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Winter 5% Challenge - Goals and commitments

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

So true. Both of them.
Setting goals and trying to reach them. Challenging ourselves and trying to succeed. Creating healthy competition between ourselves andÖus. Key attitudes to success.

So, here I am, ready for a new challenge. Butterflies, daisies, teddy bears Ė or was it just bears? Ė are just a few of the team names Iíve come across at Sparkfriendsí feeds and blogs. At first, I thought they were private teams that you had to be invited over to join. And then it was the virtual trips! And all this team work that really helps with motivation and commitment. And Sparkers reporting results through those challenges. I had to find out what itís all about.

And I found myself joining the 2013 Winter 5% challenge. And being really excited about it!
There are many things I havenít quite understood yet Ė like the term ďLiving the Good life pointsĒ that Iíve come across (?) Ė but I bet Iíll figure it all out once the challenge begins.

Now, why did I join this challenge?
- First, for the reasons I mentioned above. I just like setting new goals.
- During December I gained 1.5 kilos and I just canít seem to get myself together and lose it. I know itís nothing compared to what I used to gain over the holidays in the past. But I just hate the number 7 on my scale!
- 5% of my weight is 3.5 kilos. Which would bring me exactly where I want to be.
- Iíve had cases of emotional eating since the beginning of the new year. I believe a challenge can help me fight this demon again.

So, my goals for those 8 weeks are:
- Healthy eating. For me, this means wise food choices, portion control, no bingeing and emotional eating control.
- At least 20 minutes of daily exercise. That includes three times a week cardio and three strength training sessions.
- Lose 3.5 kilograms. Thatís my 5%!
- Get my body fat percentage below 20%. Currently, itís 22.3.
- Support my Sparkfriends and my teammates any way I can.

I had updated my Sparkpage a few days ago and I just included my new 5% challenge commitment goals. So, I guess Iím ready to meet my team!

Are you ready? Have you written down your goals and planned your actions? It is said that goals without a plan are just wishes. So, will you let your goals remain wishes?
Or will you turn them into achievements?
Your choice!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THOMS1 2/17/2013 7:42AM

    emoticon I feel younger myself then I did in my 40's and 50's.

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VENISEW1 2/12/2013 5:42AM

    Great quotes! Best wishes on your goals!

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    I am sure you'll succeed and will enjoy the challenge! It sounds a sensible one, yet hard work too. Go Elle!
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TINAJANE76 2/8/2013 4:09AM

    I totally know you can do it and I completely understand what you're saying about seeing the number 7 on the scale. That's also my signal to take action! Good luck on the 5% challenge. I used to do them and had a lot of fun with them. Hope you will too!

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NASFKAB 2/7/2013 4:38AM

  thanks for the inpiration

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-AMANDA79- 2/6/2013 11:05AM

    These are fun! In the fall challenge, I just planned on maintaining and ended up losing!!


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KANOE10 2/6/2013 9:20AM

    You can do it. I am joining a challenge also. I need to lose a few up pounds from January!

Great inspirational blog.

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THOMS1 2/6/2013 9:10AM

    emoticon on your challenge! emoticon

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MICKEYH 2/6/2013 8:44AM

    Great determinations. Good luck on your challenge. And see you out there!!

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FITFOODIE806 2/6/2013 8:36AM

    Great goals! It is very helpful to write it out and see the numbers in print. Nice work!!

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BLOOMINGLENA 2/6/2013 4:19AM

    Good luck Elle! emoticon
Please inform me about the challenges because I joined the group but still don't have a clue what I should do, which team I am in, etc.
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MINNA72 2/6/2013 2:55AM

    Good for you! Which team did you end up joining? I have been a co-leader for the Awesome A's for over 10 challenges now, it's a lot of fun!

Good luck!

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