How to Join Fit Body's 2023 Challenge
New year, new you? Nah. You’re still the same awesome you you’ve always been! But as the Instagram quote goes, “You can be both a masterpiece and a work in progress at the same time.”
So join us for Fit Body’s 2023 Challenge. Rather than focusing on losing a bunch of weight or totally overhauling all your “bad habits,” we’re encouraging you to commit to taking care of yourself — one step at a time.
Between January 2 and February 26, we want you to make your workouts a priority: Each week, schedule out which sessions you’ll do on each day (use the Fit Body app and pick a program to guide you), then set reminders on your phone.
“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail… this is the truth!” Anna Victoria says. “You cannot leave your fitness journey success up to chance. You HAVE to be intentional about your actions.” And then, of course, the most important part: following through and getting those sweat sessions done!
Plus – drumroll, please – you’ll be entered for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE of $1,000, a Vitalura Labs combo pack of Chocolate and Vanilla Gelato Protein Supplements to help you hit those macros and a free, 12-month membership to the Fit Body App!
But the biggest reward will be the sense of accomplishment and badass-ery that comes from crushing your goals.
Are you in?!
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Here’s what you need to know:
WHAT: Fit Body’s 8-Week Challenge #FitBody2023
WHERE: Your workouts and nutrition support are in the Fit Body app, but don’t forget to check in with the #FBGcommunity on Instagram and in our Facebook group!
Anna Victoria will also be hosting regular LIVE streams to answer questions and provide support.
WHEN: January 2 to February 26, 2023
WHY: Getting — and staying — fit doesn't happen by accident; it happens with purposeful planning and consistent action.
GRAND PRIZE: ⭐️ $1,000, plus Vitalura Labs Chocolate and Vanilla Gelato protein supplement packages and a free, one-year membership to the Fit Body app! ⭐️
HOW DO WE DECIDE THE WINNER: We'll choose the grand prize winner based on their dedication to the challenge and the community. When you lift others up, you life yourself up too! Anna will be looking for the best transformation among #FBGgirls who also support the #FBGCommunity on Instagram and/or in the Facebook Group.
HOW TO JOIN: Send your starting transformation photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your FBG insta handle and which program you're following so we can help you stay accountable and keep track of your progress.
STEP 1: TAKE PROGRESS PHOTOS AT THE START + END OF THE CHALLENGE
Throughout the challenge (and beyond), we ask that you focus on non-scale victories (NSVs, i.e. not your weight) and take progress photos. They’re a much more accurate way to measure and visualize your fitness journey.
For example, you may not realize you’ve made any physical progress until you see an 8-week progress photo. It’s very possible that you could even see your weight go UP and yet be fitting into smaller pants. That’s because you may have gained muscle, which takes up way less space than fat does!
Email us your Day One photos at email@example.com and be sure to include your Fit Body Instagram account handle. We promise never to publish them without checking with you first!
How to Take Accountability Photos
- Find a full-length mirror that will fit your body from head to toe.
- Take the picture in natural sunlight with no shadows and a solid background.
- Wear shorts/underwear/bikini bottoms and a sports bra or bikini top and try to wear the same thing in both photos.
- Take one set of photos relaxed and one set flexing – but maintain good posture in both.
- Take photos from the front, side, and back each time.
- Take a beginning photo on January 2 and an ending photo on February 26 to show your full 8-week progress.
- Take a new set of progress photos every four weeks after the challenge ends to show your continued improvements.
STEP 2: COMMIT TO A WORKOUT SCHEDULE
We have 12 results-driven workout programs in the app that you can do anywhere, anytime. Whether you have three days or six days a week to devote to your fitness routine, there’s an option for you.
On the days you can’t complete a full workout — life happens! — we want to see you log a 5-Minute Cardio Burn workout. Something is always better than nothing. As Anna Victoria often advises, try to avoid the all-or-nothing mentality.
If you aren’t sure which workout program is right for you, take the quiz that appears when you first log in to get an individualized program recommendation. Whether you prefer home workouts, a full gym routine or a mix of both, our programs give you all the guidance you need.
Not sure how many days a week you can commit to working out? First, be realistic. How many days do you already exercise? How many days do you really have time (or can carve out the time) to work out?
From that, decide on a minimum number of weekly workouts you want to aim for. Challenge yourself but keep your schedule in mind. Then, on weeks you have more time, add another sweat session (making sure you always have at least one rest day).
STEP 3: STAY ON TOP OF YOUR NUTRITION
Physical activity is only part of your transformation equation. To really see results, your nutrition needs to align with your goals – plain and simple.
It can be difficult to figure out what healthy eating looks like for you (and to actually stick to that plan), but there are more than 300 recipes and 72 weeks of meal plans in the app. Plus, members get free consultations with our Fit Body registered dietitian, Kylie Morse (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Just like with your workouts, decide on a nutrition plan that works for you! If you have hectic work hours, don’t commit to making fancy recipes for every single meal. And if you really don’t like kale, don’t tell yourself you’re going to have a kale salad every day. There are plenty of healthy foods out there to choose from and numerous delicious ways to prepare them.
Protein is the most satiating macronutrient, which means it keeps you feeling fuller for longer. And the more you exercise, the more protein you’ll need to build lean muscle. So, to get the most out of your workouts, the best thing you can do is fuel your body with plenty of protein.
Current nutrition research suggests that sedentary adults should consume 0.8 to 1.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight (0.36 to 0.55 grams per pound). But more active adults (that’s you!), should consider that a minimum, aiming instead for 1.3 to 1.8 grams per kilogram (0.59 to 0.82 grams per pound). And if you’re in a caloric deficit for weight loss, stay on the higher end to preserve lean muscle mass.
One easy way to make sure you’re reaching your protein goals is to use the food tracker in the Fit Body app to enter your meals the day before you eat them. Then, you can make adjustments if you’re falling short.
STEP 4: JOIN THE FBG COMMUNITY
Weekly check-ins with the Fit Body community are a big part of this challenge. So, we’ll be catching up with you on the Fit Body IG and in our Facebook Community Group every Monday. Let us know how it’s going or simply stop by to say hi and support the community.
We aren’t joking when we say connecting with the #FBGcommunity is one of THE absolute best things you can do if you want to see progress! Connecting with other #FBGgirls will help keep you accountable and motivated, and you’ll more than likely make a friend (or two!) along the way.
Need more reasons to find a workout partner? They can make exercise more enjoyable, increase your workout duration and intensity and help you stick to your fitness plan long-term. And who knows, those online buds could turn into IRL friends!
The first step toward reaching any goal — fitness or otherwise — is having a solid plan in place and a way to achieve it. And the start of a new year is the perfect time to start or recommit to an action plan.
These next 8 weeks, fill in your brand-new, blank calendar with leg days, HIIT sessions and upper-body sessions to keep yourself accountable.
Treat every workout like a non-negotiable appointment, and you’re well on your way to making fitness a life-long habit.
You got this! 💪🏻
*Note: To qualify for the grand prize, you must be a Fit Body app member and submit your starting photos by January 8, 2023 and ending photos by March 3, 2023, for a chance to win. The winner will be chosen in March 2023.