Are you up for a new challenge?

We have had many requests for a new fitness challenge, and we are happy to announce that we will be kicking off the new challenge on Monday, February 23rd!

…it was going to begin today (Friday), but there was a bit of an outcry that we needed to have a weekend to live it up …ahem… articulate our goals, first!

About the challenge.

For the next 100 days, we challenge any who read this blog to consider a few things that you would like to accomplish 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. On June 2nd, report back to us and tell us how you did. It’s that simple!

We will choose three people who have done an extraordinary job and award them special prizes.

How is this challenge different from the last challenge?

Although the main challenge is 100-Days long and will be largely the same as the last challenge, we thought it might keep things fresh and interesting to include small, mini-challenges within the 100-Days. We have a few fun things up our sleeves, but one example is for you to submit your favorite healthy recipe. Nick and I will make each of the recipes and try them all over the course of a week (or so), and there will be a winner. Any ideas you may have for mini-challenges are welcome.  The winner of each of these mini-challenges will receive a prize as well (a mini-prize, of course!), and all of the fame and recognition that comes with being featured on this blog!

How to begin.

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

  • Name
  • Your goals for the challenge

Need some ideas?

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

  • Running (We highly recommend the training plans outlined in the book “Running for Mortals” by John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield. It has plans for walking, walk/run, run/walk, and running. And yes, there is a difference between walk/run and run/walk!)
  • 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 again, we are ineligible to win), and we will update you as to our progress. We will each post over the weekend 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.

Are you in?

It is our hope that through our blog, through this challenge, but most importantly through our relationship with you, we can encourage you and help you toward your goals, whatever they may be.

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 February 23rd), feel free to join the challenge.
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