December's Healthy Challenge!
What do the holidays mean to you? Presents? Large meals? Desserts? Stress? They can mean all of those things, and we aim to help you get through them unscathed. December can be a very stressful, weight inducing month for many - Let's try to make it happy and come out weighing the same as you did in November!
This month's healthy challenge is geared to help you get through the holidays in a safe, sane, and healthy way.
We are going to try to relieve stress, exercise, and eat healthy all in one month. Sounds HUGE, right? Not really - check out the details below.
Dates: December 5, 2009 - December 30, 2009
Each member is to do one stress relieveing activity of their choice each week, accomplish 3-30 minute exercises each week, and eat healthily for at least three days each week. This sounds like a lot to accomplish, but truly, it is not. Your week migh tlook like this:
Monday - meditate and skip dessert
Wednesday - take a walk and skip dessert
Friday - clean the house
Sunday - take a walk and skip dessert or wine
Members must check in every other day and post their success or their problems - we can help you through the tougher days!
Exceptions: Each member is allowed two exceptions to be used as you wish - any reason - two days this month. Oops! The brownies got you! No problem! Use a day!
What constitutes exercise? Anything that gets your heart rate up! Walk, dance, ride a bike, do a Richard Simmons tape! Just move!
Can I do only part of the challenge? Sure, but you won't win that way.
Member Responsibility: We trust our members. This will work on an honor system, however you will be required to check in to our Healthy Challenges Forum every other day and simply share how you are doing. Tell us if you stumbled, and if you were able to turn it around, how you achieved it.
Support: Want to play but afraid you might not be able to keep up? Does it sound silly? If you are worried about not being able to reach your goal, that's what we're here for! We'll support you the entire way - every step! If you think the challenge sounds silly, then please give it a try! We would love to have your positive inspiration helping others!
We know you can do this!
Once you succeed, bigger goals will seem much easier to accomplish.
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