The October fitness contest is coming soon. I'm so excited. I've been doing well without my ice cream and have even lost a couple of pounds, but this contest is going to help me be even more healthy.
Here are the rules:
Contest runs October 1st through October 31st. (I know it's cruel to include Halloween, but if I don't I'll be snitching baby Snickers from my boys Trick or Treat bags and that's just rotten of me.)
You can receive points Monday through Saturday. Sunday is a "free day," but I'd caution you to be careful. I still limit myself to one treat on my free day so I don't undo my healthy week.
Points available each day: 5
1 point for drinking at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water
1 point for eating at least 5 fruits and veggies
1 point for a fabulous exercise session (I'll leave it up to you to determine what's fabulous and if you've pushed yourself hard enough to receive a point)
1 point for no treats - This basically includes real treats - ice cream, cookies, donuts, candy, cake, etc. We aren't cutting out jam on our toast or a bit of sugar on our Total (I can't down the stuff without a shake of sugar). Again, this is up to your discretion. I'm trusting you to make yourselves as miserable as I'll be without chocolate.
1 point for no junk food - chips, fries, hamburgers, pizza, etc. This is true junk food, greasy, deep-fat fried. If you make a healthy pizza with whole wheat crust and a bunch of veggies or a tofu hamburger or some other such craziness, that isn't considered junk food.
So 5 points possible each day (Monday - Saturday). You keep track of your own points, but I'd love an update on how it's going.
The Sister Pact by Cami Checketts (I know you're all dying to win a copy of this one)
$10 Borders gift certificate
$10 Ross gift certificate
This is all I can afford this month. Christmas is coming, you know. If any of you are willing to donate prizes that would help immensely. Also, if we get enough entries I might be able to get some prizes donated by Icon Health & Fitness. So tell your friends. We're going to have so much fun!
A good friend of mine has lost sixty pounds recently by following the blog, eating right, and exercising. She said to me the other day, "I'm having so much fun with it." I kind of thought she was nuts, but since I've been eating better and feeling great I realize that she's right. It really is fun to feel good and to be able to button your jeans!
Please let me know if you're joining us for the contest by posting a comment below or e-mailing me - camichecketts(at)yahoo(dot)com. My other blog - http://fitmommas.blogster.com is also joining us for this contest. Maybe we could compete with those followers to see who gets the most total points? Hmmm. I'll think on something to increase our competitive spirits.
Have a wonderful weekend,