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A fresh start: 2013 Fall 5% challenge


Wednesday, October 02, 2013

I need a fresh lifestyle start, to accompany and help smooth out the big change in my life: after almost 5 yeard in China where I had friends, a life, a nice flat, an enjoyable and steady job... I moved back to France, where I need to build all of this up again.
Last year was a bit rough and so busy that I slipped and tumbled and fell, and it took me all this time to find my feet again. But I'm back up again, and I know being active on SP worked wonders for me before, the same can and will happen again.
I've committed myself to the Fall 5% challenge, I used to be a Teddy bear, but I don't know which team I'll be on this time. Regardless, I'm looking forward to making new friends!
I will track my exercise and nutrition daily, as I know tracking makes me accountable and helps me spot my mistakes.
Nutrition wise, I will go back to my healthy habits of eating plenty of beans and legumes with fresh veggies, less meat and dairy.
Exercise will be kept simple but as steady as possible: walking mostly, indoors if necessary, plus Chalene Johnson 2 or 3 times a week as I get so much energy from her videos. I need to take baby steps again, my fitness level is low oh so low these days. But that's OK, we all have to start where we are.
That's all for me, folks.
Looking forward to meeting my new teammates soon!

Eve
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LADYVOLSFAN1954 10/12/2013 1:33PM

    Welcome back to SP. What a transaction you're making once again. You can do this.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/9/2013 6:59PM

    Welcome Back!!!!!!!!!!! Fresh starts are great and you definately have a great plan. I know you can do this!!!!!!!!

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NWILKER 10/9/2013 6:55PM

    Woot! Way to go!!

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CLAIREINPARIS 10/7/2013 9:15PM

    Woohoo, it is so wonderful to see you back here!!! emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/3/2013 12:42AM

    I love fresh starts! Am doing one myself. Let's rock this fall challenge together . . . even if we may land on differing teams. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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WILSONWR 10/2/2013 10:46PM

    Good to see you back! I was away from the Teddies during the last challenge, but I hope to be back this time around. Sounds like you are ready!

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_JODI404 10/2/2013 6:09PM

    So glad to see you back again Eve! I thought of you on our 2 year Spark Anniversary. This is definitely the place to come to make your healthy lifestyle changes work well for you, as you know!

Hopefully you will create a wonderful life for yourself in France...day by day.

Best wishes, you can do this!

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POOKASLUAGH 10/2/2013 8:12AM

    Good to see you around again. :)

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TAICHIDANCER 10/2/2013 6:09AM

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JACKIE15108 10/2/2013 4:08AM

    Good luck! We all have to start somewhere and usually it is at the beginning just like you. Good luck with the fall challenge. I am thinking about doing that challenge also.

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