Earn POINTS for the Lifestyle Makeover Challenge
POINTS: Earn up to 5 points per night for the right amount of sleep.
5 points: 6.5-8.5 hours in a 24-hour period
4 points: from 5.5 to 6.5 or from 8.5-9.5 hours within a 24 hour period
3 points: from 4.5 to 5.5 or from 9.5 to 10.5 hours in a 24 hour period
2 points: from 3.5 to 4.5 or from 10.5 to 11.5 hours in a 24 hour period
1 point: from 2.5 to 3.5 or from 9.5 to 10.5 hours in a 24 hour period
0 points if you got less sleep than 2.5 hours, or more sleep than 10.5 hours in a 24 hour period
Earn this badge by taking time for a little R and R - rest and relaxation. The only time your body is able to heal itself and repair the damage you've been doing to it all the day long is by getting some good sleep. You need sleep to keep your immune system strong, to repair and rebuild tissue, and to keep your mind strong and your attitude positive. Earn a minimum of 18 points for the level 1 badge, and 25 points for the level 2 badge during the week in this category to earn one of these badges. Sleep well my friend. And awaken bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready to rock the world!
POINTS: Earn up to 5 points per day for personal growth and development. To accumulate your points, add your time up, or if the event or reward is more significant than the time it took, you may adjust your points according to the value of the activity.
In general, give yourself 1 point for every 12 minutes of time spent on personal renewal, which includes giving of your time to others. Spend an hour helping someone else or on your own renewal to get 5 points each day.
Earn this badge by taking time for personal, spiritual, emotional, social growth that leads to improvement of your mind, spirit, or soul. The time you spend must be planned with specific intention. This is a very personal category and one that is often overlooked when we talk about health and well-being. This can include meditation, reading a good book, meeting with a mentor, journaling, listening to inspirational audio, watching a documentary, volunteering your time, helping a friend or neighbor in need, and the list goes on...
To earn this badge, accumulate 18 points for level one, or 25 points for level two for the week. Keeping your mind and spirit healthy will increase your happiness and vitality!
Strength and Balance Points
POINTS: Muscular Conditioning / Core / Mind-Body Training
1 point for every 12 minutes of focused work, up to a maximum possible of 5 points.
This badge is earned by participating in activities that strengthen you - inside and out! This includes muscular conditioning of any kind from functional fitness to weight lifting, and also includes core and mind strengthening such as pilates, yoga, and tai chi. Improve your strength and balance with workouts that cross-over meditation with strengthening exercises. This category can stand alone, or can cross over into Growth or Stamina.
To earn your badge for Strength and Balance, you need to achieve 18 points for level one, or 25 or more points for level two during the week.
POINTS: Earn up to 5 points per day by getting your heart pumping! Give yourself 1 point for every 12 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity. You've got to get your heart rate up and break a sweat to earn points in this category!
This badge is earned by being physically active. The more active you are, the more points you rack up! Physical activity points can be earned by walking, jogging, playing sports, hiking, biking, playing in the park, anything that keeps you active!
Daily you can earn 1 point per 2000 pedometer steps, or 1 point per 12 minutes of vigorous activity (1 point per 20 minutes of moderate activity) up to 5 points per day. Accumulate 18 points for level one, or 25 or more points for level two in your week to earn the Stamina Badge.
POINTS: Earn 1 point for every 12 ounces of water or other HEALTHY beverage you drink. Beverages that are good include unsweetened iced tea, 100% juice, nonfat or 1% milk. Juice that is not 100% real fruit juice, whole milk, and sodas are all bad and do not count! The BEST answer is WATER!!
Earn the hydration badge when you achieve 20 points for level one, or 30 or more points for level two during the week. Staying hydrated is essential for optimal functioning of your internal organs, your brain, and even your mood.
High Performance Points
POINTS: Instead of only eating a couple of times per day, you should be eating smaller portions up to 5 times per day. In this category you earn a point every time you eat a healthy snack or smaller meal. For ideal energy throughout the day, each snack should contain a fruit or vegetable and a healthy protein source.
Goal: Eat every 3 hours, but not in between. Give yourself 1 point every time you eat, wait 3 hours and eat again. Then you have 2 points! Eat a total of 5 times per day, with 3 hours in between each snack/mini-meal for your 5 points.
For example, if you only eat 2 large meals per day, that's 2 points for the day. Graze all day on unhealthy foods, then have one good meal, you only get 1 point. Eat a little bit every 3 hours for a total of 5 times during the day and you've earned your 5 points!
