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BETHMOULTON
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1/26/12 10:52 A

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I'm glad to see that I am not the only one that is getting behind. I had the flu for two weeks and that got me behind. My biggest problem now is that I am still exhausted just putting in an 8 hour day at work. I am having a really hard time just doing 10 mins. of exercise. I will get back at exercising.


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TERRIJ7
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1/25/12 11:28 P

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Good for you MELODY! I'm glad you pushed through and didn't let that little plateau derail your efforts. Every little bit that you do will be a benefit--even if the scale doesn't affirm it right away.


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MELODYTARYN
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1/25/12 9:12 P

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I thought I would have to repeat this week because my assignments are all piling up and are due at the same time but surprisingly I am managing to keep it together. I really was going to give up (temporarily until the end of the month when my assignments are due) after my weigh in when I busted my butt and was the same weight. I read GOIN4GR8's sparkpage who said to not give up because she did not lose the second week and had a big loss the next. That made me determined to try to get it in. I am doing the work but not everyday and have longer workouts but it saves time going to the gym and changing and try to get the sparkvideo's in when I need a break. So far it has worked.

Challenges are what makes life interesting, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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TERRIJ7
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1/25/12 5:02 P

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I haven't kept up with the challenge, but joining it has helped me make some progress. I think that's what counts.


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ANNISSAMARIE
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1/22/12 8:22 P

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Ladies with time constraints. This is a BIG problem for me too, BUT

I WORK OUT AS SOON AS I GET HOME. That mean's leftovers for the family dinner or they wait until I've exercised AND taken a shower. We're really talking 30 minutes (i.e. 20 minutes cardio and 10 minutes strength training).



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"Though I may stumble, I will not fall, for the Lord upholds me with his hand." Psalm 37:24


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SUCCESS-AMT
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1/22/12 2:48 P

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Welcome. Good luck.


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ANDROMEDA1967
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1/22/12 2:32 P

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I have yet to complete week 1 just due to time constraints but i styill plan to do all 4 weeks, regardless of the actual challenege. it's more a challenge for me than competing against anyone else.

Leader--Catholic Bible Study


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KERRY4614
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1/22/12 9:57 A

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I had terrible tooth pain and then had two teeth extracted so I am completing the workout challenge but not completing in a regular week. Plus next week I am having a medical procedure , jury duty and volunteering with senior taxes.emoticon

My life tomorrow will be the result of my attitudes and the choices I make today.




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THVOLLEY
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1/22/12 9:24 A

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I am the same way also....with my work schedule I am unable to really do videos on those days so I double up on the off days.


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BIKEDUDE
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1/22/12 9:13 A

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I'm in a similar boat. Life has a way of throwing some curve balls that forced me off course. I've made a point of catching up and making sure I complete everything, just not necessarily something every day. I plan on staying in the competition, if for no other reason than I think I stayed true to the "intent" of the competition.



MORGANLAFEE
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1/21/12 10:44 P

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I have been unable to complete the challenge so am leaving the team.



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SARAH_VW
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1/21/12 1:24 P

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That's fine. You will still be eligible for the challenge.

Sarah

Co-Leader of SparkPeople's Official January Jumpstart Workout Challenge

"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." Joshua J Marine

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SHYRL1063
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1/21/12 9:37 A

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I have done all the videos each week, though I usually do 2-3 on the same day to coordinate with a fitness class I take, and I didn't add extra last week cuz I did that already on my own when I started the challenge. Does this disqualify me? I missed the part about checking things off when I started this, and now I feel like I'm cheating to say I did things that I didn't do exactly the way they were suggested. Thanks!



 
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