You've thought about it, now it's time to take the challenge!

Miracle Challenge returns on September 1 and I'm extremely pumped. It's so much easier to work out when you know you are doing it for local kids right here in Shreveport-Bossier. I know you've thought about it, but always found a reason to talk yourself out of it.

It's time to take the Miracle Challenge.

This is a great opportunity for you to develop some healthy habits and shed a few pounds. Imagine how good you're going to look when the holidays roll around. Plus, you'll be raising money for our local kids through Children's Miracle Network Hospitals every step of the way. CMN funds 17 programs at CHRISTUS Health Shreveport-Bossier that children and their families can use without ever seeing a bill. It's 100% because of your donations that programs like the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Teen Mom Program, Kids Clinic, and the Birth Place exist.

So how does it work?

Step one: Commit to 27 days of getting fit and helping local kids.

Step two: Choose your track. Whatever form of exercise you are into or would like to try is available like running, walking, yoga, boot camp, biking and more.

Step three: Pay the $27.20 registration fee. This will insure that you receive your Miracle Challenge kit.

Step four: Find a support system. Whether you form a team or go at it alone, you will want friends to do this with you. They can support you by donating to your mission or joining you.

Step five: Raise funds. The goal of Miracle Challenge is to raise just $10 a day. That's it. At the end of it all, you will have raised $270! How cool is that?! Of course, there is no penalty for raising more than that.

Did I mention that you will also win some cool prizes along the way as you raise funds? Plus, you're helping local kids right here in Shreveport-Bossier. It will be tough, but the reward is greater than you could imagine.