Saturday, August 28, 2010

Weekly Challenge #5 Tell us about it!

Welcome everybody! Throughout the weekend, our 5 contestants are going to check in and tell you about their experiences with this week's challenges (wondering what I'm talking about? You can read the background here).

What were the challenges?
Physical Challenge: Step up your game! This week the goal is to increase what you are doing. Do you usually work out twice a week? Do it three times! Do you cut your workout short because its killing you? Push through it! Are you scared to try a new workout because you know its going to be hard? DO IT! Guys we have less than 2 months left... it is time to step it up! SO chose which part of your workout you want to 'step up' and then do it!

Nutritional Challenge: SO according to... pretty much everyone (like how I use a reliable source?) you are supposed to be eating at least 5 servings of fruits and 5 servings of vegetables A DAY! I know I'm not doing it so chances are you aren't either... SO this week the goal is to reach the lucky 10, 5 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables a day. It is a lot, especially if you haven't been getting close but do your best to fit them in (and extra points if you eat a ton of different colors this week too, variety is the spice of life! )

Ps. A serving is roughly a half cup, though it is good to note that a whole piece of fruit, like an apple or a peach is one serving of fruit but with greens like spinach and lettuce you need a whole cup to get a full serving.
Did you participate in the challenges this week? We'd love to hear about it!

Here's what you need to do:

* Write a post about your experience.

* Link it up below.

*Be sure to link back to this post (a great way to do that is by grabbing our button)

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.

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(we will keep the linky open through Sunday night)



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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