Disclaimer: This is a Sponsored Post for Bupa Family Challenge.
With another three weeks of the school holidays looming before us I thought it might be fun to mix things up a little and while I was wondering what to do I received an email about the Bupa Family Challenge…which seemed like great solution to my mixing things up problem.
Before the holidays we had been working on reducing the girls electronics time to 1 hour a day. In theory once school holidays started that would go up to 2 hours a day…. however it has been more like 4 hours a day, not great. We’ve been spending lots of time swimming, but once we get home both girls head to their electronic toys by default and I’m hoping the 7 day challenge might prove a helpful reset and give them some new default activities. I also like that the challenge is tied in with Harold and the Life Education team who visit at school.
The Bupa Family Challenge is for the whole family which means that we can all keep each other motivated as well as us parents showing the girls that making positive changes is something adults do to.
I did consider choosing the “give up alcohol” aspect of the 7 day challenge as that would have been super easy for hubby and I, neither of us drink any alcohol… but that would be cheating. Instead the whole family is giving up fizzy and fruit drinks for the week. That is a bit of a killer, after my Christmas indulgence I’ve cut back to one Pepsi Max a day but I really really love my daily Pepsi Max which gives me the caffeine kick to get through the afternoon. However we ALL need to drink more water so I think that is a change for the better, both health and budget wise.
Honestly a little scared, how am I going to cope without that daily Pepsi Max and encourage the children to reduce screen time. Husband at least should be able to continue to drink his soda water because it is just water, we have a soda stream at home that he uses to add the fizz, he informs me it is really good with slices of lime added. Still not Pepsi Max though :sad face:. One Week, I can do this!
The other big thing is that we are all going to be reducing our electronics time and reintroducing the electronics free family walks after dinner. We were doing those last year but winter put paid to the walks and we didn’t restart once the weather warmed up.
We start our challenge next week, Monday 14th and I’m hoping that these small changes will become permanent changes, maybe life without my afternoon Pepsi Max wont be so bad.
and more of this, is good for everyone:
** CLOSED ** GIVEAWAY TIME – Bupa have kindly offered a $100 Visa Gift Card to One Lucky Reader. ** CLOSED **
- To enter – leave a comment below telling me what changes from the Bupa Family Challenge you are going to tackle with your family and why you chose those particular changes.
- Best reason for making a change, as chosen by my family (husband, Annie and Heidi) wins.
- Australian entries only please.
- Competition closes 6pm Friday 25th January 2013 AEDT
** Winner **
And the lucky winner as chosen by my family is….