3.24.2014

#1800MinuteChallenge [Join Us]


I am so excited about today's announcement/post/whatever you want to call it. As you know, I've been struggling with getting my booty in shape. Yesterday as I was inhaling more chips and dip I came to the conclusion that I am not going to get swimsuit ready without any accountability. And that's when The 1800 Minute Challenge hit me. The 1800 minute whaaaaaaaat you may be saying. Allowing me to explain.

Starting April 1st through May 31st I am committing myself to being physically active for 1800 minutes total. If you do the math that rounds out to nearly 30 minutes a day. I love this idea because it allows me the freedom to do whatever I want, whenever I want. It doesn't mean I have to do 30 minutes everyday, but rather 45 minutes one day, zero the next, perhaps 27 the day after, and so on. Also, being physically active doesn't mean I have to kill myself (but lets be real, any physical activity at this point in my life may just do that) but rather I can choose to take Maggie on an afternoon walk, get a quick workout DVD in, lift weights, run on the treadmill, and so on. As long as I reach my 1800 minutes, I don't care how it happens.

Here's where the exciting part comes in. Myself, Alissa from Alissa Circle, Emily from The Freckled Fox, and Alycia from Crowley Party are joining forces in hopes that you will join us. 


All four of us will be focused on motivating, inspiring, and keeping this whole thing exciting for you over the next 60 days. My goal is to have thousands of us all come together over the next 60 days to get healthy, become stronger, and perhaps shrink a few inches off of the places that need it. Swimsuit season is right around the corner whether we want to believe it or not. 

Here's what you need to know: 

1. You will want to sign up to be a part of the challenge just so we know who is joining in on the fun (and so that you have a chance to win the amazing grand prize at the end of the sixty days). You can register here

2. Starting April 1st, you will be responsible for tracking your own progress. Don't worry, I've gotcha covered. After signing up for the challenge, you will receive a spreadsheet via email from me which will allow you to quickly track and total your minutes! 

3. Throughout the challenge use #1800MinuteChallenge on Instagram or Twitter so that those of us also participating can follow along and cheer you on. Make sure to follow @livinginyellow, @alissamcircle, @thefreckledfox and @alyciagrayce for occasional workout ideas, our favorite playlists, and extra tips + tricks on how to get your 1800 minutes in! 

4. At the end of the challenge (May 31st) those of you who have completed all 1800 minutes will email me your spreadsheet [livinginyellow@gmail.com]. On Monday, June 9th one winner will be drawn to receive the #1800MinuteChallenge grand prize. It's still a secret on what you will be receiving but don't worry, we will fill you in on the details as time goes on. Keep in mind that the best prize of all will be how great you feel and look at the end of the challenge. Our prizes will just be the cherry on top ;) 

Who's ready to do this thing?! 

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74 comments:

  1. I've signed up! I need this :) Thanks, Erin x

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  2. This is exactly what I need - can't wait to start. Thanks for doing this!

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  3. You can sign up right here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XZlmG6N9U_3N-BDe0gn8nkjl9tQ7neEFPgLeI6ADqXA/viewform

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  4. I love this idea! This challenge is actually something that could be obtainable for me. I am in!

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  5. Great idea! Can't wait to start!

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  6. Great idea! I workout like crazy and have a trainer so if you need any tips I'm more than happy to offer what works for me.

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  7. I desperately need to lose a few pounds and just feel better in general, so I am all in!

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  8. Great idea! Can't wait to start!

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  9. This is seriously perfect. For a couple weeks now I have wanted to up my workout schedule from 3 days a week to more. This is the perfect motivation to do it! Signed up and am ready to go!!

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  10. You and your good ideas! Guess what? This worked. I am going to join and I am going to get into better shape if it kills me. And yeah, the swimsuit thing is a big motivator.

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  11. Just signed up! This is an awesome challenge and I am so excited about it!!! I just started a harder workout routine so this is the perfect motivation to stick w/ it. Thanks for putting this together!

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  12. Another way to keep me motivated! Thanks, ladies!

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  13. I just started Slim in 6! This will be fun! I also use GymPact, but that requires a certain number of days a week!

    Sarah | www.seriouslysarah.net

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    1. I just started that too- I loooove it! That hour flies by. Such a great workout.

