“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – W. H. Murray
I live in McCall, Idaho. It’s a town of less than 3,000 people that sits on a mountain top. There are 2 ski resorts and 1 large lake that draw people to the area year round, essentially its a resort town. Why share this?
Because this tiny little cold weather town holds at its warm heart the personalities and drive to move mountains! In November, I joined the “McCall STREAK”. This is a 40-day fitness-for-a-cause event. Each participant must buy a membership and the various memberships include different perks. A basic membership is simply participation in the event, pay a little more and get a beanie, a little more and you enjoy a fitness pass (2 workouts at 7 local fitness centers) and for a tad bit more you get it all!
The proceeds from this all female event go to support local female high school athletes by providing a college scholarship.
How amazing is that?
A local teenage female athlete is being uplifted and supported by the women in her community. There is also a fitness component to the STREAK that every participant must adhere to:
- 30-minutes of movement 7-days a week.
- Every week – 50 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, and 5-minutes of plank.
Every week there is a STREAK Meet Up that includes a 30-minute walk and social hour afterwards. Weekly check-ins are required by participants and if a week goes by and a participant doesn’t check-in or complete their activities they “fail out”. Redemption is available via a “buy back” and she can buy her way back into the STREAK. At the end of the 40-days, which runs from Nov. 13 – Dec. 24, there is a round up of all of the finishers that completed their STREAK commitments. A huge party celebrates this community’s efforts and the scholarship recipients are named.
I can think of no greater cause or motivation for my commitment of time, money, and effort.
I share this story because there were over 350 women that joined the 2017 McCall STREAK. Can you think of a project that you, and your community, put their money and sweat into for 40-days? What about 80?
This month, on January 15th, I begin a new fitness journey that is TWICE as long as the STREAK. An 80-day commitment to my health, fitness, and to shine as an example of what commitment and consistency can produce.
I am inviting you to join me.
The program can be done anywhere – garage, living room, bedroom, office, gym, while traveling, with friends and family or as a personal journey of your very own. It includes meal planning, weighted workouts (30-60 minutes in length), a focus on your arms, abs, and ass, and is easily modified to support you as you grow in strength and endurance. Plus I’ll be there by your side doing every single workout (oh…. each of those 80 workouts are different… every single one. No boredom!) and I’ll share my tips and tricks for weekly meal planning, snacking, and even sweet treats. I’ll be your Coach. We will be a community of people pushing to make a difference in our own lives so that we can make a difference in the lives of all the important people in our lives.
Now, there will only be a few that will finish. Only a few that will have the intestinal fortitude to see it through to completion. Out of those 350+ McCall STREAK participants, only 65 finished. I am one of THOSE FEW. I can stay the course. I will support you to stay committed to your course.
Let’s do this 80-day fitness commitment together.
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I look forward to hearing from you,