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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

OK, so on one of my teams, a challenge was posted. I've never actually done a Spark Challenge before, of any kind. It was to find a team member's page (someone you don't know), learn about them, post a comment to them, and then return to the challenge board to "report back." It sounded like fun, but I have to say, I went through a bunch of pages before I found one that I actually felt like I LEARNED something about the person. Felt a connection, so to speak. And I found Adrianne (aka JINXMEBABY).

JINXMEBABY leads a team called Club Curvy. I had just been shopping for new clothes for my newly smaller body, and had found, to my dismay, that a curvy body is always a curvy body, no matter the size. Grrr... so hard to find clothes! Intrigued, I joined Club Curvy.

I got an email from Adrianne saying that Club Curvy was kind of defunct, but that she'd just started a new challenge team: 50 days of 20 minutes a day of "Exercise Like You Mean It", if I was interested in joining. Looking at my overwhelmingly busy life, I said thanks, but no thanks.

But then something happened. I thought, I'm already exercising most days... would it be so bad to push a little harder, try for another streak? So I joined.

The first day I joined, Adrianne posted, asking for a co-leader for the team. I responded.

All of this happened within 48 hours. emoticon

So here I am, on Day 2 of my first workout challenge... working out is hard! (duh...) I was pushing myself to maintain a higher intensity than I sometimes do, and my mind kept trying to get me to back off, that it was "too hard." To which I responded:

Exercise... like you mean it... like you mean it... like you mean it...

My new mantra, and it all came from a get-to-know-you challenge on another team. Gotta love SparkPeople.
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    Go Girl !!!
    3523 days ago
    good for you Denise! I have started doing that too, trying to get in shape for our cruise next year. My mantra is boat, beach, bathing suit ;0 We're in this together! emoticon
    3529 days ago
    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! You go girl! Just remember not to burn out. What would I do without my co-leader and cheerleader? emoticon
    3531 days ago
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