28 day Jumpstart challenge

If you are interested in an updated blog post check out my post Here for the 2016 edition. 

Yes I joined another challenge, one of my favorite cousins conned me into it and before I knew what hit me I was on my way to becoming entrenched in “fitgirl” everything.


Today is day 1, I have so far eaten two meals that while I would not normally eat on a regular basis were in fact edible and filling – I will have to work on creativity and spices to keep these meal plans going. They work around the premise of 1 breakfast type a week, 1 lunch type a week, 1 snack type a week and 2 dinner types a week – with the users ability to change proteins and/or veggies as needed. Last night I was a little to cautious with my meal prep and found myself adding garlic hummus to everything at lunch time just to have a little more flavor. I do have to say the portions are of a good size and tracking the information though Lose it, I am on track with my regular food plan.


The exercise plan is simple enough tonight there will be arm work with a little cardio and sweet potato street tacos for dinner. I have to say I’m excited to see how this works out, I haven’t had any “regular” exercise plan for quite some time and I think I need that type of structure added to my daily routine, or else I find myself milling about not doing anything.


We’re supposed to take a before and after photo – I’m posting the before on my progress page – another part of my life I’ve neglected – sorry.

And write out our goals on a decorated heart – can you tell this is for girly girls 🙂 – here are mine.
– Lose 10lbs
– get out of the overeating under exercising lurch
– Finish the challenge – you know me with actually finishing things
– Keep motivated
– help others to stay motivated
– Get back into an exercise plan
– and Shrink some inches


Now all that’s left is getting to day 29!



  1. Jessica says:

    Hi there, I’ve stumbled across your blog. I would like to ask are the photos posted all that are supplied to you when you purchase this program?


    • Good morning! Thanks for checking me out. No they give you a rather comprehensive eBook that includes recipes, pictures, a workout plan and motivation. Since it’s not my content I didn’t want to post more than a few generic pics just to show the highlights for any particular week.


    • You know it really did, but maybe not In the way many expect. I didn’t realize it until this last challenge but the motivation and support I get from other challengers on Instagram really keeps me going. If you’re good about doing things on your own with a really big and wonderful online community I would encourage you to try it. I changed my IG handle for this crowd specifically if you like you can check out my progress at @sarahgetfit77 🙂 thanks for stopping by


  2. Kelly says:

    Hey Sarah your blog is great! I was thinking about joining to day. I have a very demanding job, do you think these meals are time consuming and can be prepared ahead of time? Also if you dont mind me asking, how many lbs did you loose? Thanks Kelly

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Kelly, I have to say prepping lunches were a little challenging, I tend to bring in a frozen lunch to the office but with a little extra work while making dinner I got along just fine. No worries about asking I lost about 8 lbs while on the plan and that was with cheating on food the last week or so (I got bored – make sure to change things up a bit) Good luck and let me know about your progress!


  3. Blaire says:

    Hi! May I ask if the DIY Home Challenge calendar you posted here is the exercise plan you need to do everyday for the 28 day jumpstart?


  4. rebeka says:

    Hi! How many times do you need to repeat each exercise? For exemple you do all exercises of Day 1 Week 1 only once or do you repeat it 3x ou 4x times?


  5. livinhaaleandro says:

    Hi Sarah! So even if you do the exercises, you need to jog as well? And what about the cardio day?
    Great blog by the way. Congrats!


    • 🙂 hello – the plan wants you to do the exercises listed and enough cardio to equal out 30 minutes – so a quick warm up – like dancing to your favorite song – the exercises – and then whatever’s left either dance it out, take a walk/run, etc. On Cardio days you can do whatever you like – sometimes I swim, take a Zumba class, dance badly to my WII games.

      Hope it helps


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