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Better Together: win prizes for supporting others and reaching your goals together

This journey to health, wellness, and weight loss is not easy.

The thing that changes all that is having a great community of support around you to help you succeed. Support, tips, and the occasional “you got this!” Can go a long way to making this journey a little easier.

How about winning some money for reaching your goals and losing weight, and winning some prizes for helping others reach their goals????

Better Together DietBet: win money for reaching your goals and win prizes for helping others reach their own

 

Http://DietBet.com/BetterTogether

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5 Tips for Losing Weight {and creating a healthy lifestyle}

I definitely don’t have all the answers for weight loss, but I do know what keeps me on the right track and greatly increases my success.

I’m simplifying it down to five easy tips that will help you get started, drop the unhealthy weight, and give you the tools and success you need to create healthy habits and turn this into a lifestyle change.

5 tips for Losing Weight {and creating a healthy lifestyle}

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Not just a DietBet: find even more support at DietBetter with blogs and groups

It’s been a while since I’ve professed my love for DietBetter.

I have had a post planned about financial incentives for a while, but that one got pushed aside because DietBetter has been branching out beyond the DietBet, and it’s really fun and exciting!

Dietbetter support

In the past, you had to put your money on the line to experience the awesome community and support of DietBetter. This is something that I happily do now, but it took me about a month or two to finally take that leap and join a game.

Creating a DietBet account has always been free, and now you can create blog posts and join groups to get support from others like you!

I haven’t gotten too into the blog yet (I do have one), but this is pretty awesome for people who doesn’t already have a blog elsewhere. A built-in place to share your story, find others you can relate to, and get support.

I’m loving the groups!!

Now I can get the same support that I love in the games, but in groups with a specific topic!

I’ve started a couple to connect with other Moms, share inspiration, quick workouts, and great recipes.

With the Fit Moms, Fit Kids group I’m looking forward to connecting with other moms who want to stay healthy and model healthy habits for their kiddos.

Fit Moms, Fit Kids DietBet Group

I also love having a place to share all of the things I come across that motivate me and inspire me to keep going and push harder in the Motivation and Inspiration Group.

Motivation and Inspiration DietBet Group

I’m a huge fan of the 10-minute workout! I think they usually lead to more, you’re more likely to do them because everyone can find 10-minutes, and they allow you to be impulsive and just get started instead of planning a workout. I created a Quick and Easy Workouts group to share shorter workouts, so I’m looking forward to finding some inspiration for spontaneous workouts here.

Quick and Easy Workouts DietBet Group

Last, who doesn’t love finding new recipes?? I’m hoping to find a ton of new Healthy Recipes and share my own.

Healthy Recipes DietBet Group

I’m excited to see what else DietBetter has in store!

Have you done a DietBet before?

Are you thinking of checking it out now that you can get all this awesome support for free?

This post is not sponsored by DietBetter. I just love it. I have, however, been working with DietBetter to find amazing potential game hosts. If you’d like more info about how that works, please email me at kristin(at)dietbetter(dot)com!

How to Host a Dietbet

Is making fitness fun and social a philosophy you can get behind, and do you like helping others reach their goals while building a sense of community and your brand?

Hosting a DietBet game is an excellent way to do all of that!

Wait… What the heck is a DietBet? This is a DietBet and this is the Dietbetter Mission. And this is How to Host a Successful DietBet.

How to Host a Dietbet

Get started!

Picking a start time may seem easy, but have you considered a few things…

    • The best day to start a diet

There is a psychological advantage to starting a diet at the beginning of the week, so it stands to reason that most people would like to join a DietBet that begins on a Monday, or even a Sunday. The exception being the beginning of a month since many times that will signal a fresh start as well.

    • How many games are starting at once?

It helps to take a look at when other games are starting. There may be 20 games starting one week and only ten the next. To increase your chances of having a larger game, it would make since to pick the week with less games starting.

    • When does it end?

Another important thing to consider is when your game is ending. These games last four weeks, and the Transformers last 6 months, so it helps to look ahead because your players likely will. I know I am more likely to chose a game that ends just before a holiday rather than just after.

What’s in a name?

The first thing potential game players are going to see is your name.  Fans looking for your game need something they can recognize, so it can help to involve your brand in your name. It’s also important to make sure your name draws people in, but also has mass appeal. For example, if you’re channeling your inner Beyoncé and name your game “all the single ladies” you may miss out on all the men, as well as the ladies with a ring on it.

