Do you remember being in grade school and being forced to take the Presidential Fitness Test? Well, I do. I also remember NOT getting the certificate every. stinking. year. The challenges, seemingly easy now, were things like running/walking a mile in less than 15 minutes, curl-ups, pull-ups, shuttle runs, and a sit-and-reach. I could basically do none of it.
Well, President Obama in his infinite wisdom is providing people like me with the chance to STILL get a certificate with the new President’s Challenge – I’m fairly certain this is the first year for it, and I think its a great idea. I decided to go for the Active Lifestyle challenge to get me moving 5 days a week, so you’ll see a lot more workouts now … hopefully I’ll see some good come out of it in the way of weight loss! In the meantime, I think its a great way to just get people active, at least for a little while.