To be honest, I've enjoyed every minute of my challenge-free month. I have returned to my evil ways and eaten at least 6 cookies every chance possible. I have also stuffed myself with chocolate, cinnamon rolls and in a fix, I made a pan of those delicious no-bake cookies (the kind I sometimes don't bother to make cookies out of. The kind I just eat with a spoon from the pan. I mean, no. No. I don't do that. I share them lovingly with my children after shaping them into butterflies and princesses.)
I think my poor body is screaming out for protein and fiber and other nutritious (that was a sneaky word to spell) foods. I have suppressed its pitiful cries, but then it rebels in ways that are inappropriate to discuss in public.
So it's time for another challenge! (As I write this I just consumed a Snickers bar, and I bought a big bag of M&Ms that are calling my name from the kitchen.)
The Couples Challenge! Your task, if you choose to accept it, is to 1.Come up with a team name (with your significant other) and 2. Commit to eating just one sweet a day and 3. Exercise daily. Each team has the possibility of earning 28 points a week. One point for each team member a day for eating well (one sweet=one serving size), and one point each for exercising for 30 min. or more a day. I'll have a blog post every Wed. to collect points (This time it's Wed. because blog traffic is low that day). The Couples Challenge will start on Feb. 4 and run until April 1.
The last challenge I was a firmly devoted believer in no sweets to earn a point. But that's just mean. No sweets? What am I supposed to eat when I celebrate putting the girls down for a nap at the same time? Why in the world would I exercise if I didn't get to eat dessert afterward? During my last challenge I would eat one sweet, and since I'd blown it anyway, I binged away. Personally I think it is harder to eat only one sweet/dessert. So I'm trying for that this contest. We'll see how it goes. Also, I'm doing the couples thing because ummm, because instead of facing off, maybe by working together against everyone else we'll do better.
For a prize, each couple that joins also commits to $5 to the winning couple at the end. Money is a great motivator. So we're going to kick all your butts. :)
Our team name is "Team Awesomeness" and to quote Kung Fu Panda: "It is said that his enemies would go blind from over-exposure to pure awesomeness."
So post your team name in the comments below!