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What Would William Wallace Do? April 30, 2010

Posted by Scott in Challenges, Goals.
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What would William Wallace do?  He would step up to the challenge and commit to become a Weekend Warrior!  That is what I am doing too.  It is that time again.  Time for the third edition of the Weekend Warriors Challenge .  This time the theme for the challenge is Braveheart.  William Wallace, err……Brandon, over at So Long, Fat Ass! is the man behind the challenge and he does a great job of keeping everyone up to date with who is taking part in the challenge and links to their posts about it. 

Here is how The Weekend Warriors Challenge works.      

  • Set 2-3 goals for yourself for the weekend
  • Goals can be anything, as long as they are health/fitness related in some way
  • Goals must be specific and measurable, so that you can give a definitive pass/fail result at the end of the challenge. For example, “workout at least 30 minutes every day this weekend” is preferred over “get more exercise this weekend”.
  • Sometime between now and Thursday night (April 29), write a blog post about the challenge, and detail what your goals for the weekend are. Then, stop by So Long, Fat Ass! and leave a comment with a link to your post, so we can all keep an eye on each other and offer encouragement.
  • The Friday before the challenge starts (April 30), Brandon will put up another post with a list of all the participants.
  • The Monday after the challenge (May 3), Brandon will put up a post where everyone can report back on how they did over the weekend.
  • Everyone is encouraged to write an after-challenge post with your results, and link to all the other participants.  That way, we can raise more awareness of the challenge by getting the word out, and hopefully have even more participants next time. That, and everyone can share in a little link-lovin’!
  • Everyone is also encouraged to tweet about the challenge using the #WeekendWarriors hashtag
  • Maybe something like this: I’m participating in the #WeekendWarriors challenge from @SoLongFatAss, are you? http://bit.ly/dflwo0
  • I have had a really stressful month this April, and I really want to get off to a good start in May.  The past 4 days have been better, but up to that point, April was not my greatest shining moment.  With that in mind, I am looking forward to make May great, and this challenge will be step number one.   

    The number 3 has been popping up a lot lately for me.  Earlier in the week when I was feeling down, Craig from My Life, Take Eight suggested that he and I strive to get three miles in this week.  I found some motivation and decided to take it a step further.  This was the week that I was going to commit to doing the C25K running program.  I am hoping that the third time is the charm for this.  I started this program twice before earlier  in the month, but never made it past day 1.  This week was different.  I have completed days 1 and 2 of the program, and I am feeling ok so far.  Maybe the third time will be the charm for me and I can make progress as I try to become a runner.  I want to be a runner, but not yet.  The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

    Here are my goals for the Weekend Warrior Challenge.     

    1.  Finish week one of C25K on Friday evening.     

    2.  Drink at least 80 ounces of water each of the three days.  This is an ongoing struggle for me on the weekends for some reason.     

    3.  Stay away from the sweets this weekend.  No cookies, no cakes, not even a candy bar.  I have indulged my sweet  tooth more than a few times during the last month, and I want to go without to start the month.     

    Those are my three goals for the Challenge.  Now if I can just squeeze in some time to watch Braveheart…………..

    Comments»

    1. craigversion2 - April 30, 2010

    Good luck on your goals, warrior!!!!

    2. Brandon - April 30, 2010

    Hey Scott, glad to have you joining us for the challenge again! You’ve got some great goal lines up for yourself for the weekend. I think the no sweets is a great idea. I know if I eat too much of anything sweet, or any sort of junk food really anymore, it just makes me feel like crap.

    Good luck this weekend, I look forward to hearing about your results Monday!

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    4. jord - May 1, 2010

    Since you’ve already met your first goal (right?!) I will wish you luck with 2 &3. 🙂

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    6. Amy - May 3, 2010

    Hoping you had a successful weekend!!!!

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