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HLC Spring into Summer Challenge


Monday, May 13, 2013

So glad to have another challenge....here is the Main challenge....

Being healthy isn't just about the scale. It is about body measurements and accomplishments, both on the scale and off, too. So, let's take a look at where we are in our fitness at the start of the challenge by completing the following fitness tests:

Drill 1 - Number of Crunches in 2 minutes
Drill 2 - Number of Push-ups (Choose on: against the wall, knee, full body) in 2 minutes
Drill 3 - Wall-Squat Hold (Timed, as long as possible)
Drill 4 - Arm Hold Time (arms held out to the sides at shoulder height for as long as possible)
Drill 5 - 150 Step-ups up-up-down-down (Timed, as long as necessary)
Drill 6 - Plank Hold (Timed, as long as possible)
Drill 7 - Bridge Hold (Timed, as long as possible)
Drill 8 - Number of Cardio Exercise (Choose one: high-knees, mountain climbers, jumping jacks or burpees) in 2 minutes
Drill 9 - Mile run/walk (Times, as long as necessary)

Earn 10 points for each drill you complete by next Sunday. How and when you do them is up to you. The most basic rule is to be safe when doing them. I will set up a thread for posting results. We'll repeat the tests at the end of the challenge and update our postings with our success and changes.

Bonus Challenge: Earn 70 points per week, breakdown depends on the challenge. This week's challenge is to set some goals for our challenge: 1. Besides losing weight, what obstacles are you facing. 2. What would you like to accomplish during this challenge? 3. What can your leadership team and teammates do to help you be healthy or meet your goals?



I love the fitness testing goals. I'm glad to see this. This is definitely a good way for me to push myself. I hate most of these exercises lol so it will be good for me to do them and really push myself
to do get a good result. All of them together is a GREAT Workout. I will set a goal to do them all 3x a week. This will take me approximately an hour each time, give or take.

Now for the goal setting....

1 and 2. Besides loosing weight, what do I want to accomplish and what obsticles are you facing. I've been thinking a lot lately to do the couch to 5k. I would love to be able to do a 5k at the end of this challenge. My challenge in this is finding somewhere to walk/jog. I live and will live in an area w/ no sidewalks and on busy roads. That proves very difficult when I'm very strapped for time as it is. I will need to drive somewhere w/ a track or trails that I can push my moose baby boy in his stroller. I will just have to DO IT! No excuses! I make too many of them as it is. I can carve out 3 days where I can take 10 extra minutes to drive somewhere to run! Jeez
I'm also facing a time management issue. My life is crazy. With 3 kids, a husband, my needy father, inlaws that will be moving in, a new house that will need a ton of work I dont see my life getting any less crazy. I need to find a balance so I can focus on myself and my fitness. This is where I struggle. I tend to put myself last on my list and by the time EVERYTHING/EVERYONE else has been taken care of, it's bed time. I only get 4-6 hours of sleep as it is. I will just need to put my foot down and carve out at least 3 hours a week for me! I can do this! Really I can.

3. What can your leadership team and teammates do to help you be healthy or meet your goals?
Continue to be there! Continue to give the wonderful support you do. Continue to post weekly challenges and test boundaries. It's all about positive change and I wont get there without challenges, being tested, being held accountable. I am very grateful to this team and what supportive feedback I always seem to get.

I am turning 35 at the end of this challenge (well a few weeks after on 7/24) AND I would like to feel a whole lot better about me and my body by then. 35 is a big deal. It's when things REALLY slow down. I dont need to slow down, I need to speed things up. Here's to a wonderful challenge.
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SHAPESHIFTER09 5/13/2013 4:15PM

    I'm so glad to see you back for this round! It sounds like we're in pretty similar places: I'm turning 35 during this challenge (in June), and have a 5k to run in July! Best of luck in achieving all if your goals! I know you can do it!

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