August Healthy Living/Fitness Blogger Writing Challenge

Last night I was brainstorming blog topics in order to put together an editorial calendar for the month of August. Then, as I reviewed my topic list, I realised I’m not likely the only healthy living/fitness blogger out there who struggles to come up with blog post ideas (am I?), and since I haven’t organised a challenge in quite a while, I thought I’d challenge you all to something a little different – to blog everyday for a month!

Here’s what you do:

  1. Add a new post to your blog (there’s a list of suggested topics below in case you get stuck)
  2. Share your post in my comments for that day.
  3. Read, comment & share others’ posts.
  4. Rinse, lather and repeat for each day of the month.

Simple? Easy?

On your marks….

Get set….



Here are the Writing Challenge Prompts:

Day 1 Your 5 favourite workout songs and why?
Day 2 Do you workout in the morning or at night? Why?
Day 3 Where would you like to be in 10 years?
Day 4 How have you changed in the past 2 years?
Day 5 5 Foods you can’t live without
Day 6 Your highs and lows from this past year
Day 7 How do you break through a plateau?
Day 8 Worst injury you’ve ever had
Day 9 Body image and the media
Day 10 5 weird things that you like
Day 11 Name a famous person that you would like to workout with
Day 12 Tell us your favourite junk food
Day 13 Favourite motivational quote/image
Day 14 Something you always think Ã…”what if?  about
Day 15 Put your iPod/iPhone on shuffle and list the first 10 songs that play
Day 16 Favourite thing to cook – share the recipe
Day 17 Share your favourite workout routine
Day 18 Proudest moment of your life
Day 19 Write about a typical day in your life
Day 20 List your 5 must-have fitness items
Day 21 Why did you start writing a blog?
Day 22 Write a letter to your former self
Day 23 The best thing to happen to you this week
Day 24 What’s in your gym bag?
Day 25 The meaning behind your blog name
Day 26 What do you eat before you workout?
Day 27 How will you stay busy when you retire?
Day 28 Are you a cardio junkie or a strength junkie
Day 29 Do you workout at home or at the gym?
Day 30 Who is your fitness inspiration?
Day 31 Your goals for September


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  • krissy
    July 28, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    awesome idea!!! i had a little fitness blog going a couple of months ago, but have since started slacking… both on the blogging AND the working out.
    your challenge inspires me to start again!! thank you so much!

    • Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader
      July 29, 2012 at 11:05 am

      No problem! I find writing about fitness inspires me to be active too – I’m so glad to have you join in!

  • Fancy Nancy
    July 29, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I love this idea!!! This will be perfect for August!!! I’m so joining in!!

    • Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader
      July 29, 2012 at 11:07 am

      Awesome! I’m so glad to have you join in & I’m looking forward to getting to know you better through your blog posts!

  • Cindy
    July 29, 2012 at 11:15 am

    This is a great idea! I have been having such a hard time writing about anything that isn’t mundane. I also hope this will allow me to “meet” other bloggers! 🙂

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  • jen
    July 29, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    oh Janice, your timing is brilliant! I am at this weird junction in my fitness/healthy living journey and working to find my fit/place in it all. This challenge looks like a good way to explore on many levels!
    I’m in.

  • Yoli
    July 29, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Love this! Definitely will be joining :]

  • Amy G
    July 29, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    This is awesome! I’m going to go for it!

  • rosanna
    July 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I’m totally in!

  • Miz
    July 30, 2012 at 5:47 am

    this is SUCH A GREAT IDEA!!!

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  • Jen
    July 30, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Love it! I am in 🙂

  • Melissa
    July 30, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I love this idea! I’ve been in a rut lately with topics and this is just what I need to get inspired again!

  • Riley Shaw
    July 31, 2012 at 12:51 am

    This is a great idea! & I just told myself that I needed to get on my workout game starting in August and this is the perfect way to do it! Cant wait to get started!!!

  • Forever Young
    July 31, 2012 at 8:59 am

    This is exactly what I was looking for……I was looking for something to motivate me to blog and to keep active. Thanks!

