2011-12-22

Spring "Chick" Challenge 2012

Starts: Monday, January 2nd, 2012
End: Monday, March 19, 2012 (The last day of Winter)

We are starting 2012 off by breaking the shell of our old self and getting ready for Spring by becoming more fit and healthy.

So since for most this is a new thing doing a challenge, I want to have our 1st challenge be about building a strong foundation and seeing tangible results.

So here are the focus points for this challenge:
  1. Commit to a NSV (non scale victory) to be assessed at the start and the conclusion of the challenge.  
    • For example it could be:
      • losing inches
      • improving your 1mile time
      • fitting into a pair of your used to be favorite jeans.
  2. Commit to a set of nutrition parameters and track via MyFitnessPal or Sparkpeople or WW. Whatever tracking works for you. IF you are on maintenance and do not really track. What nutrition goals do your have?
    • How many calories daily or weekly?
    • How much water will you drink daily?
    • What items, if any, will you limit?
  3. Commit to a set of exercise parameters. These can be as loose or as flexible as you feel work for your personality, schedule, etc.
    • Think variety.
    • Start small and build.
    • Try to incorporate a variety of exercises as to avoid boredom 
  4. Commit to blogging at least twice weekly and 1 of those times must be you check in with a complete up date on your progress. All other blogs could include new insights, results of weekly challenges, or just letting others know how you are doing.
  5. Commit to support... both giving and receiving. Check others blogs and comment as you feel motivated to do. 
So... you think about the 5 focus points and get ready to SPRING n2 ACTION....

Then.... leave a comment and a link to your blog.  I will have a initial stats post ready by January 1st.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.





68 comments:

  1. Ready for my long over due change in 2012
    http://jay09-fitandhealthyforlife.blogspot.com/

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  2. I'm in! On my iPod while on vacation so I am new to commenting this way :)
    My blog is at www.blogwobble.blogspot.com (I think)

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  3. I couldn't wait until tonight to read it so count me in:-) I'll try to post a blog sometime soon to pass on the word for others to check it out too:-)

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  4. I want to join this. I currently have no blog (I just stalk everybody else, lol). I was planning on starting one for the new year, but I can start right now if you want me too!

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  5. Blog Wobble told me about this, and I AM SO IN! Love the challenge, love the rules - everything. Totally in! My blog is http://http://flabmountain.blogspot.com/ !

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  6. Can't/Won't do #2, so I guess I'm out. Tried it several times before, but it's too tedious for me. Sorry, but that's just me. But I will drop in and support the challengers.

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  7. Jo .... This challenge is about support, accountability, and fun. Do what works you. None of the focus point are make or break. By in is more important than compliance.

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  8. Look at all the participants so far - awesome!
    Can't wait to get home next week and start adding new friends :)
    Hoping to send another person or 2 this way as they are awesome, supportive ladies that I know will be an asset to the challenge.
    2012 is gonna be our year!

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  9. Count me in!
    http://fromwaddletorun.blogspot.com/

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  10. I am in too. http://gettingfitathome.blogspot.com/

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  11. Can I join please! My blog is www.f-g-s.blogspot.com and I'll put a post up sometime between Christmas and NY once I've had a chance to think about my focus points. This could be just the thing to get me off to a great start next year :)
    Hx

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  12. Blog Wobble sent me over.
    I have a question......I don't use MyFitnessPal or SparkPoeple, but I do do Weight Watchers.....I track everyday and go to weekly meetings. Will that suffice? I'd love to join the challenge if it's acceptable.
    Hope you stop by and check out my blog!

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  13. I'd love to join in :)
    My blog is :
    destinedtobeadiva.blogspot.com

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  14. Okay, I would love to join up. I track calories, but it's by using the old-fashioned pencil and paper way, where if I don't know how many, I look it up online or in a book I have had forever. I'm ready to go!

    Jo
    http://awellkeptlife.blogspot.com

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  15. can i join please? my blog is: fightingfat.blogspot.com

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  16. @fighting_fat - please open your blog to all readers. We would love to have you.
    @Jo - paper and pencil is fine .

    EVERYONE--- please make sure you see your name on the blog roll. If not let me know bigbuttthoery at gmail dot com

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  17. I'd love to join as well!
    My blog is www.my-crazybeautiful-life.blogspot.com
    Thanks for hosting!

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  18. Stormy i'm in on this I don't have a blog set up yet but I will work on that...!!

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  19. Stormy ok I have my blog started http://bajangirltryingtogetfit.blogspot.com it's simple and not as cute as yours but it's a start... LOL!!!

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  20. I'm in give me a few days to simmer over what I wanna accomplish. Thank you in advance for hosting this!!!!!!

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  21. I hope this works out for you! Seems like you have a lot of interest. I'll be following along and reading with you guys!

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  22. Thanks for the invite! I am 100% on BOARD!!! I am been looking and looking for a place to join! I had a lot of success with Debbi does dieting this summer and I know how this can really work if you work to support each other, you try hard, and understand that you will have bad days, and bad weeks. If you mess up tomorrow will be a new day and a new start. I will start working on my post for the challenge!This is the exact time frame I was wanting to start with because I will be going on spring break vacation at the end of the challenge!! Thanks again for the invite! Nicole @ colieskitchen.com

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  23. Congrats on such a great sign up list so far chicka! I am looking forward to getting home and back on track after the Christmas season and being on vacation. On the countdown now, just a little over 24 hours left. Very homesick.
    I have over indulged and set myself back a little but happy to be going home and back to being disciplined so that's something I guess :) catch up with you soon <3

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  24. Thanks for inviting me to the challenge, but I've got my goals firmly established and don't want to add to them- that's when I get into trouble! I'm happy to have you as a new follower! best wishes on your challenge!

