Mid-Challenge Report: How are Families Doing?
We are over halfway finished with the Fit Family Challenge, so it is time to check in with our two Spotlight Families to see how they are progressing with their goals. Each family has specific goals around family and individual exercise, and they both have goals around improving their eating habits. They want to make healthier choices for snacks and meals, and they want to cut back on the sugary snacks they are consuming.
Lucas family members are doing well with their fitness goals. They continue to try new activities they can do together as a family, so they are creating great habits while having family fun. For their nutrition goals, Mom Felicia, says, “they are getting better with making healthier choices,” which is also great news.
Prater family members also continue to move forward with their fitness and nutrition goals. I met with Jenny Prater last week, and we streamlined her goals to really focus on her main objective, which is to get her children active. She knows the habits they create now are those that will carry them into adulthood, so she is really working on finding low-cost and enjoyable activities for her family. She is making a schedule and putting exercise as a top priority. She knows she is setting the tone for them, and she is motivated to make positive changes.
Tips to Help You Progress
1. Compare your family to your family. Seeing the leader board and the families that are logging so many minutes can seem overwhelming if you are just beginning to exercise. Think about your activities in comparison to what you did yesterday, last week or last month. The goal is to adopt a healthier lifestyle for you and your family, so compare yourself to yourself not to everyone else.
2. Don’t give up. Do something. If exercising is a new endeavor for you and your family one time around the block may be a challenge for you. Doing something is a start. Decide how many days each week you are going to exercise and stick to it. You can do it.
3. Stay motivated. Keep your goals in mind and stay determined throughout the challenge. Embrace your wins and keep moving forward.
The Fit Family Challenge provides a great way for you to make positive changes for your family while allowing you to see how others are progressing as well. The community involvement is fun and the logging of minutes from each family and each region is exciting to follow. I hope you are following along and reaching your families goals!
Enjoy the journey!
Gaye Esser is a Life Coach and owner of Redefine Balance. She is a certified graduate of Coach U and a Level II Reiki practitioner. She works with women to find their passion and bliss and to own their happiness from the inside out.