Thanks again for the amazing support and for participating in the challenges. It is great to hear everyone’s stories 🙂 Keep up the good work!
The challenge idea this week came from one of my favorite magazines, Eating Well.
Basal Evolution Challenge Week #4 is to spend the same amount of time watching TV (or any sort of visual media) as you do working out.
For example, if you workout for 1 hour today, watch no more than 1 hour of TV. No workout= No TV/media/facebook.
If you don’t watch very much TV to begin with, challenge yourself in a different way. If you spend a lot of time playing video games, or browsing facebook, use that as an incentive instead of TV.
Or if you REALLY want to challenge yourself, don’t watch ANY TV this week…and read a book or research a topic of interest for the same amount of time as you workout….or longer!
I used to crave TV after a long day at work and I used to spend a lot of time on facebook.
It wasn’t until I deleted my personal facebook account (not the Basal Evolution account), that I found my passion for health and nutrition. I started reading a lot. I no longer had time or the desire to go onto facebook or watch TV shows (with the exception of a few faves…like Modern Family).
It is so easy to get caught up in the lives of people we don’t even know (i.e. reality shows). Trust me, I’ve had my Bachelor/Bachelorette obsessions.
Instead of investing so much time to the lives of strangers, try to invest your time into your own life by picking up a new hobby, starting to workout daily, or invest it into the lives of people you DO know.
Instead of watching 3 hours of TV, watch a little bit, get your fix, then call your mom, a close friend, workout, or play a game with your family!
Life is happening….live it up to the fullest doing things you love and will remember.
remember your two options for your evolution challenge:
A is the easiest. Pick and choose as you go. B is the path to the prize.
A) Read the post and put the suggested practice into action! Pick the ones you want to use and ignore the ones you don’t!
If you would like to participate for the “final prize” you will need to start racking up the points through your use of…
“likes. shares. posts”
B) 1.”like” (+1) the “Basal Challenge” of the week on facebook to encourage others to try it as well.
2. “share” (+1) the “Basal Challenge” of the week on facebook to encourage others to try it as well.
3. post a picture (+1) and a few words (+1) about your “challenge” experience (on facebook). For example, if the challenge was to “cook more vegetables for dinner this week,” a picture of your dinner plate that has “more vegetables” and a brief summary would count as +2! Individually, a picture or a few words is +1 a piece. You CAN post multiple pictures and/or descriptions during the week (i.e. one weekly challenge can earn you more than 4 points if you post multiple pictures for one challenge. Be sure to relate each picture to the challenge in some way).
If you don’t want to post on facebook, an email with a few words about the challenge (to firstname.lastname@example.org) will be fine and count (+1), as well!
Option B confirms that you participated in the challenge and helps spread the news to others.
The person that liked, shared, and posted the most challenges…and ultimately has the most points… will win “the prize!”
Cheers and happy evolving!