Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Welcome to the Challenge!!!

Here's the rules...and I will update the blog every Sunday night with everyones points!!!

Each item is worth 1 point, with a possible 10 points per day

1 48 oz. of water

2 45 minutes of exercise (not necessarily consecutive)

3 2 servings of veggies, 2 servings of fruit

4 No soda, beer, wine, unhealthy snacks (ex: potato chips), or bad fast food (anything fried)

5 No sweets. (Desserts, pastries, sugary snacks & cereals) * Sugar-Free alternatives are OK.

6 No eating after dinner/8pm

7 15 min. of scripture reading (or spiritual text if you don't do scripture)

8 One journal entry (any length)

9 Express sincere appreciation, love or praise to your spouse (if single, to another person)

10 Personal Goal

Let me explain the personal goal. Each week, you will come up with your own point/goal for the week. So, for the first week, my goal might be to read to my kids for 15 minutes every day. Or it could be going to bed before 9:30 every night…etc, etc.
Note: You have one free point, PER CATEGORY, PER WEEK. One free point for exercise, one free point for soda/fast food/unhealthy snacks, one free point for sweets, etc. You do not have 10 free points to use however you choose -they are NOT interchangeable and if you choose not to use a free point in a category, it is gone at weeks end. You could also just choose to have one "free" day where all points are free (which is less confusing), but we are allowing for flexibility and success!

The goal obviously is to get 10 points each day, every day. On your “free” day, you can automatically count 10 points. If you choose to have a free day on Saturday, then Sunday you eat dessert, then you would only get 9 points for Sunday. You can choose to have one free point every day if you choose to do it that way too. So if you go out for dinner on Wednesday and feel like having a soda, then you can use your free soda point.

Exceptions:-You are excused from the sweet rule on YOUR BIRTHDAY.

-You are allowed three sick days where you are excused (only) from exercising and eating veg/fruit/water [if you can’t eat/drink] This is ONLY to be used if you are indeed sick.