To be honest I struggle to get things done if there isn't an end goal or bigger picture attached to it.
Goals and challenges help me stay on track.
I love the accountability they give me and the sense of achievement at the end.
They say a good goal is a SMART one - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant & Time-bound
(these words may differ depending on the resource you choose to read).
A good challenge fits into these criteria perfectly.
The TLS 21 day Challenge is one of these, a good one!
It sets the specific task to help one reduce weight, find their fit or tone up, whatever their desire may be.
It is measurable, via weight loss, photos and body composition measurements.
It is achievable as it's guidelines are based on medicine and science based research and understanding.
It is relevant as it pertains to anyone's goal of living and maintaining a healthy and vibrant life.
It is time-bound as it is set to be completed within 21days.
Funnily enough though, this was one challenge which was a different story for me.
Don't get me wrong, it wasn't that I didn't want to do it.
The difference for me with this challenge was I had a lot of resistance to starting.
...my mates wanted to start it in the middle of Winter! What tha???
It's not like I have weight to shift, or that I am eating unhealthily.
However, I knew some of my eating habits could use a shake up, especially as I am a self-confessed emotional eater and have a familyhistory of diabetes. I also wanted to cleanse my system, wake up my metabolism and besides yoga I knew I needed to move more. ... so the TLS challenge and program would be perfect to do just that.
I don't know about you, but for me Winter is carb season.
Hence, saying goodbye to carbs for 21 days felt like it would be a massive challenge.
But, as is often the case...
WHAT WE RESIST THE MOST WE NEED THE MOST.
And as they say...
IF IT DOESN'T CHALLENGE YOU, IT DOESN'T CHANGE YOU!
So I gave in to the "peer pressure" as I knew it would be easier to do with group support than without it.
And I did it!
Not once, but twice even.
Yes, I loved it that much
In fact, I can't recommend it more highly enough!
TLS stands for Transition Lifestyle System.
Hence, like yoga it is a way of life, a lifestyle and not just some "diet".
It teaches you how to eat in a way that is sustainable long after the 21days are over.
21 days is not really that long, it's only 3 weeks if you think about it and, depending on what resources you read, its apparently the number of days/times it takes to create a new habit. It definitely provided a great starting point to get things moving in the right direction in terms of creating healthier habits in my day to day life.
It was never about eating less, but more so about eating right.
With one of the four focuses of TLS being on low glycemic impact eating, though I missed my carbs at times, I found I was eating way more vegetables which I loved and had more energy as a result.
The fact that the program focuses on 4 components:
1) Low Glycemic Impact whole food eating
2) Improving body composition
3) Science based supplementation
...created a very well planned system. A system that included a gentle cleanse for the body (and life) and the right nutrients to support your body on the journey through appropriate supplements and education.
The guidelines were simple and easy to follow, you knew exactly what you were meant to be eating and when. It really does show you how to create better eating habits you can easily continue after the 21days is up.
Something I didn't have at first but bought later and found really useful was the TLS Journal.
Knowing the reason why you need to eat or not eat certain foods or take particular supplements and when empowers you to keep making the right choices long term.
Its for everybody, whether you're wanting to lose some weight, or like me wishing to create better eating habits, or for some it's to tone up and tighten, or cleanse or find more energy, this program helps to reset your metabolism and gets you moving in the right direction. I've seen the body shape of those who completed it with me change and though it wasn't my goal, I too lost a kilo or two. But what I loved most was the extra energy it gave me.
There are 5 eating plan options to choose from to keep you on the right track after the 21days or to customise a longer plan for yourself. Whether you want to keep losing weight - quickly or steadily, or maintaining your healthy weight, and depending on where you are at or your commitment level. Just perfect for the non-committed and for the time poor. Plus the journal allows you to keep track of your daily progress for up to 12 weeks, even more time to cement those healthy new habits, which is exactly what I am doing with the Continued commitment program.
If so, why not take the assessment, to see what plan will help you reach your Spring/Summer health goals, a great way to lead into the festive season and end 2016 on a high.
If you would like to take the challenge or discuss the plans, email me if you have any questions or to order your TLS 21 day kit directly from me to receive free unlimited email support and coaching for the duration of your 21days challenge. Plus go in the draw to win one of two prizes, a bottle of Aloe Vera Juice (valued at $35) or the TLS Health Guide and Journal (valued at $24.25)
Wishing you boundless health and vitality,
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