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# Week #5 Challenge

### Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Team Challenge: Let's ensure we keep as many people as we can!! Visit your team mates, from your team and the team as a whole. Encourage them to stick with it. You may do this by visiting other teams and posting to their chat thread, visit their Sparkpage, post to a blog, issue challenges to pass on... The possibilities are endless, but we have one goal: Let's keep our motivation going!!

For each instance of encouragement through the above-mentioned ideas, earn five points. You may earn a maximum of 30 points per day. (Example: visit the sparkpage of two team mates = 10 points, post to three blogs of teammates = 15, and post to another team's chat thread = 5 points for a daily total of 30 points--as always assuming my math is correct). There is a weekly possible point total of 210.

Now for your bonus challenge: Sometimes as we get on a "diet" or healthy living journey, we find that special combination that works for us and stick with it. Do you feel you are in a rut? Let's use this week to get out of it and change things up. For each day that you do something new (new exercise, new routine, new recipe, new way of cooking...) earn 10 points for a weekly possible total of 70 points.

I love this challenge this week! I love the idea of getting the motivation out there! We have all had some pretty hard weeks during this challenge. Being sick, sick kids, plateaus, job frustrations, spouse frustrations, etc...and It's so nice to get a "goodie" or just have that one person post a note on your page saying, Hey I hope you have a good day, keep your chin up you can do this! That's all it takes to push thru and get the work done!

The second part of this challenge is to try somehting new. New food, new exercise, new SOMETHING! I'm going to try both. Food and Exercise. I tend to find what works for me and get stuck there. That is WHY I plateau. After reading all the articles about plateau's I now know that while I'm doing the right things, I"M DOING THEM FAR TOO LONG. Every week I should be changing things up a bit. I'm going to try and get in two recipes this week, and three new exercises. Whoo hoo.

Cant wait for weigh in this next week! We are going to rock Team!
• KITTYKITTEMMING
Glad you like the challenge this week. My new thing for the day was Body Pump at my gym. I've been trying to make it to this class (at 4:30, which is the problem) since the year started. Today was a first. I hurt, but it is a good hurt.

1810 days ago
• NEW-N-FIT-ME
Hi, I just wanted to say hi. I also like this week's challenge.
1811 days ago
• JILLYBEAN25
Too awesome! I'm glad you have the right tools to bust out of your plateau's and keep going forward [or downward, if you're a scale! ;-)]. Good luck with your week of newbies!
1811 days ago
• MS_ZENZI
Hi:

Glad to see that you're still fired up for our HLC!! Keep up the good work!!

Zenzi (team Thunderbolt)
1812 days ago
• SHAPESHIFTER09
Hi there! Just wanted to offer a little bit of encouragement! You can definitely do this, and we're here for you whenever you may need a little bit more support! Keep that momentum going strong!
1812 days ago