Welcome to the Small Change Challenge! We are kicking off the Challenge today and I am ready and excited!
It’s not too late to join the challenge. You have until midnight tonight to sign up! So what are you waiting for? Read the challenge guidelines here. The small change can be anything that will improve your healthy lifestyle! Don’t miss out on all the fun and the prizes!!! I added a third prize, now you have another change to win!
What A Difference 100 calories can make!
If it is weight loss you want to work on here are some facts. A pound of body weight is equal to 3500 calories. If you cut just 100 calories a day from your diet, in one year that would be 36,500 calories and a potential weight loss of 10 pounds! Would you really miss that 100 calories? Probably not. It could be as simple as not snacking while we cook. No nibbling as we clean up the kitchen. Or simply skipping one small snack a day. This also means that if we are adding in an extra 100 calories a day we could gain 10 pounds in a year! Just like small change, all those little BLT’s bites, licks and tastes do add up.
Where to save that 100 calories?
- One tablespoon butter
- One slice of bread
- One glass of 1% milk
- One ounce of cheese
- 100 calorie bag of popcorn
- One banana
- One tablespoon peanut butter
- One tablespoon regular salad dressing
- One ounce small pretzels
Or try adding in one these activities to burn an extra 100 calories instead of cutting back.
- Walk briskly for 20 minutes
- Run for 10 minutes
- Lift weights for 20 minutes
- Yoga for 20 minutes
- Vacuum for 25 minutes
- Jump rope for 10 minutes
- Dancing for 20 minutes
- Hand wash your car
- Gardening/mowing for 30 minutes
Of course if you are super motivated and cut back on 100 calories a day as well as burn an extra 100 calories a day you could have the potential to lose 20 pounds over the next year! Small changes do make a big difference over time.
Today is a big day at our house. It’s hubby Tom’s birthday! He has to go out of town on business so we are delaying his celebration to Saturday. Happy Birthday Tom!
Our daughter Katy has been in Spain for 10 months attending the University in Madrid and she comes home today!!! I could hardly sleep last night as I am so excited. Her brother, boyfriend and I are headed to San Francisco this afternoon to get her! Of course no one is as excited as she is to be coming home. She has been thinking about home cooked food for months and I think I will be cooking a lot of her favorite foods in the coming weeks! I have been Spring cleaning like crazy in order to have it all done so we can have fun girl time. There won’t be a lot of blogging time in the next few days as we will be enjoying some quality family time. Today is going to be the best day this year!
Have a joy filled day!
Add Your Thoughts
If you are in the challenge leave a comment with your small change goal for this week!
My small change will be to keep a food journal this week. I feel more accountable when I write down everything I eat.