"If we keep exercising through November, we'll be set for the winter."
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Get your t-shirt
We are celebrating our 5th year of the November walking challenge! T-shirts and sweatshirts are available for purchase on Amazon.com and in our store.
Sizes Small - 4XL Order Here.
Sizes S - 2XL Order Here
We are inclusive.
This event is open to anyone regardless of physical ability. It doesn't matter if you are in a wheelchair, have asthma, suffer from migraines, are blind, are too young to speak, or too old remember where you were five minutes ago. You are welcome here.
In this November walking and exercise challenge a successful day simply means you did what you could, and honored your body in the areas that it couldn't. If you have a horrible migraine and couldn't get out of bed, but you still took a moment to give yourself compassion, you get to mark that day as a success.
Life is better when we face our physical realities head on and give ourselves a little compassion when our body isn't able to keep up with our spirit.
Who is sponsoring this free event?
This event has always been free and we hope to continue to keep it that way for years to come. COUCH to ACTIVE is the parent company that sponsors the event. Their mission is simply to help people get off the couch with a smile.
How much to I have to walk or exercise every day?
How much you exercise each day depends on your personal goals. Remember, it's all about simply getting out there and doing it. The challenge comes in not missing a day.
What happens if I miss a day?
First of all, if you miss a day because you are truly sick in bed you still get to mark it as successfull if you took a moment to give yourself compassion for the limitations you had on that day. This is harder than it seems which is why I call it a success.
What if I forget to check-in on Facebook or don't use Facebook?
No worries. Facebook is getting more and more frustrating for me (Lyn) to use because it won't consistently show you the daily reminder, and it spits us out feeling iky.
What if I get sick and can't exercise?
If you get sick you can still get credit for the day. During your sick day take a few minutes to give yourself a massive dose of self-compassion. Allow yourself heal and breathe deep. If you do this, then you get credit for the day as if it was a successful day.
Why can't I buy a 3XL - 5XL shirt on Amazon with everyone else?
Because Amazon doesn't care. Actually, I have no real info on why they only go up to 2XL in sizing. However, we do have 3XL - 5XL availalbe for sale.
I have another question.
Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is Lyn Lindbergh, the Bad Couch Guru?
Well hello there, I'm Lyn your Bad Couch Guru. I could call myself the founder and CEO but really, who cares? Life is better with a wink and a smile.
What is COUCH to ACTIVE?
COUCH to ACTIVE is for anyone who has ever found themself saying, "I should exercise more but..."
What if I can't print the tracker?
It's okay! Just use any calendar or tracker you have in lieu of this printed tracker.
Do I have to buy a t-shirt or sweatshirt?
No. However, the t-shirt and sweatshirt sales are the only source of income for this year's November Walking and Exercise Challenge. So please, get yourself a sweatshirt, or pick up a copy of the book COUCH to ACTIVE.
Do I have to walk? Or does other exercise count?
All exercise counts. The purpose of this challenge is to get us back into the habit of exercise as the weather gets colder and darker. You make your own daily goal for the month. I could be a daily walk, or sticking to your exercise plan, or a little of both.
What if I'm in a wheelchair, am blind, am going in for surgery, am having a baby, am dealing with anxiety, gained 100 pounds last year, or all of the above?
Please join us! Your daily goal will be based simply on thinking about what you can do on any given day and then giving yourself compassion for what you can't do. If you did what you could for a day, you get to mark it as a successful day...because it is.
Is there a finisher medal?
Unfortunately not yet but let us know if you are interesed in this for future years.