Thursday, April 01, 2010

Get Active in April

Yesterday I posted about my desire to get (and stay) active in April. A few readers showed interest in joining me, so I thought I'd make this an official challenge. That way we can all motivate and cheer for each other throughout the month as we get lazy our motivation wanes.

If you're interested in getting active in April, you can join the Active April Challenge at any time. All you have to do is:

  • Set your own activity goal for the month (or the remainder of the month if you're joining after the 1st).
  • Leave a comment on this post that details your goal. Or if you want, write a post about the challenge and your goal at your own blog linking it back to this post, and then leave the link to your post in the comments.
  • Tweet about your activity using the hash tag #ActiveApril so that we can all stalk you if you haven't reported in a while cheer you on). If you don't have a Twitter account, feel free to comment here on a regular basis to keep us posted on your progress.
  • Visit each others' blogs and/or reply to #ActiveApril tweets and encourage each other.
That's it. Set a goal, tell us what it is, report on your progress, and cheer each other on. It's a simple challenge to get us moving now that spring is almost here. Let's get active!

P.S. I know challenges usually come with buttons, but I'm not that design-savvy and I didn't think up this challenge in time to put a button together. If you're joining in and you enjoy that sort of thing, feel free to come up with something and send it to me. I'll gladly post it to share with the challenge members (and give you props, of course).

*UPDATE: If you're participating in the Active April Challenge, you can now grab the Active April button below (thanks to Mel at Mel's Box of Chocolates).


Kerri Olkjer said...

I'm in! My goals for April are: to run at least 20 miles total for the month, workout 6 days a week except my race week when I will take 2 days off, set a 5k PR, and work in more yoga.

Ami said...

Thanks for joining in and spreading the word! I'd like to get a good group going.

Carrie said...

Count me in. I just set up a similar challenge on my blog.

So my activity goals are to burn a minimum of 2000 calories at the gym each week and to take my doggies for a long walk 3 times each week.

Shima said...

I am so in! My goals for the month of April is to continue training for my half marathon in October. Do cardio and weight training 5xs a week. Last but not least have fun with my children!

Ami said...

Welcome, Shima! Glad you decided to join us. Don't forget to report on your activity using the #ActiveApril hashtag on Twitter or by commenting hear.

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