Dietbetter money on the scale

Bet $35

Let me just say, this is strictly my opinion from a year of participating in DietBet games, so it’s not proven but I have a theory for people looking to gather players for the Dietbetter website… Bet $35.

Why this magic number? I used to try to keep my bets low thinking it would draw people in. Two things: People tend to look at the size of the pot before considering the size of the bet (at least I do). Also, larger bets add up quicker and games, for the most part, are listed in order of the size of the overall pot. A larger pot means less games for potential players to sift through before finding you. From my completely informal research, $35 seems to be that magic higher number that people are still comfortable with betting.

Add incentives

I notice this a lot in larger games. The big names, such as Jillian Michaels, offer incentives for inviting friends to join. So, if you have something to offer (product you sell, ebook, etc), offer to give something away to motivate your players to help promote your game.

It may also be a great idea to offer a giveaway of an entry into your game. Create a little buzz by giving potential players the chance to join for free. The hardest part, coming from someone who watched for months before committing to spending the money, is jumping in and setting up that account.

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Share tips and inspiration to keep your group motivated

Players want to join your bet because you have something to offer. Whether you are a fit foodie, have an arsenal of awesome workouts, or are a great motivator, there is a reason people joined your bet. Use your strengths to keep players engaged and promote the building of an awesome supportive community. It’s also a win for you since you have the ability to drive players to your site and engage players who may not be familiar with your brand.

Keep it going!

Now that you’ve created an amazing group interested in helping each other reach their goals, why stop now? Dietbetter makes it so easy to roll into a new game and invite all your former players. So, if you did your job and made it a fantastic experience, they’ll follow you into the next game and your following can grow.

Join the Coaches Club

Once you start hosting a number of games, you may be elligible for the Coaches Club. This is great because you can start to share revenue from Dietbetter’s portion of the pot. Woohoo! Grow your brand, help people lose weight, and get paid!?! Win, win, win!

 

So, are you wondering what I get out of sharing all this info about Dietbetter???

I receive nothing for sharing my experiences with you. I’ve been passionate about Dietbetter since I started joining games a year ago and have mentioned it quite a few times on the blog with no compensations. For a little background on my Dietbetter experience search the “Dietbet” on this site or check out my contributing post over at VMG206 – Social Dieting.

I have been sharing my love of Dietbetter for free and I’ll continue to do so.  Now, however, my passion has secured me a job with Dietbetter and I can share my experiences with other influencer and help them grow their brand and help their fans reach their health and fitness goals.

So, while I receive nothing from sharing my posts with you, I’d be thrilled to talk to anyone who would like help hosting a game and maybe we can end up working together!

Have you participated in a DietBet?


Would you consider hosting a game?


Any other tips you would add to the list?

{Healthy} Tips and Tricks Tuesday #32

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4 hours left to enter the Cocogo giveaway!

Also, the Spring Into Action dietbet start tomorrow! It’s awesome motivation and I will add tips, recipes, and workouts each day!
Spring into action dietbet

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Hey everyone!

It’s Tuesday, and time to share our healthy living / fitness tips and tricks or to look for support, guidance, or inspiration from others to make this journey a little smoother.

Join us and share all of your amazing weight loss advice, or link up a topic to get some advice.

{Healthy} Tips and Tricks Tuesday

 

Thanks to everyone who shared last week! Here is the most-clicked link:

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Jordansonian shared a yummy recipe for Lemon Garlic Chicken.

 

Also, be sure to check the Tips and Tricks Tuesday Pinterest board to see if your post was featured there!

{Healthy} Tips and Tricks Tuesday

So, here’s the deal:

  • Link up any past posts you have that you think may benefit others in any way – advice, recipes, reviews, workouts, motivation, inspiration, etc…
  • Link up any past posts in which you are searching out advice from others – help staying on track, products, workouts, food, motivation, etc…
  • Make sure to include the topic of your post in your title (I’ve noticed putting “Kristin @ Exploring Domesticity” in the title spot is a total weight loss blog trend – we’re looking for the subject so people know what they’re clicking on.)
  • Follow your lovely hosts, Kristin and Kristin – let us know and we will gladly follow you back! Hey, we’re all here for the same support, right?
  • Place our button somewhere on your blog or link back in your posts – let’s gather as much advice from as many people as we can!
  • Last, visit as many links as you can – help answer questions from those looking for help and let the others know how much you appreciate them sharing their own tips and tricks.
  • Each week we will try to feature the most clicked link, as well as others that seem particularly helpful and deserve a little more recognition.

