The month of November has become a rallying cry for men all over the United States to help bolster men’s health issues including Prostate and Testicular Cancer awareness and research. For years now, men all over the country have shelved their razors for the month as they participate in either ‘No-shave November’ or ‘Movember’. Both are a great way of promoting very important issues that men often tend to ignore.
However this year, I was going to pass.
Not because I don’t believe in the cause nor because I think the charity organizations are not well run (to the contrary, I think they are very well run_. Nope, this year I was going to pass for one simple and very self-centered reason,
I just don’t look good with a beard.
I know, it is completely narcissistic and self-serving but with the reaction I received last year, it is clear that the important people in my life prefer me sans beard.
However I wanted to give back and support the cause and I wanted to give you all an option also so I am hereby christening this month as No Skip November. Evidently it is such a good idea that the folks over at Movember.com thought the same thing and added a movement challenge this year, so whether you drop the razor or not, you can participate.
So for every work out I complete in November, I am donating $5 to the Movember Foundation. My plan is to not skip a single day in November, even rest days will be active rest days. The side benefit of it all, it will also be a No Gain November as I .enjoy the holiday season. However, I don’t want to do this alone. I am asking for your help.
Nope – check that – I am asking for your participation
There are two ways you can participate:
I am looking to build a team of movers. Pick the amount you are willing to donate to the cause and then register at http://moteam.co/road-warrior-fit-gives-back to join the team. The goal is to raise $1,000 in total but just as importantly, the goal is to move.
The second best part about participating with me (the best is helping with awareness and research around men’s health issues) is you are setting yourself up for a No Gain November. Ever wonder why eating better and exercising more are at the top of nearly everyone’s New Year’s resolutions? What if you could focus on something else because you are already focused on your health and weight? Well, you could.
In fact, my wife and I are hosting a No Gain November healthy living group beginning on November 9th. It is 21-days of focused nutrition and activity and a great way to help hold yourself accountable and if you are so inclined, to help with a great cause.
So how about it, are you ready to join me in No Skip – No Excuse – No Gain November?