A big Congratulations goes out to my brother, Justin (a/k/a Buck), who is our January Fitness Challenge winner!!
I’m not at all surprised by this result, in fact, I was pretty sure he’d win this month even before the challenge began. See, on a typical work week day, Justin spends about an hour and a half in the gym. I believe this is partly because he needs to stay in good physical condition for this job. However, the primary reason is simply because he enjoys working out. In fact, the other night while we were playing Loaded Questions we had to answer the following question for Justin – “What hobby do you enjoy?” and he actually answered working out over hunting. I’m sure you can guess there were quite a few people around the table upset with that answer. What do you mean??? It’s HUNTING!!!!
Also, because this is becoming a post about my brother, I might as well go ahead and tell you that he received the name “Buck” at Konopalooza 2004 (before it was know as Konopalooza) when he wore camo The. Whole. Weekend. If I remember correctly, Kira was given the honorary title of “Buck Girl.” Oh, thank god that didn’t stick, huh Kira?
Anyway, regardless of the fact that he already worked out regularly, I know he took this challenge very seriously. So, Congratulations Justin and great work!! Email me with your prize choice.
I’ve found that one of the keys to staying in a fitness routine is making sure that I have variety and don’t get bored with my workouts. Working off of that, the challenge for February is going to revolve around trying new things. For this month, 1 point will still be given for each 10 minutes of exercise, but you will also have a chance to earn bonus points.
For February, for each new exercise you try, award yourself 5 bonus points. “New” will be anything that you haven’t done within the last 6 months. Bonus points will only be awarded for the first time the exercise is performed (sorry, not every time throughout the month). But, because I’m feeling nice, you don’t have to count January in those 6 months. For instance, I went snow shoeing in January, something I hadn’t done since last winter. Because January is not counting against me, I will award myself 5 bonus points for the first time I go snow showing in February. Does that make sense?
Best of luck to everyone and happy exercising!