New Challenge:: May Your Way!

As I sit here and look out my window and see the blowing trees and the white stuff covering the ground {again}, I am finding it really hard to believe that today is May 1st. I have double and triple-checked my calendar, and it assures me that it is indeed, the first day of May. You know what this means, right? Our new challenge starts TODAY! Before you know it, summer will be knocking at our door and we want to be feeling fabulous when it happens!

May Your Way. What is this challenge about? Well, it’s all about YOU. Your goals, your challenge, your way. You can take things at your own pace, decide what is best for you, and focus on yourself!

You don’t have to be looking to lose weight for this challenge! Maybe you want to lose a few {or lots} of pounds, or maybe you are looking to increase your endurance and overall fitness. Whatever your goals are, you are welcome to join us! We offer laughs, support, advice, and camaraderie!

If you haven’t registered for this challenge yet, please click here and do so!

What should you do next? How about write about your goals for this month? Nothing helps us stick to our goals more than having a clear plan to focus on. So whatever those goals may be, put them out there for some accountability. Make sure you link to your post in the comments section below so we can come visit!

If you are looking to lose weight, make sure you step on the scale and record your starting weight! It’s all down from here, baby!

Fill out the challenge check-in form below!

Let’s go over our new features once again! We will still have our regular Thursday Leaderboards for our weighers, but will be trying out a new feature, too! The name is SisterStars! How does it work? It will be a points system and will be tallied on a weekly basis on Wednesday nights. You can earn points by doing several things:

  • Writing an initial blog post about your goals and plans for this challenge! Don’t have a blog? Try out our {free} blogging tool on the ‘hood!
  • Checking in by 9 p.m. Central each Wednesday!
  • On Wednesdays: Blogging about your week and linking back to us in your post! Make sure you leave the link to your blog post in the comments of the Wednesday Check-In post!
  • Grabbing one of our buttons for your sidebar! Make sure you leave a comment telling us you did!
  • Sticking to your goals each week!
  • Participating in Sisterhood Says {details below}.
  • Chiming in on SisterChat {details below}.
  • Getting up off the couch and moving and grooving during our #tworkout on Twitter Tuesday nights at 8 Central. If your muscles hurt the next day, you have April to blame.

Each Thursday afternoon, we will list the top 10 sisters (and brothers) with the highest cumulative point total. At the end of the challenge, the SisterStar will be the recipient of a special prize! FUN, no?!

Sisterhood Says:: Who didn’t love Simon Says as a child? In the check-in posts each Wednesday, you will receive a weekly health/fitness goal to add in to your routine! You can do it! Look for your first instructions on Wednesday, May 4th!

SisterChat:: Starts tomorrow! A great way to mingle with the familiar faces around the Sisterhood, as well as the new ones! We will be unbuttoning our jeans and chatting at the ‘hood, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Central time! There are no topics off limits, so come let it all hang out with our social sister, Colleen, and the rest of our gang!

Sisterhood Happy Hour:: Join us on Twitter Thursday nights at 10 p.m. Central time! Mel will be hosting a happy hour, so fill your glasses, bring your recipes, and come relax with us!

Whew. That’s a lot to take in, but I promise it’s really not complicated and lots of fun! To clarify:  lay out your goals, weigh {if you wish}, blog, support your fellow brothers and sisters, and join in the fun!

Questions? Leave them below or email support@shrinkingjeans.net! Happy May Day!

Everyday in May Exercise GroupJoin us for this exercise challenge – get in 30 minutes a day for the next 30 days! Can you do it?

We have set up a group on the ‘hood for the May Your Way Challenge! Come on over and chat with us about how you’re doing!

If the form is not showing up for you, click HERE to go the form.

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