PRE CHALLENGE - CHALLENGE AND NEW POINT SYSTEM SPECIFICS
NEW ELIMINATION CHALLENGE – PRE-CHALLENGE CHALLENGE and Specifics/Details On The NEW Point System – Once you get the gist and the Rules - I’ll list them out in VERY SIMPLE FORM for everyone to keep handy ___________________________________________________
As I said in the first Blog - The Main Part of the Challenge will stay essentially the same as it's been in the past challenges - but may be a little simplified each week (though you never know with me ;-P ) Weekly Eliminations Will work the same - As will choosing the Final Awesome Winner!! Safe Team will also work pretty much the same – I will put up specifics on the first week!
The new stuff.....I'm adding a "point system" to the challenge to HOPEFULLY appeal to those eliminated from the “Main” Challenge – which will essentially be an additional thing to COMPETE for and WIN! - I will have ONE "SET" of things that you can earn points for - these will Stay the Same Throughout the Entire challenge (though some weeks there may be opportunities for "bonus points") - so once I have them up you will want to keep them handy cuz there will be Several things on the list.
EVERYONE, Including those eliminated from the "main challenge" can earn points for Yourself And for Your Team. (and each thing will have a MAX # - so people can't just go crazy one week and rack up a ton of points).
The “ACTIVE” (see below rules) Person At the END of the 11 WEEKS with the Most Points (again See Rules) WINS the Secondary Points Challenge! In the event of a tie it will come down to whoever has the highest % of loss over the whole challenge. ____________________________________________________________
RULE #1... to continue on with your team and stay in the Points challenge you MUST STAY “Active” in the challenge – Your Points will start being tallied WEEK 1 – but as for the “staying in the points side” the minimum requirement won’t matter UNTIL you are eliminated from the main challenge…once you are…
to REMAIN “ACTIVE: you MUST EARN at least 25 points a week!!!!! Out of a Possible 45 Personal Points....Very Doable even if you are having an off week. But the points are made up of physical stuff, food stuff and personal stuff - so if you have a bad week or you're sick or hurt or whatever - it won't be too tough to get through an off week or two with the minimum points and still participate and shoot for the Win!!
RULE #2 - YOU MUST WEIGH IN EACH AND EVERY WEEK!!!
RULE #3 - TO BE in the Running for the Points Challenge WINNER you MUST have lost At least 4% of your starting body weight during the challenge. This is not a huge # but certainly a significant # for many – It’s Not as much about weightloss for this part BUT Huge Dedication and Life Changing Habbits!
How To Earn Points….Here Are the Specifics!!!! POINTS are ONLY Earned During the regular “Challenge Week” (Sunday – Thursday)
# 1 **Post a positive comment about yourself on the main blog – 2 pts for a single "positive" (2 Pts Max per week) - you are welcome to post more than one positive if you'd like - but you just get the pts for 1 per week.
#2 **Stay Under Your allotted 2500 mg of sodium - 1 pt per day - (5 Max per week)
#3 **Drink 64oz of water per day - 1 pt if you reach the 64 oz
and 1 pt if you hit 8 oz over (2pts MAX Per Day) (10 Max per Week)
(in other words... you drinking gallons of water isn't going to get You 20 pts! But if you need more please, by all means, drink more water!
# 4 **Every 30 consecutive minutes of exercise you do counts is 1 pt (exercise being PLANNED WORKOUTS - NOT Everyday Chores or Physical Work Duties) - (2 pts Max Per Day) (10 pts Max Per Week)
(and yes your workouts for the "challenge" put up on a given week DO count here as well) - the ONLY "double dipping" you will do
Of course you can workout more and sometimes will be required to in a challenge week – but this is the Max points that can be earned.
#5 **Complete the Weekly Challenge - 3 pts (3 pts Max per week) - anyone still in the “Main Challenge” would, of course, receive these pts - but those that are no longer in that part won't be required to complete the challenge - but on the weeks that you do - you get the 2 pts....
#6 **Every 25 consecutive Sit Ups (FULL SIT UPS) you do counts as 1 pt (3 pts Max Per Day) (15 Pts Max Per Week) each set of 25 can be split up during the day....(lets face it…we could all use work in our tummy…and this isn’t usually an “injury” prone problem so we all CAN do more here!
AND IF “CORE REPS” or Misc Reps - ARE a part of a challenge week…umm You Guessed it! …..ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBLE DIPPING HERE!! Anything required for the challenge week Must Be Counted Separately if you are still a part of the “Main Challenge” or going for the Points of “completing the challenge” #5 – the more you do....the More You Benefit!!