June 2008 - Posts
Just a couple things for you today.
First off, I have set a couple more goals than the "required" 5. Here they are:
6. Dont eat any evening snacks.
7. Keep a photo Journal of what I eat in the forums.
So, starting today at lunchtime, I will take a picture of what I ate and post it in the forums. I will photograph EvErYtHiNg I eat... I've seen people do this and it works for them. I actually forgot to take a picture of breakfast lol.
If you want to set more than that minimum of 5 goals, go ahead! Hopefully I will email everyone tonight and get point allocations to them. I was really busy yesterday. But the new tile floor is in :) looks soo nice
This is just a reminder that it is Week 1 of the NEW Fit Club. I hope to see everyone's goals today so I can tell you how to allocate points. You can email or post your goals but today is the final deadline (unless I already talked to you or know where you are).
Have a nice day everyone!
My main goal is to make all these goals.
Here are my goals for Fit Club.
1. Drink 8 glasses of water a day
2. Make 1 healthy choice a day
3.Do "trunk" exercises 20 minutes a day
4. Pedometer - 60,000 steps a week
5. Eat a serving of fruits and vegetables each day
Good luck to all!
Alright, here it goes...
Here are my goals for Fit Club :)
1. Exercise for 20 minutes a day on the treadmill (or some other exercise) and do 30 minutes of Tae Bo daily
2. Eat 1 piece of fruit a day
3. Eat salad for lunch
4. Hit 5000 steps before lunch
5. Drink 8 glasses of water a day and only one can of soda
The program is an 8 week program but can change. I decided
to lower the number of weeks because we were almost half way through the last “version”
of Fit Club and just want to give this one a go.
Your task this week is to pick out some goals that you wish
to keep up with. You need to have 5 goals. Goals can be anything fitness
related, for instance: “My goal is to reach 5000 steps before lunch time” or “My
goal is to eat some sort of salad for lunch every day” or even “My goal is to
take a hike once a week.” You will also set a 6th goal between you
and your Fit Partner.
These are YOUR goals.
You can also change your goals. For instance if your goal is
30 minutes of exercise a day and you want to up your goals, you can! Just email
me and it’s changed. So your new goal could be (to keep up with the example…)
45 minutes. You cannot change your goals more than once a week.
I can also suggest a change in your goals but you do not
have to take my suggestion.
Week 1- Pick your goals. You must blog about your goals.
Week 2-7- Once a week, you will email in and report on your
goals. You also can attend the Steeple Media Fit Club Fit Show to earn extra
points and many other VERY cool prizes!
Week 8- Follow-up journal – all contestants must write a
blog post about the experience.
I’m not 100% sure how points will be awarded yet. I think I
will make that decision after everyone makes their goals. I may base points off
of your individual goals. Remember, you only have to report on 6 days a week
(The weekend still includes a “day off”)
Later this week, I will post a sample email for you to see
how your email to me should look like.
One question you will be asking yourself is “Do you deserve
a bonus this week?” and have to explain to me why you deserve the bonus and the
Just like any other thing you do, Fit Club has some rules…
1. Anyone can enter over the age of 13. To receive a prize, you must reside in
the United States.
2. Prizes are to be determined and also how to win is to be determined.
Any contestant is eligible to win one or all prizes as long as they register by
entry date. Any data submitted on the form over the course of the 10 weeks will
be used and counted as a submission.
3. Any data submitted may be published, along with name/pseudonym of your
4. This contest is 100% HONOR based.
5. This is NOT a weight loss program. I will not ask your weight at any time.
However, if you would like to record your weight changes over the course of the
program, you are welcome to do so and to share those results with us.
6. All contestants must complete a registration questionaire and must agree to
publish ONE final blog post in week 10 describing their experience. The post
should be a minimum of 150 words. I will also ask 1-2 members a week to post
their progress. That post should also be a minimum of 150 words.
7. You should NOT undertake this program without a doctor's consent if you can
say YES to any of the pre-registration questions.
8. Neither I nor SteepleMedia can be held responsible for any injury resulting
from taking part in this program. If you do take part, it is at your own risk
and it is presumed you have your physician's approval if needed.
So, Please get “Goal posting!” If
you are reading this and are not a member of Fit Club, email email@example.com and I will give
you a questionnaire to fill out.
I did this last time but it never came so I am trying again this time.
