We Have a Winner!

Ladies and ladies of the Fall into Fitness 30 Day Challenge – we have a winner.

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She has boasted a 5 pound weight loss.

She has blogged steadily, logging 18 posts for the FiF Challenge.

She has redefined what it means to exercise, clocking in 44 hours of exercise in 30 days.

With a total of 67 points, our winner is Veronica from “Girl Meets Road“!

Veronica is first and foremost a runner who knows no better feeling than the high gained from a long run. She is looking to inspire others and wants to do so through her blog and daily decisions. Over the course of this challenge Veronica has loved learning from other bloggers and has enjoyed the feeling of accountability that this challenge has provided. That accountability will be a great asset as she plans on partaking in a workout challenge with her work, and if these results are any indication, she will rock it!

But that’s not all, for our second place contender did just as equally marvelous a job.

She does so much in her daily and blog life that it’s amazing she could commit to this challenge at all, and it is darn inconceivable that she could accumulate 57 points. But that’s just how unbelievably amazing Abbi from “Where the Wild Things Are” is! Recipes, movies, fashion, writing Abbi does it all, and with the great head start that she’s gained from this challenge, she is in quite a good place to round out the year and continue on with her rockin’ lifestyle.

Though Veronica will receive a wonderful and mysterious prize pack from me, and Abbi will be getting Tori’s surprise – as cheesy as it sounds…you’re all winners! An honorable mention goes out to every single person who decided to participate in this challenge, you are a marvel.

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While I don’t know if I’ll regulate another challenge in the future, I know that this Fall into Fitness challenge was a definite success and I thank you from the bottom of my heart all for participating.

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Fall into Fitness 30 Day Challenge Reflection

Never have 30 days appeared to pass so slowly or move so quickly. But certainly, never have 30 days been so full of happiness and progress.

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This Fall into Fitness challenge was designed to get everyone up and moving with a good healthy start heading into the holiday season, and I really believe it’s done just that. I am so grateful for everything that I have gained from participating in this challenge, and the way that I have reexamined how I approach living a fit and healthy lifestyle will continue to spur me on for quite some time to come.

But most importantly, I am appreciative of the Fall into Fitness support system and those core bloggers who have really made an effort to not just improve themselves, but to also share their experiences with others in an attempt to continuously support.

Thank you so much everyone, it truly meant the world to see your participation and outstanding progress.

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Please respond to my email regarding point tallies, and two days from now I’ll announce the winner of the grand prize and send an email to Tori about our second place contender.

As for now, I plan on taking a nice break from blogging and use that time to hit up the elliptical.

What’re your plans moving forward?

Halfway There

Great news everybody! We are halfway through the Fall into Fitness 30 Day Challenge!

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What have you done splendidly with these 15 days? What have you not done so splendidly with these 15 days? (I’ll have a lot to say on that front) Are you making any more challenge plans for the future? Are you taking the month of December off after we finish up with this?

Tomorrow I’ll be announcing the first place prize for our winner to really add some pep to your plans, so stay strong because you have done so well and you have so much more time in which to do good things! But don’t be afraid to take a break today, because you’ve earned it!

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All the Challenges!

The Fall into Fitness 30 Day Challenge that I’m hosting is probably not the first time you’ve ever partaken in a challenge. It may, however, be the first time that you’ve partaken in such a loosely structured challenge that doesn’t require you to do at least 20 squats a day until you work your way up to 700 by the end of the 30 days (because I don’t want to kill you).

But I know that some people really crave the structure and organization that comes with those challenges that tell you exactly what you need to do in order to get a butt that you can strut.

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So I’ve found a delightful, albeit random, Pinterest page that contains a whole host of 30 Day Challenges that you can feel free to incorporate into your regular Fall into Fitness schedule:

http://www.pinterest.com/allonsy44/monthly-fitness-challenges/

Do you have any challenges that you’ve done in the past that you’d like to share with us through the “Fall into Fitness 30 Day Challenge” tag? Or do you prefer to go at things your own pace and not restrict yourself to a schedule?

A Recruiting Challenge

I am so in love with this idea to create a free and supportive 30 Day Challenge in order to promote fitness and exercising during a time when the winter chill sends me straight for the heater and hot chocolate.

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However, I’m a bit surprised at how difficult it is to find people willing to participate. I have a solid group of a few people who seem genuinely enthused, but the rest of the people that liked my post seem hesitant.

But what could be better than motivation, new friends, healthy and fitnessy information, feeling good about yourself, and the potential to win prizes?!

I’ve even taking to searching around on some other people’s blogs and inviting them to check out this awesome challenge (hopefully without sounding too creepy).

I promise that I only want to get people involved so they can exercise, stay fit, blog about their experience, and be that much happier for the next 30 days, is that too much to ask? I think not.

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So leave me a message if you’re interested and spread the word, because ready or not the 30 Day Challenge (which needs a snazzier name at this point) is coming soon!

A Challenge Most Definitely!

Yesterday, I discussed the possibility of creating a 30 Day Challenge to keep us responsible for our fitness despite the chilly outside temperatures and the seasonal pull towards hot chocolate.

Today, I am pleased to announce that the challenge has garnered some interest. I’m looking to get a few more people interested in participating (which shouldn’t be difficult considering you have the opportunity to WIN something moderately spectacular).

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Joining this challenge would be free and it’s pretty laid back in terms of commitment, but pretty high in terms of fun and effectiveness!

The person and runner up with the most points will receive a prize, and there are a variety of ways in which to earn points:

  • 1 point per blog reference (with link back) to this challenge
  • 1 point per hour exercised (cumulatively)
  • 1 point per pound lost

Email me every 10 days with your total points for those days and I’ll compile them in a list (honor system people!).

Meanwhile, throughout the 30 days I will be reblogging some of your posts related to this challenge, sharing some healthy fall fitness tips, and providing some positive encouragement and motivation, all while sharing my journey as well.

But I’m getting way ahead of myself since this challenge wouldn’t even begin until around November 3rd. For now, if you’re interested in joining us just email me at healthyhappyhello@yahoo.com with your name, email, reason for participating, and two goals for this challenge.

Let’s do this people!

A Challenge Perhaps?

With the winter weather comes a waning enthusiasm for exercising and committing to my health. I’ve begun to struggle with getting myself to trek across the windy chilled campus and I find myself craving carbs and continually seeking the warmth of my bed and the comfort of my books.

I need a kick in the pants to loosen my pants, especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner!

I’ve been looking into various 30 day challenges but they all seem to require a physical presence, too much of a commitment, or even payment (GASP!). So instead of waiting around for the stars to align (when I’ll probably have eaten myself into a carb coma), I was considering starting a challenge of my own.

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Basically, it would involve self tracking the amount of time you exercised and the amount of weight you lost over a 30 day span.

  • Points will be given for each pound lost, each blog post about the challenge, and every hour of exercise – with the winner being the one with the most points.
  • Email me with your points every 10 days (honor system style people) and I will share them in a post.
  • I will aim to reblog any inspiring/motivational/struggling posts related to this challenge.
  • I will aim to blog at least every other day so that others can feel free to share their experiences and seek support in the comments.

AND the winner and runner up will receive a super special surprise (under $20 because I’m a poor college student).suprise

For right now, I just need to know if people would be interested in participating in this challenge. Please leave a comment below if this sounds like something you’d be interested in participating in, share this around if you think you’d know others who would be interested, and feel free to provide any pointers or suggestions for the structure of this challenge. I’d like to know that we can find at least 10 committed people before beginning this adventure.