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10/21/11 8:45 A

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Bumping up the weekend challenge! I think that eating clean and staying on track on the weekends is going to get more critical, at least for me, with the holidays coming up. My dad is coming to visit next week, and we'll probably do an early Thanksgiving, then the next weekend is my birthday, and we'll be going out to a restaurant and I'm ordering whatever I feel like having.

So tomorrow morning, I plan to be on my bike by 8 AM, headed out to the stable, which is 10 miles each way, and keep my diet on track (no greasy diner breakfast this weekend!). Lots of fall gardening to do, too.

Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
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9/17/11 12:17 A

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Great challenge!

I will try to do all 3. OK, so I will probably sleep an hour later than I would during the week, but isn't one of the other SP challenges getting enough sleep? emoticon I do love to get up early and go to the grocery store first thing when the shelves have just been stocked and no one's there. I plan to work out, do heavy yard work, take care of my horse and walk the dog this weekend, so I think that counts as an extra workout. I'm sure I can find some nice things to do for people, too.

Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
5K PR: 23:40
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9/11/11 3:56 P

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Staying within my calorie range today - and planning my meals more carefully. No extra exercise - too hot and we don't have air! It just doesn't normally get that hot here. But doing some housework before it gets too hot!

"Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again,
and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose...
not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember."
Anne Sullivan, Tutor for Helen Keller, 1866-1936


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9/9/11 2:19 P

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I think I'm a week late - but this is a good one so I'm in! I'll report back tomorrow.

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9/5/11 10:06 P

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Okay, I got 2 of the three done.

On Saturday I didn't do any scheduled exercise, but did yard work and house maintenance. I figured it was enough in the calorie burning dept. WHEW!
I did an extra workout on Sunday of 20 minutes of walking after my regularly scheduled 30 minute C25K W3D3. Today (Monday) I did 15 minutes on the treadmill this morning -walking- and took the dogs for a 40 minute walk this evening.

I did manage to get up close to my regular wake up time - at least equivalent sleep hours as I tend to go to bed later on weekends. This morning was the hardest as I was really tired. I know I need more hours of sleeping at night so will have to work on this one.

The one I didn't get done is doing something for another. I was going to talk to my friend, but didn't get a hold of her.

Tracy G

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9/3/11 8:08 P

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I'm laid up on the couch still, but I did my therapy stretching on my thigh and I stayed within my calorie range.

Finished the 28 day Bootcamp Workout Challenge! YAY! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=42559

Every day, you have a choice, from the moment you wake up: to make this day a good day or something else. You can choose your attitude. You can change your life! What will you choose today?

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BONBON561's Photo BONBON561 Posts: 24,848
9/3/11 5:56 P

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walked an extra .5 mile today
I work in a deli so I gave more personal service to the customers today

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CHIBIKARATE's Photo CHIBIKARATE Posts: 10,087
9/3/11 1:11 A

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i walked an extra 60 minutes swimming

i also love einsteen and the way he got his ideas I love to travel on the spur of the moment and i love portland oregon, hawaii. I enjoy all forms of art and the galleries


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9/2/11 10:53 P

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For my extra workout today was the elliptical trainer for half hour. My mom needed to be on the treadmill and I joined her on the elliptical trainer right next to her. We watched MSNBC while we were there.

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SEAGIRLRUN's Photo SEAGIRLRUN Posts: 810
9/2/11 10:10 P

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good plan! I'm in.

Finished the 28 day Bootcamp Workout Challenge! YAY! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=42559

Every day, you have a choice, from the moment you wake up: to make this day a good day or something else. You can choose your attitude. You can change your life! What will you choose today?

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Never EVER give up!


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9/2/11 9:01 P

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I'm in foe #2...we have lots to get done

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LYNMEINDERS's Photo LYNMEINDERS SparkPoints: (167,434)
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9/2/11 6:41 P

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I will do #3....will enjoy that

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ZSMOM1208 Posts: 198
9/2/11 4:47 P

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im going with extra work out

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9/2/11 4:06 P

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I already do the wake up one
try to do the other two

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9/2/11 1:39 P

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Love a challenge...I'll try all 3, also!

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9/2/11 12:57 P

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Okay, I'm in. I work til midnight tonight, so I think I will make my wake-up times something like 830. Thanks.

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9/2/11 11:42 A

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Challenge accepted!
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We're going to an out of town wedding this weekend, and my husband is a groomsman, so I'm planning to use my downtime while he's discharging his wedding party duties to do some awesome hiking along the Niagara Escarpment - I think that'll MORE than cover my extra workout, and if I get up at my regular wake-time and really hustle, I'll be able to catch the sunrise from a new awesome vantage each day!
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Also, I'm pretty sure I already have #3 covered - we're driving a friend of ours down to the wedding, and letting her an two (!!) other cash-strapped friends share our suite with us. It'll be like camp, but with people in their late twenties. So... it'll be like "Wet Hot American Summer," basically.

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9/2/11 11:36 A

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I am in for ALL three challenges
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9/2/11 11:34 A

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I'm committing to all three. I'm visiting my parents this weekend, and I'm certain I can do #3 for them. Waking up at 5am on my weekend will be hard, but that's why it is a challenge. Doing the extra workout will be FUN! I'm going to try yoga.

~~ Ellie from Ridgecrest, CA
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Cancer vs Ellie:
Round 1: Ellie Won! 4/15/10
Round 2: Ellie Won! 10/25/10
Round 3: Ellie Won! 5/31/12

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9/2/11 11:32 A

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Okay, I am in for all three! I know the waking up at your regular wake up time is going to be the most difficult because I really like my weekend sleep in, but I get so much more done when I get out of bed.

Tracy G

Be Patient, yet persistent. Don't expect results overnight. Take it one step at a time. Let nothing stop you! You will get where you want to go.

Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?

With every decision you make and with every action you take, you can make your life healthier and brighter!


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9/2/11 11:29 A

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Oh I know I'm late. Some of you are already in your Saturday. I'm soooo sorry.

Here is the Weekend challenge. Choose one of the following.... (by the way, those of you in the US who have Monday off because of labor day, the "weekend" for this challenge includes Monday)

1. Get an extra work out, even if its only 10 minutes. There are some SparkPeople videos that are only 10 minutes. You could even do stretches for 10 minutes. If you are able to do an more than 10 minutes, then do it!

2. Wake up every weekend day at your regular wake up time. Remember for those of you in the US, this includes Monday Labor day.

3. Go out of your way to Help out a friend with a kind gesture. Examples are cooking a meal for someone who is sick, babysitting for a new mom so she can get some much needed sleep, or grocery shopping or errand running for someone who cannot regularly get to the store, or simply calling a friend for a good chat. Some times the smallest gestures are the HUGEST help.

~~ Ellie from Ridgecrest, CA
Run, walk, or crawl... see you at the finish line.

pages.teamintraining.org/vtnt
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Cancer vs Ellie:
Round 1: Ellie Won! 4/15/10
Round 2: Ellie Won! 10/25/10
Round 3: Ellie Won! 5/31/12

pepperedworld.blogspot.com


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