you pushed yourselves so thank you for participating and keep it up! it was tough…but hopefully you’ve found that it’s worth it!

1) remind us of your 50 day challenge and WHY you chose it?
2) hardest part?
3) best part?
4) would you do it again and what would you do different?


  1. John

    April 15, 2014 at 9:05 am

    That was FUN!!
    Can we do it again, huh? Can we….? Let’s schedule Another Challenge and invite Others to join us. – together, one challenge at a time, we could…. (Do the same thing we do every day, Pinky… Take over the World! – for the good of all, of course 🙂 )

  2. John

    April 15, 2014 at 9:20 am

    1) Intention?: Increase ongoing Revenue Stream by $5,000 – DONE!
    2) hardest part?: There was no hardest part (I decided it would be FUN!, and it was – celebrate the tiniest victory and IGNORE the rest says I!.)
    3) best part? Being amazed at the way it all came together so naturally ‘in the flow’ AND seeing others making lovingly support each other as they made Great Progress – Go, Go, GO! everyone!
    4) would you do it again and what would you do different?: Heck Yes, right NOW! It might be FUN to live from one Challenge period to the next (especially with a mutually supportive community to share the FUN with and support along the way) In fact, I just started a 30 Day Challenge with some of my new Real Estate friends – that is going to be a Nice stretch and a lot of FUN. AND I have two new challenges in mind that will serve my Two Favorite clients (AHA! Challenges to serve others may be among the Best!) Do different? Hmmmmm…. Facing the daily measurement square in the eye. When I lost 40# in 12 weeks, I looked at the scale EVERY morning (hey, it was just a data point – no emotion involved except the occasional ‘Yahooo!’). Staring at the key metric EVERY morning (and celebrating any little progress) kept the objective in mind and really helped me stay on track EVERY day. I might do some more of that.

    >Seek true inspiration – for objectives and Action.
    >Follow your heart, move toward the objectives that move you
    >Act Boldly, Swiftly, and Fearlessly when Inspired Action reveals itself
    >Love and support Everyone along the way