Friday, May 23, 2008

The Big Girl's Big Step Challenge

So, I haven't been doing this bloggy thing very long and sometime I feel like I'm crashing someone else's party. I'm actually quite nervous about stepping out and putting together a challenge but I thought, what the heck, let's give it a whirl. If it totally sucks, I can always just leave this lovely Internet world and disappear, but I don't think that's going to be the case.

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As you all should know The Fabulous Miss Diana at Scale Junkie is coordinating a whole bunch of summer fun for everyone with the Summer Blog Party and as part of that bag of fun, yours truly will be serving as the lovely hostess of "The Big Girl's Big Step Challenge."

I'm making this super easy to participate in and there are prizes involved! Here's how it works.

The contest runs the ENTIRE month of July so get your pedometers ready.

If you don't have a good one, you can read about the one I love and recommend here. It's $20 and so far, Pedro (my little nick name for it) has been worth every one of the 2000 pennies I spent on it.

Walk as much as you can during July and track your daily steps.

At the end of July I'll have everyone email me with their ONE day biggest step total.

So in reality you have 31 changes to go out and kick some booty! If you don't do great one day, you still have 30 other days to do great! Don't you just love that?!

The top 3 steppers will be awarded gift certificates ($25, $15 and$10) to the place of their choosing.

See, my friends, how easy and fun is that!?

If you're not already lacing up your walking shoes and taking those strides, you should start NOW. You'll be absolutely amazed at how far you can be walking by July and racking up days of lots and lots of steps. So get out, walk, walk, walk but remember have to have fun and safety first!

You in? You game for a little summer fun? Let me know if you're interested in playing along... and you know I'll be checking my email every 2.3 seconds to see how many of you are game. It's that whole, I hope people like me syndrome, gasp!


Hanlie said...

What a great idea! I'm not going to throw myself into the ring right away, because my pedometer died and I want to see if I can get hubby to part with some cash while we're in the States. So, I might still join in.

And I like you regardless!

Alli said...

I would love to do this... I am a blog challenge virgin though... so you get to be my lucky first ! haha.

Thinking Thin said...

Ok, I am up for the challenge. Mark me down!

Anonymous said...

I am going to chicken out of your challenge (so shoot me!) but will keep up with your progress.

Best wishes,

Sagan Morrow said...

Ooh ooh, pick me pick me!

:)I'm totally in on this challenge.

Jayme said...

I am up for this challenge..Please sign me up!!! thanks

Lovebug6100 said...

Thanks for leaving me a comment. I'm definately in on your challenge. But you should do my challenge as a warm up for your - same idea, walk and count the steps every day for 6 weeks and whoever walks the most wins a new pair of walking shoes....check it out!

Jamie said...

Count me in too! Have a good weekend! Jamie

Gayla said...

Ok, I am going to commit. Sign me up.

Anonymous said...

I have been walking quite a lot lately, your challenge will help me keep it up! I'm in, Sign me up!

Anonymous said...

hey just came across your about waiting until the last minute!! I'm game if you are still taking players.