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Spark Solution Summer Challenge Day 3


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I feel as though I'm just stepping into the Twilight Zone because I could swear I saw a Day 3 thread on that Challenge page earlier this evening, but now it's gone. I've been pretty out of sorts today, but I didn't think I was THAT bad!
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I guess I'll just put my info here then, and maybe when get up in the morning it will have moved over to that page all by itself.


Q: Today we asked you to eat away from the computer and TV. Did you do it? What did you do instead? Did you eat slower or faster? Did you feel full before you ate your entire meal?

A: I don't have a kitchen table, so I just ate from a TV tray in the living room, but played music rather than TV. I don't really watch much TV anyway, and don't eat at the computer, so this wasn't a change for me.

Q: While our Spark Swaps meals are healthier takes on the Standard American Diet, they might include some ingredients that are new to you. Which meals have been something you're trying for the first time? Have any of them included unfamiliar ingredients?

A: I love experimenting and trying new foods, so I haven't run into anything unfamiliar in the book...yet :)

Q: Our workout plans alternate cardio and strength. Which is easier for you? What are you doing to get yourself motivated to workout?

A: I used to always love cardio best, the more intense the better (not that I could ever even handle very intense workouts). But now what I really love is the fusion workout that includes cardio, strength, and even stretching in one workout. I love those so much that I don't need any extra help being motivated to do them. Sadly, I can't do them until my ankle is better - but it's getting better every day! But now I have the challenge workouts anyway. The strength workout plan from the book is different for me, and I like that too. I'm having trouble with it right now, but it will get better. I'm actually excited to try it again tomorrow!

I also keep my pedometer clipped on myself as a reminder and incentive to take more steps. Before I go sit down I always check the numbers on the pedometer, and usually try to get to the next...(mile, minute, 10th step, etc.)

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Honestly, my entire body hurts today, I mean everywhere. I'm tired to the point of near exhaustion, my thinking is unclear, and I'm irritable as...well, as can be. I drank 70 or so oz of water, so it's not dehydration; I should probably just wait and see if everything is better in the morning. Maybe that thread on the Spark Solution Summer Challenge will be back, I'll feel good, and the world will be right.

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JLITT62 6/28/2013 9:08AM

    Hope you're feeling better.

After 2 nights of very poor sleep I was exhausted yesterday. Did a lot because I had to, but thankfully slept well last night & ready to tackle my long todo list today!

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AALLEY2 6/27/2013 9:20AM

    My hubby & I went on a 2 hour bike ride 3 times this week! My knees were killing me yesterday before we were done. I soaked in Epsom salts for 30 min. I feel great today! I wouldn't have been able to bike ride at all 4 yrs ago. We eat at the kitchen counter at every meal. Very seldom eat in front of the tv, but we did in the past. The tv is usually on when my husband is home, but if he's not I turn it off. emoticon

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