Last week we had a total of 130,038 steps! The top 3 will be announced during the Fit Show TOMORROW NIGHT starting at 8:30 PM EDT
Alright Week 4 contest... I had a hard time thinking of something for you to do this week. But I think I may have thought of something... Lets see how this goes...
First off, keep sending in PEDO readings daily! We're trying to hit 1 million steps!!!
This week, I want you to try a new exercise every day. For instance... I recently got the Bean (see this Friday's post ) and I've been trying all sorts of new exercises on that. For instance... wall squats with that are a doosey... the pushups arent the easiest either! But its a lot of fun :)
I will try and remind you each day about these exercises :)
Alright, the baseline competition is heating up so I am doing things a little different. I'm going to use the same scale Sandi used at the end of the last fit club.
Alright, here is everyones score... Drum roll please :)
Contestant 6 - 1.053
Contestant 5 - 1.083
Contestant 4 - 1.119
Contestant 3 - 1.229
Contestant 2 - 1.515
Contestant 1 - 1.867
This weeks top 2 is.......
in 2nd place (earns 5 raffle tickets) MAYHEW96!!!
and the winner this week (earning a free pass and 10 raffle tickets) JOJO31!!! Making a clean sweep!!!
Sorry for the delay here... I've been uber busy with work and I dont get much time to do much else. Without further adieu, here are the placements for Week 3!
After that, I will tell you how you can earn Raffle Tickets since that seems to be wishy-washy...
Contestant 7 - 8000
Contestant 6 - 31612
Contestant 5 - 36522
Contestant 4 - 44307
Contestant 3 - 51212
Contestant 2 - 56000 -- (This one's me)
Contestant 1 - 72064
So as you can see, someone beat me this week!
Contestant 4 (in third place) earns 3 raffle tickets is OLDJERSEYGIRL!!! Contestant 3 (in second place) earns 5 raffle tickets is SCOUTMOM. And in 1st place earning 10 raffle tickets as well as a free pass is.................. JOJO31!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!
Also, since none of you used your free passes this week, I have added 1000 bonus points to your Week 4 total.
OK, Raffle tickets... There are quite a few ways to earn these. Now that we're through the beginnings of Fit Club, there are going to start being MORE raffles
You can earn raffle tickets by...
- Being in the top 3 weekly point results.
- Winning in the weekly contest
- Winning during the Fit Show
- Having your baseline at the top (earns 2 tickets)
- Commenting on the blog gets you 1 ticket each comment
- Blogging unexpectedly gets you 2 tickets
That about sums up ways to earn tickets. YES, I know its a ton of different ways but it gives you more of a chance at winning some nice prizes!!! I may have enough prizes now to go 1 raffle a week. Or at least every other week...
Stay tuned for the baseline results and this weeks contest!!
Sorry this post is late...I did spend 40 minutes typing one up the other day and then...it went poof in the matter of seconds. I was so upset I nearly tossed my pc through the wall or something. I got up and walked away and then got so busy that I forgot all about it..lol Sorry!!!
I am a very busy mother of four that often times gets caught up way too much in the stress of her own life. I forget sometimes that I have to look out for myself as much as I do the boys. I just turned 32 over the weekend and am not so much loving getting older and having more struggles in getting rid of the weight. Alright, so I'm supposed to let ya know what motivates me..but I am really not sure myself. I guess I am motivated to wear the new bathing suits I bought..but that is just a start. I guess I am really just afraid of being fat once again! At one point in time when my life was a miserable mess, I found myself weighing in at 198 lbs..that's not so easy to hide when ya only stand five foot tall. I was mortified really. Now every time I look in the mirror, that girl is all I see. A swollen faced cabbage patch looking thing that is just miserable as all get out.
I did finally get a hold on my weight. I kept it at 98 lbs, and was blissfully happy..Then I had my last baby. It got a bit tougher, but I still maintained! This last thing though..I broke my ankle...I was down for two months.. that just did m in. It did nothing for my butt! lol I think the dern thing now needs it's own zip code. I just wanna get a hold on it again and I wanna be happy. One never really understands what a bearing their appearance has on the way they feel entirely but it really does!
My goal here is to get fit, so I know I will be around for my boys and hopefully grandkids someday etc. I wanna get control over my weight and I just want a refreshed perspective on life. I look forward to getting to know all of you in the process. I am really enjoying this fit club because it really makes me feel less alone in all of this. I appreciate all of you and the support in going through the motions.
I hope this works and wasn't a complete disappointment for everyone to read.