Challenge Yourself in the New Year

New Year

Are you up to the challenge in 2017?
Brave Spud Software employees and clients have joined our second annual Fitness and Polar Plunge challenge to encourage healthier lifestyles at Spud. 

As a part of our commitment to keeping our team and associates healthy, Spud Software has held several fitness challenges over the years, but nothing like last year’s Polar Plunge, which saw several employees jump into a pool filled with freezing cold water if they didn’t meet their fitness goals.

And several of us are crazy enough to do it again this year!

Starting January 3rd, nineteen of our staff and clients signed up to participate in the Polar Plunge challenge by setting weight loss goals and agreeing to participate in a weekly weigh in. Weight losses and gains will be tracked and on February 24thwe’ll celebrate a final weigh in followed by another Polar Plunge for those who didn’t meet their fitness goals.

Maybe you’re not ready to participate in a Polar Plunge, but the start of a new year is a great time to make healthy changes in your own life. Whether you’re committed to losing weight, getting more sleep, or finally organizing that junk drawer in your kitchen, we encourage you to find ways to make positive, or just unique, changes.  We’ve compiled a list of a few challenges to give yourself in the new year:

  • Get your photo taken in 5 interesting places:
    To encourage yourself to travel or experience more of your world, give yourself the challenge of getting your picture taken in 5 interesting places, either abroad or nearby, and see what kind of fun you can have.
  • Learn something new:
    Maybe you’ve always wished you’d taken piano lessons as a kid, or you want to try your hand at cooking a four course meal. Now is the time to learn. It’s never too late.
  • Try a new food every week:
    It’s easy to get stuck in a culinary rut, especially in our busy world, but there are so many tastes out there to explore, and some of them are as nearby as your local farmer’s market. So try a new food from down the street or across the world each week.
  • Do something nice for someone every day:
    Being nice doesn’t take a lot of energy, but it can certainly give you a personal boost. Try to do something nice for someone every day – whether it’s picking up that item that fell off the shelf at the grocery store or shoveling snow for an elderly neighbor. You’ll be surprised at how a single nice gesture can change lives, especially yours.

Whatever your personal goals are for 2017, we hope it’s a happy, healthy and prosperous new year for you and your families.