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It's a TEAM challenge

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Again I'm doing a 5% challenge. This is a wonderful way to join with others in this "Getting Healthier" journey. In previous challenges, I didn't look at being part of a team as much as I thought of being on my own journey.
In this challenge I'm looking at the team aspect of it. If I don't exercise each day, then I can't give my team those miles to help us reach our destination. If I don't drink the water each day I can't give the team those water points.

For me it seems to be making a difference in my outlook and motivation. Now if I don't exercise daily, I'm letting myself down but I'm also letting the team down. Maybe I'm more of a team player than I thought.

Now I'm looking forward to the rest of this challenge and I hope my different outlook will help the team but also help me.

What will the next 8 weeks show? We shall see!!!


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LIFENPROGRESS 9/30/2014 2:22PM

    Well said, fellow traveler! emoticon

“Reach high, emoticon for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, emoticon for every dream precedes the goal.”
~ Pamela Vaull Starr ~

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NELLIEC 9/23/2014 3:34PM

    Being part of a team feels good!

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No Negatives

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Don't talk to yourself in negative terms.
Would you tell your friend who is struggling to build consistency in exercise "You'll never do it." Or would you say to your neighbour "You don't stick to anything you start."

Then why say it to yourself.

Today use phrases that will help and not hurt. Be positive and not negative.

Words to say to yourself....

You've been adding those fitness minutes to your routine. Good for you."

"You've gone three days now with out going over your calorie count."

Just as you would for your best friend,
find words to encourage and not discourage;
build up and not tear down;
cause a smile and not a frown;
foster a sense of accomplishment and not a sense of defeat.

Okay, self, now don't you feel better? Are you going to buckle down and try to keep the momentum going?

Self replies, Yes, thanks for the boost, it's just what I needed today.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 1/12/2014 7:07PM

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RITEEBEE 1/3/2014 10:23AM

Just what I needed to hear!! I need to work on positive self talk so much!! I'm getting there!!

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PURPLEPEONY 12/5/2013 9:51PM

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SUBMOM2 12/5/2013 5:44PM

    I agree. Thanks for the reminder!

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NELLIEC 12/4/2013 3:36PM

    Yes, we need to be our own best friend, rather than an enemy!

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My X's are moving............. Whoopee!!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I discovered some fascinating, awesome facts this week as I was going through my closet looking for clothes that would stay up. emoticon I looked and tried and pondered and wondered then I smiled, emoticon laughed emoticon and then did an improvised jig. emoticon

I noticed that my X's have moved....
emoticon All my x's live in ?????? emoticon emoticon emoticon

I no longer have any clothes with a 3x marked on them. Could not find one sweater, pair of pants or skirt with a 3X on them. Gone. They got way too big last year. emoticon

I pinched myself to see if I was really in the real world after I went through my closet again and I couldn't find any labels marked 2X. where oh where have the 2X gone???? emoticon

At this point I was absolutely sure I had died and gone to heaven but then I reckoned if I had I should see a white robe or two in the closet but no, none there.

The third survey of clothes labels and tags showed me I only have a few items left with 1x on them but even more eXciting is the new position of the X on the garment. Many of my clothes now have the X in this position "XL" I haven't seen them placed like that for nearly 20 years.

So yes it's working, the Spark People program. Yes, I'm working... working out that is.

Yes, my X's are moving.... OUT.... OF.....MY..... CLOSET.

Yipee, Whoopee, Hurrarah, whatever.... emoticon emoticon emoticon X's

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MAYASVEIL 12/19/2013 7:57PM

    You made me smile. I needed that! emoticon

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JENNY712 11/6/2013 6:21AM

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PERKYPAT3 11/5/2013 8:31PM

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Very inspiring blog! Thank you Stephanie! All this sounds very similar to my current story - except ... I still have some 2X's for a few of my tops.

Keep it up! You really make me want to go exercise again tonight! emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/24/2013 6:35PM

    way to go, great news what a long way you have come

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CANDY58 10/23/2013 6:04AM

    emoticon so happy for you. Keep it up and soon no more X's at all.

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-SHOREIDO- 10/22/2013 8:58PM

    X-tra special goodbye to them emoticon
Congratulations!! Thanks for sharing your good news.

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WANDA68 10/22/2013 6:40PM

    way to go that is fantastic news! I loved this blog by the way very movivating!

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Fall 5% challenge

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Recently I was invited to this 5% fall challenge team. emoticon Great, I thought. I'm up for a challenge.
I have been slipping behind on my committment lately. I have put 5 lbs back on that I thought I had permanently lost somewhere in the woods. emoticon But I didn't stay away far enough or maybe long enough to stop those pesky 5 pounds from creeping up my legs to attach to my middle again.

So when this invitation came I said emoticon

Little did I realize how this challenge would be set up as I had never did one before.

Detailed and daily are the pre challenge orders and now I'm starting to realize this challenge is only for those seriously intending to lose 5% of their body weight. emoticon

So am I ready? Not at this moment but by the official start date of October 12 I will be ready.

My gym shoes will be out emoticon

the fridge will be stocked emoticon emoticon

the measurements taken emoticon emoticon

the scale stepped on.......... emoticon

and I will be saying to myself emoticon

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LARRI2010 10/12/2013 9:59AM

    Sounds excellent! emoticon

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THRIVE2DAY 10/9/2013 6:21PM

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. emoticon emoticon

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DRROON 10/9/2013 5:31PM

    4Kwalk -- can anyone do it, or do you have to be invited? I'd be interested!

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NELLIEC 10/9/2013 3:17PM

    I suspect that is the reason for the pre-challenge orders -- to get people ready!

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I'm Sparked Again

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Todays challenge in Spark Coach was to look back and see how far I've come.
I did and now I'm smiling from ear to ear..... emoticon

16 months ago when I joined SP I could not get down on the floor to do any of the mat exercises. Maybe I could get down but I knew I could not get up again. So I didn't ( get down or up) emoticon

Today I was on the floor for 30 minutes - Nope, I didn't fall and Nope I wasn't just lying around.

I was actually doing floor exercises like leg lifts, leg curls, and a move we called modified sit ups way back in high school but now are called triple toners, - with a new name like that I hope it burns three times the calories. emoticon

The sweat was dripping by the time I was done and I can feel every inch of muscle - Whoa - now where did they come from? - emoticon

Then like the obedient student of physical education that I am emoticon I did about 5 minutes of stretches. I stretched so far I almost did a half body split emoticon

Now looking at the time I see it is only 11:05am so I have time to rack up another 6000 steps on my zip, and tonight is BOWLING................ emoticon and again emoticon

How good can a day get?

Yes I have come a long way. The journey has not been easy and it certainly had its fair share of roadblocks and detours but what a journey it has been.

Diets - Bah!!! Humbug!!!!

Spark People emoticon

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SARAJANE_82 7/11/2013 12:42PM

    emoticon Love this!

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NELLIEC 6/25/2013 4:22PM

    I do my floor exercises on the bed. Not because I can't get up from the floor, but because my dogs would be way too "helpful." On the bed, I still have helper kitties, but they don't interfere as much. emoticon

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PATJOONWW 6/25/2013 4:01PM

    That is awesome!

emoticonMuch success on your journey! emoticon

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ITSABSURD 6/25/2013 10:12AM

    You're awesome!

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