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2021 November
Walking and Exercise
Challenge!

Conquer the cold and dark weather that is headed our way by walking or exercising every day in the month of November.

Join us!

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It's our 7th annual November challenge!

How to Play

Every day in the month of November you will either go for a walk, get some exercise, or show yourself compassion. It's that simple.

Get Motivated & Stay on Track

Other challenges don't work because you have to go at it alone.

To help you succeed, this challenge includes weekly LIVE Zoom sessions Lyn!

 

Amp up your motivation.

Learn Lyn's best motivation tips.

Succeed like never before.

Park in the Fall

You can do it.
I'll show you how.

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This is our moment to rise above.

Hey friends it's Lyn.

 

Each November we make a commitment to not give up on ourselves when the weather, the darkness, and the holidays encroach us and try to seep through our cracks.

 

Each year we look at our November calendar and say, "Hey November, I'm in charge."

 

Each year we find ourselves more resilient, more capable, and more willing to keep making ourselves a priority, even when the tides turn against us.

This challenge is different from the rest.

 

Our November Challenge isn't about checking boxes, gritting out tasks we hate, or shaming ourselves if we fall.

 

It's about finding our love of exercise, our tools to help us push ahead, and our compassion for ourselves.

 

It's about reminding ourselves we are worthy of this thing called healthy-living.

 

It's about living a life you love.

Golden Leaves

That sounds great, but...

  • I am so out of shape.

  • I hate cold weather.

  • My chronic illnesses make it feel impossible.

  • I don't like exercise.

Exactly.
That's why the November Challenge addresses all of these issues and more.

  • When you are out of shape, getting back into shape is hard. But it doesn't have to be heartbreaking. I provide a lot of tips on how to determine the right amount of exercise for you. Plus, in my weekly LIVE Zoom calls you can ask me questions.
     

  • The cold weather it tough, I get it. This is exactly why I chose November for the Challenge. The whole point of the challenge is about living a life you love while you exercise, so if you prefer to do your walking or exercise indoors then go for it!

  • Chronic illness is the reason I am here today. I am fully aware of how it will be super important to honor where your body is at today. Plus, when you do have the energy or ability to move it super important that your movements count towards something meaningful. I'll help you brainstorm through this sticky tar pit.

  • It's okay if you don't like exercise. I'm a master wizard at helping people discover exercise they enjoy. Plus, this challenge is not about cramming yourself into someone else's box, but rather figuring out how to love your life while you exercise. I'll be there to help you each week!

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The November Challenge Includes

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Online Tracker

Stay on track and receive daily motivational tips.

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Daily Motivation

Every day you'll receive a mini-boost of motivation to help you succeed.

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Weekly Check Ins

Meet Lyn LIVE on Zoom each Monday for an extra boot of Motivation

Learn More

FAQ's

Who is hosting this event?


This event is hosted by Lyn Lindbergh, the creater of Couch to Active and author of the award winning book, Couch to Active.




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. On day one of the challenge we will talk more about how to decide what the right amount of exerercise is for you.




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. If you miss a day because you forgot, just wasn't feeling it, or fell into a carbohydrate pizza comotose, then take a moment to think through what happened, see if there are any lessons learned, and then move onto the next day with a fresh start. Please do NOT drop out even if you miss a lot of days. This is your health after all.




I have another question.


Please send questions to beawesome@couchtoactive.com It would be our honor to help you make this event amazing!




Where to I track my progress?


This challenge includes an online element where you will mark each day complete. When you register you'll receive access to the challenge.




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. If you have special needs or are sick, then your success-goal for that day is simply to give yourself compassion and watch out for your negative self talk. That's a successful day. Also, be sure to check in daily on Facebook and cheer on the rest of the group.




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.




What if I'm blind?


Welcome! This is my first year hosting this challenge with many blind participants. We've tested our system to the best of our abilites and it should be good. The live calls are on Zoom. All participants will receive email reminders for the Zoom calls with the Zoom link in addition to the Zoom links being in the challenge. At my parent company, Couch to Active, I have taught over 200 Zoom classes to the blind via Zoom, so we've got that one dialed in really well. If you have additional questions please reach out: beawesome@couchtoactive.com




Can you just give me the skinny so I can skip this whole page?


Absolutely. In a nutshell, come to this challenge every day in the month of November and follow the task instructions for each day. Every Monday you'll see an extra task which is our LIVE Zoom call at 9 AM Pacific / 12 PM Eastern.




What are the live Zoom meetings?


Each Monday I host an actual live Zoom call. During this call I'll cover a topic to help get energized and motivated to succeed in the challenge. Then, I open the floor for any questions or success stories from the group.




When are the live Zoom meetings and will they be recorded?


Each Monday at 9 AM Pacific / 12 PM Eastern. The start of the meeting where I get you jazzed and motivated will be recorded. Then when I open the floor for questions or stories the recording will be stopped. A playback will be sent to you later in the day.