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4 Fitness Tips for Success

There is no doubt about it - Pact users are pretty amazing. We’ve featured MegAnne and her inspiring story on the blog awhile back. Well she’s back to share her top 4 fitness tips for success!

1. Build a community of support to hold you accountable.  

I have told everyone at work about my goals.  When I see them, they ask about my progress.  If I skip a workout I feel the pressure to share with them that I had an off day but that tomorrow will be better.  I am also vocal about my goals on facebook.  It’s a good way to find support and the extra positivity when you need it.

2. Something is better than nothing.  

Going to the gym when you don’t feel like going and just walking on the treadmill is better than skipping it all together.  Fitting in 10 minutes to go for an evening walk is better than not doing anything at all.  1 push up is better than no push ups.

3. Let thy food be thy medicine.  

Learning nutrition has been my goal this year.  I love learning about how food gets used in your body.  So much illness stems from what we eat.  I have LOVED veggie pact being added.  My husband and I have our own veggie challenge chart that hangs in our kitchen.  The winner at the end of the week gets to choose where we go out to eat.  This helps curb calling for take out and encourages us both to eat more vegetables.

MegAnne’s veggie challenge chart 

4. It’s all a choice.  

When someone says how “hard” it must have been losing weight, I share that it wasn’t anything more than a choice that I made with myself.  It’s a hard choice, but a choice nonetheless.

Have a Pact story to share? We’d love to hear it! Email us at stories@pactapp.com

PACT INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER: One Ingredient Chef!

We are so excited to have the One Ingredient Chef, Andrew Olson, taking over our Instagram today!

Keep an eye on our Instagram today as Andrew shares a custom meal plan and recipes from his One Ingredient Diet philosophy.

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We caught up with Andrew earlier to pick his brain about what it means to follow the One Ingredient Diet, how and why he got started, and his most helpful tips and advice.

Q: Tell us, what’s the One Ingredient Diet?

A: The One Ingredient Diet is my answer to a world of processed food. Once I discovered that some fast food meals have over one hundred different ingredients, and how dangerous this concoction is for our health, I developed the One Ingredient Diet which has just one simple guideline: eat plant-based foods that have one ingredient on the label. If the label says “Ingredients: brown rice.” it’s perfect. But if it has disodium-whatever and 34 other things, put it back on the shelf. This eating plan is the simplest way to avoid virtually all processed and unhealthy ingredients.

Q: Why start blogging?

A: My mission is to make food more sustainable. Not just for the planet, but for our own health. The unhealthy diet we eat today is killing more people than anything else in America and that’s just not okay. Eating a diet of one ingredient foods has incredible power for our health and our planet. But as I started cooking this way, I realized that One Ingredient Foods can also create some of the most delicious and satisfying meals. One Ingredient Chef was started to show that healthy food can be delicious.

Q: What’s one piece of advice for new Pact chefs?

A: Practice. While I’ve relied on many sources to get inspiration and learn techniques (my Mom, Jamie Oliver, and so many others), the best cooking lessons happen when you step in the kitchen and start experimenting with new flavors, ingredients, and techniques.

Q: What’s one ingredient everyone should always have in their kitchen?

A: Cashews! As a plant-based cook, cashews are the most versatile ingredient in my kitchen. Not only are they delicious by themselves, they make incredible cheese and cream substitutes when blended. I use them so often that I’ve started buying raw cashews in bulk.

Q: Okay, we need to hear it - what’s your secret?

A: Real food always tastes better. Sometime over the last 100 years, we got into the habit of thinking that food must be covered in weird additives and unhealthy ingredients in order to taste good. In reality, the opposite is true. I love serving someone a bowl of brown rice and sautéed veggies with absolutely nothing added. They’re always surprised at the naturally delicious flavors of real food.

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My goal is simple: I want you to become healthier than ever before while cooking the best food of your life. The One Ingredient Diet is my simple answer to a world of processed foods. But this isn’t about munching on lettuce! My job is to show you (step-by-step) how to cook deliciously healthy food with only *real* ingredients.”

Looking for more?  Visit Andrew at OneIngredientChef.com, where you can find over 150 healthy, whole-food recipes, recommended products, and even online food photography classes! You can also follow him on Facebook  or Instagram (@oneingredientchef).

Cheers,

The Pact Team

Meet Danielle and Mary! Our GiveIt100 + Pact Challenge Honorable Mentions!

