Sunday, August 1, 2010

Weekly Challenge #2

Congratulations on living through last weeks challenge! I thought for sure that constant peeing would be the end of us.

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. So we came up with some 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: Choose from the following and find out how many you can do in one sitting before you want to pass out: push-ups (which for me is like 4...), sit-ups or pull-ups. The challenge is to pick one, and once you figure out how many you can do, add half the original value on top of it by the end of the week! So, if you can do 10 the goal is to practice during the week and bring it up to 15 by Saturday! Good luck!

Self Esteem Challenge: Stand in front of the mirror, and find 15 things that you love about your body. Write them down in a notebook, or on a piece of paper. You do not need to share your answers in your post.

This may take a few days to complete, and that's ok. Once you have your list, feel free to place it somewhere visible, like your mirror. It would be a good reminder to be kind to ourselves when we are looking in the mirror.


Love our weekly challenges? Here's some good news!

You Can Participate!

We'd love the company!

Here's what you need to do:

* Spend your week working on these challenges.

* Write a post about your experience.

* Link it up next Saturday.

We are excited to see you there!


Helena on August 2, 2010 at 9:22 AM said...

I can do the physical challenge at work! YES!

Kim @ seven thirty three on August 3, 2010 at 2:42 PM said...

This is very, very sad... I can't do one single pull-up. Not one. Am I alone in this? Push-ups, sit-ups - OK, but pull-ups. Not this girl.

Helena on August 3, 2010 at 3:14 PM said...

I've never successfully done a pull up. Chantel claims she can do 50 in a row, but she's pretty weak, and she lies a lot.

Chantel on August 3, 2010 at 8:23 PM said...

It seems like you're the one lying missy... but I can understand getting 10 and 50 mixed up. Either way I'm awesome. :-P


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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