NOW that life’s moving on a little, there’s nothing like a challenge to blow the cobwebs off and help get the motivation pumped up! So this week I’m inviting you to take part in the Slimpod Summer20 challenge, which could be the push and focus you need to get into those smaller summer clothes – what’s not to like?!
It’s all very simple (of course!) and free! Every week for the next four weeks I’ll post a blog which contains the tasks for the week.
The word challenge can sometimes be scary, so first of all I want to assure you that the next four weeks are going to be a hugely positive, enjoyable and motivational experience!
The only condition of joining in is that you stick with it!! We’ll be doing our bit to help you with that part!
You’ll receive links to the next four blogs by email and you can take part in our Summer Challenge on your own at home.
Or if you’re part of the private Slimpod Club on Facebook you can join in with the rest of the community. Just search for #Summer20
The Summer Challenge is all about having clarity about what you want to achieve and then focusing on the process which will get you there.
It’s about taking action and being accountable.
Now I know some people struggle a little with taking consistent action so there’s a very simple and effective way of holding yourself accountable and that will involve simply posting pictures or videos either beneath this blog or in Slimpod Club.
I know videos can be challenging, but the staff at Tameside Hospital found it incredibly useful when we did this project with them. They found it enhanced their results – so if they can do it I’m sure you can too!
Like most things with Slimpod – this Summer Challenge is different. It’s not just about what you eat or how much exercise you do.
It’s very much about being kind to yourself, body positivity and feeling good about yourself, because this is at the heart of our Slimpod system.
Therefore, following the guidelines on these blogs and within the programme, are very important.
First week is about clarity and working out what you want to achieve by July 1. BE CLEAR and realistic about this! No wishy-washy goals please.
You must connect with your special goal in order to make it happen.
So many people worry about goal-setting because it sends them into a negative place. But if negativity creeps in your very first task is to reframe the problem.
Look upon goals as a good thing because you need a direction in which to travel. They’re also there to give you feedback if you don’t achieve them at first.
Use them as a positive tool to discover what needs to be done next if you don’t quite reach them.
Remember, goals are important but they shouldn’t be obstacles. Use them as something that will give you direction and feedback
If you haven’t created a goal map yet – now’s the time!! Here’s a video I filmed with Brian Mayne and I know you’ll find it useful!
Task one: Get clarity on your direction. What would you like to achieve in the next four weeks? Measure your progress with your clothes and aim to avoid the scales. Take a picture, too!
Task two: Listen to your Slimpod and write down your wins! These are SO important!
Task three: So many of us have been overeating during lockdown for all sorts of reasons. Let’s call a halt! Yes, the Slimpod helps you to instinctively control food, but you can give it a little extra nudge too! So let’s see how we could eat a little less over the next four weeks. Are you consuming too many refined carbs? Could you help yourself by getting a smaller smaller one? Are you listening out for your body’s natural full signal?
So let’s crack on and do this! I’ll be live on our main Slimpod for Weight loss page this evening (Tuesday) at 7.30pm discussing this and you can ask me any questions you have too.
A reminder: The hashtag we’re using in Slimpod Club is #Summer20. Post your pics on Instagram too and tag me in.
If you haven’t got a Slimpod – now’s the time to grab yourself a free trial and join in the free challenge!!
Remember – weight loss doesn’t have to be hard – that’s a myth!!
Comment below if you’re up for this!
102 thoughts on “Blow the cobwebs away! Are you up for our Summer20 Challenge?”
I am up for this!
Yes i’m interested
Count me in…I’ve kinda fallen out of my pod over the past week due to stress (looking after a terminally ill cancer friend & an alcoholic with lots of medical issues all under the same roof!) I kinda need help
I am so ready for this!
I am up for this, and clarity is easy: I want to drop a dress size.
I want to do this and get a good result
I am definitely interested
I’m up for giving this my best shot!
yes I am interested
I’m interested. I’m going back to the workplace this month so I could do with something to focus on and stop me stressing about it 24/7. I’ve just finished my 12 weeks and while I can just about wiggle into my 12 week goal dress, it’s still too tight to actually enjoy, so I’d like to get in it comfortably at the end of the challenge.
I’m up for it !
I am so ready for this and would like to drop a dress size
im a newbee to slimpod climbing the ladder but count me in
Looking forward to doing this, started yesterday printed sheets off and the water intake sheet bring it on
Thank you Sandra xx
This is so what I need now. I’m doing well with slimpod week 4 starting and doing good . So this will give me a boots
I’m up for it!
Yes I am. I have had my favourite dress hung in my bedroom where I see it on waking and going to sleep. It is rather tight due to lack of exercise but I am due to have steroid injections in my knees on Thursday so by Sunday ( my birthday ) I should be more mobile and raring to go. I’ll be there tonight. X
Ready for the challenge & to drop a dress size.
I will be joining in.
Yeah sounds like a great idea
I would like to fit comfortably into my black dress and to help me achieve this I am going to eat healthy snacks.
Yes please count me in
Count me in please!
I’m in. I have fallen off the wagon over a year ago and now I am the largest I have ever been. I want to get back on the horse and this will help me kick start me slimpodding.again.
