Thursday, March 7, 2013
In case you missed it...
The challenge is based on YOUR healthy living goals.
So think about it! I talked about mine here, but yours might be that halfway through, you want to be able to run for 15 minutes, and by the end, 30 minutes. Or you might want to work out three times a week for the entire duration. Or you might give up smoking. Whatever your goal is, I want to cheer you on as you go after it and celebrate with you when you reach it!
If you read my goals for my half, you'll notice I gave myself some room to mess up and miss a few runs. You should do so too -- be realistic! But still try to challenge yourself. Think, something new, or something you're already doing but at a new level. Be specific so you can celebrate when you know you've done it!
Ideas for attainable goals: Be under your calorie count on MyFitnessPal 90% of the challenge. (or over the count if you're trying to gain weight!) Work out three times a week. Walk every day during your lunch break. Limit your dessert to twice a week. Learn how to cook 10 healthy dinners. Eat five servings of fruits and veggies 85% of the challenge.
The challenge will start this Sunday, March 10, and will go through May 16th, which is a semi-random day after my half marathon. :) That gives you nearly 10 weeks to get after it.
I'll be checking in on your progress periodically. I'm envisioning a couple posts or emails throughout the challenge updating everyone on everyone else's goals. If you'd rather it be between you and me, that's fine too. You'll have the option either way. You don't have to be a blogger to participate. Just have to be a person with a goal!
Yup. There will be a prize. Eligibility will be decided on whether you reached your goal, and then it'll be a random drawing from there. I'm thinking something athletic/healthy (Nike gift card? Athletic swag off Etsy?) and something to treat yo' self (gift card to Victoria's Secret? Cold Stone?) because you'll deserve it!
Why you should join:
Getting fit and getting healthy can feel SO solitary. You feel like you're the only one pushing through that lap or trying to avoid that doughnut. But there are so many people working for the same or similar things! So we should never feel alone. Also, there will be celebration and prizes!
Interested? Let me know! I'll email you before Sunday to get it going. :) Make sure your profile is linked to an email address (not a no-reply blogger) or leave an email, please!
(If you already said you were interested on Tuesday, no need to tell me again. This is just for anyone who missed that. :)
Questions? Ideas? Let me know that, too please!