Some board members have expressed interest in getting fit for summer so I thought I would provide a little incentive. This is how the Fitness Challenge works:
You PM me your weight and waist measurements on May 7, 2007. The actual weight and inches will be kept secret, but the percentage of weight lost and inches lost will be public. I am the only person who will see your actual weight and inches.
You weigh-in and measure once a week (every Monday) and send me the results. I'll post the progress of each person in percentages and inches lost.
At the end of six weeks who ever loses the biggest percentage of their body weight or the most inches wins a prize.
It starts May 7 and ends June 11, just in time for swimsuit season! The only requirements are that you always weigh in on the same scale so we have a consistent measure and you try to measure your waist in the same spot each time (measure around the narrowest part of the waist and with a similar level of tension in the measuring tape.) We will be working on the honor system. Also, I'm not encouraging starvation for the next six weeks, but I am hoping this will help motivate and support those people that are interested in improving their diet.
The real motivation of the contest is to promote a healthy lifestyle, which will be a reward in itself, but the winner will also get a prize. The winner will get $40 towards a restaurant gift certificate (so you can celebrate your hard work) or $40 towards the DVD of your choice.
You can come here for support and healthy lifestyle discussions or just talk about what you did or didn't eat today. If enough people are interested, we'll go forward. So who is ready for a fitness challenge?