Bupa Family Challenge
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I had a completely different post planned for today, until an email from Michael Clarke (Australian Cricket Captain for those playing along at home who don’t know who I am talking about *cough* James *cough*) reminding me that this week, my family and I had committed to doing the Bupa Family Challenge and start ourselves on a healthier road.
When I first heard about the challenge I jumped on board because I know I need more motivation and getting the whole family involved and accountable is a great way to keep me going and then, I completely forgot about it with all that’s been going on.
And, the truth is, that making healthy choices for my children and teaching them to do so themselves is a million times easier than doing these things for myself. I am a hopeless coke drinker and I feel too tired to doing much more exercise than chasing the children. I am full of excuses and so, this challenge is my way of enlisting my whole family to help me.
I am also taking this opportunity to introduce the kiddos (Ellie in particular) to Healthy Harold. The Life Education Van is such a wonderful memory from school for me and I am excited for when they will get to do the same.
We will be concentrating on eating two pieces of fruit and five servings of vegetables for Ellie in particular as she has a veggie aversion since a little girl at day care told her they cut up your insides and for Jasper and Kahlei the main focus will be brushing their teeth twice a day (without issue).
As a family we will be giving up soft drink and fruit juices and drinking more water for the week, taking a family walk after dinner, cutting out the junk or sometimes foods, starting a gratitude journal and reading a book as a family.
Our biggest challenge for most of these things will be finding an appropriate time to do things as a whole family such as doing our walk and reading a book and what we will substitute our family walk with if the weather continues to be so decidedly horrid.
For me, the obvious difficulty will be giving up my Coke. I know it must be done but it pains me so. I enjoy it and, some days, I really really really need it. And, having had three children constantly at home, with no outside activities since October I am at a point where I need it daily.
I am excited to start and hope we can come away from the challenge feeling good, having made some new habits and maybe kicked some old ones.
Now – how do you feel about getting involved?
Bupa have ever so kindly offered a $100 Visa Gift Card to one reader to help them meet their chosen challenges
To be in the running to win simply tell me your best health mishap. The best, most entertaining answer will win!
Entries close midnight February 12th 2013 (AEST, ie Sydney time). Please note, entry is only open to Australian residents and be sure I have your contact details in case you win!!
If the prize is not claimed within a week, this competition will be redrawn.
Sign up for the Bupa Family Challenge for a great way to motivate yourself and your family into making healthier changes and choices. Feel free to pop by our FB page and share how you’re traveling.
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