We all had slightly more than a month off since the last challenge. As usual towards the end the year we had a drastic drop of enthusiastic members dedicated to losing weight, myself included. I know it is a big challenge with all the holidays the last 2 months but now is time to re-dedicate ourselves and gear up for a new promising year. A new year to being totally committed & focused on reaching our health goals.
I put these questions down for the first challenge for 2010 and it is time to look at them again and answer them honestly:
• Is this the year I will finally lose the extra weight?
• Do I want to make healthy choices to do so?
• Will I make a commitment to fitness?
• Am I ready to make a commitment to myself and the team to achieve my goals?
• Am I ready to Spark on and give it all I’ve got?
Well are you? If so then time to jump on the band wagon and make it happen!
A reminder that all members working on maintaining their weight are welcome. It helps to keep accountable.
We are going to do this a little differently this time. We will have a monthly challenge. We set a goal for the month. We will weigh in every Friday of each week but the last weigh in will always be the last day of every month no matter what day it falls on. Yes we can have a weigh in on a Friday and the final one on the following Monday, if we look at January for example. Goal is to stay focused on the weekend for your final weigh in. Losses or gains will be carried over to the next month and a tally for each month will be posted as we go along so we will all have a record of how we are doing from month to month. I will set up a new challenge board for every month. It will be automatic, so always look out for the following month’s challenge board when each month is completed and start by posting your goals for each month. It will be interesting to see how we all end up 2011 keeping a running total.
I hope I did not confuse anyone but it is very simple. Just spark mail me if you have any questions.
You can post your goals as soon as this post is up and I will see you back on Friday January 7 for the first weigh in and Monday Jan 31st for the final. The following challenge will start with a February 4 weigh in and so on….
As usual I ask that you be committed to sticking with the challenge, post your results weekly and be there for the final weighing in. If for any reason you cannot post on that specific day post it before or after and let the team know if you will be away for any time during the challenge.
Goals are to be set in whole lbs only or in inches, your choice. Remember to set realistic goals for each month. To keep it fair I would ask that goals not be changed during the month. You can adjust them from month to month.
The style format will be pretty much the same as what we did in the past except for carrying over our tally every month. Keep copying and pasting from week to week and add your new stats every weigh in. Please do not deviate from this format. It sure makes my job easier to keep track of from week to week.
Select an emoticon, if you like and post one for every full pound lost or for every .5" lost.
A goodie awaits everyone who achieves their goal on a monthly basis.
If you have any questions, please send me a spark mail.
Copy & paste this format on the JANUARY 2011 – THE TOTAL COMMITTEMENT CHALLENGE
JANUARY GOAL _____ CURRENT WEIGHT _______ (OPTIONAL)
JAN 07 LOST……
JAN 14 LOST……
JAN 21 LOST……
JAN 28 LOST…....
JANUARY 31 FINAL WEIGH IN……
JANUARY LOST TO DATE:
I also want to remind you all to join us in the “Diver’s Fitness Center” and share your workouts with us.
Let’s do this team! And a very Happy New Year to all!
Hope to see you all.
“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Anonymous)
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