I think most of you who frequent my blog aren't from Iowa, so this may not be familiar to you. Live Healthy Iowa is a 100 day wellness challenge that is geared towards, well, living healthy. The idea is that you sign up as a team (2-10 people) and work towards weight or activity goals. Teams can enter the weight loss division, or the minutes of activity division, or both. Then, as a group, you encourage one another to be active and make healthier choices in your life.
This challenge starts on Thursday, January 20 and will run for 100 days. I wasn't going to participate, but a friend at school asked me to join their team, and I decided to accept. I've been wanting to get in shape for awhile, which includes not only exercising, but eating healthier and being more conscious of my choices. This is a great way to hold me accountable to that. There are others counting on me to participate, so I'm less likely to pass up exercising or making better choices.
I'm excited to see where this will lead me and where I'll stand at the end of the 100 days. My goal is to participate in the Minutes of Activity Division. I think this will be less stressful and more attainable as a goal.
And I thought telling you all about it, and then updating you occasionally on how it's going would be a great way for me track my progress. I think this will be especially nice during the winter months, as it is so hard to want to be active when it's cold and dreary outside and all you want to do is curl up on the couch and watch a movie and eat chocolate!! I've got the EA Active for Wii and Zumba for the Xbox 360 Kinect - at least to get me started.
Wish me luck everyone!!