Friday, September 25, 2009

Fitness Contest

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.

Prizes:

The Sister Pact by Cami Checketts (I know you're all dying to win a copy of this one)

Weight-lifting gloves

$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,

Cami

26 comments:

  1. I'm in! but oh is this going to be tough for this fatty this month.

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  2. This is hard month for it. Exactly why I need it!
    How are you?

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  3. Cami, Can I join? Does it cost any money? Let me know some of the details. I am interested/ Ellen Johnson

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  4. I would love to have you join! It doesn't cost a thing, though some have been donating prizes to make it more motivating. You just keep track of your points from October 1st through 31st. Keep checking the blog for updates and motivation and then we tally up the points and the highest number gets to choose their prize first, on down.
    The point breakdown is in this blog post. If it's confusing, please let me know. It always makes sense in my head!
    Great to hear from you,
    Cami

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  5. Cami: count me in - it's going to be tough to establish good habits - so this will be good for me. I'll donate a book to the cause.
    JKJ

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  6. I'm in!! Can't wait to join in the fun.
    If any is interested I'd be happy to offer a FREE NUTRITION Consult. We could do it via email/phone calls....just a thought.

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  7. Very thoughtfull post on fitness. It should be very much helpfull

    Thanks,
    Karim - Mind Power

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  8. Thank you Janet and Roxy. Those will be wonderful prizes to add to the list. Oh, this is going to be good!

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  9. Count me in! I've really been enjoying the weights and eliptical machine!!! Still waiting though! Paula

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  10. I am a total stranger, but I would love to join. In 2005-2006, I lost 75 lbs (with a goal of 100), but sadly gained back 25 over the last two years. I have been trying to get back on track by working hard at staying focused since the beginning of August and have dropped 14 of those 25 lbs back off, but I still have a ways to go to reach my 100 lb goal.
    October with its many treats is a hard month. This would be a great way for me to stay on track (if you allow blogastalkers to participate that is)! I love reading your advice either way! Thank you!

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  11. Wendy,

    We would be thrilled to have you in the contest. Love blogastalkers! Congrats on your weight loss. That is amazing. It is such a hard thing to keep on track. You sound like you're doing very well.
    I hope the contest helps. I've got some more great prizes donated, so that's going to help me. I love the chance to win things for walking hard!
    Keep checking in to help motivate us all.
    Warmest,
    Cami

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  12. Count me in. I haven't done it in a while and need something to get me going again. Thanks. Teresa

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  13. I've got you down, Teresa. If you can, keep us updated on how you're doing. Hopefully we can all motivate each other.

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  14. Hey Cami, this is your cousin Sheri, I called Crystal and told her about this contest, so we are both going to do it. We need some motivation and some rules to follow. Crystal doesn't have the internet right now, so I told her I would let you know. So put us down. Thanks :)

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  15. Hey Cami, It's Sheri again, I forgot I had a question for ya, is Diet Coke allowed? I know it's pretty much a junk food, but I don't know if I can give it up along with everything else.

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  16. OK, I'm willing, I mean I'm doing healthy Lifestyles through my work, so why not get double the blessings! I will be good! I will exercise more and eat even better.

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  17. Wonderful! I hope it goes well for you, Vicki.
    Thanks for joining!

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  18. Hey, Sheri. I'm so happy you and Crystal are in! Diet Coke is definitely okay. Sometimes it's the only way to get through one of these contests! Just try to limit it to one or less a day.
    Thanks for joining,
    Cami

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  19. I'd like to join in too. I know I'm late but I don't really mind. The contest will still be good motivation for me.

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  20. You're great. Thanks for joining. As horrible as I've done this weekend, I should've just started the contest on Monday!
    I need to get with it, I really want to win one of those books.
    Please keep in touch, hopefully we can motivate each other.
    Thanks,
    Cami

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  21. Cami, I'm in too! Thanks for the incentive! I'm pregnant but that's no excuse to eat like a slob! ha!!! If I can keep with it, I might throw in that coveted Tupperware cup. LOL! ~Jen:)

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  22. Congrats on the pregnancy. You're going to have such a healthy baby! Oh, I hope you make it. I've been dying for that Tupperware cup for months!

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  23. Shoot!! I missed this one, but if you do it again, I hope I catch it in time so I can join.

    Good luck to you all!!!

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  24. OK, I'm in. Better late than never! I've kept track of most of that stuff so I'll start writing down everything. Here we go...

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  25. Vicki,
    If you want you can join in and record back points for what you remember. I can always remember the ice cream I ate, but remembering the fruits and veggies is a bit harder!
    We'll probably do another contest in January. Always fun for New Year's Resolutions.
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. Kris,
    I'm so glad you're joining in! It's going to be loads of fun. Well, maybe not fun but the aftereffects are definitely worth it.

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