Wednesday, May 30, 2012

SlimKicker Challenge and Kitchen Scale GIVEAWAY

Create a SlimKicker Challenge and WIN a kitchen scale!

SlimKicker motivates you to stay healthy by turning your diet and fitness goals into a game with points, rewards, and lots of health & fitness challenges.  

www.SlimKicker.com

Here at Dare You To, we're all about the CHALLENGES!  Dare yourself to take on some of these short-term and long-term goals.  Examples of SlimKicker challenges include replacing soda, drinking 8 cups of water per day, forgoing after-dinner snacks for a week, performing 100 planks, moving during commercials, eating 3 different veggies each day, and even meditating.  Check out countless others on the SlimKicker Challenges page for more ideas!!

In addition to challenges, the site has tools to track what you eat, tips for successfully completing challenges, and forums for users to write, read, and respond to others' questions.  SlimKicker turns healthy actions into a motivational game.


Since the folks at SlimKicker contacted me about their website, I've been playing around to learn more, and I've got to say: I'm impressed.  The challenges all come with helpful tips for achieving your goals, such as video demos for some fitness challenges (eg: Planks) and advice for making certain challenges (eg: not eating after dinner) easier, mentally.  When you log food information, you get instant feedback on your food choices, as well as "SlimPoints" just for logging--extra points for healthy eats.  With the points, you can either reward yourself when you accumulate enough points to "Level Up" to the next level, OR some challenges actually come with real prizes!  Fortunately, you can also get prizes right here... (read on)


Excited by the prospect of new ideas for challenges, I joined up.  I won't be logging my every bite and move, but I look forward to participating in challenges to get in all my veggies, to lace up my sneakers daily, and even to eat one meal per day paleo!  (Paleo? Piece of cake!--without the cake.)  I can always use  extra motivation and reminders to keep up with my goals.  You can find ME here: My SlimKicker Profile.
What are your personal goals?  Have a CHALLENGE that you'd like to share with others?  Dare them to accept?  Share it below! 


It's YOUR chance to create a new challenge for SlimKicker members!  The winner's idea will be used on the site, and he or she will be rewarded with an Ozeri Touch Professional Digital Kitchen Scale.

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To enter, please leave a comment with your suggestion for a fun, creative fitness or diet challenge.  One to two sentences will suffice.  The SlimKicker team will select their favorite challenge to be featured as a challenge on the SlimKicker website, and that winner will receive a digital kitchen scale.  Contest is open from May 30 through end of day June 7.  Winner will be announced in a DYT blog post.

24 comments:

  1. I don't know if this is a "fun" fitness challenge, but I think it would be a challenge to try to foam roll and stretch EVERY SINGLE DAY. I know I'm guilty of not foam rolling enough, and it really makes a difference in your running!

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  2. How about replacing whatever you normaly drink with your lunch with water. Whether it is juice, a diet soda, a regular soda, tea... just rock the plain water. It would be an easy 100-300 calorie fix, depending on what you typically drink during that meal.

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  3. A great diet challenge would be to replace one meal a day with a healthy, fruit smoothie...I love doing this!

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  4. I've recently started this with my own office: If you work a typical desk job, make it a priority to get up and move around at least once an hour. Even if it involves going to the bathroom, doing some leg lifts in your cube, or walking up and down a set of stairs. Sitting all day = bad!! :)

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  5. A fun challenge (for me at least) would be to have a daily walk of 20 mins after your dinner. Not only for the fitness benefits but to lower your blood pressure and stress after a hard day's of work

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  6. break the diet coke and caffeine habit or make it you have to have x amount before you have any caffeinated drinks- such as water with mint, or ginger, or lemon..
    another challenge- hard with summer- break the ice cream habit- freeze greek yogurt- can add fruit but yes no fatty ice cream

    or how about we all hae meatless Monday- how about fast friday- liquid only- no heavy foods this summer?
    Move me motivation- put walking shoes by fridge and doors, ask yourself am I hungry or bored, grab the shoes and walk..walk the dog and forget the boredom-

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  7. I want to stop eating so much red meat. Maybe limit to three times a week or so? I eat it WAY too much. That and work out before work once a week instead of never having time after work.

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  8. Oh wow, I've never heard of Slim Kicker before, but I will definitely be checking it out...sounds like they've got some pretty good stuff on there!

