Thursday, December 15, 2011

Are you ready to get moving?

We’re back! And this time, with changes!

The 100 Mile Fitness Challenge is now the Get Moving Fitness Challenge and it's set to run from January 1st, 2012 to March 31st, 2012. But this time we’re giving you 90 days to do whatever you want.

As long as it involves exercise of some sort.

The point of the challenge is to get us all moving. But since we all move in different ways, and at different speeds, and have different schedules, this time YOU are responsible for setting your own goal. All you need to do to join the challenge is state your name (for sidebar tracking purposes), intent, and then get moving! Every Friday we’ll have a check-in post, and Amanda and I will update the sidebar with everyone’s progress. You can choose to walk or run or go to the gym or ride your bike or anything else and you can also choose how you want to measure your progress, whether it’s in miles, or time, or days, or anything else.

For example:

I might sign up by saying "My name is Jill and my goal is to exercise for 150 hours by March 31st." And week one I would say "Jill here. I exercised for 1 hour toward my goal of 150 hours." And then week two I’d say “Jill here. I’m now at 15 of 150 hours.” Etc.

Amanda might say "My name is Amanda and my goal is to walk/run 300 miles by March 31st."

Billy Bob might choose "My name is Billy Bob and my goal is to ride my bike 10,000 miles by 3/31." (And may I be the first to wish Billy Bob good luck with that goal.)

Or, "I want to burn x number of calories" or "I want to do a 90 day yoga challenge" or “I want to walk every other day/5 days a week/everyday.” The trick is to find something that will challenge you, but that is also realistic enough to pull off, given everything that you’ve got going on in your life.

Hopefully, this new way of doing the challenge offers everyone the flexibility and incentive needed to get moving. We want this to be fun, not a chore (but still something designed to help us be healthier people).

So what do you say? Are you in? If so, just state your name (the name you want to be known by for tracking purposes) and your goal. And then join us all on January 1st as we get moving!

PLEASE NOTE: You are in charge of your own culmulative totals. We will not be doing any math. So if you walk 5 miles on Week 1 and 5 miles on Week 2, please tell us you walked 10 miles, not 5, when you report in for Week 2.