I recently completed a wonderful nutrition challenge with my new Crossfit gym and I thought we could all use something similar here (including me! I already miss it.) I've also long been inspired by the fitness challenges run by Rachel Debusk of Unstill Life Fitness here in Seattle.

So, I've decided to offer a month-long KETO challenge to those of you already doing keto, or wanting to get back to keto. This challenge is for you if you have already keto-adapted at some point and you are familiar with the keto lifestyle.

(If you don't know how to KETO yet- don't worry! Dr. Ian and I will be offering an online keto course in January. And we'll do lots more challenges after that and along the way.)

It's inspiring to be part of a group effort and feel both motivated and supported. So let's get this keto party started!

(and thanks to Rocket and Rachel for the inspiration. ( and They are both incredible resources.)

Here's how it will work:

First of all, let's be clear- this is all about supporting each other in our efforts to reach our maximum level of feeling great! ESPECIALLY right before the holidays.

The challenge will be all of November EXCEPT Thanksgiving day.   (right???)

The cost to enter will be $30 to be Paypal'd to (Go to Paypal and use that email address as the recipient.) As soon as you have paid, which I will see by email, I will consider you entered.

The money will be divided as follows: 1/2 to admin, 1/2 to prize money. Of the half that is prize money, 50% to 1st place, 30% to 2nd place, and 20% to 3rd place.


This is the cool part, and the part I really owe to Rocket inspiration.

We will use a Google response form to self-track. The link to the form will be pinned on our secret challenge Facebook page, where you will also post daily.

The places will be determined by a point system that the daily Google report sheet will track.

Daily points will be awarded as follows:

5 points for eating 100% keto that day.

1 point each for proper hydration (at least 1/3 your body weight in ounces per day), sleep (at least 7 hours per night), movement (at least 20 minutes per day), meditation (at least 5 minutes per day), and daily posting meals and progress on the challenge Facebook page.

Once you have entered the challenge you will be added to the secret Facebook challenge page (when it is ready- soon!) where you will find the link to the Google doc and where you will post daily. I will post an example post before we begin, and be available to answer all questions.

I'll take part in the challenge with all of you but be ineligible for the prize money.

I hope you will join us in ringing in the holiday season with vibrant good health! I am looking forward to being inspired by all of you.

SOUND LIKE FUN? OF COURSE IT DOES! SIGN UP TODAY AT PAYPAL using andrea@nourishstrength as your recipient. $30. See you on the challenge page!

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