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The 8 Week Holiday Challenge...Wk 2

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hi SparkFriends and Teammates!

Well my teams Torrance, South Bay, LA and Palm Desert are off to a great start! It takes a lot of guts to sign up and commit in front of literally thousands of other team members. A big Woo Hoo goes out to the ones who are going to see this thing thru...everyone else feel free to cheer them along! I will be posting their screen names soon... we just closed the sign ups. Here's some great info to jump start you and anyone else who wants to join this challenge from the sidelines...Good Luck to you all!

To stay motivated try these tricks:

1.Plan on ways to get past obstacles before they happen. If you find you're skipping exercise because of family responsibilities, plan a family walk or outing to get them involved too.
2.Try to workout in the morning. You'll have more energy throughout the day and you won't have the excuse of skipping it because you're tired or have to work late.
3.Workout with a friend. When a friend is waiting for you, you're less likely to back out!
4.Make a list of goals and put them on the refrigerator. When you think about skipping your workout, go back and read your list. Remember why you're doing this!
5.Keep track of your progress. When you reach a goal, that will motivate you to keep going!
6.Wake up each day and ask yourself how you'll make your day healthy. Plan your workouts the night before and be prepared with a workout bag ready to go so there are no excuses!
7.Reward yourself! It's important to pat yourself on the back for reaching your goals. Get yourself a massage, a new pair of workout shoes or a night on the town every so often.

SparkPeople Rock!
PaulaB
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DEVORA4 11/1/2010 11:34PM

  I regret just finding you today. Had I found you earlier I would have joined your challenge. Oh well, I will join the team and read your blogs to do what I can. emoticon

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LIZZIECA55 11/18/2009 2:56PM

    Thanks my Friend.

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TISDALEK 11/18/2009 11:08AM

    Thanks Paula...I needed to read this today. I skipped a workout yesterday due to family...have to work on that one! emoticon

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2CATS2LOVE1 11/18/2009 11:07AM

    Thanks for the reminders. They really help!

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CINDBUG 11/18/2009 1:04AM

    Thanks Paula! keeping this challenge in the front of my mind really makes a difference!

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