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The challenge and how it helped and changed me

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I have been participating on the Split-Team Challenge and have really enjoyed it. I liked that it lasted only 2 weeks. The fact it was short, meant that all of the things we did were going to be a CHALLENGE - but anyone can do almost ANYTHING for 2 weeks (in our fitness class the time is ONE MINUTE) and it doesn't seem overwhelming. All of the people were friendly and kind to a newcomer. I am not a newcomer to SP or to many teams but I was specifically called to join the team because the CHALLENGE looked interesting and I knew several of the people who were participating in the CHALLENGE. Since this has been MY SUMMER OF ME, adding a new challenge seemed like a good idea. This challenge was ever changing and so was I ever changing during it. The leader came up with bonus activities that kept us HOPPING and often kept me writing or blogging, or recording what I did quite late at night (like tonight). I hope it gets posted by midnight because I really would like to complete it by then but tonight has been a VERY challenging evening and I am a bit more stressed than I have been in ages.

My favorite challenges have been the ones that asked for us to reflect, blog, and share thoughts, feelings, etc. I find that really is freeing and helpful to clarifying my thoughts and my journey.

Thanks to my teammates my opponents on other teams - we were never really OPPONENTS but friendly rivals. Thanks to my team leader, and especially thanks to the leader and coordinator of the entire challenge. I plan to participate in the next challenge as well. It has been fun, challenging and a lot of help.

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TORTILLAFLATS 7/25/2013 10:49PM


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IOWAGRAMMA 7/25/2013 8:23PM

    Sounds interesting and like it fit perfectly with your "Summer of Me!" emoticon emoticon

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CRAFTSFAN1 7/25/2013 5:36PM

    You are right. I also learned many new things. Maybe I will join the next challenge.

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    sounds like it was the challenge for you. It is really great when things just fall into place like that.

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SERENAMOM45 7/25/2013 12:52PM

  Wonderful news! I have the same kind of metabolism, but it's okay with me too. It's coming off slowly but surely, and I have been able to find I've lost inches.

Thanks so much for your remarks on my blog. It means a lot to me!

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FORMYDARLINGS 7/25/2013 3:57AM

    SOunds like youhad a great challenge. A good experience can be such a turning point for the better. What team was your challenge on? SOunds like you will be ready to do another challenge really soon. I joined a 5% challenge last week. We begin soon so I hope I do as well as you. Congratulations on learning and finishing.


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MYTIME 7/25/2013 1:28AM

    This sounds like a fun one. I like teams competing for points. Friendly competition keeps me on track. Let me know when they start next one. Do you get assigned to teams, or can you join some with people you know?

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GODS_TEMPLE 7/25/2013 12:33AM

    I'm glad you found a challenge that would 'keep you on your toes'. We all need that kind of challenge from time to time. emoticon

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E1SPAG 7/25/2013 12:12AM

  Glad you are having your "summer of me" and that you had fun with the challenge! Ellen

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KAYLSLYNN 7/24/2013 11:42PM


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