Tuesday, June 01, 2010

June Fit 'N' Healthy Challenge


The first month of the Fit 'N' Healthy Challenge is now behind us. How did you do on May's goal to get 30 minutes of moderate exercise 5 or more days a week? Were you successful, or could you have done better? Did you actively pursue the goal, even if you didn't always reach it? Sometimes, not giving up on a goal is more important than reaching the goal itself.

I managed to eek out a successful month, despite some pretty lazy weekends and a lot of rain keeping me from my midday walks. The gym was definitely my friend in May. And knowing that I'd started this challenge and people would be checking in on my progress kept me pushing toward 5 active days a week. Thanks to my fellow challengers for that motivation!

If you're just joining in on the Fit 'N' Healthy Challenge, the goal is to make and work toward one fitness, health or wellness goal each month. At the beginning of the month, I’ll offer up a goal that we can all work toward and throughout the month I’ll check in to make sure we’re all on track. If the monthly goal speaks to you, feel free to jump in and join us. Just leave a comment letting me know you’re trying to get fit and healthy, too. If the goal isn’t for you, don’t worry. You can still join in. Set your own goal for the month, post it in the comments and we’ll cheer you on as you work toward your goal, too.

This month's goal is targeting my personal tendency to stick with what I know. Inevitably, this leads to exercise boredom or an activity rut. Then I'm more likely to skip the exercise altogether instead of changing it up. So to jump start my fitness routine and get me out of my comfort zone, I'm encouraging a little exercise adventure.

June’s Fit 'N' Healthy Challenge is:

Try at least one NEW exercise activity each week.

We're building on May's challenge, so keep exercising at least 30 minutes, 5 days a week. But this month, try adding in some new exercise activities. It's summer, so there are plenty of options out there. Get a group together, head to the park and play Frisbee, touch football or soccer. Take the kids to the pool and swim some laps. Or try a new fitness class at the gym. (If you haven't tried Zumba and you can find a class near you, I'd highly recommend it for a fun way to burn plenty of calories).

Are you in? If so, you can check back here to tell us what types of activities you're trying out this month and/or tweet about your progress using the #fitNhealthy hash tag. You can also grab the Fit ‘N’ Healthy button to put on your blog. (Thanks again to Mel, of Mel's Box of Chocolates, for the awesome challenge button!)

Let's have a Fit & Healthy June!

13 comments:

Ann Spencer said...

Ok Ami I'm in. After 85 lb weight loss I'm having a hard time losing that last 15 and am in sort of a rut as far as exercise goes. I still do it 6 days a week for at the very least 45 min daily, I just don't enjoy as much as I used to. So my goal is for atleast one of my workouts a week to try something new and maybe jumpstart the loss of that last 15 and help with toning. Would love suggestions. Oh and I do do Zumba twice a week for 2 hours a time, it is the one thing I do enjoy still but I'm still new at it so...

Inkygirl said...

This is a GREAT idea, Ami. I'm in. Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie

dogboi said...

I'm in, and thanks to Inkygirl for tweeting this so I could find out about it. What a great idea!

Lorelle said...

A wonderful idea! I am definitely in.I wanted to lose 30 pounds by the end of summer, but I haven't even started yet! I'm excited to get going with this.

Maribeth said...

I am in! Have to get ready for my grandson's wedding.


Maribeth
Giggles and Guns

Ami said...

Yay! I'm so happy to have you all joining me! Don't forget to check back and let me know how you're doing, or check in on Twitter using the #fitNhealthy hashtag.

Midassa said...

I want in on this! I have a 50k writing challenge this month, but I think I can add one more challenge to it!

Purplesong (Vanessa) said...

HI Ami!

I love this idea! Besides health and fitness challenge being a great thing for anyone, as a writer I find daily exercise is great motivation to keep the thoughts flowing, good luck to all on this challenge!

Ami said...

Midassa and Vanessa - Welcome to the challenge! Thanks for joining in. I hope you'll find it encouraging and motivating!

gabi said...

I just discovered your blog recently and I think this challenge is a great idea. Since I didn't get a chance to do the May challenge, I think I'll start with that.

This is a great idea!

Karina said...

Okay, my post is FINALLY up. lol

http://candidkarina.blogspot.com/2010/06/fitnhealthy-june-2010.html

outoftunepiano said...

I'm definitely in! This summer is all about improving myself. Writing more, whining less, getting back to my comfortable weight. This is a great idea, thanks for sharing!

Ami said...

Gabi & outoftunepiano - Welcome to the challenge! Jump right in and get moving. :)

Karina - Great post. Good luck with C25K!

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