The purpose of our blog is to inspire and motivate our family and friends (new friends are always welcome), by writing about our everyday experiences as we progress towards our own fitness goals. In the past nine months, we have been on a journey towards being more fit, losing weight, and generally just improving our health and lifestyle. As we’ve talked with friends who we consider to be “fit,” we’ve been surprised to discover that they, too, have goals they are striving for. Now that we’re typing it, it sounds obvious, but we’ve found that everyone has something they’d like to improve about their fitness or a goal they’d like to achieve.

In that spirit, we’ve decided to kick off our blog by inviting you (yes, you!) to join our 100-Day Fitness Challenge. Don’t worry, it’s not as intimidating as it sounds.

All about the challenge.

Today (September 22) marks 100 days until the end of the year. For the next 100 days, we challenge any who read this blog to consider what you would like to accomplish before the year is up and make some serious progress!* For the purpose of our challenge only fitness related goals apply, but if you’d like to clean out your closets too, go right ahead! We hope that you will regularly post comments or email us to let us know how you are progressing. At the end of the year, report back to us and tell us how you did. It’s that simple and you don’t have to wait for your New Year’s resolution to get started. In fact, you’ll be starting the year off ahead of schedule!

Everyone who participates & perseveres will receive a prize (and we think they’re really good prizes!). In addition, we will choose three people who have done an extraordinary job and award them special prizes.

Are you up for the challenge?

To sign up for the challenge, either post a comment on one of our posts or send us an email with the following information:

  • Name
  • What your challenge is

Need some ideas?

Here are a few ideas of possible challenges (but like we said, it really could be anything):

Running (Couch to 5K Program)
Swimming (Swim a mile)
Hundred Pushups (hundredpushups.com)
Crunches/Abs/Core Challenge
Walk/Run/Jog in, around or to a specific area.
Lose _____ pounds.
BMI Goal (BMI Calculator)
Go from size _____ to size _____.
Fit in your skinny jeans!
Keep tabs on water intake (and drink more water!)
Try a new fitness class (Yoga, Pilates, Nia)
Keep a food journal/fitness log.

We will also be participating in the challenge (though I have been informed that we are ineligible to win), and updating you as to our progress, probably once a week. We will each post in the next few days to let you know what our goals are.

We would love to hear from you as often as you would like, letting us know how your challenge is going. You can post a comment on our updates, or you can send us an email. Though we are far from experts, we are happy to field any questions you may have. If we don’t know the answer, maybe we can help you find it.

So, dust off your running shoes, sweep the cobwebs off your bicycle, and put on your speedo!

Good Luck!

*Note: We hope that any and all will join our challenge ASAP. But, if you are new to our blog or are just reading this for the first time (and it’s after September 22), feel free to join the challenge.