Are you loving the month long challenges that we've done as part of Focused in '19? It's been such a great opportunity to Focus on Relationships and Focus on Finances this year. With the beginning of a new month it means we are ready to move on to our NEXT monthly challenge…
March: Focus on Fitness Month
Whether you are a fitness fanatic or a little less than enthused about the whole “working out thing” (slowly raises hand), our March: Focus on Fitness theme is going to have something for everyone. In a nutshell, we are here to encourage a little more overall health and fitness all around. Whether it's drinking more water, getting better sleep and adding more steps into our day…this month, we are covering it all.
Here's how it will work:
First, make sure you’ve you’ve signed up for the March calendar HERE.
It will be emailed to you, so keep an eye on your email and spam folder. Print it out, put it somewhere where you will see it, and follow along! Additionally, check your emails. Each week we will be sending out updates, tips, “rules” for the challenges, and more.
Second, follow along with the challenges each week!
This month we want to encourage everyone to commit to setting a few health/fitness goals. It doesn't need to be weight loss or running a marathon either. It can be as simple as drinking more water, getting more sleep, or stretching more. The point is to challenge yourself and above all, HAVE FUN!
FREEBS StepBet competition!
As part of the fun we've even created a “step challenge” through Stepbet just for Freebs! It's a little extra motivation to get moving and a lot of fun. The Stepbet will start Monday, March 4th so you've got some time to prepare. We will send an email out with all the details if you want to join in. Make sure you are signed up HERE to get the emails if you would like to join us. We even made a printable goal sheet for you to write your goals for the month, and keep track of your awesome progress!
More on setting accomplishable goals HERE.
MOVE YOUR BODY WEEK
Every day this week, make it a point to do ONE extra thing that gets your body up and moving a little more! There are a LOT of opportunities to move more that we miss. Need a few ideas to get you started? Hold a dance party in the kitchen, take the stairs instead of an elevator, going on a walk with your family, or taking a back-row spot in a parking lot. Whatever it is, get up and moving! Share your own ideas with everyone on social media using the #FocusOnFitness hashtag so we can all inspire each other.
Before you panic, this doesn't mean we will ONLY take in water. What it DOES mean is for 7 days consume NOTHING to drink, except for water. No soda, coffee, alcohol, Crystal Lite, Gatorade, Propel. Zilch, zero, nada. Just straight h20. While there may be some healthy options out there, most of us don't get enough plain straight water. This week's challenge will help us get our bodies what they need, let our taste buds get all the other stuff out of their system, and do our body good!
NO SUGAR WEEK (GROAN!)
When you look at the calendar do you start dreading this week too? I get it. This is hands down the hardest week for me. For 7 days do your best to avoid ALL SUGAR! How extreme you go on this challenge is up to you, since there is basically sugar in everything. Just decide for yourself what your goal will be. For me, it will mostly be obvious sugar like sugary cereal, candy, desserts, sugary snacks, etc. I won't worry too much about the sugar that's baked into my bread, taco shells, etc. This one is going to be tough but I am glad we are doing it together. After that, share your wins with us on social media!
MORE SLEEP WEEK
I'm a night owl by nature and used to stay up late for work and projects. After adjusting my schedule and getting more sleep, I found it had a HUGE impact on my life. I was able to focus more and be more productive. This week let's commit to going to bed early and and waking up earlier. In addition, let's turn off electronics at least an hour before bedtime and work on a night time routine that will help us get better sleep.
That's A Wrap!
We made it! Phew! Now go weigh yourself, measure yourself, check your goal sheet, look at the steps you took and just think about how much better you feel overall…after that, share your success with the world! You've earned it! Use the #FocusOnFitnessMonth hashtag so we can all cheer each other on.
Make sure you are signed up HERE to receive your printable calendar, be ready to participate in our “step challenge”, and get ready to rock your fitness goals. Share those fitness goals on social media using the #FocusOnFitness hashtag for accountability and motivation too!
WHO'S WITH ME?!
Ready. Set. Go!