 

 

Now on with the show!

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Spring Goals: wedding weight loss, detox, and dietbet

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Last day to enter the Cocogo Giveaway! Hop on over and enter!

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41 Days

That’s how much time I have between now and appearing in a strapless bridesmaid dress in a friend’s wedding.

Yikes!

I had really hoped to be further along by now.  I believe my goal In January was 40lbs by this point.  I think I’m only at ten…  womp, womp

The good new is that I was really successful during our Lose Your Booty dietbet.  I lost my 8lbs and won some money to too it off.  Can you believe I made nearly $70 is one of my games???  That is definitely a record!  I won about $10 in each of my other games This time around.

Speaking of DietBet games…

I started another game – Spring Into Action.  The game runs the month of April.  Tuesday is the official weigh-in day, but weigh-in can start today or go a week or two into the game.

The best part about the Spring Into Action game…

I will be trying to motivate myself, so I will be sharing that motivation with others in the game.  I plan to post daily tips with motivational quotes, workouts, recipes, etc.  I really hope this helps others lose the weight and stay motivated!

If you’d like to join us, go to the Spring Into Action game, privately weigh-in and upload your pics to a DietBet referee, and let me help motivate you to lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks. If when we successfully lose the weight we split he pot! You can’t lose your money as long as you lose the weight!

Spring into action dietbet

The New Goal

I won’t be hitting my goal of 49lbs down by May 10th. I have been of the slow and steady wins the race mentality, which I think is fantastic for life changes, but I need to put the hammer down a little bit until that wedding day.

I don’t think I’ll be derailing any of my efforts if I try some quick fixes.

The first thing I’m going to try is a detox water recipe I found on Pinterest. I’m not doing a complete detox, just adding the water to my routine. I found this particular recipe a few differnt places, but this blog post gives a great list of all the benefits of each ingredient. The recipe calls for lemon, cucumber, and mint. I have also seen it with the addition of ginger and I haven’t decided if that is something I’m going to add or not.

My favorite store in the whole world – Aldi (maybe I’ll share my awesome haul full of veggies, fruit, and a ham for only $60) – didn’t have fresh mint. I did visit another store, but maybe I could have just used a Starlight mint… No?

I’ll see how it goes this week and keep you updated! I may try something else the following week, we’ll see how it all works out.

I lost 15lbs on my first DietBet, so if I can replicate that success I’ll feel really great for the wedding. Luckily, I don’t have the added pressure of fitting into my dress. The darn thing came about two sizes too big. I may try to see if I can fit into a smaller size than I tried on in the store. The bride’s sister-in-law left her brother, so there is an extra size 8 – now there’s a story, huh???

That will be my goal! It would be amazing!

Do you have any particular Spring Goals?
How much do you want to join Spring Into Action and be motivated, lose weight, and win money???
Have you tried a detox drink before, or this one in particular?

Running, giveaways, dietbets, and non-scale victories

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update or linked up with KTJ to share my non-scale victories. I have a lot to share, so let’s get started!

Giveaway

Have you stopped by to check out my Cocogo Review and Giveaway. I really love this stuff! Secret: I’ve tried similar products and the Cocogo flavors have them beat for sure! I would love for one of you to win some yourself!

Cocogo with real fruit and coconut water

Running

My first race of the year is coming up next month. If you’ve peeked at my sidebar, you know what it is. I’m so excited to do do my first color run! If any of you are in Minnesota, I even have a code for a $5 discount off registration. Come join in the fun!

Run or dye at paul

My biggest non-scale victory this week: I’m considering signing up for my fist half marathon this fall! For someone who couldn’t run 3 minutes straight this time last year, this is a big deal! I ran my first 5K at the end of last summer, and I think it would be great to run my first half at the end of this summer. When we were at the Biggest Loser Finale they said we could have a free entry to any Biggest Loser Run/Walk, so I though “go big or go home.” As long as I finish in 5hrs they won’t kick me out. I just really love the idea of having this goal to push me this summer!

 

Lose Your Booty

Lose Your Booty Challenge {DietBet}

Our Lose Your Booty DietBet ended this week! I lost 8lbs and won some $36.25 (I also won $93.75 in another one – amazing!). I was tracking each week, and getting in all sorts of activity whenever I could. I was rocking it!

