Monday, August 30, 2010

Weekly Challenge #6

So it's week 6. Are you guys seeing some improvement? If not, get ready to step it up!

In case you are new:

Each week we are given two challenges. These challenges will start on Sunday (usually) and go through the following Saturday. (click here to learn more about our weekly challenges)

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 week's challenges

Physical Challenge: Ok guys. Some of the challenges have been falling through. Everybody has different schedules, and sometimes you just can't (or won't) make time for them.

This isn't good.

And so this week we have TWO challenges.

Challenge 1: Make a goal for this week. My goal is to do a workout dvd every day. Once you have your goal (and be sure it's a good goal, and that you are pushing yourself), write it down, and tape it somewhere visible. And then do it.

Challenge 2: Make a plan for September. Grab a calendar, and decide what days you will work out, and what types of workouts you want to do. Think about your goal for this month. What would you like to accomplish before October? Now, what do you need to do to get there?

We are going to refer to this plan in the coming weeks. And believe me, you are gonna want to stay on top of it- there will be prizes.

Self Esteem Challenge: Every morning find 3 things you like about your appearance. Write them down, and think about them. What do you like about them? Have you always liked them, or has your perception of them changed over time? I know for me, a lot of the things I like about my appearance used to drive me crazy. But now they don't seem so bad.

And then the next day, do it again.

15 things can be hard to think of. But 3 at a time should be much better.


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!



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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