Mike and I are doing another one of our infamous (or absolutely unknown) challenges. This one is a contest just between us, but since the prize (for me) is a day at the spa and I certainly can't do that alone, I thought I would tell you all to challenge your husbands to a contest with a spa day as a prize and then beat their socks off so we can all go to the spa together.
I don't know what your contest could be--I'm thinking arm wrestling is out for me, as well as any contests involving math, or even racing-- just make sure you can beat him and the spa day has to be sometime after Thanksgiving, because that is when our contest ends.
The rules of our contest:
1. 1 point everyday of the week for 30 min. of exercise. (Going to church counts for exercise on Sunday. I look at it two ways: First, it's an exercise of faith and second, it's a workout to "sit" through sacrament with children)
2. 1 point everyday for 5 min. of scripture study/reading
3. 1 point everyday, except Sunday, for not eating a treat. Because Sunday is an eat-a-treat day. I had to argue heatedly for this. Mike kept saying that he should be able to earn bonus points for not eating a treat on Sunday. I said "Heck no." So a total of 20 points a week are available. Plus 20 is such a nice even number, unlike say, 21. Also, we determined you can get negative points. So if you eat one dessert that's a loss of 1 point, and if you decide to eat another that's another point loss.
Throw down the gauntlet--challenge your hubbies and join me in Nov. for my spa day. Mike doesn't really want a spa day so if he wins I think he's going to buy some huge computer monitor. But, he's not going to win. I am.