Tuesday, July 1, 2014

You can call me challenge queen

Hey dolls!  I know it's been a hot minute since I posted but I will be making up for that this week.  I've got some good posts lined up for ya.  Anyways, there are a couple of things I wanted to update y'all on.

I recently joined two challenge groups.  The first is SkinnyMeg's 12 week challenge.  The person who loses the highest percentage of weight wins.  The group is now closed but Megan will be posting challenge updates on her blog to follow along.   What I like about these challenges is that if you give it your best you still end up winning because at the end you are leaner and stronger.  #winning

The second challenge is an arm challenge which starts today and you know I love to work on my arms. The challenge group is closed but I will be posting the daily arm workouts on my IG (@assignmentamanda).  If you want to do this with me be sure to use follow me and use #assignmentamandagunshow when you post arm challenge updates. Those who participate will be put in a drawing for a prize on August 1st (I haven't figured out the prize yet but trust it will be awesome). I have posted the workouts we will be doing below so you can make sure you are getting good form.

How to do a push up (even if you can do one)
How to do a tricep dip
How to do a mountain climber

Last but not least I wanted to give an update on my clean eating.  Hubby and I have been doing good on our eating.  However, we weren't really losing weight like we should.  I figured out that we were both eating way too few calories and we agreed we needed to change.  So after doing some research we are shifting over to IIFYM.  Basically you still need to eat whole nutritious food but nothing is off limits, if it fits in your macros you can eat it.  You can read more about it HERE and it also has a calculator if you want to try it.  We started yesterday, it is taking some adjusting but we will get there.

Are you doing any challenges this Summer?

**I am not an expert or medical professional.  You should consult your physician before beginning any fitness program or regimen.


  1. Good luck with these challenges! I'm not doing any per say...just working on being more consistent.

  2. I am not doing any challenges but trying my hardest to be good... less DP (if I don't buy it, I don't drink it).. trying to cut back on snacks... VERY HARD being home all day w the kids. I telling myself I need to MOVE!!! Like my body...

  3. I need to start something. I've slipped in my exercising lately (like for the past 6 months...) so I need something to help me get motivated again!

  4. I plan on joining in on the arm challenge. Love working on my arms as well. I've been thinking about looking into IIFYM as well.