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8/12/11 8:38 A

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Danielle, I love the idea of a team challenge. I've been wanting to add yoga to my routine. I used to do it regularly. It really helped my arthritis pain. Back then I had a yoga coach. Now that I have to do it on my own at home it seems more difficult. I've been really sporadic about it.

Let's hear it team. What kind of challenge would you like to do? A yoga pose daily or cardio 5 days a week sounds good to me. What other ideas do you have?

Donna "Shady" Shea


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8/11/11 6:31 P

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My personal challenge:

Cardio a minimum of 30 minutes every day for a week (I'm on day 4)

Strength training 3 times this week (I made this one today, yes!)

Can we do a group challenge? Where we all try to achieve something? Maybe...we can all try to do a yoga pose or we all do a new exercise and then compare notes? I think that would be interesting. What do you all think?




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7/30/11 8:51 A

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Well said, Kathy. This is a life style, not a diet. That means sometimes we eat less than optimal food, but I believe (and research support this) occassionally it is actually good for us because is shocks our body. If we eat the same all the time our body adjust to it. Then we reach a set point. If we occassionally eat more calories or fund food it keeps our body guessing. The same goes for exercise. We need to mix it up so our body doesn't become comfortable with a routine.

Also, self talk is sooooo detrimental. Instead of berating yourself, tell yourself how pleased you are that you got right back on your program after a "special" day.

If I eat really clean all week my personal trainer allows me one day to eat anything I want as long as I use reason and moderation. I usually limit it to one meal or one snack, but sometimes I go all out. I haven't cheated once since December so Monday we are going out to dinner to celebrate my 50 pound loss (I waited three weeks to ensure I held the loss) and I am going to eat anything I want within reason. I'm really looking forward to the chips and salsa and chile relleno. I'll still give Paul my rice and beans, but I may even have a margarita or flan for desert. We'll see. I can't eat the volume of food I used to. I have trouble getting up to the minimal calories SP recommends for me.

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7/30/11 8:43 A

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Maybe you can find a Zumba DVD. I found DVDs for Latin rhythms and hip hop (although I never received the hip hop so I'm looking again). Now I'm looking for a Zumba DVD. If I find one I'll let you know. I love dancing. It's such good cardio and way more fun than treadmill or other machine. Good luck.

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6/19/11 10:44 P

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The challenge for this week is to eat more fruits and vegetables.

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5/18/11 1:29 A

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emoticon on a successful week!
One thing about telling others that you indulged or had a "so called" forbidden food, is that they say I thought you were on a diet. ( not saying Kaliesmom said this)
I am NOT on a diet. I am learning to eat healthier, but allow myself to have foods others may call forbidden. As I write this I look to the right of the screen and see your blog post, "Diet does not mean deprivation". LOL
Maybe one day I will not desire sweets now and then or greasy french fries, until then if I eat any of it, I will not scold myself.


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5/17/11 6:50 P

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I met my goals last week, and I feel great! I ended up walking 6 days last week and I drank so much water, I thought I was going to float away. With that said, I lost 5 lbs! Woo hoo!

Indulgences are fine now and then, it helps keep us from going crazy! I'm hoping to find a Zumba class here one of these days, the thing is, I don't want to join a gym just to go to a Zumba class.

Here's to a good week! I'm hoping to get out and walk this week, but if this horrible wind keeps up, I may not be able to do it much!

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5/17/11 9:59 A

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After an indulging weekend I was back to getting up early to workout for the past two days! Zumba is a GREAT calorie burner!

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5/13/11 9:49 A

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KALIESMOM,
Hope you are having a good week.
I havent' tracked much of my food, it hasn't been a good food week.

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5/10/11 8:43 A

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My challenges this week are:

Drink all my water every day
Walk 5 times this week

It's nice to meet other fellow desert dwellers!



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5/9/11 9:42 A

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My goal this week is to start tracking my food again. It's been quite sometime since I have done that, but I know it is always a real eye opener. emoticon

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5/5/11 9:47 A

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Looking forward to meeting a fellow team mate this weekend! This week I've been up early each morning to use the treadmill for a minimum of 30! emoticon

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4/17/11 2:10 P

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Back to working on healthy food choices. Just bought a treadmill from a friend... and already tried to over do it today.

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2/8/11 3:51 P

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I manage to get to Curves twice a week. I get in some exercise at home as well.

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1/13/11 1:27 A

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I am ready to get back to living healthy. I rejoined Curves today and will get in my first workout tomorrow after work. GO ME!

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now that I work full time and travel 45 min one way, I'm finding it hard to put in some exercise. I'm also taking college courses online. So much to do!

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6/11/10 12:05 P

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Hello Team!
I know it has been quiet here, but I hope that we can all get active on the team and at sometime have a get together!

My Challenge:

Minimum of 90 minutes of cardio per week.
Drink 8+ glasses of water per day.
Strength train 2x a week.

I hope that you will all join me!
Kathy

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