Though we could only pick one Grand Prize winner for our June PactGiveIt100  #HEALTHPACT challenge, we felt that these women also deserved some time in the spotlight for their awesome and hard work put in.


Danielle and Mary are our Honorable Mention Winners for our June #HEALTHPACT challenge!

We caught up with them and they were kind enough to share their stories with us:

MEET DANI

"My name is Danielle and my journey started in January of this year after watching an awesome video about a girl named Lakeisha, who did the GiveIt100 challenge. That sparked something in me and that night I started my first 100 days to a healthier me.  For my first 100 days, I lost 21 lbs. I’m now on day 68 of my 2nd round of my GiveIt100 and I’m now down about 33 lbs. I’m loving the new me and I can’t wait to see where I am in another few months. 
I love the Pact app and the fact that you can get paid for being healthy. It’s very easy to use and a nice way to track your activity.”

Check out more of Danielle here!  You’ll be inspired by her workouts and her playlists will get you movin’!


MEET MARY

I am recent college graduate.  I lost my use of the gym on campus upon graduation a year ago so I joined the YMCA here in January.  I love the community and sense of belonging that they provide there.  As far as fitness goes, I go to about 5 days a week doing either Zumba, cardio, weights, yoga, or Ripped fitness.  I want to have a healthy body, not a skinny one.  I am trying to fall in love with a body I’m working hard for.  I don’t weigh myself, my progress is measured on how I feel.  I still have bad days where I think I am not feeling any progress or I want to give up.  That is where Pact #Healthpact and GiveIt100 came in for me.  I love their accountability, I find people just like me making videos!”

Check out more of Mary here!  She makes no excuses and is awesome at mixing up her workout routines.  Her dedication, aka 5:30 AM workouts, will amaze you!
For more Pact Challenges and Giveaways, stay tuned here, Facebook, Instagram, and @ PactApp on Twitter!

Cheers,

The Pact Team

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Pact Android users can now track their daily steps by using Moves with Pact version 4.2.1! Moves is an automatic step tracking app that records your steps throughout your day.

Update to Pact 4.2.1., download Moves from Google Play, integrate your Moves and Pact accounts, and start counting your steps toward your weekly pacts!

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For your Moves sessions to count towards your pact, just make sure you reach at least 10,000 steps by midnight of each day.

Here’s how to integrate your Moves account with Pact:

We look forward to seeing our Android users get in to step with Moves!

Cheers,

The Pact Team

Meet Shami! Our GiveIt100 + Pact Challenge WINNER!

During the month of June we partnered with GiveIt100  and asked you to join in on the #HEALTHPACT challenge of doing 1 thing everyday for your health and share them with us via Instagram.

Shami Okafor, our challenge winner, won us over soon after we saw her daily #healthpacts.  At the beginning of June, Shami set out to “break a sweat” for 30 consecutive days, and she completed this challenge with flying colors!

Originally from Zimbabwe, Shami Okafor, now resides in Seattle.  She lives a full and active life as a Starbucks Recruiter, wife, sister, and friend to many.  She shared her reasons for entering our challenge:

"About a month ago I decided to change my health because I want to be healthy and have children one day but knew with my sitting on my butt I would never get there. When I got the pact email I was thrilled. I downloaded the app and started the challenge! Not without it being the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, it’s been awesome!! I started realizing I had so many people rooting me on and then I couldn’t stop. I love the Pact app and I’m already making my money! I’m so thrilled to have one. My goal is to lose weight and to eat healthy and with all my new prizes I’m on my way up!"

As a the Grand Prize winner of our challenge, Shami will be receiving:

Her dedication to the challenge, her strength, her sweat, her smile, and her positivity, has inspired us in our own health and fitness journeys.  It’s hard to stay motivated and not give up - we’ve all been there.  But seeing Shami set her goals and tackle them head-on, reminds us that we all have that strength - we just need to tap into it.  Shami is a force to be reckoned with, and we look forward to watching her move upward and onward.

Want to see more of Shami’s awesomeness?  Check her out here!

Cheers,

The Pact Team

Share your health & fitness journeys with us at stories@pactapp.com.

A Day at the Farmers Market with Pact

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At Pact, not only do we love our fruits and veggies, we have a great time shopping for them!  We’re lucky enough to live in San Francisco - a city rich with weekly Farmers’ Markets - offering the best seasonal fruits and veggies that California has to offer.