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  14. I just posted that I need workout motivation and BOOM here you are! xx

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  15. I've lost the winter wieght by eating well the last couple months. Excercise... meh, not so much. I'm desperately in need of motivation to get back in that swim suit, and here it is!!

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  16. I think you look great as is and I totally get your obsession with both Chick-fil-a and Chipotle and beer is absolutely necessary when sitting on the couch doing nothing... :) That said, I totally need motivation to get myself moving. I sign up for spin classes at my local YMCA when I can and the incentive is that if I actually get out of bed and get there I don't get charged $10 for missing class. Apparently spin is SO popular that they charge for missed classes so since I like having that $10 in my pocket I sign up and get myself up in the morning to get there! Good luck to you!

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  17. This is going to be great! I've needed a good excuse to get moving.

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  18. I love this idea! I tried to do something similar with running X amount of miles in a month! It was nice because if I slacked one day I could make it up the next without feeling like I totally fell off my routine/goal!

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  19. I totally wish I could join, and if it was any other month I would! My honeymoon is for three weeks in April, and lets be honest I won't be moving from the beach. Good luck!

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  20. I totally am! Totally!!!! I am so in!

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  21. I'm in! I love measuring minutes instead of miles or pounds.

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  22. Thanks for this! I was in need of an extra push. I like to be random too. I always fail if I set a strict schedule. So this idea is perfect!
    Sarah
    www.simplyinbold.com

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  23. I'm definitely in! I think this is a great idea. Accountability is an amazing tool that we often forget about in our shame of letting ourselves go.

    Let's do this!

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  24. This is super motivating and a GREAT idea! I have tons of 5 - 10 minute Pilates & Barre videos you can do here
    http://www.inallofhersplendor.com/videos/

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  25. I am TOTALLY up for this!!

    http://onegoodth1ngaday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. New follower here! I am so excited to do this!!! I've been trying to get in shape since January and I needed a bigger push, this is exactly what that is for me! I can't wait!!! Thank you so much for thinking this up!
    Chelsea
    www.weddingbellsandpuppydogtails.blogspot.com

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  27. Ever since our wedding in October, I've been so lazy, and having a hard time finding motivation to really get back into it. Maybe this fun little challenge can finally do this for me! 'Cuz good lordy I need it! So, I'm in :)

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  28. Yay! I signed up! Can't wait!

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  29. Great idea - exactly what I needed!

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  30. Such a great idea! I can't wait to get started!

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  31. Love the idea, great way to keep myself motivated. I was thinking of signing up for some sort of race, but this much better! Love having a goal!

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  32. I love this idea!!! Thank you for doing this!!! I'm in!

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  33. Love this idea! I'm so ready to get back in shape, so this is perfect! I just started Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred yesterday, so I'm excited to keep the workouts going.

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  34. As easy as it is to say, umm no I'd rather keep up with my old, unhealthy habits...I'm going to register. :) Thanks ladies!

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  35. Great idea! I've just committed myself to another workout plan- now I can kill two birds with one stone and do this as well! Thanks!!

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  36. Absolutely LOVE this challenge. I'm definitely in :)

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  37. BOOM! Signed up and can't wait to get started! What a great idea :-)

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  38. I just signed up, I'm excited for the extra motivation to start working out again! I have seriously needed it!

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  39. Totally loving this idea! I am in!

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  40. Awesome, I'm in! Hope it motivates my lazy ass, haha!

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  41. It's not even a question as to whether I'm in!

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  42. Just signed up! Definitely was in need of a little push in the exercise department!

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  43. My sister sent this to me. Great way to keep honest about keeping moving!!

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  44. Just signed up! So excited!

    www.mermademoments.blogspot.com

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  45. Oooohh yes.. Elizabeth over at http://alwaysajerseygirlatheart.blogspot.com told me about it.. and I'm totally in.. My goal for this month is to get to exercising.. This sounds like so much fun, and hopefully keeps me motivated. :)

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  46. Saw this on another blog ... I'm late, but if I can still sign up. I'm a little addicted to exercise... trying to out cardio my calories, I don't have the eating down! :)

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  47. I'm in! I know I'm late but I already keep track of my exercise so I can fill it in. I saw my sister was doing this (on Facebook) and I thought I'd tag along. Thanks!

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