Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year, New Challenge!!

Happy New Year, everybody!! I hope 2011 is treating you well so far. I had a wonderful New Year's Eve- we had a bonfire with several of our neighbors. We roasted marshmallows, made smores, the neighborhood teenage boys set off a million was great!! My kids made it all the way to midnight this year--first year ever! Oh, and my husband (who has had long hair since we met) gave himself a buzz cut!! What a drastic change, but he looks amazing!

Poor picture quality, but my baby looks GOOD.
Anyway, I am participating in John Bingham's 100 Day Challenge. The challenge is so simplistic that its genius-- move for 30 minutes a day EVERY DAY for the first 100 days of 2011. It doesn't matter what kind of exercise you do, as long as it is intentional movement for 30 minutes. This is going to be a great challenge for me, because while on the days that I run I usually get well over 30 minutes of exercise, but on my rest days I don't exercise AT ALL.  So from now until April 11, 2011 I will at the very least be going for a brisk 30 minute walk every day! I also have my roller blades now, so this gives me even more of a reason to use them.  I'm sure that a lot of people who read this blog get well over 30 minutes of exercise a day, but if by chance you also want to participate in this challenge you can go here to do so. Just become a fan of John Bingham on Facebook, and go to his Events tab to sign up. You can also friend request him on Facebook, and he will accept you. (Which, let me just tell you, made me feel UBER important--yeah, I'm friends with The Penguin--my HERO--on Facebook! We're buddies!!)I think today I'm just going to go for a walk with my children

 I hope that wherever you are, you're having a wonderful New Year's Day!!


  1. I agree, when he accepted my friend request I was just like... wow! Im glad you are joining me in this challenge. You are alot like me, we run ... but on off days we dont do a thing, do we? I am going to focus on trying to do this exercise thing!

  2. First year my kids made it to midnight as well.

  3. Sounds like you had a good time last night. Can't wait to see how well you do this year! Happy New Year!

  4. Happy New Years! Love the hubby's haircut!

    Good luck with your challenge. That sounds like a great idea and you will rawk it!

  5. Happy New Year, Jennifer!! I am doing his 100 day challenge, too :) I pretty much worship him, too...that is cool about the Facebook add!!