Last week, we headed over to Civic Center Farmers Market - at the heart of the city!  The crowd was lively, the variety was plenty, and we left with our bags full.  We love stocking up on our fruits and veggies here, as it’s easy on the wallet, great quality, and straight from the source.  And how can we forget, SAMPLING!  It’s always a treat to taste those sweet strawberries and sugar snap peas before you buy - a definite added bonus to a farmers market visit.

 See what we got into here!

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Ever been to a Farmer’s Market or thought of shopping at one?  Check out this website which helps you find Farmers Markets nearest you by using your zipcode! » http://www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/  

And share your Farmers Market stories with us at stories@pactapp.com or on Instagram with #veggiepact

We are regular patrons to these inner city markets for many reasons, but more importantly, we believe that choosing to spend our dollar here, strengthens and sustains our local communities - something we could not survive without!

Cheers,

The Pact Team

We have found our winners for the Pact+GiveIt100  #HEALTHPACT challenge!  We asked our users to join us to do 1 thing everyday for your health during the month of June, and we were blown away by the footage!
At the end of the challenge, we were to pick 1 Grand Prize Winner and 2 Honorable Mention Winners.  Here are our pickins’!
Our Grand Prize Winner is SHAMIZIMLOVE!!  Check out her dedication and strength as she blazed through 30 days of being active.  We have been truly inspired by her drive and power!

Shami will be receiving this ultimate fitness package:
A Jawbone UP device
A feature on Pact and GiveIt100 social media
1 year subscription to Bulu Box
A pair of Skora Sneakers
Pact swag (t-shirt and mug)
SOYJOY gift package
Private dance lesson with the girl who learned to dance in a year (over Skype if not local)
Our 2 Honorable Mention Winners are:
GOODLUCKMARY - Mary had us giggling and we loved that she mixed up her routine!  She’s a great example of giving yourself no excuses when it comes to getting that healthy activity in.

DANIDANI412 - Dani Marie joined our challenge soon after she joined GiveIt100, and you can see that she’s made HUGE progress and is keeping her momentum.

Both Mary and Dani will receive our custom fitness package of:
Pact swag (t-shirt and mug)
3 month subscription to Bulu Box
SOYJOY gift package
A feature on Pact and GiveIt100 social media
Though we could only pick 3 winners, we want to say THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who participated!! It’s clear how much effort you’ve put forth into being healthier and happier, and we hope that you continueon this journey!
Interested in sharing your story?  We’d LOVE to hear it at stories@pactapp.com
Cheers,The Pact Team

We have found our winners for the Pact+GiveIt100  #HEALTHPACT challenge!  We asked our users to join us to do 1 thing everyday for your health during the month of June, and we were blown away by the footage!

At the end of the challenge, we were to pick 1 Grand Prize Winner and 2 Honorable Mention Winners.  Here are our pickins’!

Our Grand Prize Winner is SHAMIZIMLOVE!!  Check out her dedication and strength as she blazed through 30 days of being active.  We have been truly inspired by her drive and power!

Shami will be receiving this ultimate fitness package:

Our 2 Honorable Mention Winners are:

GOODLUCKMARY - Mary had us giggling and we loved that she mixed up her routine!  She’s a great example of giving yourself no excuses when it comes to getting that healthy activity in.

DANIDANI412 - Dani Marie joined our challenge soon after she joined GiveIt100, and you can see that she’s made HUGE progress and is keeping her momentum.

Both Mary and Dani will receive our custom fitness package of:

  • Pact swag (t-shirt and mug)
  • 3 month subscription to Bulu Box
  • SOYJOY gift package
  • A feature on Pact and GiveIt100 social media

Though we could only pick 3 winners, we want to say THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who participated!! It’s clear how much effort you’ve put forth into being healthier and happier, and we hope that you continueon this journey!

Interested in sharing your story?  We’d LOVE to hear it at stories@pactapp.com

Cheers,
The Pact Team

AWESOME PACT USERS + PACT TEAM + PARTY = A GREAT TIME
PACT USER APPRECIATION PARTY » Last week, the Pact Team was lucky to have some face time with some of our coolest Pact Users in the SF Bay area at one of our favorite local businesses, Sports Basement - BIG thanks to them.  We chatted, we juiced, we nibbled, we laughed, we raffled, we sipped, we goofed - and here are the photos to prove it.
We are so appreciative of everyone that came out, and it was a rare treat to get to know you all, exchange good vibes, and see your smiles in person!  We gotta admit, we have some AMAZING users.  
Thank you to all of our users, near and far, for your support and inspiring us to keep doing what we’re doin’!