And then the flu happened… It hit the whole family, including myself, and really threw a wrench the plans. Between what I had lost before and not keeping much down for a couple days, I was good to go for my weigh-out, but it has been really hard to get back on track. Luckily, I have a new DietBet to get me back on track. Spring Into Action starts April 1st and you all should join!

 

10 Minute Workouts

I mentioned how well my workouts were going. I took a whole new approach and, instead of trying to get a “perfect” big workout in, I did several short workouts. It worked so well for me! I was so motivated and never ended up with a day without a workout of some sort. I even wrote about it for our I’m Fit Possible Blog Swap – 5 Reasons to Get In a 10 Minute Workout.

5 Reasons to Get in a 10 Minute Workout

I was really lucky to have Giselle, from Diary of an ExSloth, write about The Top 5 Benefits of Group Exercise Classes, so you should probably check that out too. 😉

That about sums it up, but I’ll leave you with one more thing. I’m not an infomercial person but, along with the Vegetti, I’ve found a product I have to have during a commercial late night on Sprout. Have you seen Zipit Bedding? It’s like a giant sleeping bag for your bed. I love it! My kiddo needs one for his bed at home and the bunk bed at the cabin. Genius! What do you think??

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Lose Your Booty: 1 week down, 3 to go

Do what you can, as much as you can


“Do what you can, as much as you can.”

That has been my motto for week one of Lose Your Booty. I have had my ups and downs, but the motivation of our DietBet has kept me going and motivated to do all I can. The “as much as you can” is my current focus.

By the way, anyone can still join us until Day 14 – so feel free to join in! We will also be sharing our tips and talking weight loss during our #LoseYourBooty Twitter parties Wednesday nights at 9pmEST/8pmCST.

As much as you can.

I have been the queen of the mini workout this past week. As a Momma of a 1 and 2 year old, I struggle to get in a full workout. The time it takes to gear up and complete the workout is usually difficult, and showering after is impossible, so I usually get to feel sweaty and gross from naptime to nighttime.

So, last week, every time I came across a short workout I got up and did it. Anyone has time to bust out something like the small “100 calorie burner” posted in one of my three current DietBets…


40 Jumping Jacks
30 Crunches
20 Squats
10 Push Ups
30 sec Plank

The great thing is that it usually gives you a quick burst of energy and, for me, often leads to doing more. It’s great to impulsively do something good for your health. I haven’t regretted it – not even one time.

I have been pinning all sorts of short workouts. I’m especially interested in targeting my arms since I’ll be in a strapless dress in a wedding in May. Just today, I started got on a PopSugar Fitness kick when I started with the 10 Minute Workout for Tank Top Arms, I decided to follow that up with the 10 Minute Total-Body Toner, and finished up with 10 Minutes to Tone: Arm Workout.

I got in two great runs last week, and cooked some good meals. The one thing I struggled with was late-night snacking. Even with that struggle, I still managed to shave off 5 pounds by just getting back on track with my food tracking and being activity whenever I could. I even spent my blogging time on the elliptical! I’m definitely doing that more often! I was productive and I moved for the entire hour instead of sitting on my tush.

I feel pretty good about my first Lose Your Booty week! Remember, anyone can join for another week, and absolutely anyone is welcome to chat with us Wednesday night on Twitter (#LoseYourBooty) – it’s very fun and motivating! I’m also looking forward to sharing and finding new Tips at {Healthy} Tips and Tricks Tuesday tomorrow, so make sure to stop back and link up!


Lose Your Booty Challenge {DietBet} {Healthy} Tips and Tricks Tuesday

Two last things to share.

I’m so excited to announce that I was accepted as one of the newest FitFluential Ambassadors! I’m so excited! It’s such a great group and I totally look up to all the awesome fit people I’m joining.

Fitfluential ambassador

Last, you all know, my biggest motivation in this journey is to model healthy habits for my kiddos.

I am so proud of my babies and am working in a post of the reasons they will be much healthier people than their Momma. Today, they were thrilled when Mom came home with a set of 1 pound weights just for them. They always ask to workout with me and now they have their own little baby weights – it’s too cute!

Fit kids, proud momma

Are you participating out our Lose Your Booty DietBet? How did you do week one.

If you’re not in our group, how was your week anyway??? :) do you take advantage of small amounts of time to fit in some activity?