Okay, ladies, this is it! We are beginning our FALL HEALTHY CHALLENGE, and it will run until December 31, 2012. Yes, right through the holidays.
Here are the full details:
Did summer take its toll on your body? Are you carrying a little extra something around your middle? It's okay to have a little fun and really cut loose every once and a while, as long as you reign it in before it becomes too difficult--it's a slippery slope. Everyone likes to feel good, and you feel your best when your body is healthy. This month's healthy challenge will focus on our physical health. I hope you'll join us!
This month's challenge is going to take us back to the basics of healthy eating and exercising.
This challenge is a long-term challenge, and will last until the end of the year. We're focusing on losing those extra pounds and not gaining during the holidays. If you don't have weight to lose, you can still play along by motivating those of us who do. Remember, water is key and strive for five fruits and/or veges each day! We know that we are what we eat and drink. We have one body, and if not fueled correctly, it won't work as efficiently or last as long. That's what we want you to think about every day.
WINNERS: Winners are selected as each person who meets their goal, and yes,YOU set your own goal. We trust our members, and we do not require photographic evidence of weight loss (though we know our site sisters will be thrilled to share their new images!). We work on an honor system, however to be honored as a winner, you will be required to check in to our Healthy Challenges Forum every other day and simply share how you are doing.
Dates: August 27, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Diet/Exercise: We will post diet and exercise suggestions each week, but feel free to modify, ignore, and of course, share your ideas with us, too.
Goals: YOU set your goals! That's right - this is YOUR program. No one else can do this for you, but we will be right here with suggestions, support, and positive energy boosts throughout each day. YOU CAN DO THIS from the privacy of your own home, anonymously, without anyone knowing what that scale says!
RULES OF THE GAME:
Exceptions: There is no need for diet/exercise exceptions with this challenge, as there is no formal diet to adhere to. Each member is given two exceptions for checking-in during each month of the challenge.
Member Responsibility: We trust our members. This work on an honor system, however to be honored as a winner, 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, if you were able to turn it around in a particular instance, or even just share a positive affirmation. Remember, this is a positive thoughts healthy challenge, so I hope not to receive posts that say, "I blew it!" Turn that frown upside down! "Today was hard, but tomorrow will be better!"
Support: Want to play but afraid you might not be able to keep up with the challenge? Does it sound silly? If you are worried about not being able to keep it up- that's what we're here for. We'll support you the entire way- every step! If you think the challenge sounds silly, then perhaps you are already in perfect health. Good for you! Then please come share your healthy eating habits with us! After all, you can never have enough friends, or bring enough good cheer and motivation to others:-)
We know you can do this!
Think of how great you'll feel when you know you're eating well, substituting grains and chips for fruits and veges.
Winners will be honored on our homepage and announced on Facebook and Twitter.
Winners may be honored with a little something extra, too.
Will this be difficult? YES
Can we do this? YES!
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