Cheers,
The Pact Team AWESOME PACT USERS + PACT TEAM + PARTY = A GREAT TIME
PACT USER APPRECIATION PARTY » Last week, the Pact Team was lucky to have some face time with some of our coolest Pact Users in the SF Bay area at one of our favorite local businesses, Sports Basement - BIG thanks to them.  We chatted, we juiced, we nibbled, we laughed, we raffled, we sipped, we goofed - and here are the photos to prove it.
We are so appreciative of everyone that came out, and it was a rare treat to get to know you all, exchange good vibes, and see your smiles in person!  We gotta admit, we have some AMAZING users.  
Thank you to all of our users, near and far, for your support and inspiring us to keep doing what we’re doin’!

Cheers,
The Pact Team AWESOME PACT USERS + PACT TEAM + PARTY = A GREAT TIME
PACT USER APPRECIATION PARTY » Last week, the Pact Team was lucky to have some face time with some of our coolest Pact Users in the SF Bay area at one of our favorite local businesses, Sports Basement - BIG thanks to them.  We chatted, we juiced, we nibbled, we laughed, we raffled, we sipped, we goofed - and here are the photos to prove it.
We are so appreciative of everyone that came out, and it was a rare treat to get to know you all, exchange good vibes, and see your smiles in person!  We gotta admit, we have some AMAZING users.  
Thank you to all of our users, near and far, for your support and inspiring us to keep doing what we’re doin’!

Cheers,
The Pact Team AWESOME PACT USERS + PACT TEAM + PARTY = A GREAT TIME
PACT USER APPRECIATION PARTY » Last week, the Pact Team was lucky to have some face time with some of our coolest Pact Users in the SF Bay area at one of our favorite local businesses, Sports Basement - BIG thanks to them.  We chatted, we juiced, we nibbled, we laughed, we raffled, we sipped, we goofed - and here are the photos to prove it.
We are so appreciative of everyone that came out, and it was a rare treat to get to know you all, exchange good vibes, and see your smiles in person!  We gotta admit, we have some AMAZING users.  
Thank you to all of our users, near and far, for your support and inspiring us to keep doing what we’re doin’!

Cheers,
The Pact Team AWESOME PACT USERS + PACT TEAM + PARTY = A GREAT TIME
PACT USER APPRECIATION PARTY » Last week, the Pact Team was lucky to have some face time with some of our coolest Pact Users in the SF Bay area at one of our favorite local businesses, Sports Basement - BIG thanks to them.  We chatted, we juiced, we nibbled, we laughed, we raffled, we sipped, we goofed - and here are the photos to prove it.
We are so appreciative of everyone that came out, and it was a rare treat to get to know you all, exchange good vibes, and see your smiles in person!  We gotta admit, we have some AMAZING users.  
Thank you to all of our users, near and far, for your support and inspiring us to keep doing what we’re doin’!

Cheers,
The Pact Team AWESOME PACT USERS + PACT TEAM + PARTY = A GREAT TIME
PACT USER APPRECIATION PARTY » Last week, the Pact Team was lucky to have some face time with some of our coolest Pact Users in the SF Bay area at one of our favorite local businesses, Sports Basement - BIG thanks to them.  We chatted, we juiced, we nibbled, we laughed, we raffled, we sipped, we goofed - and here are the photos to prove it.
We are so appreciative of everyone that came out, and it was a rare treat to get to know you all, exchange good vibes, and see your smiles in person!  We gotta admit, we have some AMAZING users.  
Thank you to all of our users, near and far, for your support and inspiring us to keep doing what we’re doin’!

Cheers,
The Pact Team AWESOME PACT USERS + PACT TEAM + PARTY = A GREAT TIME
PACT USER APPRECIATION PARTY » Last week, the Pact Team was lucky to have some face time with some of our coolest Pact Users in the SF Bay area at one of our favorite local businesses, Sports Basement - BIG thanks to them.  We chatted, we juiced, we nibbled, we laughed, we raffled, we sipped, we goofed - and here are the photos to prove it.
We are so appreciative of everyone that came out, and it was a rare treat to get to know you all, exchange good vibes, and see your smiles in person!  We gotta admit, we have some AMAZING users.  
Thank you to all of our users, near and far, for your support and inspiring us to keep doing what we’re doin’!

