Same Challenge, more freedom
“Last year around this time, we tried something new and created the “Maintain Don’t Gain Challenge”. In short, this was a challenge where we supported one another in our attempts to maintain our weight throughout the challenging holiday months, and put some money on the line as an incentive to do so.. As a whole, the challenge was a big success.. we had a lot of participation, the AFS community really came out in droves to support one another, and a lot of people successfully maintained their weight! It was awesome =).
Despite the success of the challenge, this year as we prepared for it we felt like we needed to make some changes.. While there’s nothing wrong with having the goal of weight maintenance over the holidays, we felt like it wasn’t right for this to be the sole intent of the challenge. For some people, body weight is a great motivator, but for others, this may not be the best or healthiest form of motivation. There are so many different goals out there, and body weight should not be placed on a pedestal as the only meaningful goal. This year we wanted to open up the concept to everybody!
No Cave November-In Our All New Community!
Thus, this year we are tweaking the challenge and allowing YOU to choose the health behavior YOU want to maintain over the holiday. This could still be weight maintenance, or it could be something else such as working out at least 3 times per week, eating a vegetable at every meal, or anything else that is meaningful to you.
We found this really cool website called StickK.com that we will be leveraging, along with the new AFS forum community for social support, all in an effort for us to support each other in having the best possible holiday season.. One that is enjoyable and fulfilling both physically, and socially.
Check out the video below to learn more, and to find out how to get started. We sincerely hope you’ll join us!