Week 4 Check-in, Week 5 goals

What the heck.

Where did this week go?
What new exercise do you try?
Would you do it again?
What was the highlight of your week?
What made the week a bit rough?

What are you going to get done this week...?

MINI CHALLENGE--- Caffeine free.... Just as simple as it sounds. No caffeine. I am curous how well we do this one....


Week 4 Mid-Week Check in..

Have you tried a new exercise yet...?
Please share your experience...

Also how has your week gone so far?
Any bumps in the road?

Any good news/stuff you wanna share..

The link will be open until Sunday at midnight.
If you haven't written a post about you or don't plan on blogging about it. Just leave a comment.
I can't wait to hear about everyone's experience.

Monthly Accountability Charts

Monthly Accountability Charts (will open in a new window)

  • January 2012
  • February 2012
  • March 2012
  • April 2012
  • May 2012
  • June 2012
  • July 2012
  • August 2012
  • September 2012
  • October 2012
  • November 2012
  • December 2012


168 hours but no time to work out...?

168 hours... that is how many hours are in a week.
How much can you spare for your health..?

You cannot afford to miss working out.
We all know about the benefits of daily exercise .
So how can you MAKE time to exercise in your week.

I made a workout time chart for the entire 2012. I want to exercise 10,000 or so minutes this year. This about 165hours... or a little bit more than 3 hours a week. To some that may sound like a lot but to others it is just a drop n bucket. I am starting January 2012 with a goal 500 minutes. Then each month after that I raise the bar by 50more minutes. My plan is to get to the end of the year with some real exercise time under my belt.

I know I will have obstacles and situations that arise, but I pray for the wisdom and support to be able to over come them.

Are you working out enough...? How much is enough.. well that is up to you.
The CDC recommendations vary based on your intensity level.

I know how busy so many of us are, but I also believe we have to make ourselves a priority.
So let's work together to help eliminate any excuses, barriers, etc. So that we can all give ourselves the gift of better health.

If you need/want help with working out a schedule. Let me know... I would love to help in any way possible. Email me  at bigbutttheory (at) gmail (dot) com .


Week 3 Update & Week 4 goals...

Week 3 is winding down. 21 days behind us. 

  • How was the 3rd week...?
  • Did you remain sweets free...?
  • How were your workouts?
  • How was your water consumption?
  • What do you think of the mini challenges?  
  • What did you do for yourself that was fun?
  • Do can the challenge be improved?
I hope you are getting a chance to visit other bloggers.... There are so many great blogs out there.

Also... if you want to see more on this page... I welcome suggestions. I want to make this a great resource for us all.

Week 4 Find a New Exercise-- It is very important to switch up your workout routine to properly challenge you muscles and mind. Si this week pick a new exercise and try it out. 


Weekly Mini-Challenges

Weekly challenges are small, yet challenging activities to try to also accomplish during the week. The 1st week their will not be a challenge and the challenge ideas listed below are in no particular order.

No dates are associated with these mini-challenges. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up.

Week 2 "Non-Dominant hand" - If you’re right handed, put the fork in your left hand. You’ll slow down your eating pace considerably.

Week 3 "No Sweets" - No candy bars, no cookies, no ice cream. Anything that would be considers sweet and junk food. 

Week 4 Find a New Exercise-- It is very important to switch up your workout routine to properly challenge you muscles and mind. Si this week pick a new exercise and try it out. 

Week 5 Caffeine Free

Week 6 Only water all week.

Week 7 Eat with smaller utensils/plates etc.

Week 8 Be a buddy week.

Week 9 Up your exercise minutes

Week 10 New recipe

Week 11 Veggie & Fruit Frenzy

Weight Loss Badges

Here you go fresh off the presses...
Weight Loss Badges
Use them as you see fit... for just the challenge or for your overall weight loss.
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Weekend Check in ... Check up...

How has your week been?
Any advice for the fallen (like myself)...?
What are your plans for the weekend?
No linky... Just comment and leave blog Url if you have it.
Let's finish week 3 STRONG!!


Week 3 Goals & Wk2 Check in..

The start of week 3 is upon us. I have tried to visit every blog but with 60+ challengers it is almost impossible. I hope you all take time to visit as many of our challengers as you can. Support is crucial and beneficial. I also hope that we are all starting to get into our healthy habits... If you hit a road block..just knock it down or work around it. Don’t let it stop you. If you can’t do everything... do something. Keep moving toward your goals.

