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Summer 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

Sunday, June 15, 2014

posting this blog in preparation for getting back on track. I need to recommitment myself to getting fit and eating healthier. I have revised my goals...as exercise was inconsistent to nonexistent lately.

~~ Summer 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment ~~ Begins June 21st

BEGINNING MEASUREMENTS: emoticon emoticon

Weight: 187.4
Waist to Hip Ratio: 0.87

Strength Training ~ Using either dvds, Wii Fit Plus, or workouts from magazines/books ~ Mon/Wed/Fri emoticon emoticon

Cardio ~ Walking/Dvds/Wii Fit Plus/Walk It Out for the Wii ~ 30 mins ~ 5 days per week emoticon emoticon

Beginning Goal: 15-20 minutes of exercise to start then add more til I get to 30 minutes per day 3x per week

Ultimate Goal: 45 minutes of exercise 5x a week

OTHER GOALS:

Drink Water - 6-8 glasses per day emoticon
Fruits/Veggies - 2-5 servings per day emoticon

Cut down on the amount of times I eat fast food, candy, ice cream, salty snacks, and dips. Have been doing this on an almost daily basis and that has caused me to regain all the weight I had lost and maintained for several years, plus some added pounds beyond that.

Will add my thoughts, progress or non-progress to this blog as I go along to hold myself accountable during this challenge. I will also be using a notebook on a daily basis to track my food choices and exercises.

I need to emoticon because emoticon

To help me with staying on track….

Starting Weight Jun 21: 187.4
Goal Weight: 140
5% Goal: 178

Week 1 Jun 28: 188.8 (+1.4) emoticon
Week 2 Jul 5: 188.8
Week 3 Jul 12:
Week 4 Jul 19:
Week 5 Jul 26:
Week 6 Aug 2:
Week 7 Aug 9:
Week 8 Final Weigh In Aug 16:

ENDING MEASUREMENTS: emoticon emoticon

Weight:
Waist to Hip Ratio:

Week 1 review: Did not do well. Ate fast food, candy, chips with dip, and several root beer floats. Portion sizes were not under control. Stress level has been high this past week at work and home.

Week 2 review: Stayed the same weight. But have not eaten at McDonald's or had a sweet tea all week. Have started packing lunches to take to work. Need to work on portion sizes when it comes to rice and pasta dishes. I did do 195 mins of exercise this week so moving in the right direction with that.

Week 3 review:

Week 4 review:

Week 5 review:

Week 6 review:

Week 7 review:

Week 8 review:

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MORTICIAADDAMS 6/17/2014 9:15AM

    It sounds like you are ready to commit to healthy living. Good luck with your plan and the challenge!

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KATELJM 6/16/2014 8:47PM

    I like the way you created smaller goals to achieve at first. You're more likely to succeed, and then shoot the moon to reach to bigger goals, too! I'm joining you on the WRJ&G team, can't wait until we actually start!

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GBSLIM 6/16/2014 9:04AM

    So glad you're back at it! No time like the present...why wait. One day @ a time & one step @ a time. emoticon
Looking forward to reading of your progress :)

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DOOBRIE 6/16/2014 1:57AM

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EVER-HOPEFUL 6/15/2014 5:45PM

    emoticon great to see you bloging again love emoticon

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GURLNEXDOOR 6/15/2014 5:26PM

    Well thought out nice plan! emoticon
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2014 ~ Moving forward

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

This says it all….



from Louise Hays

  
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/23/2014 9:13PM

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MAGGIEVAN 1/14/2014 1:47AM

    I almost want to say "amen" to that. You go girl!

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HAPPY_AS_IS 1/5/2014 11:01AM

    Love it!!! I am ready too!

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LASARRE 1/4/2014 11:58AM

    Love it!

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PALMTREEGIRL1 1/4/2014 6:01AM

    I'm with you Girl Friend!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/2/2014 9:44PM

    I'm with you. We are on our way!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/2/2014 8:56AM

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KSMGLASS 1/2/2014 8:21AM

    Love this!!!

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JANTWO 1/2/2014 12:51AM

    I think it is a beautiful saying.

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STUDLEEJOE 1/1/2014 8:36PM

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GBSLIM 1/1/2014 8:31PM

    emoticon change the last line to: And forget what I stepped thru for.
Then this will suit me to a T. Hoping it works for you.

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2013 ~ Good-bye

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Time to put 2013 to rest. emoticon

Too many life events happened and I got sidetracked along the way.

I did not meet my fitness goals. I regained emoticon weight that I had kept off for a number of years.

Not making excuses…just my reality.

Time to look ahead and make the most of the coming year.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SKHENDRIX 1/29/2014 1:57PM

    Me Too Dee! We can do it again.

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MAGGIEVAN 1/14/2014 1:47AM

    You can do it! I know you can.

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PALMTREEGIRL1 1/4/2014 6:01AM

    D2 - we're moving forward. Forget the past. Draw a line now and that's where we're starting. LET'S DO IT !

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/2/2014 9:44PM

    My reality as well but I am back on track!

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GEORGIAK25 1/2/2014 3:07PM

    New Year and new goals. You and I both are going to achieve this year. Good luck Dee I know you can do it.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 1/2/2014 8:29AM

    Dee, I see lots of positives for you last year. Life got in the way but you selected a new place to live, got yourself moved, and got a job! You were fearless. emoticon

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CASSIOEPIA 1/1/2014 11:01PM

    Bring on a new year, full of blank pages to write a good story. Best wishes to you.

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TEENY_BIKINI 1/1/2014 8:11PM

    This year will be better! Sending big hugs. And congrats for enduring a challenging year....

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GBSLIM 1/1/2014 7:42PM

    I hear you. We got this! emoticon

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MILLISMA 1/1/2014 7:13PM

    Hope 2014 is a better year for you. I know you will do it!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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30-Day Plank Challenge.....

