Jump-Start Your Motivation with Our February Challenge!

By , SparkPeople Blogger
See if this sounds familiar: It's cold and dark outside. You're tired and cranky, and that once-shiny New Year's resolution you made at the beginning of the month is starting to look less and less appealing. Even despite your best intentions to plan your exercise and healthy meals, all you really want to do is eat a cookie, take a nap and lie in bed for a long, long time.
We get it. If the novelty of your New Year's resolution is starting to wear off, you're not alone. Statistically, only 8% of people who make New Year's resolutions actually stick to them. But guess what? You're already one step ahead of the curve, because we're here to help you make gradual, attainable lifestyle changes by offering consistent support, motivation and resources. No matter what goals you've made for 2014, we're not going to let you drop them. Don't sacrifice what you want most in the long term (better health, more energy, weight loss, etc.) for what you want right now (to veg out on the couch). YOU are worth more than that, and you deserve to live your best life. That's why we're going to help you press on through the darkest days of winter with our #2Fit2Quit social challenge for February! 

If you participated in our #RockYourResolution challenge, you'll love #2Fit2Quit. All you have to do to participate is to squeeze in at least 10 minutes of exercise every day in February. Each day, we will be posting daily tips and motivation on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ using the #2Fit2Quit hashtag so you can follow along. 

Here are four ways to participate (don't worry--you only have to pick one!):

1) Post to FacebookTwitter, or Google+ with the hashtag #2Fit2Quit to let us know what your goal is and how your progress is going. Then, we'll serve up tips and encouragement to keep you headed in the right direction!

2) Comment on our pins on Pinterest, or pin your own personal goal-related images with the hashtag #2Fit2Quit.

3) Every day, post an image specific to your goals on Instagram, using the hashtag #2Fit2Quit.

4) Finally, if you don't use social media, start a SparkStreak and update your SparkPage status or blog every day to keep yourself accountable! 

So, who’s in for #2Fit2Quit? Let’s keep the New Year's momentum going!

Psst! Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook and follow us on InstagramTwitterPinterest, and Google+  for daily tips and encouragement!

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I've been working out everyday and cutting out carbs from my diet. I hav en't lost any weight yet. Any suggestions?? Report
I have been following diet since Saturday, so far so good. I believe it is time to add exercise, making a plan...Brenda Report
A couple of days late but want to join in ... I've been getting an early morning workout done since Monday and plan on staying with it Report
New to Spark People- I'm in!! Report
Awesome! I am in. No excuses. 2014 will be my healthiest year ever. We're in this together. Report
I'm in! Its hard but 10 minutes a day is doable. Report
I think I can find 10 minutes...so yep, I'm in Report
I'm in but I rarely get the points for following these challenges.
I am in. Report
I am in... been working with my Wii game and some line dancing Report
Count me in. A very good start to a new me! Report
I'm in. 10 minutes a day should be doable. Report
I'm in Report
I'm in! I'm going to use the motivation to log 100 hours walking this month. That will get me back on track. Report
I'm in! Report
I am all in. What can it hurt? I will take all the support I can get and I will meet this challenge and help someone else. Report
OK, I am going to go all in...I started off really strong but have gotten lazy. So, I will commit to 10 minutes EVERY DAY! Report
Count me in!

Is there a team page or something for this or do we just keep tracking our normal minutes and that is all? I mean how do we show that we are doing the challenge? Report
Can't wait, I'm ready!! I love the Winter Wellness Challenge, and really enjoyed the variety and learning some new things. And most of all, it kept me moving everyday. This is the most stressful and exhausting time of year, so very important to keep going and work off stress.

Thank you! Report
Fighting a cold, now and that set me back with the really good Curves program. Can't wait to get back to those 11 machines! Will not spread my germs around so will wait till I am well. It is hard for I have stopped losing weight due to stopping exercise! GRRRRR! Report
Count me in. I'm just trying to maintain the rest of this winter. I'll count any actual weight LOSS as a bonus.... Report
I do work out at least 10 min. every day. What I would love to see is a new and different 28 day challenge! I've done almost every SP video over and over and would love to see some new free ones! Any chance of that after Coach Nicole has become a DVD diva now? Report
I´m in!!!! Report
I'm in! :) Report
I'll join in. Sundays will be difficult since that is my day of rest. Will try to get a quick walk in between services. Report
I'm so in! This is just what I need Report
I'm in! And thanks Sookie for the "February is Heart Health" reminder! What better way to have a healthier heart? Report
I'm in Report
I'm there with you. Report
I'm in! Report
Let's do this! Report
I'm gonna try this. I'm in such a funk lately & hopefully this will help. I'm drinking lots of water everyday, & tracking my food but I'm having issues tracking my exercise or maybe it's the lack of exercise to track :( However I'm ready for the February challenge & hopefully it helps me keep on track :) Report
I'm in Report
ok I will be participating awesome! I will be using my streak to keep me accountable, I don't use pintrest,twitter. Report
Count me in. Might be a little difficult as it looks like I'll be having abdominal surgery for a HUGE hernia repair including a large mesh implant for it.

Judy F Report
February will be a little hard for me because I am going to have a total right shoulder replacement. So have to find something that I can do. Most likely chair exercise. Report
I am in for February! I go to my locall JCC to the fitness classes. I just need to go and run on the treadmill, do a stair climber, and some strength training! So far I have adjusted my food intake, changed what I snaack on, and drink water every day. Report
Thank you. I need a kicker for February. January has been excellent with a 21 day fast, but there is always the temptation to go back to old habits. Report
I'm so in! I've already scheduled my February workouts and printed out my calendar! February is going to be a HEART HEALTHY MONTH ... loving me! Report
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