Week 6 Challenge – The Extracurricular Exchange!


Welcome to Week 6! If you are just joining us, start Week 1 by clicking here. This weeks challenge is about getting up and getting out! This one’s a little different than what you might expect, but it is a challenge centered around becoming more active. To start, let’s explore the definition of extracurricular:

ex·tra·cur·ric·u·lar: adj.,  –  outside one’s regular work, responsibilities, or routine.

So, this weeks challenge is all about doing something new involving exercise. Something outside of your normal routine – something that you’ll have fun with. And here’s what this week’s challenge is:

Exchange 2 hours of indoor activity (t.v., computer, laying in bed, etc.) for 2 hours of outdoor extracurricular activity.

Yep, this weeks challenge is sweet, short and simple – and there isn’t ANY reason why you can’t do it. To help spark some ideas, I’ve compiled a list of extracurricular activities to help get you out of the house and into the sun!

Extracurricular Activity Ideas:

  • Enjoy a bike ride
  • Go for a brisk walk, or jog if able
  • Take your children to the park and play sports together
  • Enjoy a nature hike
  • Take a dip in the pool and swim some laps
  • Try a new sport with friends, family or loved ones
  • Visit the beach and go swimming (laying out doesn’t count! :))
  • Go on a canoeing adventure
  • Participate in a heart trail circuit
  • Run in a charity race
  • Explore a fitness class at your local gym

The ideas could go on and on, but you get the jist of it… basically, try something new – but make sure that it’s something you can do outside of your own home, such as at your local gym, YMCA, park, beach, or pool.

The challenge involves only 2 hours of your week – so if you can only get in 1 hour (or if you do a 1 hour fitness class at a gym that you’ve never tried), then get out and get 1 more hour at some other time during your week.

If you already do some of these things – then the challenge is still the same, just pick something new, and add it onto your normal routine! 🙂 By exchanging sedentary activity for more active, outdoor activity, you’ll surely increase your overall health and fitness levels… and I’m pretty sure you’ll eventually love getting outdoors, too.

I’d say good luck, but you don’t need luck… so, GOOD JOB. Keep up the hard work you’re putting in. Whenever you start doubting your progress or if you feel your determination start to slip… the general rule of thumb is to JUST DO IT. Don’t think about it! If you do, your mind will put your body into a full body experience of the activity and it’ll be that much harder to JUST DO IT. So, JUST DO IT!

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