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The Same Pound!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The last two or three weeks have been uber hectic. My mancub has just graduated from high school, and the month of May was a whirlwind of prom, awards and graduation activities. My youngest one will leave 8th grade on Monday, so we have her first real Semi-Formal dance coming up. Add in all their sports activities, and there hasn't been much time left for anything else.

So it comes as no surprise that since the 100 Days of Summer challenge started, I feel like I am gaining and losing the same pound over and over again. But I almost don't care. Because at least its ONLY a pound, and not 5 or 10. And because I have this wonderful challenge group, along with some special 40-Something ladies, I am motivated to keep checking in and doing, even if I haven't been able to do it perfectly. And the Week 5 challenge incorporated bonus points for stress busting - 20 minutes of relaxation per day-and that truly has helped me regain some of my focus as all those extra distractions come to an end.

Time constraints have been my biggest enemy to exercise, and I am anxious to get back to Zumba class tomorrow. And once I do, this SAME pound, and many more, will come off.

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/8/2012 7:26PM

    You know what? It is NEVER the same pound! It's a different challenge each time.

And you are right to NOT care! Because you're kicking a & taking names. Now that the craziness is past, you'll be back on track and having a great time at it, too!

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THEEASYKILL30 6/8/2012 4:14PM

    Are you doing the 5% summer weight loss challenge? I think registration is closing today... For me, the spring challenge was just what I needed to break through my plateau. I find it a little easier with the 5% challenges because the weekly challenges are the same every day. I do like the 100 days of summer challenges but it's too hard for me to keep up with.

Anyways, when I have days with time constraints, I try to break my exercise into 10 min segments. So if I have a bit of a break, I'll take a 10 min walk. I know it's not as good as say Zumba but I figure on those crazy days, any exercise is better than no exercise.

Don't worry, you'll eventually break out of the plateau.

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ECOAGE 6/8/2012 11:36AM

    Yes, keep checking & doing what you can do!

We are going to offer challenges throughout the summer days --- good to know they are helping you stay motivated.

Imho, it's important to enjoy once in a lifetime events with your kids.

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JERZGURL_NAN 6/7/2012 8:59PM

    what a wonderful time for excitement - Graduation - awesome and hard!!!

You will definitely kick that pound once you start back with Zumba - it still works!!! This will be your month to melt away the pounds!

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