We're halfway through the month -- tell us how you are doing with the goals you set for April.
Here's a summary of the first 14 days' challenges -- go back and do one of the days you missed, or repeat a day that you particularly enjoyed. (More complete instructions for each one can be found in the posts for the individual days -- be sure to click on "see more topics" to see them all!
(Day #1) Set your goals for the month and share in this thread.
(Day #2) Identify possible roadblocks to achieving your goals and a plan for overcoming those hurdles, and share in this thread. Drink at least 8 cups (total of 64 ounces) of water today
(Day #3) Do at least 15 minutes of physical activity -- post what you did and for how long, as well as entering your activity in your fitness tracker.
(Day #4) Find a new recipe on Sparkrecipes.com that you want to try and tell us about it.
(Day #5) Use your nutrition tracker and enter everything that you eat and drink; post whether you stayed in your calorie range and what percentage of carbohydrates, protein and fats you consumed.
NOTE: recommended ratio per USDA: 10-35% protein, 20-35% fats (less than 10% saturated fat), 45-65% carbs
(Day #6) Spend at least 15 minutes outdoors; tell us what you did and something that you saw out there that you found interesting (it need not be interesting to anyone but you!). If you like, take a photo and post it on the team photos -- then post a link so we can find it!
(Day #7) Post a blog on your Spark Page, sharing at least 2 things that made you smile today; make a post in this thread letting us know so we can visit your page! (If you don't have your own Spark Page, and don't want one, go ahead and just tell us what made you smile today right here! If you do want a Spark Page, but don't know how to do it, send Sandy a Spark Mail ! Remember, I can't send you a Spark Goodie at the end of the challenge if you don't have a Spark Page to send it to...)
(Day #8) It's Monday! What one thing will you work on changing this week to improve your nutrition and/or fitness?
(Day #9) Post a "huddle" on the team page
(Day #10) Read a motivational article on the SP site and briefly tell us how you can apply the information to your own programwww.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
(Day #11) Play the Spark People trivia game until you have 3 correct answers. The game is found in the "wellness" section under the "articles & videos" tab at the top of the page. Be sure to read the information about the question (particularly if you got it wrong). www.sparkpeople.com/resource/games_home.as
(Day #12) Try a SparkPeople fitness video that you've never done before and tell us about it; find them under the "articles and videos" tab at the top of the page. Don't forget to collect your Spark Points for watching the video (click on the "get your spark points" button under the video window).
(Day #13) Read (or re-read) the article The Power of Gratitude; list 3 things you are grateful for.www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_arti
(Day #14) Give yourself a Spark Goodie that represents something that you are using as you work toward a healthier lifestyle (a jumprope? a pedometer? bananas?); tell us what you gave yourself.
Edited by: SANDYBREIT at: 4/15/2013 (08:55)
Sandy (Michigan Upper Peninsula) -- Say "Ya!" to da U.P, eh?