I love a good friendly competition. As a pretty competitive person, it brings out a fun side of me. Being in a 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 – so 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!!
- 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
- 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 nice 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 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 interesting 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!!
For More Fun Challenges Check These Out:
- 30 Days of Fitness Challenge
- 50 Ways To Get In 10,000 Steps
- Step 2 It Challenge
- Reasons Why Working Out With Your Significant other is BEST!
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