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January Jumpstart Challenge


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Saturday, February 02, 2013

This was my first-ever challenge on SP. I joined it via the sparkblog entry that I read while getting my sparkpoints. I had never been interested in trying any of the videos offered here on SP, but the challenge gave us 6 videos to do per week, repeating them for 4 weeks. It also asked that we do at least 30 minutes of cardio per day.

What I learned from this challenge:

SP vids rock.
Coach Nicole rocks.
It's okay to yell "I hate you" at the computer screen if you know you don't really mean it and Coach Nicole can't hear you.
Hooping counts as cardio.
I need to remove breakable objects from my work-out area.
Muscles respond to 7-10 minute work-outs, they really do.
Sometimes muscles don't want to respond the next morning.
If others see you dedicated and CHANGING, they want to join you.
Trust the process.
It works.

What I won:
I lost 5 lbs and gained muscle tone in January!
Hubby started doing the videos with me starting in week 3.
Daughter picked up my hoops and started hooping every other day this week.
They did this without me proding, pleading, or promoting at all.
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Now, I'm eyeing the 28-day Bootcamp challenge to do for my February.

I don't really hate Coach Nicole.

Keep sparking on, my friends! Not sleet, nor rain, nor snow, nor breakable objects will stop us!
~ t.
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It is amazing what this program can help you to do!!

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SJKENT1 2/3/2013 11:24PM

    That is awesome!!


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STARSMEMBER267 2/3/2013 11:07PM

    Love it. Coach Nicole is great but sometimes during her workout videos I will start talking back. She says.. now here is an advanced move.. and I say haha you are funny! I am barely making it through the basic one!

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ANGELWINGS71079 2/3/2013 10:08PM

    Thats an Awesome January, and kudos to u for jumping into a new Sparks Challenge for February. I used to do the videos, but for some reason all they do is buffer now and I have a stress attack before I even get 1 minute into the videos. Sure wish I could them a gain. Keep up the Awesome work!!!! Have a very sparky week!!!

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FRABBIT 2/3/2013 9:45PM

  Love it and congrats on completing the challenge.

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LESLIESENIOR 2/3/2013 9:34PM

    Hilarious, inspiring, and energizing! Thank you for uplifting my day!!

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JUNEBUG4967 2/3/2013 9:27PM

    you are so right about yelling at the computer!

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Keep up the GOOD WORK


Have a Marvelous Monday !

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LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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    Way to go!

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BUMPS2 2/3/2013 7:16PM

    Grrrreat story. I am glad to hear how you got results.

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    Good for you!!!

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KIMZEE71 2/3/2013 5:49PM

   
Great job! I'll have to try some videos some time.

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SLIMLEAF 2/3/2013 5:45PM

    Well done! I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed your January Jumpstart Challenge and made such positive changes.

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BUCKEYE_LOSER 2/3/2013 4:54PM

    You make it sound very easy to do. No more excuses for me!

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RISAMEANSLAUGH 2/3/2013 4:17PM

    How inspirational! I loved hearing about your journey and it helps that someone else struggles with computer workouts. I liked it that you yelled at the computer. I struggle with Coach Nicole's videos -- she's harder for me to keep up with. However, I keep trying!

Thanks for helping me want to try even more. I hope someday I can do that many videos workouts in a week!!

"Ten mucho cuidado" means "take good care"!!
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    Glad you had such success!!

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    way to go

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 2/3/2013 3:56PM

    What a great blog!! And congrads on getting the coveted Popular Blog Post, WooHoo!!!!

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  That's great, some variety. Is i tricky seeing the video from your computer? Mine is on my desk . emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 2/3/2013 3:34PM

  Great progress, especially with the fam joining in. Congrats!

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    Lovely!

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    I yell all the time! emoticon Congrats on making it through the challange!

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    Great month for you!!
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    emoticon Yep--yelling IS okay--just keep DOING.

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    Awesome. And just think you are having fun at the same time.

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    Congratulations! And I agree~

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    Great job

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    I love them too!

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