This morning I’m excited to kick off a new challenge for you guys!
A couple months ago, KRAFT Singles approached me about doing a contest on my blog. (Yes, KRAFT Singles…as in CHEESE! They read my blog!?! I’m moving on up!!!) Basically, I’d come up with the challenge and they’d supply the prizes.
So my challenge was to design a challenge for you all using the idea of “1/3 less” since that’s what KRAFT Singles Made with 2% Milk have — 1/3 less fat (that is, 2.5 grams of fat per slice compared to 4.5 grams in the leading process cheese slice. They are also delicious and melty in grilled cheese sandwiches, but I don’t even want to know what you guys would do with a “delicious and melty” challenge.)
Here is how it’s going to work: over the next six weeks, there will be three 1/3 Less Challenges. Each one will have a prize. To be eligible to win, you’ll have to set a goal and then check in with me on my blog two weeks later to let me know how it went. If you enter each challenge, you’ll be eligible to win the grand prize — a $100 Visa gift card! If you only enter one or two of the challenges, you’ll only be eligible for that week’s prize.
The point of the challenge is to get you to set little goals that help you to make small changes. I mean, 1/3 isn’t much, but I believe that just a bit (just for a second) gets you fit. Each challenge will last for two weeks, and I hope in those two weeks you’ll make those little changes that motivate you in all areas of your life.
I hereby do solemnly swear that Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me. This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by Rachel Wilkerson.
OK, now that I’ve referred to myself in the third person and the lawyers are happy, let’s get to the first challenge!
The goal of this challenge is to get you skip your workouts just 1/3 less of the time. So think about how often you made excuses for why you couldn’t work out over the past few weeks. And even if you got in all your workouts, did you make an excuse for why you couldn’t push yourself? (Doing a DVD instead of a ridiculously hard spin class because you wanted to go to happy hour, saying “But I’m le tired” every time your alarm went off…) You need to figure out what your typical excuses are so you can not make them quite so often during the next two weeks — approximately 1/3 less.
(Now, obviously, everyone knows I’m not a math girl and I don’t know how many excuses you normally make in two weeks, but I’m guessing that most of us should aim to make one or two less excuses.)
The winner of this challenge will receive a $15 iTunes gift card and will be off to a great start for winning the $100 Visa gift card!
To win you must:
- Leave a comment on this post telling me about your workout excuse history. What kind of excuses do you usually make? (Example: “I sometimes skip workouts because I just washed my hair and I don’t want to sweat it out.”)
- In said comment, let me know how you’re going to do that 1/3 less in the next two weeks. (“I skipped five workouts last month because of this…so in the next two weeks, I vow to only do it one time. That’s it. Otherwise, I’m going to the gym.”)
- Come back to my blog in two weeks and leave a comment on the final challenge entry post (to be posted Tuesday 4/26) and let me know how the whole thing went for you. (“I had great hair 66.666 percent of the time, but I did skip 1/3 less workouts over the two weeks. So even though my hair looked lame those days, my backside looks fantastic!”)
I’ll pick an iTunes gift card winner at random from the people who left comments on both posts! And every time you find yourself quieting a workout excuse because of this, you can Tweet @RachelGettingIt and @Kraftsingles with the hash tag #BetterForYou to get yourself a bonus entry. (And Tweet all you want, but you can’t get more than five bonus entries!)
Fine print: You have to be 18 years or older and a US resident to be eligible to win.
So pretty much all you have to do is suck it up a couple times this month and you could be handsomely rewarded.
Get to it!