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Staying On Track- It's the Challenge

Saturday, March 02, 2013

One of our "challenges" this week for the 5% challenge is to blog every day. Those of you who know me know this is going to be so difficult for me lol. Not really.

One of the topics we are supposed to blog about is how we keep ourselves on track. I thought about it and I keep myself on track in various ways:

1. I think about the members of my teams and the challenges I have agreed to participate in to help the teams. I have no right to tell everyone else to move if I am not moving.

2. I have found having the fitbit site and the inter-challenges with my friends on there is really helpful. I can't stand it that out of 19 friends, I am in 9th place. I have to keep pushing myself to get farther ahead. I have found that I need to do at least 5 - 7,000 steps in the morning and then I can get the rest in the evening. But, that is a very good motivator.

3. My health is obviously another motivator, but even that does not motivate me as much as the challenges.

I have always been one who needed challenges to make me do anything. Whether, I was challenging myself as a teacher to have the students that learned the most, or challenged myself to become one of the top real estate agents, it is always the challenge that pushes me.

When I lost 60 lbs in 1987, I did it because my husband challenged me to do it. I was complaining about my weight and the fact that I wasn't going to get on the dance floor with other people because I was too fat. He looked at me and said, "Instead of complaining about it, why don't you do something about it?" That was it. Within 7 months, I had lost the 60 lbs and kept it off for 25 years.

How do I stay on track? Challenge Me! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRACEOMALLEY 3/4/2013 1:16PM

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/3/2013 1:21PM

    Great blog! Great ways to keep motivated too. Keep dancing.

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BBONET 3/2/2013 7:55PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon The challenge helps to keep us focus!!! Keep pushing!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MMHELGESON5 3/2/2013 1:05PM

    I love the 5% challenge for that very reason. emoticon

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AMYJEAN911 3/2/2013 12:51PM

    Challenges rock!!! Although I must admit I'd rather double my gym time than blog every day... so I guess I found my room to grow, right? LOL!!

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KSW1963 3/2/2013 12:31PM

    I know you are keeping me challenged! Let's rock this Teddy Bear!

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STEVIEBEE569 3/2/2013 11:45AM

    Challenges always motivate me! You can do this! emoticon

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LYNCHD05 3/2/2013 11:33AM

    I too love a challenge. They are motivators.

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CASSIOEPIA 3/2/2013 11:01AM

    I love a good challenge too!

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_RAEVEN_ 3/2/2013 10:42AM

    I LOVE a good challenge. Like you its what gets me motivated.
A doctor could tell me I have heart issues and need to lose weight and that would have no effect on me. But give me a challenge and I'm raring to go.
I just started using the fitbit site and I love the motivation that brings too. emoticon

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PLUMSHORT 3/2/2013 10:32AM

    Challenges are a great motivational tool! The fact that you have went through this process before with success is motivation in itself. You know you can do it because you have done it before! That is amazing that you were able to keep it off for 25 years. You said to challenge you, so I challenge you to do it again and keep it off for another 25 or more years!! :)

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/2/2013 10:31AM

  you will do it you have a competitive spirit
Have a great day

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JUSTME29 3/2/2013 10:27AM

    Sometimes I wish I was a bit more competitive. This kind of challenge just really doesn't work for me. I'm so glad for you that you have found what will keep you motivated and moving.

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TURTLETALK 3/2/2013 10:01AM

    I agree with you that this blogging challenge will be much more difficult than the drinking challenge. I find that my fitbit really pushes me as well. When we were snowed in for four days I drove my husband crazy walking a trail in my house to add up the steps. Keep it up!

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IMEMINE1 3/2/2013 9:57AM

    emoticon I hve faith in you. emoticon

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