This blog is for and about the Webster family. Each of us want to make choices every day that will result in optimal health and fitness. We represent different generations and different places in life - from empty-nesters to young families to students. Our health goals are as varied as we are, but we want to have a common place to post our progress and our challenges. We will be accountable to each other - to provide support, design incentives, share information we come across, and in general cheer each other on and celebrate our steps toward fitness! If anyone happens upon this blog and is inspired to be more fit and healthy that is icing on the cake. So here we go!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Kathy - New Challenge

Hi Guys,  Have been visiting the Brooke branch of the family.  We got our exercise walking on the beach, shopping and looking at wild animals.  Really should have been wearing a pedometer!  Brooke helped me solidify plans for our next challenge.  Hopefully it will be helpful and fun.  Here it is:

Challenge Goal:  

To earn 1,000 points as a group

Ways to Earn Points:

Lose one pound - 5 points
Drink at least eight (8 ounce) glasses of water in a day - 1 point
Exercise for one hour - 5 points  (This is not in a specified time period and it does not have to be all at once - it just has to be planned exercise - a walk, an exercise DVD, a bike ride, etc. not housework, or shopping :(


Girls - Have a spa day as soon as we get together after the points are earned
Guys - Are treated to a massage after the points are earned

Habit Help:  

If you want to help yourself stop doing an unhealthy habit, for instance, if you do not want to eat seconds, if you want to eat dessert only once a week (subtract points every time you eat a dessert over the allowed amount)  you can establish a penalty for yourself.  I would suggest taking away 2 points from your total earned points every time you do/don't do the thing you decide upon.  This is totally optional and can be started at any time during the challenge if something comes up that you need help with. 

Other Suggestions:  

I am totally open to other suggestions for ways to earn points, but remember we want to keep this easy to track. 


Yours Truly

SO:  This challenge officially begins tomorrow, April 4. 

It would be very nice if  you could post your number of earned points on a sort-of regular basis.  It doesn't have to be every day, once a week would be nice, but even if you don't post that often, please remember to keep track. 


  1. I'm in. Almost have racked up one point for the girls.. drinking more water soon. :) What happens to the team that meets the goal first?

  2. Also seems to me that the point values might be a little off. Its way easier to work out for an hour than lose a whole lb. Maybe more for the weight loss or less for the workout. Thoughts?