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Welcome to our Healthy Habits forum, sponsored by Relishing Motherhood. We are kicking off our New for 2009 Challenge on January 12th. Leave a comment to join us.

And special thanks to our contributing bloggers, whose profiles and links appear in the sidebar.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Kickoff Day!

Today was our first day, and as long as you don't live on the east coast it's not too late to meet your goals for the day. I hope that everyone was able to start off strong. If today ended up being your off day, take a few minutes to sit down and plan how you'll fit in your exercise and scripture study for the rest of the week so that you can be successful.

Now, some general housekeeping and tutorials. (Feel free to skim over this if you are already comfortable with the procedures). In the past I have monitored these challenges via email, but since I set up this blog I am planning on having all general business, rules clarification, rah-rah encouragement, etc take place here. I know that some of you are not bloggers, but don't panic. If you click on the button near the bottom right hand side of this page, you can subscribe to posts or even all posts and comments. That means that anytime there is something new here, you'll get an email. It should be pretty straightforward. Additionally, you have to come to this blog in order to report your progress, so I would imagine that you'll be checking in every day or so anyhow.

Now, in terms of recording progress, you'll need to click on the clipboard in the sidebar. It will take you to a spreadsheet. The tabs at the bottom indicate which challenge is tracked there (exercise or scripture study). I used everyone's screen names, but if you'd rather go by your real name, feel free to change it. We'll record one point for each day that we achieve our goals, but there's just one box per week. I'd prefer if you checked in as often as possible to update, rather than updating once a week, but do what works for you AS LONG AS YOU UPDATE IT AT THE END OF THE WEEK. I'm not really comfortable with you recording your points two or three weeks later. Your points will automatically total at the end of the spreadsheet, but I will calculate the fines manually (I'm good at formulas, but that one was getting pretty complex).

If you have questions about this, please leave a comment and I'll get back to you as quickly as possible. And if you have questions on the rules of play, check this post and this one. If you don't find the answer you seek, leave me a comment.

Now get out there and achieve your goals! I know you can do it.


Joyful Noise said...

Woo hoo!!! We are off to a strong start. Not only did we exercise, but we exercised HARD for an hour and a half!!! Now I am so sorry I can barely move, but this HH is the motivation I need. Thank you for organizing everything.

Joyful Noise said...

Ooops, didn't proofread before I posted. That should have been, "I am so SORE I can barely move". But I guess I am also sorry that I haven't kept my body in better condition....This is pretty painful....

Rebecca said...

My rule has been to read before I go to bed, even after it's midnight. I'm glad now that I started reading just before 12:00, so I can count last night. It felt really good to not only get scriptures read, but to ponder about what I was reading!

Michal said...

we won't get nit-picky. if you don't go to bed until after midnight, just read before you go to bed. while you're up, it's still the same day.:)

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I know I'm not participating but I have to say that you are all motivating me. Keep up the awesome work!

Rebecca said...

Michal, that's what my seminary teacher used to say too!

I'm trying to get to bed earlier, I think that will be my goal for next week. I'll start practicing this week! :D