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New Spark streak starting tomorrow

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tomorrow, November 1, I'll be starting a new streak that will last straight through December 21. I'm doing it because I need something to keep me focused as the holiday season approaches.

I'm calling it the 37-Day PwP Streak because it focuses on the 3 areas of Pilates (P), water (w), and portions (P).

Area #1:
Pilates DVD in the morning every *weekday*; on weekends, I'll visit the gym; here is my Pilates DVD schedule:
From November 1 to 9, I'll be using "Pilates for Beginners with Jillian Hessel" DVD
From November 12 to 16, "10 Minute Solution--Rapid Results Pilates" DVD
From November 19 to 23, "Crunch Pick Your Spot Pilates" DVD
From November 26 to 30, "10 Minute Solution--Pilates Perfect Body" DVD
From December 3 to 7, "Rael Pilates System 17" DVD
From December 10 to 14, "10 Minute Solution--Rapid Results Pilates" DVD
From December 17 to 21, "Crunch Pick Your Spot Pilates" DVD

Area #2: 48 oz of water (16 oz before each main meal). I'm not shooting for a higher amount of water per day because, simply, I hate drinking water and I am choosing a way to get my water intake in a way that's relatively painless. It's still more than what I'm drinking now, which is very little.

Area #3: having *one* portion for each meal and snack (I'll be using various Sparkpeople portion tools including Sparkpeople's Portion Distortion Guide to help me)

I really hope this streak makes this holiday pre-season a lot less stressful for me!

I'll check in Nov 2 with my first update.



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  • v HAPPYGIRL1033
    thank you, Parker and Amandacera!! I need a "refresh" button and I hope this will do it. Amandacera, of course I don't mind if you customize this for yourself. It'll be nice to have company. Here's to a healthy holiday season!!
    1397 days ago
  • v AMANDACERA
    This is such a great idea to keep on track during the holidays. I always struggle trying to navigate all of the tasty treats and comfort foods as well as attempting to keep my exercise schedule while traveling. Maybe I will customise your plan to fit my needs if you don't mind :) It would be kind of like supporting each other's efforts:)
    1397 days ago
  • v PARKERB2
    This sounds obtainable. I wish you good luck as well as the other Spark members. Together we can keep from gaining all that Holiday weight. Spark On.
    1397 days ago
  • v HAPPYGIRL1033
    Thanks, DARJR50. I appreciate it. I hope I can stick to it! Best wishes to you, too. This time of year can be the roughest for keeping fitness goals.
    1397 days ago
  • v DARJR50
    Good luck with your program. Short term goals can help keep us focused during difficult times. I am going to need a similar plan to get through the holidays as well. My family loves to push food at me during holiday meals.
    1397 days ago
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