Good morning! I wanted to pop in quickly to see how the Happy, Healthy, Fit Challenge was going for those of you who are participating. I know I tend to lose some steam after the initial “newness” of a challenge wears off, so in case anyone else is like me, hopefully we’ll all get amped up again to finish off the challenge with a bang! The biggest motivation thus far has been seeing YOUR check-ins, posts, pictures, emails, etc. The fact that I’ve got so many of you participating along with me is sometimes just what I need to check off a challenge for the day. Let’s recap!
- Push-up challenge- You guys. No matter how many push-ups I do, they never seem to get easier! With that said, this was tough!
- Take the stairs- I may only be on the second floor, but I made a lot of trips up and down as I forced myself to use the bathroom on the first floor.
- No Equipment Workout- I did this body weight workout and loved it!! Looks simple enough, but it kicked my butt!
- Give a compliment- I complimented one of my associates on her sweater and complimented my downstairs neighbor for her involvement with charities and a Christmas toy drive.
- Pay it forward- Ha! I was so nervous for this challenge. I’ve always thought it was cool to buy someone a coffee or a drink or pay their toll, but I had never done it… at least for a stranger! My first experience was a little rocky, as there were misunderstandings, but I was able to pay for the person behind me so it all worked out.
- Full body workout- I went to the baby gym at the Exeter Inn and completed some running, walking and weight lifting.
- Go through your clothes & donate- Well, the clothes may still be sitting in the back of my car, but I did go through my draws and closet on the day of the challenge! It always feels good to weed through some clothes and remove what I don’t wear anymore.
- Burpee challenge- Love this one, of course ;) Rocked them out in the 6am hour after a run
- Lower Body Workout- I did this booty burner workout. Gets me every time!
- Bring your lunch to work- I packed it, although I ended up finishing at my client site early so I ate it at home. That counts, right?
- 15 minute HIIT workout- I did something similar to this HIIT workout
- Morning yoga/stretching/foam rolling- This was such a nice way to start the day! I really should try to do it more often because not only is it great for my body, but my mind, too!
- Donate- I kept thinking I would see a Salvation Army stand or get asked at a store, but sadly, it never happened. We did, though, donate from the back of a ketchup bottle, which was to support Veterans.
- Try a new recipe- I didn’t get a chance to try a new recipe from a book, but I DID make these beauties- interested in me putting together a recipe?
Ok, SO! Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, who wants to know what the prizes are for the top 2 participants?? Here’s what goes into picking those people:
- Active engagement on Social Media! It’s easiest for me to see you participating when you do this and it also creates a group atmosphere. You can do this by posting on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Remember to tag me (@Burpeestobubbly) and use the hashtag #happyhealthyfit !
- If social media isn’t your thing, feel free to email me or comment on any post letting me know you’ve participated.
- How many challenges you’ve completed- I have a tracking sheet that I’m updating based on check-ins, so, again, if I don’t know you’re participating, you won’t get proper recognition and credit :(
And for the prizes….
New Balance has been gracious enough to donate 2 awesome gym bags! I don’t know about you, but I can NEVER have too many gym bags. This one looks like a great size, too!
**DRINKmaple has also agreed to provide each winner with a 2 pack of their Pure Maple Water drink. I was luck enough to get a chance to try a sample and I have to say I really enjoyed it! I’m not a big coconut water fan, so this was a great substitute.
**A caddy of 16 mixed larabar bars. Larabars have been a longtime favorite bar of mine- have you tried them? Most of the flavors are made up of only a few ingredients, which is key for me. When I look at ingredient labels of other bars, I’m always astounded at how many ingredients there are! A 16 pack should keep you happy for a while ;)
**Lastly- a customized workout and/or workout video from me! The workouts I post on my blog normally may not be what you’re looking for, so with this, you can tell me exactly what you like/don’t like/want to work on and I can go from there! I can even do a real time workout video for you to have and use.
All I need you to do now, is comment below or in some other form (twitter, instagram, facebook, email), telling me how many challenges you’ve completed up to this point- I’ll check back in at the end :) Stay strong for the remainder of the challenge- we’ve only got a handful of days left!!