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Winter 2018 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment:

As I get ready to start the 5% Winter 2018 Challenge, I continue to suffer from sciatic pain, hip bursitis, and low back pain after over two years which has definitely interfered with my motivation to do my regular exercise. I have had some shots which only temporarily relieved the pain, and I was fairly successful in establishing a habit of stretching and strengthening although they did not really alleviate the pain. The next step is going to Physical Therapy which I will be starting this week. I am determined to persevere and get back into my regular fitness routine and show the scale who is boss.. My exercise plan for the Winter 2018 5% challenge is:

1. 30 minute cardio daily Monday through Friday.
2. 15 to 30 minutes stretching and strengthening exercises, including any PT exercises given
3. 60 minute yoga class twice per week.
4. 60 minute Low Impact Fitness three days per week.
5. 15 to 30 minutes of strength twice per week.
5. Minimum of 10 minutes movement on the weekends

Winter 2018 5% Challenge Nutrition Plan:
My pledge for the Winter 2018 5% challenge is to achieve my weight loss goals. My nutrition plan during this challenge will be limiting sugar intake, limited white carbs, and make healthy choices including foods touted to be helpful in getting my cholesterol to a healthier number. Water is a minimum of 80 ounces daily.. I am here to inspire, support and motivate others in their journey while receiving the same on my journey.

On my team page I will daily record my exercise and Living the Good Life points, and I will weigh and record my weight weekly. I will check with my team at least three times per week. I will visit team members' pages and blogs as much as I can.


Member Since: 4/10/2006

Fitness Minutes: 144,328

My Goals:
My 2018 goals:

1. Walk daily 5 out of 7 days a minimum of 30 minutes
2. Have freggies at each meal
3. Limit sugar, white carbs, and processed food

My Program:
walk daily 5 out of 7 days a minimum of 30 minutes

60 minutes yoga twice a week

60 minutes low impact fitness class three times a week

stretching and PT daily

30+ minutes strength three times weekly

Personal Information:
My name is Barbara, aka Barbie. I live in Roseburg, Oregon. I am 67, widowed on November 12, 2013. I have three children, a grown daughter who has a 25 year old daughter and an 18 year old son; a grown son who has a son who is 20 and working in the woods as a logger, and I had one son who died 25 years ago at the age of 15+ in a downhill skiing accident. I retired just a couple of months before my husband became so ill, so now that he is gone, I am still learning how to fill my days, and fix meals for one.

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I got a dog after my husband's death, a Padderdale Terrier (looks like a miniature black lab), named Marv in memory of my husband who had a collection of Marvin the Martian things.
I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, card making, quilting, and knitting. I am learning how to take care of the lawn and garden which were Bill's pride and joy. I love the sunshine and being outdoors.

Quote by Coach Nicole: Exercise is not a means to an end. It's a tool for living your best life.

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