This month we’re asking you to try out our ‘pop up challenge’ which is the Be Strong perfect week challenge, every week for the whole of June. We’ll also be asking you to consider using up food from your kitchen cupboards, fridge and freezer – here’s how it works!
The Perfect Week
We would like you all to start your perfect week today on the 1st June! Yes, we want you to totally trust us and take some really positive action. Not for us, but for you!
What do you have to do?
You choose a Be Strong Nutrition Programme and follow it each day. You plan your exercise for each day and do it. Should you need them, you can find lots of helpful resources – meal plans, recipes, workouts, articles to keep you motivated, in your member centre.
I know what you’re thinking, if it was only that simple! We do fully understand that its not simple at all, especially if you cannot get motivated or focused for long enough to make an impact.
Perfect Week Stages
- Stage 1 – Complete 1 x perfect day – follow your nutrition program, move according to your exercise plan
- Stage 2 – Repeat stage 1 x 2 – simply repeat day 1 by eating to your calories and moving to your exercise plan for days 2 and 3.
- Stage 3 – Repeat stage 1 & stage 2 – this will take you to complete 6 x perfect days
- Stage 4 – This is your weigh day and is the one that when you jump on the scales and see what impact you eating to your nutrition program each day and moving to your exercise plan will achieve. You are guaranteed to complete your 7th perfect day with the motivation that the result on the scales will bring to you.
Now, I know a lot of you are trying the ‘Flatten the Curve’ programme, which requires you to weigh on a Friday, so you can either wait till Saturday to start this challenge, or you can just get cracking now, and have a shorter first week. If I were you, I would get cracking now, there is no time like the present!
What else could a perfect week do for you?
You know what? The success you experience in one life changing week may be just what you need to start to believe you can be successful.
You will fully understand that you can eat and drink amazing foods without resorting to starving yourself to lose weight, before binge eating and drinking your way back to where you started – and beyond.
The risk of failure is really greatly reduced as it’s a one day at a time plan. Each day, and then each week that you have success is one step closer to where you want to be.
Eventually failure will become a thing of the past and people will look to you as the person that did something amazing – something that rich people can’t buy, wars can’t win and dictators can’t demand.
Motivation, commitment, dedication and sacrifice has no price ….but we are all capable of them.
Other things you may learn are that a perfect week isn’t all about being a goody two shoes. This week you may have something that you’ve been looking forward to, maybe a celebration or a few drinks planned.
Is this a reason not to start your perfect week? If it is, we can guarantee that there will be something every week that gives you the excuse that you can’t try this and it will be just another thing you’ve avoided because its just easier not to do it.
In this case your perfect week looks like everybody else’s, except you have the bonus of a lovely meal to look forward to, or maybe some drinks, so you just have to work around it. Remember, the rest of your week will be exactly the same as most of the others trying the Perfect week. This is how Rick and Rachel’s weeks have looked for such a lot of years.
Is ‘perfect’ the right word to describe this week?
Probably not. We don’t consider ourselves perfect, far from it – to us its a normal week now.
When we were both bigger people we would definitely describe a week like that as perfect. In fact, we’d have said it wasn’t achievable! But you know what, this is what we did and it’s how we both started to believe it was possible, and we haven’t done anything differently ever since. Each week we just take one day at a time and strive to be the best we can be on that day.
But looking back we’d still describe some of our weeks as perfect – they are the weeks where perfect could be linked to absolutely hitting our calories and exercise plan every single day with no blips. Or another perfect week could be where we managed to fit in that night out, or a rush of celebrations (sometimes they come along like buses!) but still managed to not let it completely derail us!
Have a go at the perfect week and let us know how it went next week.
Save Money on the Perfect Week Plan
A way to make your meals and money go further by using every last bit of the food you buy, to create delicious dishes the whole family will love. By reducing the amount of food you throw away, the average family of 4 could even save up to £60 per month!
We waste literally tonnes of food each year, in the UK. But did you know that:
- 24 million slices of bread are thrown away each day, which is the same weight as Wimbledon’s Centre Court roof.
- 13 billion portions of fruit and veg are discarded each year = to 7 million peoples 5 per day for a year!
- Every day in the UK we throw away the same weight in bananas as a blue whale = 140,000 KG
- 420,000 tonnes of milk thrown away each year – the same weight as 30 Eiffel Towers!
We can guarantee that the food that is left over in your fridge, freezer and cupboards towards the end of the week, will not be the food that you are addicted to – like chocolate, ice cream, biscuits, cheese and crisps.
You know why? Because you will have already eaten those!
Why not try to do a perfect week where you miss out on a weekly shop, or delay it by a few days, and just make meals to your calories, using what you have in. When we do this, it will have an incredible impact on our ability to graze and snack – because that is the food that goes first, so the food we just pick up and put in your mouth just isn’t there.
You might discover you get some really interesting combinations, or you might discover that you actually develop some amazing meals, all within your calories. Necessity is the mother of invention after all!
Give the Perfect Week Challenge a try for June, and see how you get on! We can’t wait to hear about your success!