Family and Friends Getting Fit Challenge Healthy Habits

Family and Friends Getting Fit Challenge

Now that we are a couple of weeks into the new year, I am excited to share my first challenge of the year with you!  Whether you are almost at goal or just getting started, there is so much to gain from losing weight!  And while motivation comes from within, there’s no reason we shouldn’t indulge in a little added inspiration. =)

So here’s the skinny…

The challenge will start next Monday,  January 24, 2011, and it will run for five weeks.  Every Monday, I will post a new weekly challenge, and we will all do our best to complete that challenge!  On Monday’s post, you can link up and/or comment to share how you did in the prior week.

And on Tuesday, after each completed week, I will assign a number to each person who comments that they have completed the prior week’s challenge and use Random.org to choose a weekly prize winner. 

The goal will be to build on our good habits each week so that by Week 5, we have all lived healthier lives for over a month. =)

My personal goal is to lose weight and form healthy, life-long habits.  I’ve come a long way in this area already, but there’s much more to be done, and I hope you’ll join me!  If you want to participate, leave a comment letting me know!

*If you’re interested in sponsoring the challenge by donating one of the weekly prizes, send me an e-mail for details.

Now let’s get fit! =)

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53 Comments

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    Joanna
    January 18, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I'm in!! I'm involved with a couple of challenges – and I find that they really motivate me, so I'm looking forward to it. 🙂

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    Jill
    January 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I"m super excited for this! 🙂

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    DOADOUBLETAKE
    January 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Hi ATW: I would like to participate in the challenge and would like to sponsor a weekly prize as well! Send me an email at rcapricia@hotmail.com

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    Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog
    January 18, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Good luck on the lifestyle changes!! I am always trying to change and maintain changes in my family. It's a constant learning process…

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    Christine
    January 18, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Count me in! I need all the help I can get replacing my fat habits with fit habits =)

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    Shannon B.
    January 18, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Count me in and sign me up! Great idea! Also, I'd be happy to donate a gift. Shoot me an e-mail any time to discuss.

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    Jessica
    January 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Sounds fun!

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    Steph
    January 18, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I am in, I need something to get me motivated to work out. I think I have the eating a little under control, I just need to not go home and sit on the couch.

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    Ann
    January 18, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Hi Kenz,
    I accidently stumbled onto your blog the other day. I fell instantly in love with it. Reading your story has truly inspired me to want to do better at getting fit an healthy. Thank you for sharing.

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    Ashley @ Life Is Beautiful
    January 18, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I'd love to participate!

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    Jess
    January 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I'll join up! Looking forward to it!

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    AndreaClaire
    January 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Definitely sign me up!

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    Tammy
    January 18, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Sign me up, too! If you still need someone to contribute a prize, let me know.

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    Neva4getme
    January 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Sign me up please! Thanks for doing this!!

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    Heather A
    January 18, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I'm totally in!! 5 weeks to getting back on track towards success. Perfect timing for this challenge. 🙂

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    Gastric Goddess
    January 18, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I would like to participate in your challenge! Sign me up!

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    Chrissy
    January 18, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Sounds like a great idea, I'm in!

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    Jen
    January 18, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I'm in! I can use all the encouragement I can get 🙂

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    Katie
    January 18, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I just found your blog. You have such an inspiring story!! I'd love to participate in the challenge!

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    Alissa (A Journey to Thin)
    January 18, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I think a challenge is just what I need!

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    Pinky
    January 18, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Can I join please? – I understand I may not be eligable for the prizes living in New Zealand but participating is the main thing I think!
    Lisa in NZ

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    Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia
    January 19, 2011 at 12:08 am

    OMG, can I do this? I'm sure gonna try! Yay
    This is so cool

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    Pam
    January 19, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Perfect timing! I need some motivation! Count me in!
    Pam

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    Truly
    January 19, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Yes please! I need the need! Thank you so much for posting this! I am ready and willing for Monday to get here!

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    Cassie
    January 19, 2011 at 4:07 am

    I'm in 😀

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    Mickie
    January 19, 2011 at 6:36 am

    I'm ready for a challenge…..and you're right – this is a great time for it.

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    279
    January 19, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Count me in!

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    Sarah
    January 19, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I'm definitely in! YAY!!

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    Laurie
    January 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Count me in!

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    Trudy
    January 19, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Sounds great Kenz! I'm going to have to join you for this one…need a little added motivation!

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    Girly Girl: Losing the Gut
    January 19, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I am sooooo in! I am pumped!

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    Anonymous
    January 19, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    DEFINITELY WANT TO JOIN THIS CHALLENGE

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    Casey
    January 19, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Count me in, too! I really need a challenge!

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    Anonymous
    January 19, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I am in!! April

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    The Fat Mom
    January 19, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I'm in! Challenges (for me) are never about the prizes, but pushing myself in ways that I didn't think was possible. Can't wait.

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    trippingtiffies
    January 19, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I would like to take the challenge!
    typicaltype@hotmail.com

    I can donate a prize as well!

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    Melanie
    January 20, 2011 at 3:15 am

    I'm in…This will be a great way to keep up my motivated mojo on my own weight loss journey 🙂

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    Mel
    January 20, 2011 at 5:37 am

    Count me in. Looking forward to it – it will be the perfect compliment to my Family Biggest Loser Comp!

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    If your body is a temple, mine must be a mansion!
    January 20, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Not sure my last comment went through… I'm in!

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    Brittany
    January 20, 2011 at 7:03 am

    I'm in! You know i'm always in for a good challenge 🙂

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    KayKay
    January 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I would love to join this challenge 🙂

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    Rhonda
    January 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Count me in too my friend! I'm up for a good challenge!

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    GeminiJulia
    January 21, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    I could definitely use this challenge for motivation! I'm (late but I'm) in 🙂

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    Jill (@lifeasiseeit2)
    January 21, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I'm in! Love a challenge!

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    allie.stover68
    January 22, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Hey, Kenz! I'm Tammy's friend, Allie! Count me in on the challenge!

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    Peg C
    January 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Perfect timing! We're starting a weight loss challenge at work on the 24th, so this is a great tie in!

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    Janna
    January 22, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I am in…and would LOVE to sponsor a prize!

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    Shoe Vixen
    January 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Im so glad I caught this in time, Im totally in!

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    Anonymous
    January 24, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Im in too

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    Heather
    January 24, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Count me in 🙂
    ~Heather
    http://ourskinnydreams.blogspot.com/

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    Kelley
    January 24, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    What a good idea… sounds like just the thing to get me motivated. Count me in.

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    cheeksb
    January 24, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Ill try it!!!

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    Lovely Lacey
    January 25, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I would like to join the challenge is it too late???

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