Hey everybody! Some of you may know that I am attending the Financial Blogger Conference (FinCon) in September (if you are a PF blogger, you need to be there).
Anyway, I thought it would be a great idea to have a number of us bloggers who also have health goals or concerns, challenge ourselves to get “Fit For FinCon“! I shot a quick email over to Philip Taylor of PT Money – who is the founder and lead organizer of the conference – who thought it would be a great idea.
So I got together with Brad Chaffee of Optimal Health Pro, and Adam Underhill of Health and Wealth Makeover to put this challenge together.
There are a number of things that each person can do to challenge themselves over the next few weeks – as long as it touches on eating better, getting fit, losing weight, or just healthy living in general. We have a list of suggestions on the sign up page, and even if you aren’t going to the conference or not a blogger, you can still sign up!
The conference starts on September 6th, and here are my goals:
- Lose 15 lbs – I was 246.0 at my last weigh in
- Exercise 6 days a week
- Complete 500 Squats and/or Lunges each week
- Have limited sodium – average under 2,300 mg/day
- Have no soda or sugary juices
- No eating after 9pm
- Average less than 125g of carbs/day
So there you go. I hope you choose to join us on this challenge. There are a little over 3 weeks before the conference, so I am going to be working as hard as possible up to that point (and after as well). Not being able to do weight training is going to hurt, but hopefully, I can still do this.
Alright, that’s enough of you listening to me talk. There are two more things I want to share with you before you go.
First, here is how to sign up for the challenge:
- Complete the entry form
- Announce your challenge on your blog (if you don’t have a blog, you can email your announcement post to me and I’ll put it up here)! Don’t forget to post a link to your announcement on our Facebook page, along with tweeting it with the #FitForFinCon hashtag.
- Get involved with the other challengers! Get an accountability buddy to help keep you on track.
- Make it fun!
If you have any questions about the challenge, you can leave a comment below, or send me an email.
Ok, this is the first time that I will put up pictures of myself on this blog. If you follow my YouTube channel, you see my pictures all the time. If you are reading this via email, you will have to either click on the title of the post at the top of the email, or click this link to be taken directly to YouTube, in order to see the slideshow. I hope you enjoy…
There you go. That is pretty much what I looked like last year at FinCon11 (I was maybe 3 or 4 lbs lighter at the conference)! I plan to take pictures right before I leave for the conference, and we’ll see if I look any different 11 months later.
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