Fit Family Challenge: The Pounds Disappear

Fit Family Challenge: The Pounds Disappear

I stepped on the scale this morning and learned that I have lost 10 pounds since the start of our Fit Family Challenge.

And that wasn’t even my goal. I simply wanted to exercise more and eat better. After nearly three months of that, the weight just fell off.

A big key for me was the online tracking, which appealed to my competitive nature. After each workout, I entered my data and watched the points accrue.

That’s my takeaway from the Challenge – track my progress. For that insight alone, I’m grateful that I took the Challenge.

We’re also gratified that so many other area families jumped on the fitness bandwagon for the 2016 Fit Family Challenge.

As I write this, we’re in the final week of the Challenge, and 1,773 participants (766 of those children) from 509 families have logged 358,995 minutes of activity.

Not only did participants log all those minutes, they benefited from free classes; educational blogs by fitness experts and the Spotlight Families; articles on meal planning, fitness tips, etc; and E-newsletters full of new recipes and helpful hints.

And we handed out tons of prizes including Fitbits, an electric scooter, cookbooks, a trip to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, camps at The Little Gym, Malibu Jacks tickets and more.

And as soon as we learn the winner of the Grand Prize – a trip for four to Universal Studios in Orlando – we’ll publish their name.

All in all, it’s been a wildly successful three months. Hope you join us next year.

Correction The phone number for the Little Blessings Christian Preschool was incorrect in the preschool directory published in our June issue. The correct number is (859) 608-8362.