We are pumped. The time has come to really kick it into high gear. We are about to seriously take control of our health, staying consistent with our workouts, adopting healthy eating habits, and getting rid of junk that’s weighing us down. Introducing the Über Challenge!
This 60-day challenge begins tomorrow, April 15. Why 8 weeks? Because we want to see results and reach our goals, and that takes time. We’ll be making new positive changes each week, focusing on consistency and follow through. We’re tackling this head on. It is important to understand there is no quick fix; fitness and health are a journey and we’ll be damned if we’re not going to help make that journey a better ride.
The way the challenge works is that you get “+” points for working out and eating well, and “-” points for not working out and eating well. Pretty simple, right? To motivate everyone and eventually reward someone, the Über Challenge costs $10 to play; the winner takes all!
The main objective of this challenge is to improve our health. We may all be motivated by different reasons; whether it’s to move better, feel better, sleep better, and/or look better, the one definitive commonality is that we want to be healthier. So here’s how we’re going to achieve that. Workout a minimum of 3 times each week at The Fuse, improve our eating and health habits, and improve on a timed workout challenge. Boom, it’s that simple. And guess what? Thanks to all of you, we have a built-in support system.
Each week there will be a healthy habit to adopt for the week and all successive weeks moving forward. This is a progressive challenge with each week adding another healthy behavior.
Week 1: eliminate all processed foods.
Week 2: drink 6 cups of water a day; add 1 cup for every caffeinated beverage consumed.
Week 3: eliminate all gluten products.
Week 4: eliminate all sugar/sugar alternatives except fruit.
Week 5: get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep a night.
Week 6: eliminate alcohol.
Week 7: reduce caffeinated beverages to only 1 per day.
Week 8: reduce recreational screen time (tv, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) to 2 hours or less.
So there you have it. Über Challenge Spring 2014. Begins tomorrow. Are you ready???
Yours in Health,
Kristin at The Fuse Fitness