Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekly Challenge #2

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: Cardio!

Get that blood pumping! Three times this week do at least 20minutes of cardio exercise. It doesn't need to be fancy but if you can breath and talk normally than you aren't pushing quite hard enough. You can dance, do a workout or rush around a store while shopping but get that heart rate up!

Emotional Challenge: Listen up!

Listen to what you tell yourself. Do you call yourself stupid, fat, ugly, or foolish? Boosting self-esteem and improving self-confidence involves treating yourself kindly – because if you don't, who will? Anytime you slip up and say something negative about yourself (regardless of if you think it is true) you have to replace it with two positives and if someone else says something negative about you, replace it with three. The positives don't have to be related to what you are replacing, maybe you said 'I was so stupid for forgetting' you could replace it with 'my hair looks really nice today' and 'I made my friend really happy when I complemented her yesterday'. Just remember, you are awesome, there is no reasons to feel differently!


viewfromdownhere on November 15, 2010 at 8:26 AM said...

I really like the self esteem challenge there! I can definitely use that b/c I'm always kind of harsh on myself...well, not "kinda" but more like really really harsh on myself...

Does that count as negative comments about myself? If so, makeup looks really great today?


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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