The Purring Along badge is for keeping your engine running at maximum output. When you eat a small meal or snack every three hours, with smaller more frequent mini-meals, you're revving up your engine for maximum performance. Earn 18 points to score a Purring Along badge, or earn 25 points during the week for a Revved Up badge.
Fruitables Points (Fruits + Vegetables)
POINTS: You get 1 point for every serving of fruits and vegetables that you eat in a day. Try for at least 2-3 of each for a maximum of 5 points - but please feel free to eat extra servings! Go for fresh and healthy sources as much as possible. For example, no points for french fries or hash browns from McDonalds!
Earn at least 18 points for a level one badge and 25 or more points for a level two badge in the fruits and vegetables category to earn this badge. The more colorful your plate, the more nutritious! Fruits and veggies are full of vitamins, fiber, and disease-fighting phytochemicals.
Whole, Healthy, Lean Machine Points
POINTS: To earn points in this category, you are looking at three different yet equally important nutritional sources. WHOLE grains, HEALTHY fats, and LEAN proteins are the goal.
WHOLE GRAINS: Try for 2 servings of whole grains - avoid white rice and flour, and substitute brown rice and whole grain options. (2 points possible)
HEALTHY FATS: Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated (Omega 3 and Omega 6) fats are GOOD. Saturated and trans fats are BAD. (2 points possible)
LEAN/HEALTHY PROTEIN: Choose smart protein sources. Although fatty, fish is healthy because its the good fat. You can earn two points with a serving of salmon - one for the protein and one for the healthy fat. (3 points possible per day)
TOTAL POSSIBLE: 5 points per day, combined from whole grains, healthy fats, and lean proteins.
Earn this exciting badge by eating whole grains, healthy fats, and lean proteins. Accumulate points daily by getting at least one serving of healthy fats such as olive oil, eating 2 servings of whole grains, and 3 servings of lean/healthy proteins such as poultry or salmon instead of red or processed meats.- or by choosing nonfat milk or nonfat yogurt instead of whole or 2% dairy products.
You gotta rack up at least 18 points for level one, and 25 points for level two throughout the week in the Lean Machine category to qualify for this one. Why gears? Because when you make these healthy dietary choices you're keeping your machine running in high gear for optimal performance!
Bull's Eye Points
Bull's Eye Badges
The first time you earn a score of a "5" in any one category, you'll earn a Bull's Eye Badge! Total possible badges are 8 - one for each category. Earn all 8 for a Level Two Badge!
Earn a Buddy Badge every time you recruit a friend or family member who joins. For every Buddy Badge you earn, your monthly dues drop by a dollar! Enjoy the camaraderie of your friends and neighbors as you grow your own social network of warriors!
Personal Best Awards
Earn your Personal Best Badge every week you score your highest score ever! This badge is earned for your total score for the week. Personal Best records are fun to earn and we know you'll earn a LOT of these bad boys because every day in every way you keep getting better and better! Get four in a row for a Continuous Improvement Badge! WootWoot!! Go YOU!!
Personal Best Award
Continuous Improvement Badge
Health and Happiness Badge
Earn this badge every month when you complete your Health and Happiness Test. If you LEVEL UP you qualify for awards and prizes!
LEVEL UP! On your Health & Happiness Test
You took your Health Happiness Test when you got started so that you could have a solid measure of your starting point AND so that you could get prizes for getting healthier and happier!! Every time you LEVEL UP you get to pick your reward from the LEVEL UP category in our shop! It is a super exciting event when you attain the next level and we will all celebrate your success with you! At the beginning of every month, all Lifestyle Makeover Challenge members are encouraged to retake their Health Happiness Test to see if they've achieved a LEVEL UP!! Level Up badges are awarded once per month.
Earn t-shirts by accumulating points!!
Your rank of Warrior, Centurion, Spartan, Viking, Gladiator, or Titan is earned by accumulating points along your journey. At each of the milestone point totals, you'll receive your new milestone T-SHIRT! Points accumulate from the day you join so make sure to login and report your scores every day! On your yearly anniversary your points zero out and you begin again which is exciting because you can compare how you're doing against your previous year - plus you get to earn a whole new batch of shirts featuring all new exciting designs. Each year you have the opportunity to achieve a higher level of healthy living success! For example, in your first year of membership you might achieve Viking Level, and the next year you might get all the way to Gladiator! If you continue to improve, you'll be living healthier and happier, you will feel younger, have more energy, lose weight, and feel GREAT!! And you'll have SIX new rocking t-shirts every year!