Compete with your spouse in the Ultimate Couples Fitness Challenge! A great way to support each other on the road to better health! Free Printable Tracker!
Since it seems this little lockdown situation, we now find ourselves in may last longer than we all thought. Why not make the most of it and focus on a little friendly competition.
I get it. Most of us are stressed and anxious, and it easy to feel out of control. By giving yourself something to focus on like a 30-day challenge. You can get a little control over what you can control, like keeping you healthy and sane during these turbulent times.
As many of you know, I actually love a good friendly competition. As a pretty competitive person, it brings out a fun side of me. Being in competition always drives me and makes me push my limits and try that much harder to reach my goals.
Let’s face it, as humans, we hate to lose. That’s why a friendly competition is a very effective way to stay on track when you want to lose weight.
Hence the reason I created this fun couples fitness challenge!
I know this says “couples” challenge – but really, you only need two people to compete. If you cannot get your significant other on board, ask a friend, sibling, parent, co-worker. Really, anybody, you feel you want to take on in this fun little challenge! – Make sure it is someone that will hold you accountable if you lose!
And since it is not based on “weight loss” – you’re not going to lose, based on the fact that your husband stopped eating ice cream for a week and lost 10 pounds – really ladies it’s not even fair 😉
This Couples Fitness Challenge is based on a points system. You receive the following points for healthy actions that you can take daily to a healthier and happier you. You can also lose points for some less than stellar health choices! I put those in for me for extra motivation not to cave to drinking soda and eating out!!
The RULES of the 30 Day Couples Fitness Challenge
- Working Out For 30 Minutes – 5 points
- Drinking 8 oz of Water – 1 pt for every 8 oz drank
- Abstain From Processed Sugar – 5 points
- Run/Walk – 1 pt for every mile
- Drink Soda – lose 5 points
- Eat Fast Food -lose 5 points
- Complete 4 Rounds of 20 Repetitions of Ab Exercises -5 points
- Met or below caloric goal for the day – 5 points. Use a tracker like My Fitness Pal to help track caloric intake.
- Bonus – Extra 20 minutes of after-dinner activity – walk, bike ride, dance party… – 10 points
Use the Free downloadable tracker to track your points and claim a winner for the week!!
At our house, we like to put a little extra skin in the game and make friendly wagers. Make the bets interesting! Hate to fold laundry, make the loser do it. Or a sexy massage for the winner! Have fun with it and be creative! I had one reader report they but some sexual favors on the line -Mr. Thueson would LOVE that bet! 😉
So if you want to up your fitness game, a challenge is where it’s at!! It will bring out that inner competitor and really push you when you feel like giving in or giving up. Just knowing that I could not have to fold the laundry for one week is the motivation for me!!
As Mary Poppins so eloquently stated so many years ago:
In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and – SNAP – the job’s a game.
The more we can make our weight loss journey fun and exciting, the more likely we will be to stick with it. So take this challenge – grab your man, friend, sibling, parent, co-worker, and have some fun!
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- 30 Days of Fitness Challenge
- 50 Ways To Get In 10,000 Steps
- Step 2 It Challenge
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