March Through March - Fitness Challenge!

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Novella

Post by NovellaSTAFF +43 +48

Let's Get Physical!

The weather is getting warmer and it's time to get active! As an extension of our 'Hearty Challenge' from February - we are dedicating this entire month of March to good health! Our challenge is simple, we want you to challenge yourself to living and maintaining a healthier lifestyle!

The Challenge Overview!

Everyone in Snap Land has a different level of physical ability, so the first thing we want to make note of is, we do not expect you all to become Olympic Athletes. Rather, for those who are interested; take tiny steps and make small changes in your everyday life to improve upon your health and well being.

For some that may mean changing their diet, others it may mean getting more active. Whether the activity is in the form of walking, running, small weight lifting, stretching or anything else - the choice is yours. It's up to you to determine what you're comfortable and capable of doing. As always, check with your doctor before beginning any new physical or dietary regimen if you have any health concerns.

Each week we will celebrate one of the four main elements of life; Earth, Wind, Fire and Water! We will take the core of our existence and work with you to better our eating habits, breathing techniques, improve blood pressure and of course - stay hydrated!

The Specifics!

Each week you will have a Fitness Challenge and a Song Challenge. Please read carefully below for a break-down of each!

Fitness Challenge: Each week, we are challenging you to increase your level of fitness by at least 5 minutes, 3-5 times a week.

If you do not do any physical activity at all, your starting goal will be five minutes a day, 3-5 times a week! The physical activity you choose is your decision. If you need help coming up with some 'chair-friendly' exercises, please read below!

If you already exercise, we want you to quite simply add 5 extra minutes a week onto your existing routine (Or a any number of minutes you're comfortable with)

Getting Started: To get started, you need to simply join us on Friday, March 2nd - sing a song and say that you're going to March Through March! (A thread will be posted at a later date with the specific challenge criteria - Stay Tuned!)

Week Two Fitness Challenge: Five additional minutes of fitness, completing a physical activity of your choice. Walking, Running, Stretching, Muscle Training, etc., The goal is to do this 3-5 times a week (Or more if you're willing)

Week Three Fitness Challenge: Ten additional minutes of fitness;

Week Four Fitness Challenge: Fifteen additional minutes of fitness;

Week Five Fitness Challenge: Twenty additional minutes of fitness;

The end goal is that you are exercising 20 more minutes a day (3-5 days a week) than you were before this challenge started!

Song Challenge: Every Friday in March, you will join us and sing a song! In your song comment section - share your journey! Your highs, your lows - your success - anything at all! Pictures, stories or just document that you've done the required amount of exercise for the week! (Or that you plan to finish by the Weeks end)

We will announce the 'theme' a couple days before each Song Challenge (Around Tues/Wed). We will also supply healthy eating tips pertaining to that week's theme, exercise hints and especially encouragement in every week! We want you to succeed and we'll do whatever we can to help!

Exercise Helpful Hints!

Chair Exercises & Limited Mobility - Not a problem - check out these links!
30 Easy Exercise Tips - The small things in your every day life, make a big difference!
Make Exercise a Habbit - It's easy to start but it's hard to keep going! Check out these tips to stay committed!

Dietary Helpful Hints!

Snack Girl - A website with great recipes, tools to find healthy snacks and how to avoid the bad ones!
WebMD - A general overall 'healthy' website with great recipe and exercise tips!
Live Strong - Learn how to stay hydrated!

Healthy Life-Style Tools!

Calorie Calculator - Tool for calculating how many calories you should consume per day to reach goals or maintain
Calorie Directory - See how many calories are burned with various exercises
Food & Exercise Log - Need help documenting your progress! Check out this printable log!

Rules & Guidelines!

1. Each week you must complete your fitness challenge.
2. Each Friday you must complete your song challenge.
3. You can participate in as many (or few) challenges as you like.
4. Have fun and believe in yourself!

Check this thread often for updates and announcements!

Happy Singing!

Novella

Edited reply by NovellaSTAFF +43 +48

Check Back Thursday!

We'll post the thread for Week one on Thursday - So stay tuned!!!

In the mean time, join us for our final Month of Love challenge!

Leap Of Love Challenge!

See You Then!

Nick1992

Reply by Nick1992PATRON

will read later!

Terry

Reply by TerryGOLD

flagginggggggggggggggggggggggg....

MitchRoberts

Reply by MitchRobertsGOLD

Hmmmmmmmmmmm! MAYbe I'll join this, I AM trying to lose a few pounds! LOL @ the idea of me doing 20 minutes of exercise without someone standing over me with a whip!

SoftiSings

Edited reply by SoftiSings

FLAGGING----- ALWAYS FUN THINGS

ChelseaBSB

Reply by ChelseaBSB

Yay! Can't wait!

dsider63

Reply by dsider63GOLD +3 +9

The fullofgrace Music Minster presents r/bb8a2958d

Flag Me in

Nick1992

Reply by Nick1992PATRON

nice!!!

a_god_s

Reply by a_god_sGOLD

weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

tree1

Reply by tree1

marching into march..