  • Carrie
    July 31, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I love this!! It must be in the air, I’ve been struggling to write stuff that I think is interesting. I’m totally in.

  • runningwithsass
    July 31, 2012 at 10:12 am

    what a great idea! I get stumped sometimes, too!

  • lifewithpepper
    July 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Love this! I am in! Thanks for the awesome ideas!

  • ~jenniferlynn
    July 31, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Great idea! Thinking about doing it, but committing to posting every day is tough for me 😉
    It really sounds interesting – do you think anyone would get annoyed by all of these short posts daily? I’m new to the blogging world, so don’t really know proper blog etiquette!

    • Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader
      July 31, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      Good questions! Every blog’s audience is different, but I do find that a regular posting schedule helps readers to know when they might expect a new post to read. You could participate on Mon/Wed/Fri if you like or on any other schedule that works for you and your blog. Glad to have you join us!

      • ~jenniferlynn
        July 31, 2012 at 1:34 pm

        Great! Thanks for the advice!! 🙂 I’ll try to do a couple a week!

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  • Sarah
    July 31, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I love this Janice! I’m glad I caught this before tomorrow, I’ll be joining in!

    July 31, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    love this!

  • dirtygirlrunning
    August 1, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Wonderful idea!! I’ve been trying to come up with the motivation to post daily so loving this challenge!

  • sheslosingit101
    August 1, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Great challenge! Can’t wait to start blogging and learning from others.


  • sheslosingit101
    August 1, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Hi there! Just did my first challenge post. Here it is:


  • Rosanna Soto-Luna
    August 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Alright, here it goes!! 😀

  • SheisonaRUN
    August 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Yay, I’m excited about this challenge and I love all of the topics for the month! Here’s my first challenge post!


  • lifewithpepper
    August 1, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Hi Janice! Thanks again for this awesome idea! Here we go! Happy August!

  • Amia Freeman
    August 1, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Top 5 workout songs:
    1. Walkin on Water – Lecrae cuz the lyrics make you feel like you could actually walk on water!
    2. Don’t Wait – Addison Road – the beat pushes me and inspires me
    3. World Hold On – Bob Sinclair this has been a favorite for years that I keep on rotation!
    4. Shake, Break Bounce – Chemical Brothers another hard hitter than makes burpees and Spiderman pushups feel like dance moves
    5. No The Cambio – Funky cuz who can resist a reggaeton beat this sick?!?!

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    August 1, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    YAY i’m excited about this challenge 🙂 it will force me to actually blog every day…something I usually have trouble doing!

  • Danielle Smiley
    August 2, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Whew! I’m a few minutes late but here it is …
    Thank you soooooooooooo much for putting together this challenge. I’m new to fitness blogging (been book blogging for almost a year now) and this challenge is exactly what I needed!!!!

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  • Sandra Sofalvi
    August 2, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Great idea! I wanna join 🙂
    Here is my first post :
    Looking forward to reading others too !!

  • Lauren
    August 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I have been taking this challenge since July, it really motivates me to do at least something so I have something to write about. So far, so good!

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    August 2, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Okay, I am a little late on this, but I will get on the ball and get started. I blog at

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  • Jessica D. Ryall
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    This is so great! Just this morning I was thinking I’ve only put up one post this week…what a slacker! Soo glad I came across your blog for some inspiration. I’m a little late into the game but better late than never!! Thanks!

  • Di
    August 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    This is awesome! Love the list too! I’ll be joining in later in the month when I get stuck for ideas 😉

  • Dave E Wilkes
    August 11, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Hi Janice
    I’ve just found your Challenge and decided to accept it. And although I am in a different niche i believe that we have connections.

    Here is to going forward together!

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    August 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I want to join in on this. I like your list. Thanks. I blog at

  • Harmony
    August 16, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Brillant idea. I would like to jump in on the fun as well.

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    August 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    awe! I just found this — on day 22! I want in! I can I star from day 1 even though this is over?

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    August 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I just found your awesome blog, will you be doing another month long challenge. Im a little late to do the August one, but love the ideas.

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