The Beginning // Liv Loses

Hey all,
Happy hump day! We are eight days into 2014, and it’s time to begin a new series: Liv Loses.

As I’ve mentioned before, I want to embark on a weight loss journey. So here goes nothing! I am perfectly happy with how I am, but I’ve decided that I’m tired of being out of breath for simple things and not always being able to wear the clothes I like. It’s time for a change! Tomorrow I start a three-day juice cleanse as a kick start, and on Sunday I begin eating healthy. My gym membership starts on the 15th of this month, so I’m really excited to start the transformation!

However, I must admit something. When it comes to weight loss, I’ve pretty much tried it all. SlimFast, PINK Method, Weight Watchers, Curves, you name it. Sure, all of them work, but I can never seem to find the motivation to stick with it. When you think of losing thirty or forty pounds, it seems like a world a way, and doesn’t seem like enough. But when you actually look at a picture of what that one pound of fat looks like, it’s easy to see that every last bit makes a difference. Since I have the habit of giving up, I’ve decided to do not one, not two, but THREE things to keep me accountable in 2014.

First, I have joined the ShayLoss DietBet! I won’t go into too much detail, but basically you put $30 into the pot, “betting” that you can lose 4% of your body weight in one month. If you succeed, you get your $30 back, along with a cut from the pot of people who didn’t succeed. What a great idea! I encourage you to check it out here.

Secondly, I’m going to stay accountable to you guys! Every week or two weeks, depending on how I progress, I plan to make an update post here on my blog. Whether you read it or not is up to you, it’s more for my sake to keep motivated and truly see the difference!

Thirdly, I am going to be putting together a team to do the Run or Dye 5k colour run this June! If you don’t know what this is, it’s basically a 5k run, where volunteers throw coloured powder at you after each kilometre. It looks like so much fun, and this is going to be my six-month goal! I have downloaded an iPhone app called “Couch to 5k”, which gives you a different running/walking schedule each day for 9 weeks. The idea is that you should be able to work your way from never running at all to running five kilometres in those 9 weeks! Of course, it all depends on how often you do it, so I am going to start at three days a week. My motivation will be completing the Run or Dye 5k with my best friends.

What are your big goals for 2014? Is this series something you would like to see more of? It’s really more for me than anything else, but if it helps anyone else at all it’s even more worth it!

Have a great Thursday!
Until next time,
Liv 🙂
PS: Starting weight and pictures coming soon! Let’s do this!

4 thoughts on “The Beginning // Liv Loses

  1. Awe.. Good luck! Check out! Seriously those girls on there are the most inspiring and fun women ever! They have helped me stick to my goals and make you start to think of healthy eating as a lifestyle instead of a diet! Email me and let me know what you think! 🙂


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