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Big emoticon to PALMTREEGIRL1 for originally posting this.....

I'm posting this as a blog so it doesn't get lost:

The 30-Day Plank emoticon Challenge will send your core strength through the roof!

Doing one emoticon in the morning and one emoticon in the evening....

11/14 - Day 1 - 20 seconds emoticon emoticon
11/15 - Day 2 - 20 seconds emoticon emoticon
11/16 - Day 3 - 30 seconds emoticon emoticon
11/17 - Day 4 - 30 seconds emoticon emoticon
11/18 - Day 5 - 40 seconds emoticon emoticon
11/19 - Day 6 - REST
11/20 - Day 7 - 45 seconds emoticon emoticon
11/21 - Day 8 - 45 seconds emoticon emoticon

Started Orientation/Training for a new job. Need to restart the challenge.

Day 1 - 20 seconds
Day 2 - 20 seconds
Day 3 - 30 seconds
Day 4 - 30 seconds
Day 5 - 40 seconds
Day 6 - REST
Day 7 - 45 seconds
Day 8 - 45 seconds
Day 9 - 60 seconds
Day 10 - 60 seconds
Day 11 - 60 seconds
Day 12 - 90 seconds
Day 13 - REST
Day 14 - 90 seconds
Day 15 - 90 seconds
Day 16 - 120 seconds
Day 17 - 120 seconds
Day 18 - 150 seconds
Day 19 - REST
Day 20 - 150 seconds
Day 21 - 150 seconds
Day 22 - 180 seconds
Day 23 - 180 seconds
Day 24 - 210 seconds
Day 25 - 210 seconds
Day 26 - REST
Day 27 - 240 seconds
Day 28 - 240 seconds
Day 29 - 270 seconds
Day 30 - PLANK FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE!!

Good luck!

  
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LIVINGFREE19 11/16/2013 9:20PM

    That is truly a challenge!

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KAB7801 11/15/2013 10:33AM

    I'm in!

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GBSLIM 11/15/2013 9:00AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
This is a great challenge. Who couldn't use a stronger core? I know I could.
Thanx for posting this.
See ya. Have to go do my morning plank :)

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GBSLIM 11/15/2013 8:56AM

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This is a great challenge. Who couldn't use a stronger core? I know I could.
Thanx for posting this.
See ya. Have to go do my morning plank :)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/14/2013 8:34PM

    Wow! It sounds really challenging! Good luck!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/14/2013 3:06PM

    emoticon i will be intrested to see how long you hold the plank on the last day. emoticon

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EMMACORY 11/14/2013 12:26PM

    I said I would do this but have not started. Will print this off to get me going. emoticon

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5001 fitness minutes til Dec. 31st

Monday, October 28, 2013

Using this blog to track my fitness minutes to stay accountable. Below was taken from my previous blog.....

Fitness stats:

Fitness minutes goal: 11,968 for the year
Actual minutes: 6,967 completed as of Oct 23, 2013
Difference: 5,001 left to reach goal

Taking that 5,001 and dividing it by the 69 days left in the year = 72.5 minutes per day to meet that fitness goal. I am going to take things one day at a time, but am going to strive to get as close to that Fitness Minutes Goal as I can by December 31st.

TRACKING: Cardio and ST emoticon emoticon

Oct 24 - 30
Oct 25 - 36
Oct 26 - 50
Oct 27 - 39
Oct 28 - 0 (working on resume and applying for jobs since we just moved here)
Oct 29 - 46
Oct 30 - 62
Oct 31 - 30

Total for Oct: 293
Total left to reach goal: 5001 - 293 = 4708

Nov 1 - 45
Nov 2 - 31
Nov 3 - 60
Nov 4 - 35
Nov 5 - 0 (out running errands most of the day)
Nov 6 - 40
Nov 7 - 46
Nov 8 - 20
Nov 9 - 20
Nov 10 - 30
Nov 11 - 10
Nov 12 - 10
Nov 13 - 10
Nov 14 -
Nov 15 -
Nov 16 - 50 minutes
Nov 17 - 60 minutes
Nov 18 -
Nov 19 -
Nov 20 - 30 minutes
Nov 21 -
Nov 22 -
Nov 23 -
Nov 24 -
Nov 25 -
Nov 26 -
Nov 27 -
Nov 28 -
Nov 29 -
Nov 30 -

Total for Nov:
Total left to reach goal: 4708 - =

Dec 1 -
Dec 2 -
Dec 3 -
Dec 4 -
Dec 5 -
Dec 6 -
Dec 7 -
Dec 8 -
Dec 9 -
Dec 10 -
Dec 11 -
Dec 12 -
Dec 13 -
Dec 14 -
Dec 15 -
Dec 16 -
Dec 17 -
Dec 18 -
Dec 19 -
Dec 20 -
Dec 21 -
Dec 22 -
Dec 23 -
Dec 24 -
Dec 25 -
Dec 26 -
Dec 27 -
Dec 28 -
Dec 29 -
Dec 30 -
Dec 31 -

Total for Dec:
Total left to reach goal:

Did I reach my goal?

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 11/3/2013 7:05PM

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PALMTREEGIRL1 11/3/2013 6:48AM

    Dee! You've got a plan, now, stick to it! So far, so good!

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MAGGIEVAN 10/29/2013 1:41AM

    You go girl! I trust you w ill find a suitable job quickly.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/28/2013 10:47PM

    Good luck with the goal!!

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MICHIGANLORI 10/28/2013 4:21PM

    You can do it. emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/28/2013 4:15PM

    not at the moment but that doesn´t mean you wont make it.you know what they say where there is a will there is a way and i know my love that you have the will so find your way. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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