Tuesday, January 30, 2007

February Challenge

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for February in the 2007 Challenge. I hope everyone feels confident going forward this year. January has been a wonderful month for our challengers and we can't wait to go forward. We already have some new challengers signed up for February, so don't be afraid to sign up now. And you don't have to do every month if you don't want to. We all understand that life can get in the way, and sometimes we all need a break.

As for your challenge for the month, that's up to you. We all realize that what works for one person doesn't work for another. And people have different problem areas. Some of the popular ideas are journaling you food, exercising X number of times, drinking X number of glasses of water a day, and losing X number of pounds.

In January I exercised three times a week, at least 30 minutes straight. In February I will be adding 2 days a week of strength training to my schedule. Erin said in reply to one of Amanda's posts "Cardio makes you look good in clothes, weight training makes you look good naked." So, that's what I'm going with this month. It's time to get started on the REALLY looking good. I had planned on this before I read the comment, but I think it puts my reasoning for strength training into one nice phrase. In addition to making us look really good, strength training is what also keeps our bones strong as we age. I'll be uisng the book Strength Training for Women to guide me as I move forward with this. After I've followed plans in the book for a month or two I plan to make a review of it for everyone. I just don't feel like doing so would be appropriate before I have followed the program for a while. What I will say in the beginning is that it goes from a basic 4 exercise starter program through three additional levels of advancement. It is also something that you can do at home with a few pieces of equipment, with some gym machine exercises thrown in for gym memebers.

SOO...The point of this post is to make everyone aware that NOW is the time to sign up for February. Make your goal as basic or complex as you wish. And feel free to keep watching us for another month before joining if you want to. Michelle has started this wonderful program for us, and we have some terrific people from all over the world participating. If you want some support in your plan to improve yourself this year, here is a free, fun way to get it. We are all trying to change ourselves for the better, and we would LOVE to encourage you on your way to a better you!!!


White Rose Boy said...

It sounds like you have got a great plan, good luck in achieving your goals.

the veggie paparazzo said...

I, too, want to go back to doing strength training as part of my routine in February.

Tee said...

Sounds like you have some wonderful goals for February...I am confident that you will get it done.


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