Get Ready, Get Set, GO!
The 30 Days to Better Healthy Living challenge for June is pretty simple. Not a lot of rules but quite a few great prizes! I have readers here who are just beginning and those who have been committed to living a healthy lifestyle for a long time . So this month we are going to focus on something everyone can do and that is to try ONE new thing every week in June that will make a positive impact on your life. For those who are more advanced, I want to see you really step out of your comfort zone.
Here are some examples of things you could do each week:
- Try one new workout (at home or the gym)
- Add one extra workout to your schedule
- Try one new food, recipe, fruit or vegetable
- Go one day without meat
- Sign up for an upcoming race & start training
Of course those are just some ideas of things you could do but you get the idea. The goal of this challenge is to stretch yourself and do something out of the norm every week in June. This challenge will also help you incorporate some additional healthy habits into your life. And it will also help you stay accountable to others like many do on my Losing It and Loving It healthy weight loss and fitness Facebook page every day.
So let’s get our challenge on!
Every Tuesday in June, there will be a challenge post where you’ll need to comment here on the blog. Each Tuesday you MUST check in and let us know what one new thing you have done for the previous week (we are working on the honor system here but if you can post anything to show us what you accomplished that would be great like a picture, video, etc).
If you have a blog, you should post your challenge update there and then link to this post.
Then come by my blog on Tuesday’s to comment that you did (feel free to drop the link to your blog post in the comment section). That way we can find new blogs to read and get to know one another.
Each week on Wednesday starting June 8th, I’ll choose one winner out of everyone who checked in the previous day to win a special goodie.
To sweeten the pot, everyone who checks in weekly on the blog AND also stays accountable with their workouts on my Facebook page EVERY DAY in June shows me they are committed and at the end of the challenge will be put into the drawing for a Polar heart rate monitor and Flowlink, a prize worth over $170! There will also be a pair of ProSpeed Skechers running shoes up for grabs at the end as well.
*I don’t expect you to exercise every day but you do need to check in each day to be eligible to win the grand prize.
Companies sponsoring this challenge with prizes
Craving Secrets (Diana Walker)
Jessie Steele pot mitts for some fun in the kitchen!
Snackwell’s Gift Pack
Coni is donating the Rockin Body DVD workout
Losing It and Loving It (that’s me!)
If you would like to donate a prize please contact me. I will update this post as prize donations come in.
*All prizes will be sent out the 1st week of July.
Hope you’ll join in on the fun!
P.S. Please share this challenge with your friends and family.
Awesome! Can’t wait.
Bev Schweigert says
Count me in! This is what I need to get me moving!
Great to hear you’ll join us! I need it to. I have some good ideas for what I’ll do to step out of my comfort zone. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else does.
🙂 Hey Bev!
Tishia - No More Plus Size says
I’m totally in 🙂
So glad to hear it. Definitely don’t forget to check in over on the Facebook page to have a chance at the big prizes too.
Dawn Gross says
I am in!!!! This sounds fun and interesting! I need to try something new 🙂
So great to have you on board, Dawn. It will be fun! I think I might try yoga (got a new yoga for weight loss DVD) as my challenge this week.
woohoo- Dawn`s here!!
Louann Cormier says
Thanks for the great idea. I love the simplicity of it. It’s all about being consistant!
You’re welcome! I wanted it to be easy, not too many rules BUT had to make participants really work for the BIG prizes.
And you’re right consistency is key!
I have a new bodybugg- so my challenge this week is to stay within my goals on it. It tells me I need to burn 2700 cals/day and eat 1700.
I have a bigger goal I am working at. I also made some big changes in my diet and exercise this month. More strength, with interval training, and a whole food low carb diet. Need a change! So I have a bigger goal to stay with this for 14 weeks. I`m going to be awesome. 🙂
Eek, your bodybugg sounds like a merciless taskmaster, Terry! 🙂
I’m in too!
I have to say though that I feel like I just fell from a tree or something, because I’m just recovering from a stomach flu. 🙂 Can’t stand thinking about certain foods at the moment.
I love the simplicity of the challenge too.
Love them Sketchers, nice looking sneaks. Will tweet and I believe I have already Facebooked, but will double check and if not will do it again.
p.s. Hope all is well.
Missy, thank you for being so supportive. The Skechers are good looking shoes.
Dawn Gross says
Ok…this week I did something totally new and you will understand Ang once I post what it is…my new thing for this week was to make my own chinese food and I did it. I made chicken with broccoli with the brown sauce…I even took a picture. Came out pretty but I didnt love it as much as I do my favorite chinese plate. I will try it again soon maybe adding a bit more soy sauce. It was a big step for me (and it was my only chinese for the week…that right there is a biggie too lol). Thanks for running such a great motivating challenge!!!!
Way to go on trying the new recipe. I definitely know what you mean about the Chinese. Since I stopped eating meat (except seafood/fish), we haven’t had it as much. I’m sure you didn’t like it as much because of all the salt that we are used to so keep trying your recipe. It’s much healthier than at the restaurant.
I’m so glad you find the challenge to be a motivation! That was the goal. Appreciate the feedback.
Oh and I’m going to link to this post from the check in one so you get the credit.
Debra Matthews says
This is a great challenge – I’m in if a little late. I saw the challenge and started as I thought it was a great concept but am only now getting to posting about it.
I started taking a Weekend Fat Burner class on Sunday’s. That’s usually my day off from the gym but that when the class is – ce la vie. I also did my first EVER outdoor workout this last Tuesday which was a one hour Boot Camp class (same instructor at our local YMCA). Managed to drag myself there again today – it’s at 6:30 AM!
Thanks so much for inspiring me to make some changes, I’ve been saying I would change it up since January and thanks to you I finally have!
Thanks Deb! Great to see you here. There will be a check in post next Tuesday so be sure to get in on the fun.
Fat Burner class sounds interesting. And whoo hoo on bootcamp so early. Keep up the great work!
Paul Williams says
Hey, I just came across this and I’m signing up straight away! Couldn’t be better timing – I just began a healthier eating regime at the end of May and have started losing weight (hurrah!). So I’d love to be adding a new element to that each week.
I guess for Week 1 what I did was take a salad box into work for lunch each day. My colleagues were all amazed at me, and a few have started bringing salad boxes in too now 🙂
Welcome to the challenge, Paul! Sounds like you are doing a great job. Glad to hear you’re taking healthy lunches to work. It will make a big difference.
I went to piloxing. It was amazing. It was a combination of kick boxing, pilates, and dancing. I never sweated like that before in my life. Plus my instructor was AMAZING!! Her music was the best.