Who’s Up For Another Healthy Challenge?

Lately this pregnancy is totally getting the best of me – I’m tired and just don’t feel like doing anything! Thankfully the healthy eating habits from my last challenge have carried over, so I’m continuing to eat TONS of fruits and veggies, but I’m in serious need of activity! I’m sure being active will greatly help my energy levels but I need an extra push to get up and swim each morning. My plantar fasciitis may prevent me from running and walking these days, but I can still swim – so I don’t really have a valid excuse for the sloth Ive become lately…

Since I need some motivation (I figure I’m probably not alone) and to help kick off the American Cancer Society’s Choose You campaign, I’m challenging you to get up and be active too!

Here’s what I’m challenging you to do:
Be active for a minimum total of 30 minutes for 5 days a week.

Choose You Challenge
Choose You Campaign

30 minutes, 5 days/week
If you’re like most women, finding time to exercise can be a challenge. But a little can go a long way. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, just 30 minutes (though 45 to 65 is even better …) of moderate physical exercise five days a week can reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, even diabetes!

THE CHOOSE YOU HEALTHY CHALLENGE!!

When?
The challenge will start on Saturday, May 29, 2010 and run for 4 separate 1 week challenges. The last week will begin on Saturday, June 19, 2010 and end on Friday, June 25, 2010. After each week you will have 2 days (Sunday) to complete your log form, so that I can announce a winners on the following Monday.

Rules:
You can walk, run, swim, bike, life weights, play tag with the kids, do yoga, pilates etc… It all counts! It doesn’t even have to be 30 minutes all at once – it can be 3 10 minute periods if you like. (The prize pack is only open to US residents, however if someone from another country wins I’ll come up with my own prize pack to send you – I want to keep this challenge open to anyone ’cause being active is IMPORTANT!)

Prizes:
4 WEEKLY PRIZES: I can offer you bragging rights – I’ll do a post each week featuring the folks that were active for a minimum of 30 minutes for 5 days. (Sorry, money is a little tight due to baby #3 coming along – however, if you know of any companies that would like to sponsor one of the weeks, let me know so I can contact them).

GRAND PRIZE:
At the end of the 4 week challenge, all participants who were able to fit 30 min of exercise in 5 times in any one week will be entered into a draw for an: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CHOOSE YOU PRIZE PACK! What’s in it? I’m not really sure – however to kick off the campaign they sent me:

This cute Choose You Water Bottle
an AWESOME Choose You T-Shirt
cute Choose You Lapel Pin
Neutrogena Age Shield + Repair Anti-Aging Sunblock (SPF 55)

How to participate:

  1. Just leave a comment on the original post on my Fitness Cheerleader blog indicating your interest in participating and I’ll send you a link to your own personal activity tracking form.
  2. Track your activity the form – the challenge will start on Saturday, May 29, 2010 and run for 4 separate 1 week challenges. The last week will begin on Saturday, June 19, 2010 and end on Friday, June 25, 2010. After each week you will have 2 days (Sunday) to complete your log form, so that I can announce a winners on the following Monday.

So… Who’s up for the Choose You Healthy Challenge?

PS – Don’t forget to motivate your friends by tweeting:

I just joined the @fitcheerldr Choose You Healthy Challenge – won’t you join me? http://fitnesscheerleader.com/?p=849 #chooseyou