Yes I need a fresh focus
I really want to give it a go
I am soo ready for this, although have a zoom meeting at 7, so may have to catch up with the page later.
Yes. Sounds good. Group positivity!
I have only just started slimpod, i am feeling hopeful that it will help after yrs of yo yo dieting, my challenge is for my uniform to feel looser by 1st July
I’m definitely up for this
I’d love to join, need to focus my brain. I’m in please x
Yes I am interested, my clarity is to fit more comfortably into my clothes.
Definitely in! I love a challenge
Yes please i am up for the Summer challenge
I am up for the Summer Challenge
OMG You are a psychic too!!
I only thought yesterday that I needed to listen to Trevor again. I joined in 2013 and lost about 20 lbs which for the majority of this time I have kept off. I got on the SCALES 1st time in a year. No my clothes aren’t shrinking I am growing all due to this lockdown. Unable to be chasing my grandson around 2 days a week as usual but sitting sewing scrubs and masks for 6 weeks….eating biscuits and chocolate. I will try and accept the challenge. I have downloaded app to my latest phone and will listen tonight Fingers Crossed.
I’m up for this
Count me in for challenge
I’m up for challenge
Yes I’m interested
I need all the help I can get please, been doing slimpod for 12 weeks, listening every night, writing wins down and I’ve put on weight, I know its unusual circumstances, I just dont know what else to do, so count me in . Many thanks.
I’m definitely up for it. Started listening to sugar pod after week four, now all I can eat is 1 square of chocolate after dinner.
My goal is to get into a size smaller jeans by 1st July
Yes I’m definitely in please , never done s challenge so very excited
I think this is just what I need as I am struggling. I dont go on Facebook but I am sure the blogs will help thank you Sandra x
Yes, definitely ready for this!
I’m up for this but I dont use instagram, can I still do it?
I’m on week 9 of the plan and have dropped a dress size already – yay! Would love to drop another size too, so I’m up for the challenge
Oh yes please. Count me in!
I’m not doing too bad but this might stop me going off the rails, so yep I’m up for it
I want to drop a dress size by July and have a smaller pair of jeans in view as motivation!
I need this , perfect timing for me working on a Covid Ward for the last 12 weeks we have been inundated with gifts mostly of food from biscuits to full on Chinese takeaways ! Rediculous! So hard to stop picking
I am definitely up for this! Lockdown has not been kind
Yep, I’m up for it, I’m struggling with myself a bit, wanting chocolate and letting my bad side win, feeling tired and fed up
I am definitely up for this! Lockdown has not been kind!
I so want & need to do this
I am a newbie, but interested!
Yes I’m up for it!
Yes I would like to try this thanks.
Looking forward to this
I think this is a great way to push me to do a fasting diet I was going to do before I had even heard of Slimpod.
I would like to drop a dress size with this challenge.
I was doing great at the gym before lockdown and went from that to zero. I also let slimpod slide. I have lovely clothes in my wardrobe that I can’t fit into and want to drop a dress size.
I’m up for the challenge – count me in
I’m certainly up for it
Yes I’m willing to give it a try although in Australia it will be Winter 20
Could really do with this! And 4 weeks sounds very manageable
Yes I’m definitely ready for this.
I am up for it!
I would definitely take part in this
I’m definitely up for it! My challenge is I want to wear my pink summer crops as at the moment they are way too tight. So I’m cutting out the 4 rich tea biscuits I have with my evening cuppa
Yes Sandra – count me in!
Yes, I’m ready to go.
Yes please, count me in
Yes please. Count me in
You’ve come to rescue me at the right time!!
I need something to concentrate on. Weeks go by without me achieving anything.
Have lost some weight but still more to go so I am up for this.
I’m definitely in want to get down to a size 14 x
I am up for this. I have already started a 60 mile challenge with friends for the month of June so I can add this. Main objective is to get fitter and enjoy exercise. Weight not too much of an issue and the slimpod has definitely helped me with my attitude to food.
I want and need to do this
Yes I’m up for this. I’d like to halve my belly, back fat
I Am up for this
I definitely need a challenge at the moment this will help me focus, count me in Sandra
Yes please I need this
Just started listening to my slimpod again.
Thank you, I’m up for the challenge. I need motivation not to waiver!
Yes I so need this. I’m eating like I’m on holiday everyday. Right I’m listening to my pods. I’m writing my goal by the end of today and I’ll record my daily wins. Thanks this is just the email I needed this am x
Yes I’m so up for this
I am up for this. I have just restarted my slimpod so am feeling very motivated. I had already decided on one month goal so this challenge has come at the perfect time
I am up for this and want to drop another dress size! I have new trousers as my goal.
I can do this count me in
Great I’m in , a new mind map ion its way good luck guys
I’m interested only on week 3 so hope I can still join in x
Looking forward to it!
Oh yes Please
So up for this
I’m in up for the challenge
Very keen to smash this out of the ball park…. as they say
Yes count me in!
Yes, I’m up for this
Yes. I’m interested to find out more :-).
I’m in … on wk 6 not seeing much change at all at the moment but not giving up so I’d like to see some change really anything would be nice x
Yes I will definitely give it a try x
Definitely up for this!