I had plopped onto my recliner over the weekend and looked around at my family. I noticed that there seemed to be more of us than I had remembered. Since the summer/fall ended we had begun become sedentary. A family that swam, biked, and ran all summer and fall, were turning into couch blobs. I wondered to the bathroom and stepped on the scale, yep, 15 lbs since my Hawaii trip. So I came up with a challenge. What I proposed was a 20 week challenge. Here’s the challenge: On the first week, everyone will do at least 5 minutes of aerobic activity every day Monday through Saturday. During the second week, the time increased by 6 minutes each day. The third week, 7 minutes and so on. The payoff? If all four of us can perform this 80% of the time over the 20 weeks, I will take the family to Great Wolf Lodge for a weekend. (interestingly enough, 20 weeks is about the end of the school year.) Today was day one.
Michael – 60 minutes
Jenny – 10 minutes
Michaela – 5 minutes
Brad – 5 minutes.
So we are at 100%. I’m hoping this will become a habit for our family and we will all be healthier. Now I need to figure out how to add vegetables to the three members of the family that don’t like them. Wish me luck.