Summer Slim Down Challenge: How the Points Work

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Hello there! A reader named Monica asked me to post a version of the challenge including the points. Here is a simple point chart:

1 pt: Contact with Teammate
3 pts: 64 oz Water
3 pts: Stop eating before 9 pm
3 pts: 2 Fruit Servings
5 pts: 3 Vegetable Servings
5 pts: No Sweets/Sugary Treats (6 days a week only)
5 pts: Keep a Food Journal
5 pts: 30 min. exercise OR
7 pts: 45 min. exercise (5 days a week only)
5 pts: No Dairy! Mooooo

For week one (we are now on week two) all points are exactly what the values stated above. You can get this point value daily. The total possible point value for the week is 240. This is because you can only get points for  “No Sweets/Sugary Treats” for 6 days per week and you can only get points for exercise for 5 days per week. Remember, rest and cheat days. Now, for each following week, there is a little twist to the challenge. For week two, you get double the points for exercise. So, if you exercise for 30 minutes one day, you get 10 points. If you exercise for 45 minutes, you get 14 points. Make sense? The twist will change next week. The total amount of possible points for this week (week 2) is 275.

Monica mentioned that she would like to join–anyone else is welcome to follow the challenge! Please feel free to let me know how it goes or if you have any questions.


Happy Challenging!






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