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Winter challenge Assignment 1, preparation

Monday, February 04, 2013

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? These are generally at hand so that's not something I need to do specifically. But I have dusted off the treadmill (literally, it's in the garage and I had to de-cardboard box it as well), and recommissioned the exercicyle. Briefly, I'll admit. But "The longest journey starts with but a single step". Right? I've found a spot on the floor where I think my obstreperous set of scales will record most accurately.

What is your exercise plan? I'm already committed to a gym course which runs twice a week for the next few weeks. It also comes with homework. I'll add a daily walk in and stretching. I'm planning to get my DVDs back into use as well.

Do you know what diet you will follow? Found some recipes? Have you stocked up on the foods? I follow Dr Fuhrman's Eat To Live Plan and will continue with that. I need to reduce my number of exceptions to its general principles and have already made a start on that. The kitchen is always full of fruit and vegetables, and as it is summer here so is the garden.

Do you know how to connect with your team mates? Not a problem: I will use message boards, Sparkmail and people's pages to "like" and make comments. I am going to aim to SF new members on my particular team.

Did you put your Winter 5% Challenge Commitment on your page? Have done.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NAVYMOM133 2/8/2013 1:28PM

    Way to go, motivational member!!! This all sounds great - we are more likely to reach goals with proper planning.
I need to take a page out of your book and plan my exercise. I did it today!

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WILSLM70 2/5/2013 7:40PM


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DESERTJULZ 2/5/2013 4:56PM

    Looks like a well-thought out plan to me!

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LJR4HEALTH 2/5/2013 4:45PM

    emoticon see you on the challenge

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WENDYJM4 2/5/2013 6:29AM

    that is great Penny. emoticon

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MICKEYH 2/4/2013 10:45PM

    emoticon Glad to know you are in the challenge too. I have committed to this challenge as well. Check out my blog, countdown to challenge. Thank you.

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LADY_MARIANA 2/4/2013 10:37PM

Boffo! What team are you on? I'm a cat! emoticon

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DEBBY4576 2/4/2013 8:45PM

    I've signed up for the 5% Winter Challenge too. I assume that;s the one you joined. I'm a Shooting Star again. I hope to reach goal this time. The final goal. I will use my elliptical and the fitbit. See ya there!!!

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MANDELOVICH 2/4/2013 8:44PM

    What is this challenge? Sounds interesting...

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ARTJAC 2/4/2013 6:34PM

    emoticon PENNY emoticon emoticon

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FITKAT62 2/4/2013 6:31PM

    Love your enthusiasm!

I don't have a problem with exercise. I love my workouts. My challenge is dietary. I am currently taking a University course in Nutrition. I am determined to be as healthy as I can be.


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    Woohoo! I've made the commitment too! See you on the boards!!!!

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SUSIEPH1 2/4/2013 5:44PM

    Love you aspirations and your preparation Penny.
I have my treadmill in Colins bedroom and use it occasionally ..
I am walking every day ..
I use my exercise bands on my bed . and my exercise peddler when sitting watching tv .

I do my garden a couple of time a week .. and as we shop frequently we are out and about ..
I will get back to the gym and the pool as soon as I get the ok from the doctor ..
We Can Do This !! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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B-NANA 2/4/2013 5:14PM

    Wow - you sound very organized. Wish you all the best. I'm pretty sure I know where my treadmill is , I just can't see it yet due to all the other clutter.

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PHEBESS 2/4/2013 5:10PM

    Good job!!!!!!

And now that we're back to no car, I'm walking up a storm!

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