    Something I am challenging myself to do now is to start juicing every other day. I just bought my first juicer last weekend and I'm eager to see how supplementing fresh juice to my diet helps with my energy levels...and I'm also cutting down on the amount of coffee I have in the mornings!

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  9. What a fun giveaway! I think a fun challenge would be to add 10 minutes of movement into your day! Whether you park farther away at the grocery store, take the stairs or add 10 minutes onto your treadmill routine, the extra movement will vastly improve you overall health long term!

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  10. OH LA LA! That scale looks amazing! I am training for my very first marathon this fall, so I want to stay on top of my nutrition (a struggle for me in the past while training). And ideally I would like to loose 5-10 lbs before the race to help with my speed/endurance.

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  11. Cool giveaway! I think a cool challenge would be to challenge people to add one more serving of fruit to their day. Whether its replacing their afternoon snack with watermelon or putting it in their morning oatmeal, the extra nutrients can do wonders!

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  12. Simply eat breakfast. People sometimes skip it because they wake up late or don't have time. I find that every time I eat breakfast, I tend to eat healthier throughout the day!

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  13. I find that one of the best challenges that I make with myself is simply just taking the stairs over an elevator or an escalator. I always find that I am the one person in a group that will bounce up the stairs and not be winded by the climb. It also helped that I used to live in a 3rd floor & 6th floor walkup in Manhattan! :)

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  14. Join a recreational sports team! I play softball once a week and it really keeps me on my toes. You don't have to be a pro- just look for local city or county teams that are all about having fun and being healthy.

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  15. One of the best things I did to jump start my weight loss was to try to eat raw one day per week. Not only did it help me cut down on a ton of calories, I learned new and creative ways to use raw fruits, vegetables, and nuts to satisfy my cravings and get adequate nutrition. I stopped craving sugar, had more energy, and developed a love for a whole new range of fruits and vegetables I had never tried before.

    While eating raw all the time may not be sustainable for some people (for financial or other reasons), eating raw one day per week (or even one meal per week!) is a great diet challenge that provides almost immediate results.

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  16. How about a challenge to get kids moving? Parents will encourage their kids to get at least 30 minutes of free (preferably outdoor) play everyday. Running, skipping, tag...the possibilities are endless!

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  17. Great giveaway! A fun fitness challenge for me would be to join a running group in order to prep for my upcoming race. I love the power that a group dynamic brings, and for the last couple of years I've just been training mainly on my own. I think there'd definitely be more incentive to train (ie people notice if you don't turn up!) and it'd be a fun social experience too!

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  18. Take a weekly dance class, solo or with friends!

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  19. My favorite fitness challenge is to go to bed 30 minutes earlier so I can get up earlier and run 2 miles. With this I am hoping to be able to do a 5k in under 50 minutes

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  20. A fun diet challenge that I am actually currently doing is trying new fruits and vegetables. Each week I add one food item that I've never had before (or that I've not had in a long time due to not caring for it as a kid) and being really open minded to liking it. This is adding a lot of healthy variety to my diet so that it doesn't get boring.

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  21. How about a diet challenge where you log your normal, typical meals and snacks for a couple of weeks. After that set time period is over, have a recipe challenge to improve and "healthify" your typical meals. Swap out mayo for plain greek yogurt, season your veggies with only pepper instead of salt and pepper, switch your sandwich bread from white to 100% Whole Wheat and the sandwich "open faced" with one slice instead of two. Look for 10 swaps you can make in your recipes, or, if competing with others, whoever has the most swaps wins! Fun game/challenge.

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  22. I like trying as many different fruits (and veggies, though more fruits) as I can. I'm sure I've tried at least 50 by now, if not more :)

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  23. I know my biggest vice is refined sugar. What about a challenge where whenever you get a craving for something sweet, you swap it with something wholesome like fresh, seasonal fruit. This could totally work for salty, crunchy cravings too - hummus & veggies yummmm

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  24. Ditch the Car! Find one thing that you drive to twice a week and either walk or bike there instead. It's a lifestyle change that can be huge! Now days we jump in the car for every little errand without even thinking. A few years back I started biking to work once a week and now it's in my DNA to commute that way! Think Paleo... there's the diet but what about the Paleo Transportation Plan?

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