Cheers,
The Pact Team AWESOME PACT USERS + PACT TEAM + PARTY = A GREAT TIME
PACT USER APPRECIATION PARTY » Last week, the Pact Team was lucky to have some face time with some of our coolest Pact Users in the SF Bay area at one of our favorite local businesses, Sports Basement - BIG thanks to them.  We chatted, we juiced, we nibbled, we laughed, we raffled, we sipped, we goofed - and here are the photos to prove it.
We are so appreciative of everyone that came out, and it was a rare treat to get to know you all, exchange good vibes, and see your smiles in person!  We gotta admit, we have some AMAZING users.  
Thank you to all of our users, near and far, for your support and inspiring us to keep doing what we’re doin’!

Cheers,
The Pact Team AWESOME PACT USERS + PACT TEAM + PARTY = A GREAT TIME
PACT USER APPRECIATION PARTY » Last week, the Pact Team was lucky to have some face time with some of our coolest Pact Users in the SF Bay area at one of our favorite local businesses, Sports Basement - BIG thanks to them.  We chatted, we juiced, we nibbled, we laughed, we raffled, we sipped, we goofed - and here are the photos to prove it.
We are so appreciative of everyone that came out, and it was a rare treat to get to know you all, exchange good vibes, and see your smiles in person!  We gotta admit, we have some AMAZING users.  
Thank you to all of our users, near and far, for your support and inspiring us to keep doing what we’re doin’!

Cheers,
The Pact Team AWESOME PACT USERS + PACT TEAM + PARTY = A GREAT TIME
PACT USER APPRECIATION PARTY » Last week, the Pact Team was lucky to have some face time with some of our coolest Pact Users in the SF Bay area at one of our favorite local businesses, Sports Basement - BIG thanks to them.  We chatted, we juiced, we nibbled, we laughed, we raffled, we sipped, we goofed - and here are the photos to prove it.
We are so appreciative of everyone that came out, and it was a rare treat to get to know you all, exchange good vibes, and see your smiles in person!  We gotta admit, we have some AMAZING users.  
Thank you to all of our users, near and far, for your support and inspiring us to keep doing what we’re doin’!

Cheers,
The Pact Team

AWESOME PACT USERS + PACT TEAM + PARTY = A GREAT TIME

PACT USER APPRECIATION PARTY » Last week, the Pact Team was lucky to have some face time with some of our coolest Pact Users in the SF Bay area at one of our favorite local businesses, Sports Basement - BIG thanks to them.  We chatted, we juiced, we nibbled, we laughed, we raffled, we sipped, we goofed - and here are the photos to prove it.

We are so appreciative of everyone that came out, and it was a rare treat to get to know you all, exchange good vibes, and see your smiles in person!  We gotta admit, we have some AMAZING users.  

Thank you to all of our users, near and far, for your support and inspiring us to keep doing what we’re doin’!

Cheers,

The Pact Team

Pact Power Punch and #VeggiePact Challenge Winner!

PACT’S POWER PUNCH

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Need a quick energy boost!?  Pact’s Power Punch is a perfect potion for re-charging and energizing before your workout or whenever you need a boost.

Juice Recipe:

1 whole lemon

2 bunches of parsley

4 apples (whatever’s in season!)

4-5  inches of whole ginger

6 carrots

Use a juicer to blend the ingredients above, but feel free to add more or less of anything depending on your taste.

Parsley is packed with Vitamin C, B12, K and A, which all help to kick start and strengthen your immune system.  Lemon is also a rich source of the immune boosting vitamin C and electrolytes.  Ginger is known to promote energy circulation in the body and increase our body’s metabolic rate.

#VEGGIEPACT CHALLENGE WINNER: Alison Cooksey !!

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Alison will be receiving a week’s worth of farm fresh fruits and veggies from a local CSA Program.   Read more about CSA’s and CSA Boxes here.  Congrats Alison!

Interested in more prizes??  Stay tuned for more Pact Challenges coming soon.

Cheers,

The Pact Team

Sources:

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/7-surprising-health-benefits-of-parsley.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/034249_lemon_juice_energy.html#

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/10-benefits-of-ginger-that-you-didnt-know-about.html

Pact User Story: Meet Amy!

Though a newer user to Pact, Amy has already made some huge strides towards her health and fitness goals.  We all know the hardest part is taking the first steps forward and keeping your momentum.  Amy has bulldozed this obstacle, as she’s achieving her goals left and right, and we don’t see anything stopping her!  We’re truly inspired by her as she embarks on her incredible journey to be happier and healthier, and we’re thrilled that Pact can be a part of it.

