It looks like Michelle Lee, one of the 2004 Body for Life Champions, has a new endeavor: The Red Bikini Society. Red is not my color and I am certainly not ready for a bikini (aside from update photos) but I love the concept, in a shameless “if you’ve got it, flaunt it” kind of way. Go Michelle!
On one of the message boards I read for women doing Body for Life there has been discussion about “how long of a break to take between challenges”. I do not really understand the concept. I like 12 week challenges and did fill out packets and mail them to EAS for my first two 12 week cycles in the same way that I buy a Powerball ticket when it hits 100 million. That is, the chance of my winning is remote, but if I do it would be pretty neat. But, I really do not understand the concept of taking a break for a few weeks between the challenges. Why in the world, after working so hard to develop good healthy habits would you want to take a few weeks of free days to undo it. All of the weight will not come back but I fear that for me this would cause me to treat the basics of Body for Life (6 balanced meals a day, a balance or resistance and aerobic training) as a DIET rather than a LIFESTYLE. Is not the real point to develop lifetime healthy habits and not just see how much temporary progress you can make in 12 weeks? I can understand taking time to rest the body, where you go easy on the training to allow for full muscle recovery, between periods of training with specific goals (cut, bulk, marathon, etc). However, I do not understand the concept of just taking a few weeks off of everything between cycles of healthy behavior. How is this good? Maybe I am missing something.