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5 % Challenge - BRING IT ON!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The new 5 % challenge started this Saturday. The plan is to lose 5 % of my weght in 8 weeks. That means 4 kilos for me. Half a kilo a week. With the previous 5 % challenges I've participated in, I never managed to reach this goal, but whatever loss I've had, has been treasured! I am not really making any major changes to accomodate the goals of this challenge, but let's get my goals and plan properly outlined...


* lose 4 kilos. emoticon

*achieve some muscle definition in my abs, arms and shoulders. emoticon

The Plan:

* stick with the P90X, Insanity and running programs I am doing right now.

* Do my best to reach my calorie range. SP wants me to increase the range again - which, um, NO - I am still struggling to eat between 1890-2240 calories daily. I can do it easily if I allow myself treats, but it's just not healthy and triggers all sorts of weird behaviours in me.

* We can log a maximum of 120 fitness minutes. On most days I log between 80 and 120 minutes. I need to remember that a rest day is crucial for recovery.

* Team support is important and my plan is to visit my team mates' SparkPages and blogs and offer encouragement and advice when it is appropriate.

The first week is halfway over and so far I have been KILLING my workouts! No excuses - that's my motto for this challenge!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AUBRAZILLA 4/9/2011 7:52PM

    You can do it! Try adding seeds, nuts and dairy to your foods for added energy that isn't sugary or empty-fats. I know what you mean, I have become addicted to the classes at my dojo and I can't keep up with how many calories I am burning per week (6000, 6500, 7000!!) so I just try to each whole foods until I am satiated.

You can do this!!

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TEENY_BIKINI 3/5/2011 7:40PM


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GREYPARK 2/27/2011 7:00PM

    emoticon awesome plan!!

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GWENAEL 2/27/2011 2:22AM

  emoticon I'm sure you'll rock this challenge!

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CASKUL 2/25/2011 1:46PM

    Love the "no excuses" pledge - I love your positive mind set.

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CO-CREATOR 2/24/2011 10:06AM

    Sounds like a great plan!!!

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NUOVAELLE 2/24/2011 1:48AM

    That's a great challenge. I think I might join you. Your plan is great and I'm sure you can do it! Don't forget the recovery day!

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FITSPIRATION 2/23/2011 11:13PM


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APIRLRAIN888 2/23/2011 10:23PM

    lol go go go crazy plan!!! but I know you can do it

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CAROLJ35 2/23/2011 10:08PM

    Great plans! You work so hard at exercise! I do as many minutes but at 75, mine are not as strenuous and when I first started I couldn't do 5 minutes. So I have made real progress!

Keep up the great work and thanks for all you do for our team!

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ON2VICTORY 2/23/2011 9:48PM

    grrrrr im feelin the mojo on this blog and soakin it all up! woo hoo! make it happen!

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ELLFIN3 2/23/2011 8:19PM

    Sounds like a great plan!! Go for it!! emoticon emoticon

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_THEA_ 2/23/2011 8:16PM

    You are a machine, Minna! Great goals...just remember to be good to yourself and take that rest day!

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JREA24 2/23/2011 7:12PM

    Get it done.

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MISSY455 2/23/2011 7:04PM

    emoticon goals. You are killing it with the exercise! emoticon

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ROSE-100 2/23/2011 6:49PM

    emoticon great goals

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SEEMAINE 2/23/2011 6:48PM

    emoticon Minna! emoticon

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JONEIL513 2/23/2011 6:39PM

    you're going to do awesome! emoticon

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ABSOLUTZER0 2/23/2011 6:29PM

    You are going to do fine! KILL IT!

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ASKILLMAN 2/23/2011 6:25PM

    I love how much thought and detail are listed in your goals and plans. It sounds great, and it seems like you have the drive to make it happen! Good luck!

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