How was week 2?
Did you have any a-ha moments?
What was your biggest success?
What was your biggest struggle?

What are you plans for week 3?
Food...Fitness...Fun  How will you include all 3?

--Weekly challenge--
How was the non-dominant hand challenge?
This weeks’ challenge is NO SWEETS

So let’s rock this week.
Remember you are worth the time & effort it takes to achieve your best life.

Remember to use the LINKZ and no comments please!


Mini Challenge #1...

with the Non-dominant hand challenge....?

What do you think?
Is it harder than you thought?
No link just post comments.... 


SCC Week 1 Check in & Week 2 Goals

So .... I know many of us have had our ups and downs but we are 9 days in to 2012. I look forward to hearing about your successes, your challenges, and your "a-ha" moments.

Things to discuss and/or consider...

  • What worked?
  • What didn't work?
  • What can you not wait to do again?
  • What are you never going to do again?
  • Discuss your biggest obstacles and how you over came them.
  • Did you receive enough support? Or do you need/ want more support?

Share what you feel comfortable.  Remember you are not alone & we can relate help and support as much as you would like and/or need.

So the next question is....
       What are your plans & goals for next week?  What steps will you take to achieve your short and long terms goals?

Lastly.... this weeks MiNi CHaLLenGe chosen via random pick is: 
Eat as many meals as you can with your non-dominant hand.  

Here is the link for the study aptly titled: The Pull of the Past: When Do Habits Persist Despite Conflict With Motives?
The study reports that ...just change the hand you eat with if we want to stop overeating, a new study suggests. Switching from your dominant to non-dominant hand when eating can reduce your food intake by up to 30 percent, researchers from the University of Souther California find. That’s enough to “disrupt the physical sequence of action that is in automatic eating,” says study author David Neal, Ph.D. Changing hands is a type of environmental change that can help alter ingrained habits, CNN reported Sept. 20. “The general idea is that relying on willpower and self-control is often not very effectual,” Neal says. “It doesn’t get people to change health behavior.”The study appears online in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Let us know by sharing LINKING your check-in blog post(s) via 

January Chart

Click to get PDF of this...

Scale Issues

Please check out the blog post I just wrote about the scale.


also I made a survey to gauge how often we weight ourselves.
Please take 10 seconds and answer my 1 question.


Our Greatest Fear

I am not sure how many of you have heard/read this but I find it very appropriate as we begin our journey.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of
God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

—Marianne Williamson

Midweek CHICK Check-In --

How is it going?
What has been you biggest challenge so far?
Got a success to share?
What can we do to support you?
Just comment. No linky.....


SCC Week 1 Goals & Plans

Use the link below to link your post to your goals for the week if you have a blogged about it. The link will be open until January 4th.
Remember when you set goals they should be S.M.A.R.T. as taken from Wikipedia...

Specific: A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. 
To set a specific goal you must answer the six “W” questions:
*Who:      Who is involved?
*What:     What do I want to accomplish?
*Where:    Identify a location.
*When:     Establish a time frame.
*Which:    Identify requirements and constraints.
*Why:      Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal.
              EXAMPLE:  A general goal would be, “Get in shape.” But a specific goal would say, “Join a health club and workout 3 days a week.”

Measurable - Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set.
When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates, and experience the exhilaration of achievement that spurs you on to continued effort required to reach your goal.
To determine if your goal is measurable, ask questions such as……
---------How much? How many?  How will I know when it is accomplished?

 Attainable – The third term stresses the importance of goals that are realistic and attainable. While an attainable goal may stretch a your abilities, time, etc in order to achieve it, the goal is not extreme. 
An attainable goal will usually answer the question:

  • How: How can the goal be accomplished?

Realistic- To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work. A goal can be both high and realistic; you are the only one who can decide just how high your goal should be. But be sure that every goal represents progress.

Timely – A goal should be grounded within a time frame. With no time frame tied to it there’s no sense of urgency.
A time-bound goal will usually answer the question:
  • When?
  • What can I do 6 months from now?
  • What can I do 6 weeks from now?
  • What can I do today?

By the way,I made a month accountability chart.
It can be found on the Resources Page.