Okay, since I’m totally
stealing borrowing this idea, I want to give credit where credit is due and say that I got the idea for a fitness swap from HSBA Post’s Homeschool Swap. Here’s my idea for a fitness swap:
Everyone who is interested with send me, via email (you can click the button in the right sidebar), your name, mailing address, and email address. I will send out a questionnaire for you to fill out and return and I’ll pair people up. We’ll spend about a month getting to know our swap sisters during which time you should email each other at least once a week to provide encouragement and accountability.
Then, at the end of the month, we’ll mail each other a goody bag with new or gently used fitness-related items, such as workout DVD’s, books, magazine, healthy snack bars, or things along those lines. Feel free to use your imagination, but make it something that will inspire and encourage weight-loss for the recipient. The total cost of the package should be between $15 and $20 before postage.
When swap items are received, each recipient should take photos, post about the swap and give their swap sister some linky love. I’ll do a swap post and put up a linky where you can all link up your swap posts.
This is, of course, based on the honor system. If somebody fails to send their swap sister a package, the only recourse I’ll have will be to ban that person from future swaps, but I hope that everyone who signs up will be committed to following through.
Are you in? Here are the dates:
Sign up by: Monday, January 17
Paired up by: Monday, January 24
Mail swap by: Monday, February 21
Post about your swap by: Monday, March 7
I think this will be a fun source of inspiration, encouragement, and accountability. So, as Ben Bailey of Cash Cab (I love that show!) would say, “What do you say? Do you want to play?”