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The #WYCWYC Challenge

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UPDATE: #wycwyc is now a full blown movement and the book is due out in Spring! Click here to learn more!

 

Ever since #YogaADay and the #RunStreak, I’ve been toying with the idea to create my own hashtag challenge.

I love the idea of using social media to inspire, and I truly believe that when we share positive, motivating and inspirational things, it helps spur more positive, motivating and inspirational things.

Put another way, I think inspiration is contagious.

That’s why I’m starting a #WYCWYC  (What-You-Can-When-You-Can) Challenge.

The idea is to do at least one positive or active thing a day.  Think after-dinner walk, trying a new class at the gym, squishing in a jump rope session with the kids after school, cooking dinner on a night you normally order in, running before work, or even walking with co-workers at lunch — whatever you can do whenever you can — it counts. 

This is an inclusive challenge that meets people where they are. I want to inspire you to take advantage of the small moments you have throughout the day. No more waiting until you “join a gym” or “lose so much weight” or “have more time.” No more waiting for everything to be perfect.

We live messy lives and those who stop waiting for perfect are the ones who reach their goals.

To participate in the challenge, all you need is a Twitter, Facebook or an Instagram account. Share your active moment through words or photos and tag it with #WYCWYC.

Here are some examples I’ve shared already on Twitter and Instagram.

Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 3.06.32 PMJust snuck in 2 miles while the car was at the shop! So happy I got a run in! #wycwy

Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 3.08.41 PMPicked up from daycare in style. :) #wycwyc

Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 3.11.47 PMA day off school in this weather requires a hike. :) #wycwyc

I mentioned the meaning behind the hashtag on Twitter and already a couple of people have joined in!

Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 3.11.28 PM

See… it IS contagious! And here’s the beauty of the #WYCWYC hashtag

Now we’ll be able to search for it and be instantly inspired by seeing all the inspirational ways WE are doing what we can when we can!

Click here to see #WYCWYC Facebook entries.

Click here to see #WYCWYC Twitter shares. 

Click here to see #WYCWYC Instagram photos.

My plan is to feature some #WYCWYC posts here on the blog as well. This way, if you are not on social media you still get a chance to see all the positive ways people are getting more active.

Follow or tag me if you like and I’ll also RT or share your posts. I’m…

@RoniNoone on Twitter,

@RoniNoone on Instagram,

and Roni on Facebook!

Let’s do this! 

UPDATE: #wycwyc is now a full blown movement and the book is due out in Spring! Click here to learn more!



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    Jenn@slim-shoppin

    September 5, 2013

    I'm in Roni! Reply

    Amy Dickinson Clark

    September 6, 2013

    Roni, I found your site a few weeks ago from another blog. I have ready every post since, here and on little green bites. Love your site, so reader friendly too and lots of great photos. You remind me of me... we have similar stories and lifestyles so I look forward to following you for a long time! Keep up the great work! .... just tweeted too. :) Reply

    Kristine Beeson

    September 6, 2013

    #wycwyc is a vey fibromyalgia-friendly concept - I can DO THIS! thanks for the great suggestion :) Reply

    Jenn Mitchell

    September 6, 2013

    Great idea Roni. I so need a good kick in the pant to get moving lately. Reply

    Paula

    September 6, 2013

    I am taking the challenge too! Reply

    ItsMeVsMe

    September 7, 2013

    I love this. Absolutely love it. Reply

    Chloe@SearchinForAHealthierLif

    September 8, 2013

    Love this, will definitely have to get on it :D Reply

    Deb

    September 8, 2013

    This is a fantastic hashtag idea! Reply

    Evelyn

    September 8, 2013

    Oh Roni this is so well timed! This week I am concentrating on moving a bit more everyday so this challenge is PERFECT! Count me in :) Reply

    Jenny

    November 22, 2013

    What a fun idea!!! Reply