I like to workout and always feel better when I do but sometimes it is hard to get motivated. It always help me if I have someone to motivate me or a challenge where you can compete with other people.
I was lucky enough to be asked to participate in a challenge called In A New York Minute from Your Better Life. It was a pilot challenge that had a four week tracker to encourage simple and healthy habits while enjoying sites of the city. As I moved along the map tourist attractions would pop up.
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Here are the challenges I had to do to get points and move along the challenge
- using the stairs(at least 2 flights) -600 points a day
- desk stretches(at least 15 minutes)-600 points a day
- break time walk(at least 15 minutes)-600 points a day
- motivate a co-worker to go for a break time walk-600 points a day
- drinking 8 glasses of water-600 points a day
I could view my progress for the challenge on the challenge list it shows everyone’s avatar and their points and rank.
The website also has an activity tracker that you could post your activity for each day. It had a spot for the number of steps you took everyday. I wore a pedometer everyday so I could track my steps. It is a great motivator, if you set a goal for yourself everyday on how many steps you want to have by the end of the day. There was also a spot for any exercise you did (ex. walking, cardio machine, aerobics,cycling,etc)
We received messages in our inbox with tips,motivating ideas, general health tips. Some of the emails we received were sugar crash, workout at work and stay hydrated. I think this is great I can always use any health tips and things to motivate me.
You can also add people to your buddy list and you can motivate and challenge each other along the challenge.
I really enjoyed this challenge. I am really trying to lose weight and eat healthier. It was fun as a team to be in a challenge, it helps to keep you motivated because you want to win the challenge. I really like the idea of the buddy list you and your friends can do the challenge together. The map was fun to use because you could see all of the people in the challenge along the map, tourist attractions and other great information. Especially with New Years around the corner I am sure a lot of people’s resolution will be to lose weight, a challenge would be a great way to do that.
I completed the challenge with Sublime Media Connection .