Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Weekly Challenge #8

1 Month left! We can do it! (I hope...)

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: Strength Training (again)

(because it didn't really happen last week, but it's a really good challenge)

"Now don't worry, you don't have to go out and bench press 300lbs (unless you really want to. In which case, PLEASE take pictures). There are a bunch of ways to do weight training. Including Yoga (especially Jillian Michaels yoga. She should be paying us for these shout outs), and pushups, and working in a Nursing home.

Whatever your method, start adding it to your workouts this week."

Motivational Challenge: Write a post about motivation.

It's our last month you guys! But we're seeing a theme. It's hard to stay motivated.

So this week, our challenge is to write a post about motivation. When we started this challenge, we all had different reasons to lose. What was yours? And is it still enough to keep you going? What is your relationship with exercise like right now? Are you excited for it, or do you avoid it? Has your motivation changed in the past two months, and if so, what keeps you going now?

What could you do to be keep going strong for the next 4 weeks?

And do you have any ideas for the rest of us?

You can share your post anytime between now and Sunday.


Chantel on September 14, 2010 at 12:35 PM said...

Bring it! I am pumped and ready!

If only I'd known this would be a challenge, I would have saved my motivation post that I wrote a few weeks ago :-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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