Okay friends, it’s time to get serious. A couple days ago I posted about getting myself focussed on my training again. I have just over a month until BMO Vancouver Marathon and just under 2 months until Run for Water Ultra Marathon and lots of work to do between now and then!
Aside from my training and fundraising (I’m over 40% of the way to my goal!) one of the things I wanted to get serious about was eating healthier and hopefully losing a bit of weight before my big races.
I think my current weight is just fine but I think the weight I was at going into these big races last year is better. Nobody would argue that a lighter, leaner body is going to be a bit easier to drag across all those kilometres come May!
More importantly than what the scale says however, is the means by which I hope to get there. It’s no secret I love my treats and I’ve been indulging in quite a few of them lately post-LA Marathon (mmm, chips and fries).
|The fact that I even had this picture on my phone
already is proof!
In the next couple months I want to get back to making better choices and keeping those treats exactly what they are: treats. Only to be consumed on special occasions, not every day.
Think I can do it?
I do. And here’s how: DietBet.
Last year I participated in a social dieting game called DietBet and the rules are simple: join the game for $25, track your progress and if you lose 4% of your starting weight in 4 weeks then you split the pot with everyone else who ‘wins’. Technically, everyone wins because they’re eating better and getting healthier but personally, I found tacking a monetary incentive to the whole thing incredibly motivating and a whole lot more fun than just ‘dieting’. Who doesn’t like to win money, right?
- Join the game for $25
- Participate in the group to stay motivated and support others
- Track your progress
- Game runs April 1 – April 28
- Lose 4% or more, share the pot!