Friday, February 20, 2015

March 8th Fitness Challenge


The next challenge starts Monday, March 9! Join us!

What you need to know:
  • This is an 8-Week Challenge that starts on a Monday, March 9.
    Sample points chart.
  • Each person pays $20 to enter the challenge. This will enter you into the weekly prizes and the BIG prize at the end. If you are only interested in the accountability, you may pay $5 to enter and will not be eligible for prizes.
  • There is a weekly point chart for each of the 8 weeks. (This will be posted on our Facebook page.)
  • Beginning on Week #2 there will be a double point challenge (highlighted in yellow).
  • You can exercise 7 days a week, but you will only receive points for exercising 6 days a week.
  • You can choose to not eat sugar/treats 7 days a week, but you will only receive points for not eating sugar on 6 days per week.
Each week you will send in 2 numbers: Your weekly points, and how much you weigh.
  • Weigh yourself anytime on Sunday and send me your ending weight for the week (NOT pounds lost). Make sure you weigh yourself under the same circumstances each week.   We will assign points for weight lost and add that to your total.  (For the nerds, the formula we will use is the percentage of weight lost that week times 100.)
  • Tally up your weekly points from your point chart and send them to me by Midnight on Sunday.  Points turned in on Monday will be worth only half.
  • Prizes will be given to the person who has the most total weekly points and to the grand prize winner at the end of the challenge.
  • Prizes will be awarded in the form of cash or gift cards.

Please send $20 (for prizes) or $5 (no prizes) to me by PayPal, using the address:
Once I have received payment, I will add you to our Facebook page called 2015 Fitness Challenge. Please introduce yourself to the group when you are added.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What do you mean by "1/2 your weight in ounces of water"?   
A: For example, an 180 pound person needs to drink 90 oz. per day to get the points. This is capped at 100 oz., so if you weigh over 200 pounds, drink 100 oz. of water. Any non-carbonated, non-sugar, non-caffeinated drink qualifies as "water."

Q: What qualifies as "Encouraging a teammate"?
A: You can text, email, call, Facebook message, or talk to someone in person. Let's encourage each other!

Q: What constitutes as a fruit or vegetable serving size?
A: Here is a helpful link:

Q: What is considered a "sweet/sugary treat"?
A: I want you to find healthy alternatives to desserts and candy. On your sweets day, limit your intake of sweets to one serving only, not a gallon of ice cream! Make wise choices!

Q: What constitutes exercise?
A: Raise your heart rate for 30 or 45 minutes! You should be able to talk, but not carry on a conversation. Work out hard and you will see the results on the scale. Push yourself. If you want more information about where your heart rate should be, talk to me.

Q: How do I get started?
A: Send your $20 (for prizes) or $5 (no prizes) to me by PayPal using the address:

"Through this challenge, I realized I can make healthy choices and avoid unhealthy sweets. Thanks for giving me motivation to live a more healthy lifestyle." ~Shane

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