Well hello there, strangers! I apologize for my absence around here. Life has been pretty busy with house-related projects (i.e. the stuff I share on my other blog), and I just haven’t had time to write on this blog.
And then, somewhere along the way, Matt and I have gotten really off track with our eating. We’ll do keto for a day, then off for two days. Then on for two days, and off for a day. Then we’ll do really good for four days, and off for three.
Let’s just say that that’s a really good way to confuse the heck out of your body. 🙂
Anyway, tomorrow is my birthday, so I’m allowing myself a good meal and some cake. But after that, it’s time to get serious again and lose the rest of the this weight.
I’m going to challenge myself to do 60 days with zero cheating. 60 days of strict keto. 60 days of regular exercise. 60 days of taking back the reigns of control and concentrating on my health. 60 days to get back on track, see some good progress, and be encouraged to continue on until I’ve reached my weight and health goals.
So I want to invite you to join me on my 60-day keto challenge beginning Monday, June 24th!
Have you been curious to see how this would work for you, but just haven’t known where, when or how to start? Well, join me, and let’s see where 60 days will get us!
Why 60 days?
I chose this number kind of arbitrarily, but not wholly without some thought. Here are a few reasons I landed on 60 days…
- It takes 21 days to start a new habit. So the challenge needed to be a minimum of 21 days.
- Adjusting to keto can take a few days, or even a couple of weeks for some people. So it’s just nice to give keto a good, long chance after you get through the “keto flu” and the carb cravings.
- Keto is good not only for weight loss, but for a whole host of other ailments. You can see my non-scale keto victories here. And you can click here to see the non-scale victories reported by others. But those types of changes don’t happen overnight, or even in the first month for most. So longer is better.
- I feel like you need at least 60 days to see if this is something you want to continue. At the end of the 60 days, the difference should be clear, and the choice should be easy.
So I hope you’ll join me! I’m very excited about this challenge. I’m anxious to get back on board, and to get serious about taking care of my health. I can feel a huge difference in my body when I eat carbs and processed food. I’m tired of feeling tired, inflamed, and achy again. I’ve felt the keto difference, and I’m excited to get back there.
And my hope is that some of you will come along this journey with me so that we can encourage and help each other. If there are enough of you interested, I can even set up a private Facebook page where we can offer encouragement and cheer each other along. But I’ll wait on that and see how this goes. If I’m the only one doing the challenge, obviously I won’t need a Facebook group for just myself. 😀
Over the next three days, I’ll be posting some helpful tips for getting started, as well as some of my favorite keto resources. So if you’re thinking, “I’d like to do the challenge, but I have no idea where to start,” then don’t worry! Hopefully I can get you the information you need to feel comfortable getting started.
But in the meantime, if you have a specific question that you want to be sure I address in my “getting started” posts, please let me know! And let me know if you are planning on joining me on this challenge! I, for one, am VERY excited to get back on track.
I’m so excited that some of you have decided to join me on this challenge! In order for us to have a place to meet and encourage one another, I’ve set up a private Facebook group, which you can join here:
The challenge starts on Monday, June 24, but I’ll allow new members to join the Facebook group through the following Friday, June 28, after which time membership will be closed. I’m closing membership at that time to give us the best opportunity to get to know each other and form a sense of community and trust with each other. That’s difficult to do if new members are continually being added.
But if you want to do the challenge after that date, there’s nothing stopping you! You can still follow along here on the blog and let us know how you’re doing.