Amy shares her story with us here:

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(post workout photo - look at that glow!)

My name is Amy Greenan and I am happy to be sharing my story with you here on the Pact blog. I’m afraid that I don’t have a before and after to talk about yet – I am very much a work in progress, in fact, very close to the beginning of my latest health and fitness journey. Right now I weigh in at around 365 pounds at 5’ 8”, but from young adulthood on I have been every weight between that and 120 pounds, so as you might imagine I have a long story and a complicated history. You’re probably wondering the same thing I often wonder myself – how does one find herself at this place of extreme obesity? I hope you’ll withhold any judgements about what kind of person I am based on that information alone. (If you’re interested in reading more about me, you can visit my blog and my website!)

I’d first like to say that I am not lazy, nor am I stupid, as is so often the unfortunate stereotype of a fat person. I am a 44 year old artist who has shared her life with a partner for over 14 years. I have a Master’s degree and I am employed full-time as a graphic designer, and I maintain a studio practice making, exhibiting, and selling fine art. All my life, however, I’ve had issues with food and with body image. It’s been my cross to bear not unlike an alcoholic’s with drink or a smoker’s with cigarettes. I’ve been on countless diets beginning at age 9 and lost fairly large chunks of weight every few years only to gain it back plus more – not exactly the most healthy way to go through life. 

Now that I find myself in middle age, more or less, I am scared of those health concerns that so many of us have: diabetes, hypertension, poor joint health, high cholesterol, etc. etc. I have been feeling tired and in pain for a while now, and I know that I really need to finally fix this problem I have – a lot of excess weight that is really bogging me down. 

Late last year, I signed for a gym membership (covered by my health insurance, hooray!) in an effort to get my body moving again in a meaningful and deliberate way. I also decided to commit to a year’s worth of sessions with a professional trainer – for me, money talks, and if I invest my hard-earned cash into something, I had better make good use of it, right? 

I wanted to start slow and not get overwhelmed with many changes at once. Initially I just wanted to get to the gym once a week, meeting with my trainer. I was also starting to try to make better decisions about food, but that took me a while to get back to. At this point in my life, I am very anti-diet. After two months, I ran into a snag and found myself “too busy” to stick with my regimen as I was getting ready for a large art exhibition. I ended up losing more than two months’ time as a result, and feeling really bad about it. At the end of April I started going back, and I stuck to my appointments. Soon after, I started also working with a new trainer who ended up being an important catalyst for really DOING what I wanted to do. The one good thing about skipping two months was that I had training sessions accumulated, which meant that I could have two sessions a week if I wanted to… and I did. I’ve been building strength and endurance with someone who challenges me, but who is also aware of my current limitations. I’ve seen a lot of progress in just under a month, though. It’s pretty amazing.

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(Some of Amy’s amazing work)

Shortly after that I discovered the Pact app, based on an internet search. The reward system was especially appealing to me.  I started out with smaller pledges, dollar amount-wise and numbers-wise. Now in my fourth week of using the Pact app, I’ve raised my stakes considerably and have found the system really effective in helping me stick to my goals and help me eat better, become more active, and be more aware of my actions in general and how they will affect me and my well-being. 

While I haven’t lost much weight yet (about 7 pounds), I feel so motivated by Pact. I’m not doing these things just to lose weight this time. I know that my whole life is in the balance; the stakes are so much higher. There have been several times where Pact has been the key to me getting in my prescribed exercise during the week, or eating enough fruits and veggies. I love the fact that Pact is helping me to establish healthy habits and rethink the way I approach life in general. I plan to continue raising the bar for myself. I’ve already committed to 7 days a week of tracking food, and I’m up to 21 fruits and veggies a week. I’m holding steady at 3 workouts, but see myself working on a full 7-days alternating actual gym time with more low-key things like a walk around the neighborhood.

I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have discovered Pact. Along the support of my doctor, friends and family, and fellow health and fitness bloggers and blog readers, I have found a solid tool that suits my needs and fills a gap I didn’t realize I had. I see it as something I will continue to use for a long time – until I reach my goals, and beyond in order to maintain them. Only time will tell, but I see Pact as a tool that will help me really stick with it and achieve my goals once and for all.

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***UPDATE*** As of 6/24/14, Amy has lost 15 pounds!!  Not a small feat.  Congrats Amy!

Stay tuned as we keep in touch with Amy as she continues her journey. 

Cheers,

The Pact Team

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