Get Fit With GHT!
Earn Extra Points!
There is an opportunity to earn additional points by doing the weekly challenge. Each day that you complete the respective activity you can add one point to your tracker.

Keep A Food Journal

During week 2 (April 21-27), fitness challenge participants can earn an extra point each day they complete a food journal. This list of food and drinks is for your own use and benefit, it does not need to be shared with anyone. Recording everything you eat and drink each day could help you be more aware of what you are eating. It does not matter if you are trying to lose weight or just attempting to eat healthy, keeping a journal can encourage you to make healthy choices.

To keep a food journal simply write down everything you eat and drink each day. You can also estimate the portion size of everything. Ideally keep your journal with you at all times so you can write down your intake as it happens. It will be easier that way, rather than trying to remember everything at the end of the day.

A food journal may reveal areas where you are taking in excessive calories or unhealthy foods. Plus, you may think twice before eating a candy bar or drinking a soda, because you have to write it down. For those already eating and drinking healthy, it will be an affirmation of your healthy choices. 

Other benefits of keeping a food journal may include being able to identify food intolerances. Perhaps a particular food leaves you feeling nauseous or lethargic. In that case, you can go back to your journal and see what you ate and perhaps you will notice a pattern. Your food journal may also help you become more aware of your portion sizes. In some cases, reducing your portion size can be beneficial. A food journal may also reveal a deficiency in the consumption of certain food groups. For example, maybe you notice that each day you are consuming little or no fruits. With the help of a food journal you can eat a more balanced diet.

Remaining Weekly Challenges

Week 2           Keep a journal of your food and drink intake
Week 3           Consume at least 64 oz. of water per day
Week 4           Sleep 7-9 hours per night
Week 5          2 (awake) hours without using a computer, cell phone, TV, etc.
Week 6           Choose any activity from the previous 5 weeks. You can mix and match!
Team Leader Information
The team leaders main responsibility is to report the team's weekly points using an online form.  Link to report points.

To have an idea on what information you will need when completing the reporting points form, please  click here  to see an example.

All team scores are tracked by the team leader's name. When you report your points please be sure to enter your name exactly the same each week.

Each team can earn points in 3 categories

  1. Total physical activity. A team of four can earn a maximum of 196 points per week.
  2. Total points for the weekly challenge. A team of four can earn a maximum of 28 points/week.
  3. Total points for event participation. This is five points per event per team member. Please note, you will have to provide the name of the event. Points listed without including the event name will not count

All points are reported on the honor system. There is no way to verify the accuracy of the information submitted. We ask that you please be honest to keep the challenge fair and fun for everyone.

Point Deadline

To be eligible for the weekly prize drawing, team points are due on Tuesday of the following week by 4:00 p.m. That means  week 1 points are due April 23.  You can view a printable list of deadlines  here.   Your weekly points can be submitted after the deadline, but you will not be entered in the weekly drawing. There is an opportunity at the end of the challenge to be entered in a drawing if your team has reported points all six weeks.
Send Us Your Action Photos
Grab your camera and get some pictures of your teammates Getting Fit With GHT! We are looking for action photos, please no selfies. To submit your photos please use this   link .

Submitted photos or comments may be used on our website, in social media posts or printed materials promoting GHT and the fitness challenge.
How Points Are Earned
Participants can earn points each day depending on the amount of time they spend doing a physical activity. Choose which category you achieved and record the corresponding points. For example, if you did a 55 minute workout you would report 3 points for that day.

1-30 minutes/day = 1 point
31-60 minutes/day = 3 points
61-120 minutes/day = 5 points
120 minutes/day = 7 points

Event Participation

You can earn an additional 5 points for each community or charity sponsored fitness event you participate in (ex. 5k run/walk, triathlon, bicycle race, etc.) These events must be open to the public and you have to participate in the event. Simply volunteering does not qualify you for the points. The event must occur April 14-May 25, 2019.

Tracking Your Points

Each participant can use this tracker to record their daily points. You can print a version if you prefer a paper copy. If you want an electronic version an excel file is also available. This tracker is for your own use and is not turned in.



Below is an example of a completed tracker for week 1. This participant worked out 1-30 minutes for 4 days and earned one point on those days. On the other 3 days they had 61-120 minutes of physical activity so they earned 5 points on those days. They also did the weekly challenge, so earned a point each day they completed it. This participant did a community event on Saturday, so earned 5 points for that.

The team leader reports the total points for each team. So this participant would report to their team leader 19 points for physical activity, 7 points for completing the weekly challenge, and 5 points for participating in a community event. They also would need to provide the name of the community event to the team leader.
Prizes Available

Weekly Prize Drawing :   Each week, every team that reports their total points will be entered in a prize drawing. The chosen teams will receive prizes for each team member that will be sent to the team leader.
 
Diligent Reporters :  Any team that reports points for every week will be entered in a drawing at the end of the challenge. Each team member will receive a prize.
 
Challenge Winners :  The top 30 teams will receive prizes. Each team member will receive a gift card and GHT merchandise.

Team Rankings
1-3
$125 gift card
4-6
$100 gift card
7-10
$75 gift card
11-15
$50 gift card
16-20
$25 gift card
21-25
$15 gift card
26-30
$10 gift card


If you have questions, please contact us.

Kelly Hageman
Wisconsin Counties Association
22 East Mifflin, Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703


Phone: 608-663-7152
Fax: 608-663-7189



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