Get Paid to Lose Weight: Introducing the Wedding Day Shape Up Challenge!

Here are 10 reasons why I hate the word "DIET":

  1. I immediately think about all the food I don't get to eat.

  2. Just hearing the word "diet" makes me hungry.

  3. Admitting that I am on a diet makes me feel embarrassed that I want to lose weight.

  4. Diets are exhausting.

  5. The way we use the word diet doesn't refer to the things we eat, it refers only the foods we limit ourselves to. I hate limits.

  6. Diets are short term commitments but the secret to losing weight and keeping it off is attainable only through lifelong habits.

  7. Diets lead to lower self esteems and eating disorders.

  8. Diet food tastes empty.

  9. Diets often make you count calories and I hate unnecessary math.

  10. Diets don't work.

There are a million different ways to lose weight but dieting is not one of them! Whenever I hear someone express a desire to lose weight they always sound disappointed in themselves. Losing weight doesn't have to be awful! There's no reason that making a commitment to be the best version of you should be something to dread.

I want to introduce you to a challenge I am hosting called, "The Wedding Day Shape Up Challenge with The Knot." Now stay with me, this is not a diet and you don't have to be engaged or a bride to be to join the challenge! I want you to join me and bet on yourself that you can lose 4% of your body weight in 6 weeks.

What we are doing is building an online community of people who want to feel like the best and strongest versions of themselves. Strong not skinny right? I am training for a marathon so there is no way in hell I am going to be living on 1500 calories a day. But I can absolutely stand to get stronger and eat healthier so why the hell not bet on myself? Here's how it works

Step 1: Join The Game!

You are betting $30 that you can lose 4% of your body weight in 6 weeks.

Step 2: Get Strong!

Then myself and my friends at The Knot will help you develop healthy habits to not only lose that 4% but keep it off without much effort from you. (We are developing healthy habits right?)

Step 3: Win Money and Prizes!

You heard me! You are getting paid to lose weight! You know that $30 you bet? Well the more people who join, the large the pot and the more money that you can win! Not only that but we've got some KILLER prize packs for players who go above and beyond in the game!

So who's with me? I'll be doing the challenge with everyone as well so not only am I hosting the event but I am rolling up my sleeves to become the healthiest and strongest me possible right along with you! This is a great way to have a really supportive community as you start your road to a healthier you. To join the challenge, CLICK HERE and if you have any questions, throw them my way! Until tomorrow, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.