Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CHALLENGE: April Showers bring MAY FLOWERS!

April Showers bring May Flowers!

Are you ready for a CHALLENGE?  I am!
Join me the month of April and SHOWER your body with good health & nutrition. 
The Reward? In May you will be healthier, happier and hotter!
I dare you to take the next 4 weeks and focus on YOU...
make yourself a priority because you are worth it!

Here's the Challenge
Cardio:  Set a minute goal each week.  PUSH yourself beyond your comfort zone.  Beginners start with 3-4 days a week.  Those of you with an established exercise routine shoot for 5-6 days a week.  Always allow your body one day of rest.
My goal is 300 minutes per week- that is 5 days of 60 minutes, or 6 days of 50 minutes.
Water:  Drink at least 80 oz. per day- or 10 glasses.  Drink an extra glass of water for every 30 minutes of exercise.  Drink an extra glass of water for every caffeinated beverage you consume.  Example:  If I work out for one hour and have a glass of Diet Coke I need to drink a total of 13 glasses of water.
Fruits & Veggies:  Eat 5 servings of fruits & veggies per day.  Also, try 1 new fruit or veggie each week.  Please share with us what you discover!
Nutrition:  Take a multi-vitamin (what does your multi-vitamin need?) and Omega 3's.  You need at least 1000 mg. of Omega 3's each day.  Click here for the vitamins I take. 
Share:  Ask a friend to join you in this challenge!  If you have someone else keeping you accountable you will be more successful.  Share my blog with people who need motivation & support...we all need each other and it's much more fun to do with a buddy!

I will have daily posts to keep you motivated & focused- and keep ME on track!  I will also be posting my daily cardio, water & fruits/veggie counts!  I'd love for you all to do the same. 

Keep in mind that we are not perfect.  Achieving a healthy lifesty is a daily process that will never be perfected.  Everyday we are given a clean slate, a chance to start fresh.  Don't beat yourself up if you aren't perfect... because no one is!

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1 comment:

Mesha said...

what a great challenge! I'm glad you stumbled across my blog which directs me to yours! i'm doing a "30 Day Blogrimage" right now with friends that is my challenge for the time being but I am always up for a good challenge so keep them coming. I throw them out on facebook all the time as well. Have a great weekend.