Wednesday, June 1, 2011

52-52-52 Challenge Starts Today!

Amanda at The Zen Leaf has started a fantastic new challenge. It is perfect in that it combines two of my goals into one. The 52-52-52 Challenge involves reading one book a week and losing one pound a week. To tailor it to my own needs, I'm going to change things up a bit. I generally read one book a week anyway, so I'm going to challenge myself to review at least one book a week. I have been very sporadic with my posting and I'd let to get onto a manageable schedule.

I would also like to lose a total of 20 pounds rather than 52. I'm not sure how easy that will be since my weight is in the healthy range, but really my goal is to get more exercise and eat healthier. I know that I can do better than I'm currently doing and that I will have more energy and less stress if I make some lifestyle changes.

Come and join us! To learn more or to sign-up click here to visit Amanda's site.


  1. This is such a great idea. Amanda's weight loss journey has been really inspiring to me. She's been doing an amazing job and it's really been encouraging me to be more active and eat better. Good luck!

  2. Good luck! I would also LOVE more energy. I usually fall asleep 20 minutes into a book, which is really annoying!

  3. Melissa--Thanks! Amanda has been really inspiring. I think eating healthier and being more active is the perfect way to do it.

    Shelley--Thanks! I too fall asleep when I start to read at all times of the day. I'm hoping I do get more energy from this. I should probably make an effort to sleep more too! :)

  4. I love your idea of reviewing a book a week! I haven't been reading much but if I reviewed all the books I have read this year I'd probably have five weeks worth of material (one a week).

    Good luck with the goals. I'd like to lose 20 pounds as well but realize that I'm just going to have to be patient as I'm nursing and sleep deprived. ;) Trying to at least walk or something a little each day.

  5. Trish--I have a huge backlog of books that I haven't reviewed. I've been a total slacker from the very beginning of my blog. :)

    It was always difficult to find a way to exercise with a little one. I did a lot of walking too. It's perfect since the baby can come along! It usually made for a nice nap for the baby. :)

  6. I've been thinking about doing this challenge, too! though I'm aiming for 100 books this year, not sure if I'll make it!