We are looking forward to kicking off our 2019 Move It Monday Challenge
in partnership with the Move It Monday
organization and Quitting the Sitting
. Starting Monday, January 21st and running through March 18, this weekly challenge will have us all up and moving towards making 2019 our best year yet! This thread will be the home page for the challenge where each new weekly challenge will be posted, so bookmark it for future reference.
If you're eager to get started (so are we!), here are some first steps we recommend!
1. Join My Fitness Pal
: If you aren't already a member of My Fitness Pal, sign-up now
. It's free to join and as a member you'll be able to fully participate our Move It Monday challenge.
2. Set a Reminder
: It happens to all of us. We intend to do something and then we just forget. Let's not let that happen. Take a few minutes now to set a reminder on your phone, calendar, or whatever system you use to track important events. Make a note to come back to this webpage every Monday and participate in this week's challenge!
You may also want to sign up for the Move It Monday newsletter. Every Monday morning you’ll get tips, suggestions, inspiration, and motivation to start your week strong. And it’s the perfect cue to remember to check back on our Move It Monday Challenge! You can sign up here: https://www.moveitmonday.org/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/
3. Complete our Pre-Survey:
In the Building Healthy Habits group, we want to start and finish together, and tracking where we begin is a great way of doing that! Please complete this brief 6 question survey
so we have an idea of where we're all starting in terms of physical activity. All of this information will be anonymous and only aggregate data would be shared. Let’s see just how far we progress by the end of this 9-week program!
4. Read the CNN article
: Mondays have power when it comes to changing behaviors. If you haven’t already, check out this CNN article
explaining how Monday resolutions are a powerful tool to stick with your health goals, including physical activity. We’ll be doing just that with our Move It Monday Challenge starting on Monday, Jan. 21st!
5. Check out the Move It Monday website: Move It Monday
is an international non-profit initiative that helps individuals, communities and organizations kick off the week with exercise. We’re partnering with them to provide a 9-week program just for you! Check out their website to see all the fun tips and resources you can start using today to get moving.
6. Check out the Quitting the Sitting website: Quitting the Sitting
is a grassroots organization founded in 2015 by a group of My Fitness Pal friends who decided to stop sitting so much and start moving towards a happier, healthier life. And they want you to join them!