Monday, July 26, 2010

Weekly Challenge #1

All right girls, here it is: Our first challenge.

What are the challenges, you ask?

As you know, we have a grand prize for whoever shows the most improvement after 3 months.

But 3 months is a long time, and it's easy to lose our motivation. And so we will also have weekly challenges, to keep us going strong.

Here's how these will work:

Every week we will be given two challenges. These challenges will start on Sunday (usually) and go through the following Saturday.

The first challenge will be physical: Run 15 miles this week, do 700 sit-ups, etc.

(kidding, I would die. The real challenges will be less extreme, I promise)

The second challenge will be either a nutritional, or a self esteem challenge.

At the end of the week, we will each write a post explaining our experiences with the challenges.

BE HONEST. If you failed the challenge, tell us why. If you rocked it, tell us how. Most importantly, tell us how you feel about it.

This weeks challenges

Physical Challenge: Get your heart rate up for 30 minutes every day.

Nutritional Challenge: Be completely hydrated. 8 cups of water each day is a good place to start (if you want a more accurate idea of how much you need, go here).

Now get going!


Annie on July 26, 2010 at 10:55 AM said...

Alright ladies-this is sabotage and I know it! You know my water issues! Trickery I tell ya. It's all good. So 8 cups eh? Is that like 8 80z cups? I need specifics.
Also does this run mon-mon? Or mon-Sat?
I'm excited! And yes, I'm drinking water right now...Ewww.

Helena on July 26, 2010 at 11:07 AM said...

Excellent questions!

The challenges will go from Sun-Sat (we just didn't get it up on time)

The 8 cups are usually 8oz. glasses, but there's a better way to know how much you need.

Chantel's gonna post about it this week.


Annie, age 29

About Annie

With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

Heléna, age 26

About Helena

I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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