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Who’s Up For Another Healthy Challenge?

Lately this pregnancy is totally getting the best of me – I ‘m tired and just don ‘t feel like doing anything! Thankfully the healthy eating habits from my last challenge have carried over, so I ‘m continuing to eat TONS of fruits and veggies, but I ‘m in serious need of activity! I ‘m sure being active will greatly help my energy levels but I need an extra push to get up and swim each morning. My plantar fasciitis may prevent me from running and walking these days, but I can still swim ” so I don’t really have a valid excuse for the sloth Ive become lately …

Since I need some motivation (I figure I ‘m probably not alone) and to help kick off the American Cancer Society’s Choose You campaign, I’m challenging you to get up and be active too!

Here ‘s what I ‘m challenging you to do:
Be active for a minimum total of 30 minutes for 5 days a week.

Choose You Challenge

Choose You Campaign

30 minutes, 5 days/week
If you’re like most women, finding time to exercise can be a challenge. But a little can go a long way. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, just 30 minutes (though 45 to 65 is even better …) of moderate physical exercise five days a week can reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, even diabetes!

THE CHOOSE YOU HEALTHY CHALLENGE!!

When?
The challenge will start on Saturday, May 29, 2010 and run for 4 separate 1 week challenges. The last week will begin on Saturday, June 19, 2010 and end on Friday, June 25, 2010. After each week you will have 2 days (Sunday) to complete your log form, so that I can announce a winners on the following Monday.

Rules:
You can walk, run, swim, bike, life weights, play tag with the kids, do yoga, pilates etc … It all counts! It doesn ‘t even have to be 30 minutes all at once ” it can be 3 10 minute periods if you like. (The prize pack is only open to US residents, however if someone from another country wins I’ll come up with my own prize pack to send you – I want to keep this challenge open to anyone ’cause being active is IMPORTANT!)

Prizes:
4 WEEKLY PRIZES: I can offer you bragging rights ” I ‘ll do a post each week featuring the folks that were active for a minimum of 30 minutes for 5 days. (Sorry, money is a little tight due to baby #3 coming along – however, if you know of any companies that would like to sponsor one of the weeks, let me know so I can contact them).

GRAND PRIZE:
At the end of the 4 week challenge, all participants who were able to fit 30 min of exercise in 5 times in any one week will be entered into a draw for an: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CHOOSE YOU PRIZE PACK! What’s in it? I’m not really sure – however to kick off the campaign they sent me:

This cute Choose You Water Bottle

an AWESOME Choose You T-Shirt

cute Choose You Lapel Pin

Neutrogena Age Shield + Repair Anti-Aging Sunblock (SPF 55)

How to participate:

  1. Just leave a comment below indicating your interest in participating and I ‘ll send you a link to your own personal activity tracking form.
  2. Track your activity on your form each day – the challenge will start on Saturday, May 29, 2010 and run for 4 separate 1 week challenges. The last week will begin on Saturday, June 19, 2010 and end on Friday, June 25, 2010. After each week you will have 2 days (Sunday) to complete your log form, so that I can announce a winners on the following Monday.

So… Who’s up for the Choose You Healthy Challenge?

PS – Don’t forget to motivate your friends by tweeting:

I just joined the @fitcheerldr Choose You Healthy Challenge – won’t you join me? http://fitnesscheerleader.com/?p=849 #chooseyou

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  • Leah
    May 22, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    I think this is a great idea!

  • Rachel
    May 22, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    I would love to join this challenge!! 🙂 ANything to help me lose this baby weight. 🙂

  • fitcheerldr (Janice S.)
    May 23, 2010 at 2:59 am

    I just joined the @fitcheerldr Choose You Healthy Challenge – won’t you join me? http://fitnesscheerleader.com/?p=849 #mamavation

  • rachelsteffen (Rachel Steffen)
    May 23, 2010 at 3:11 am

    I just joined the @fitcheerldr Choose You Healthy Challenge – won’t you join me?
    http://fitnesscheerleader.com/?p=849 #chooseyou #mamavation

  • Jessica
    May 23, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Great idea! Loved the #fruitsnveggies challenge and I’d love to join this one as well!

  • fitcheerldr (Janice S.)
    May 23, 2010 at 4:02 am

    @acschooseyou Check out my Choose You Healthy Challenge – won’t you join me? http://fitnesscheerleader.com/?p=849 #chooseyou

  • Trish
    May 23, 2010 at 7:00 am

    I think this may be exactly what I need! Count me in Janice!

  • Heather
    May 23, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Count me in!! Thanks, Janice!

  • fringies (Jessica)
    May 23, 2010 at 7:26 am

    I just joined the @fitcheerldr Choose You Healthy Challenge – won’t you join me? http://fitnesscheerleader.com/?p=849 #chooseyou

  • Scarlett Black
    May 23, 2010 at 7:58 am

    I’m interested! Will pilates count since I have 2 more weeks of rest on my knee? Ha

  • Bethany
    May 23, 2010 at 8:11 am

    I’m in! (@ryders_momma4 on Twitter)

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  • Laurie
    May 23, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Count me in! Sounds like a great challenge, thanks!

  • kia
    May 23, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I’ll do this as long as I can. Baby due anytime between now and ????

  • Kat
    May 23, 2010 at 10:57 am

    This lassie is in some serious need of motivation! Count me in!!

  • IamSucceeding (Trish)
    May 23, 2010 at 11:05 am

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  • Jessica B
    May 23, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I am completely in! I look forward to the challenge! (@all_about_savin)

  • Sylvie
    May 23, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Would love to join. With my knee and wrist injuries, it will be a challenge and I need the motivation!

  • Jenn of PersonalFitCoach.com
    May 23, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    What a great challenge. I am totally up for it. Once I can get my darned blog working again (I was hacked), I’ll try to promote it there too. In the meantime, I’ve lost 5 pounds keeping up with my workouts. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  • Susan
    May 24, 2010 at 8:48 am

    I would love to join you! Four weeks ago today, I unexpectedly had a pacemaker implanted. Recovery, anxiety about all of this, and a suspended routine have contribute to an exercise and fitness slump. This will be great to help get me back int he game!

  • Aimee Bartis
    May 24, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I’m totally in!

  • Melissa Kumler
    May 25, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I’m in too!!!

    Also..you mentioned business sponsors for a week – email me what you are thinking and we might take a week.

  • Lindy G (
    May 28, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Sounds like fun! Count me in!

  • Yvonne
    May 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Not only am I going to do this challenge as my first one I have challenged 12 family members and friends to do it as well. Thanks I can’t wait to get going.

  • Beth (
    May 30, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I read about this on Friday– did my 30 minutes of run/walk yesterday but am now officially signing up. Will I still be able to participation be counted for the 1st week since it started yesterday and I’m just signing up today?

    P.s. Great idea– thanks!

  • Julie M
    June 2, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    I am late hearing about this but count me in. 🙂

  • Shannon
    June 3, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    I am also late to this but, I’d like to participate as well!!

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