Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Spivey Challenge

Last week Cody and I began a challenge. We both want to lose weight and be healthier, but we have not been able to get motivated to do something about it. Nothing like a contest that pits us against each other to get the ball rolling. We decided we would compete to see who could exercise the most minutes each week. Whoever has the least amount of minutes at the end of the week has to do the laundry the following week. The thought of not having to do any laundry for a week makes me very happy. I thought I was going to win this week, since I was ahead by 10 minutes. Nothing gets Cody moving like the thought of me beating him, so he jumped on the treadmill and surpassed me. So this week, I am going to work harder to beat him.

We're also trying to make better food choices. For me, this means no more more Hershey's kisses dipped in peanut more Special K more brownies.... I could go on and on, but you get the idea. For Cody, this means no more fried food. We decided there had to be a penalty for cheating. If either of us cheats, we lose 60 minutes of exercise time. That's a pretty steep penalty, but for me to give up chocolate, it has to be.

For now, I'm off to change the laundry.


Laura said...

Go girl! You can do it.
I've got to get busy, too. Between Christmas and Robby washing all of my clothes on warm and drying on medium, I'm a bit uncomfortable.

Charlene said...

Go Jen! Go!!! I believe in you...what kinda no sugar treat can you have for your b-day....OR I could FRY fish for you and sing happy birthday...would that be WRONG. :)