Nazzo

Edited reply by NazzoGOLD +1

FLAG

jimscot

Reply by jimscot +2

flagging
marching in to March

13gloria

Reply by 13gloriaGOLD

Im ready to march I was in a marching band in high school wow so many long years ago but I loved every minute of it Im In and flagging

tillie426

Reply by tillie426PATRON

I've already started ...last week...started to walk and can't wait to march to March....

xJayliciousx

Reply by xJayliciousxGOLD +5

Uptown Funk...new for me but i loves it!!! r/baba490bd <3

flaggin

Rebecca_L

Reply by Rebecca_L +2

flagging!

Uncle-Pauley

Reply by Uncle-PauleyCHAT-ADMIN +2 +4

Godspeed, Carmella.

Flagged

Angelbound

Reply by AngelboundGOLD +4

flagged

SherLou

Reply by SherLou

flagging just in case I decide to start this one

I could use extra strength..for Singing

-Hartley-

Reply by -Hartley-GOLD

Have a wonderful week, sing, sing, sing. Enjoy life.:)

Flagged.

Jami19

Reply by Jami19GOLD +4

In!

chattycathy52

Reply by chattycathy52GOLD

I MARCHED RIGHT OVER FROM THE LEAP OF LOVE TO FLAG THIS ONE TOO..
FLAGGING...............

davidmarxm

Reply by davidmarxmPATRON +1

I FLAGGED THIS ONE

believer1

Reply by believer1PATRON +2

I want to see if I can do every challenge in March. So, here I go marching into march, and into spring.

Indigiandragoness

Reply by Indigiandragoness

Flagging!

Tigerlee

Reply by TigerleeGOLD +1

FLAGGED!!!

lion

Reply by lion

flagged this one!!

Indy_Rosser

Reply by Indy_RosserPATRON +4

Trevor do next week's announcement in under 4 minutes????

I hear the bulltish fairy!

Will read details in a while! I have to march into this road house and get a shower!

SexyMama47

Reply by SexyMama47GOLD +1 +7

FLAGGING

DebPG13

Reply by DebPG13GOLD

Indy_Rosser

Edited reply by Indy_RosserPATRON +4

DebPG13

^
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-- ---- THAT fits sooo well with your status! LOL

Cee_42

Reply by Cee_42GOLD +2 +12

Merry Christmas & wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy New Year! God Bless You! xox

Thank you once again, Trevor and Novella, and all the staff, behind the scenes, for giving us this "March Challenge."
Looking forward to it, and looking forward to getting more exercise.
(Did "I" say THAT???) LOL ;)))

I'll be here! OH YES! (*_*)

Novella

Edited reply by NovellaSTAFF +43 +48

It's Time To Get Committed!

We're kicking off March Through March - tonight at midnight! Join us by singing a song and simply telling us you're committed!

March Through March Week One - The Sign-Up!

This thread will now be locked. Join us back here after Friday's Challenge!

Happy Singing and Good Luck!

karaokeginny

Reply by karaokeginnyGOLD

Crown Royal Apple.... I think I love you.

I lost 3 lbs last week, whoo whoo. looking forward to this weeks challenge.

Jules

Reply by JulesSPECIAL-EVENTS +4 +4

That is fantastic! Keep up the great work!

chaplainjudylynn

Reply by chaplainjudylynnGOLD +3

"mary" christmas everyone!!!!!!!!!!!

IS THIS WHERE WEEK 2 IS POSTED?

Jules

Edited reply by JulesSPECIAL-EVENTS +4 +4

The details of this week's challenge are posted here:
March Through March - Earth Week

Happy Singing and Good Luck!

singin_peanut2014

Reply by singin_peanut2014GOLD

can i use singing as a exercise

Novella

Reply by NovellaSTAFF +43 +48

Back open for business!

Indy_Rosser

Reply by Indy_RosserPATRON +4

Back open for business!Novella

Looking at your status ....... hmmmmmmmmm. Changing name to Lucky!

ROTFLMAO

Nick1992

Reply by Nick1992PATRON

un

oldfrog

Reply by oldfrogGOLD

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/be79f765a

This is my March Through March Entry for Week 3
I am Oldfrog
Song is I only Have eyes for you

Increase fitness this month, if the weather cooperates to 3 18 holes round of gof per week, working up to 5 per week.

Sweet-n-Krazy

Reply by Sweet-n-KrazyGOLD

MARCH THUR MARCH WK 3

Sweet-n-Krazy
YOUR THE ONE /THE VOGUES
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b8790afa2

I_love_ur_giggle

Reply by I_love_ur_giggle

Whisper2_my_angel
audio
Butterfly - Mariah Carey
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b99e9c8f2

I am sick but I wanted to stay in this contest. I didn't do part C..getting through the song was hard.My voice is about gone..I hope you'll make allowances this one time.March is almost over..Annie

I hope this on the right page now..

Novella

Reply by NovellaSTAFF +43 +48

The details of this week's challenge are posted here:
March Through March - Fire Week

Happy Singing and Good Luck!

Novella

Reply by NovellaSTAFF +43 +48

Back open for business!

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