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Now it's time to step back and check in with yourself about your amazing progress.
Two-thirds of the way through, it's the perfect day to weigh in and take your current measurements. As you step on that scale, notice how much more confident you feel. Why is that? It's because you made healthy changes that are going to benefit you so many ways.
Today is also a great opportunity to reflect on how these healthy lifestyle changes have made you feel. Try jotting down some notes or taking a moment to journal about the past 20 days doing the Get Lean Challenge.
Consider what's been easy versus what's been difficult. Write about how your journey has affected your sleep, energy level and self-confidence. What impact has it had on your personal life and maybe even your career?
It's not easy to challenge yourself to make healthier choices and be consistently active, so be proud of what you have accomplished. Tracking your food as well as your personal development helps you to be more mindful about the decisions you make when it comes to your health.
Many people in our community have found incredible success when using LIVESTRONG.COM’s free MyPlate Calorie Tracker — available on desktop and for iOS and Android devices — and you, too, will surely see all that hard work pay off in the form of your results.
Keep visualizing your goals — write them down and take a look at them each week. But also use today to recognize how far you've come and how much closer you are to achieving your next goal. Smile and enjoy whatever progress you have made. Whether baby steps or huge leaps, we're rooting for you.
How to Join the 30-Day Get Lean Challenge:
1. Download the MyPlate App
Documenting your food and activity might seem like overkill, but it’s not. People who track their calories and physical activities enjoy greater success losing weight and keeping it off for good!
Tracking everything honestly is essential to making the 30-Day Get Lean in 2018 Challenge work for you. Sometimes you’re not even aware of everything you consume, but once you start tracking it, you’ll think twice before you make poor choices. And that’s a good thing.
- Daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and snacks
- Exercise and activity
- BMI (Body Mass Index)
2. Print Out Your Daily Calendar
Isn't it so satisfying to check things off of your to-do list? Each day during the 30-Day Get Lean in 2018 Challenge, you're accountable for five key steps: tracking breakfast, lunch and dinner; tracking your water intake; and either walking or running.
We created a helpful calendar to keep you on task for all 30 days. Print it out and check off each activity as soon as you complete it.
3. Stay Connected on Facebook
For daily support, motivation and camaraderie with LIVESTRONG.COM team members, join our Facebook Group for the 30-Day Get Lean in 2018 Challenge. We'll share recipes, tips, motivations, pictures and more! Plus, we'll answer all your questions.
4. Use Journaling to Make Healthier Choices
- 10 Ways Journaling Will Transform Your Life
- 4 Types of Journaling — and Which Is Best for You
- 11 Ways to Measure Your Progress on Your Fitness Journey
Readers — Are you joining us in the 30-Day Get Lean in 2018 Challenge? If so, what's your weight-loss goal? Have you ever done a weight-loss challenge group before? How did it go? Have you joined our LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Group on Facebook? Leave a comment below and let us know.