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  25. I will be participating! www.spinachleavesandsugarsnappeas.com

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  26. I am not a fan of challenges - I seem to somehow rebel or something and fail them! But I love a lot about how you set this up. I think that having an NSV is soooo much better than a weight number for a goal. We can, after all, only really control our actions, not the scale. I'm happy to cheer from the sidelines.

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  27. Thanks for stopping by my blog and sending out the invite. And you know I think I will take you up on this.
    I'll have to think about what I'm going to accomplish other than what I just posted on my blog and it may just fit right in with this.
    You can find me at:
    http://fitnhealthybyfifty.blogspot.com/
    I'm looking forward to meeting new folks, and joining in with the fun and the committment.

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  28. I'm in!!! My blog is www.mfclingan.blogspot.com

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  29. Count me in!

    I usually don't do well with challenges, but I am going to give this one a try! Sounds very do-able!

    Thanks for the invite!

    www.skinnyhollie.com

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  30. Alright you talked me in to it! ^_^ Here's my blog link, http://a-new-poison.blogspot.com

    Looking forward to this challenge as much as I'm looking forward to making and keeping all these new blogger friends! lol

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  31. I usually lose interest in challenges...there are just so many to choose from on the WWW. I'd like to give this one a shot!

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  32. im in!! new blog just set up http://shaznz.blogspot.com/. will post later tonight

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  33. I'm in - I love challenges for helping me stay on track with goals! And NSV are important to me, as I'm in maintenance mode (+/- 5 pounds) so losses aren't the issue, but improving my fitness is. :)

    My blog is: www.tryingtotri.com

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  34. I'm in! I think this will really help me, as my weight has been getting me down! It's easy to forget there are other victories you can have!

    My Blog is http://thingirlbreakingfree.blogspot.com/

    Em x

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  35. I would love to get in on this challenge. I think it is just what I need! My blog is at www.rn4fitness.blogspot.com :) Thanks for putting this together!

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  36. Going to follow all of you...not sure if I am 100% on board with this, but do need something to kick myself into gear...determination, committment and the will to keep going will get me healthy!!!

    Staying MOtivated MO

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  37. Love this! I'll be posting an update on my blog soon - http://6monthtransformation.blogspot.com/ specifically about this challenge and what my goals will be. Count me in!!! Also looking forward to getting to know my fellow participants :-) Good luck everyone!

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  38. I'd love to join!
    http://rysfattofit.blogspot.com/

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  39. I'm in! I need to make a few changes in my life...weightloss is one (if not the biggest) of the changes I need to make!

    http://www.underthebigoaktree.com

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  40. Count me on this :) I'll work on the Goals and stuff soon :)
    http://monicasweightloss.blogspot.com/

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  41. Hey Stormy, I'm in this challenge too.
    http://denisedoeslife.blogspot.com

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  42. Is it too late to join?

    karla @ iamkarlam@yahoo.com

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  43. I'm in. My blog is babyweightescape.blogspot.com My goal is to drop 3 pant sizes and I'm pumped to just be a happier, healthier, more energetic mom!

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  44. Im late responding, but I am in!

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  45. Hi I am in! I'll update my blog by Jan 1st. detoxfatmind.blogspot.com

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  46. I have joined the challenge. Check me out: http://weightlossgirltheroadtolesscake.blogspot.com/

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  47. I want in on this!

    http://kimsquesttolose100lbsagain.blogspot.com/

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  48. Count me in!!! Check me out at http://fgiasw.blogspot.com/ For the details!

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  49. Updated my blog with my commitments and goals for 2012!

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  50. Last minute here, but I'm in! I saw the challenge on two of the blogs I already follow and was inspired by their goals. Now that I've seen all these great participants, I'm even more inspired! I definitely need something to keep me blogging regularly :) Looking forward to this!

    Blog: http://www.iamdawnanderson.com

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  51. Looking forward to starting the challenge today! My blog is http://gettingfitfineandfabulous.blogspot.com

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  52. Hmmmm.... I thought I'd posted that I would join, but I don't see it... so, I'm in!!!

    http://losinitby30.blogspot.com/

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  53. Stormy - I'm in.. you've done the impossible and have gotten me to link up to a challenge. That alone is a killer accomplishment ;) LOL

    http://carbiegirl.blogspot.com

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  54. I'm in...I will post tonight. My blog is Downward Trenz at http://the-4walls.blogspot.com/ .

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  55. Im in. Hope its not to late. Still getting the hang of this blogging thing http://fatfreeinmythirties.blogspot.com/

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  56. Bummer, I didnt see your comment/invite until today as I've been swamped with holiday fun. :(

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  57. I linked up
    gettingnshape.blogspot.com

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  58. Sounds interesting I'm in. I'll blog tonight. My blog is www.wwforlife.blogspot.com.

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  59. I would like to join if it is not too late. http://pockets101.blogspot.com/

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  60. I literally just saw this challenge listed on a fellow bloggers blog post. I too would like to join if it's not too late! Please!! I need this SO bad!

    http://fatsosarah.blogspot.com/

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  61. I'm late but I'm here www.fatinsuburbia.blogspot.com

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  62. Is it too late to join??? :) My blog is http://barbknits.worpress.com

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  63. http://skinnywife.blogspot.com/2012/01/day-3-hell-in-park.html

    Add me please!!!

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  64. I'm late aswell - but since my blog is new i'd love to join :)
    http://amilliongoals.blogspot.com/

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  65. I am SO in!
    http://www.my-outside-voice.com/2012/01/spring-chick-challenge-2012.html

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  66. I'm late, but I'm in!
    http://fitandfabforlife.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/healthy-living-challenge-until-spring/

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