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June 14th - June 30th

Challenge - Complete Week 5 of C25K Challenge!
Challenge - Follow Phase One of the South Beach Diet for the duration of June!
Challenge - Complete all Strength Training Challenges!!!

Well, it's down to the wire time...I did pretty good for the first two weeks of June. I walked everyday except for one day. My total miles walked so far this month is 82.37 miles.
Strength training is not consistent at all; I keep switching up my rountine; so that I am confused myself. New week; new plan, right?
I stayed on Phase One of the South Beach Diet; but I busted Day 5 and regrouped; then I busted Day 9; so I'm staying this goal.


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Okay Ladies, we have one more month of the 90-day challenge. Let's really press in this month to accomplish our biweekly challenges. We can do it!

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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June 1st - June 14th

Challenge - Complete Week 4 and 5 of C25K training!
Challenge - Complete all Strength Training Challenges!
Challenge - Follow Phase One of the South Beach Diet for the next two weeks!

I was satisfied with my progress during the past two weeks; I did not walk everyday, missed four days in May. NOT BAD! Eating every three to four hours is improving. I will continue to reach that goal and strength training is becoming more and more enjoyable. I am actually doing it everyday, just different muscle groups.

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So, the scale hasn't moved since my last check-in. Typical, but I suppose if I have another sudden 3 or 4 pound drop to look forward to, I can't be too worried about it just yet. That's what I'm telling myself anyway. =)

I'm going to play 'catch up' with my next set of challenges, since I'm a week out of sync overall. These challenges are going to run 3 weeks for me.

My Challenges:
- 3 full C25K sessions a week and increasing cardio on non-running days to 45 minutes
- SP Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp: Finish strong!
- A Grand Diet Experiment: eliminate milk and wheat for 3 weeks

That last one's going to be tough, but that's what makes it a challenge, right? I haven't thought this much about my diet for quite awhile, but I think it could make a big difference for me. I eliminated just milk for a month years ago and lost 10 lbs, but I wasn't ever willing to stick with it. We'll see what happens this time. =)

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5/19/09 9:26 A

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May 18th - May 31st

Challenge - Walk/Jog everyday; 5 miles or more!
Challenge - Eat every three or four hours!
Challenge - Strength Training: Mon - Wed - Fri!

I am going to stick with the same challenge for the next two weeks; simply because I am doing it!!!

Edited by: GLORYLIGHT57 at: 5/19/2009 (09:27)
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GLORYLIGHT57's Photo GLORYLIGHT57 Posts: 10,589
5/19/09 9:23 A

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emoticon Ladies, Sounds like everyone is focusing or refocusing on getting healthier. emoticon

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This sounds like an awesome challenge that will help motivate me to break some bad habits and gain some great new ones! I have a lot to focus on and it all goes hand in hand in the battle to lose weight, so I think it would be great to have some goals that aren't all about pounds but they will still help me reach weight loss goals.

For the first two weeks (May 18-June 1) My goals will be:
1. track cardio and calories
2. HYDRATION: limit 2 cups of coffee instead of 8-12 and no more soda (talk about bloat), 8+ cups water
3. start eating breakfast, lunch and snacks

All of these effect my metabolism and health, so I guess I am off to track my weight as well, I can't wait to see the results as I track this for the next 90 days!


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I just read an email titled "Start with a clean slate". I am starting this challenge with a clean state, because I have been going through a season of depression. However, once I turned 40 a week ago, I have a new outlook on life. I am going to incorporate those habits I know worked for me in times passed!

1. Eating every two to three hours.
2. Increasing my protein intake.
3. Getting back into strength training!

So, I am starting with a clean slate for the remainder of this challenge!

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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5/16/09 5:38 P

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Hey all! Bit late getting back in here for these next two weeks. My last challenge 'ended' on Tuesday. Oops.

But! I did great with it. I've got in my three C25K sessions a week, assuming I get up and do one today, which I plan to as soon as I get off of here. I'm kicking butt in the S2S Bootcamp, flawless performance so far. I haven't missed a beat. emoticon

Watching my calories... not as great, but I've had a few really good days, and I've lost 5.5 lbs so far this month!!! Amazingly excellent. =)

So! Since this all seems to be working pretty well, I'm going to keep it going.

Challenges through May 26:
- 3 full C25K sessions a week
- SP Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp: Do it!
- Watch that Food Tracker!
- Increase Cardio on non-C25K days, starting at a 30 minute walk, increase distance in tenth of a mile increments each day to reach 3.1 full miles (5K).

Good luck, and KEEP IT UP, everybody! We can do it!

Edited by: BLUE_BLAZES at: 5/16/2009 (17:40)
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5/15/09 3:47 P

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Shyrita...Big Up to you; sounds like you are focused and hitting your goals. You look beautiful in your wedding gown.

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Hey ladies and newbies. I been doing great. I'm not new to SP, but I haven't been visiting SP much lately due to work and exercise. I live in Alabama. I have been dropping weight at a steady pace by eating a small bowl of cereal for breakfast, a modest lunch, and a light dinner with mostly protein. My exercise has been alternating cardio and weight training. Walking and jogging for 30-45 minutes. Lifting weights, starting light and building to heavy, challenging myself. I lift 45 pound dumbells now and I am slimmer than ever! I am not bulking up at all! Now the wedding dress you see in my picture is too big for me!

Edited by: SSHYLADY at: 5/15/2009 (12:17)
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Fours days away from weigh in...I am holding it down this time around.

May 4th - May 17th

Challenge - Walk/Jog everyday; 5 miles or more!
Challenge - Eat every three or four hours!
Challenge - Strength Training: Mon - Wed - Fri!


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Just joined team so . . .

May 11th - May 17th:
Walk dogs everyday - 60+ min
Step aerobics everyday - 30+ minues
Drink 8+ glasses of water (I've been slacking)

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Halfway There...I am hitting my challenges the third time around and at the halfway mark. Feels good!

May 4th - May 17th

Challenge - Walk/Jog everyday; 5 miles or more!
Challenge - Eat every three or four hours!
Challenge - Strength Training: Mon - Wed - Fri!


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My goal for the next two weeks is to stay within my calorie range. I have adjusted my nutrition goals which resulted in my range going down, so I need to plan for these changes and stay consistent.

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
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BiWeekly Challenge for May 4- 17

1. Strength train 3x week (been doing that consistently for April)
2. Journal all my food and stay on plan (have been very consistent with this goal since April 22...I had a lapse on this one from April 12-21)
3. Do 700 minutes of cardio per week (been doing that consistently for April)
4. Stretch 10 min every day. This was on my list for the last biweekly challenge, and I didn't do it at all!
5. Do 10000 steps per day.

Edited by: ANNEROUSSEAU at: 5/3/2009 (20:31)
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OK I didn't do so well with the exercise goal I set for myself at the last Challenge, so I'm going to focus on that for these 2 weeks.

1. Strength train at LEAST once a week
2. Cardio at LEAST 6 days each week
3. Sweatsuit to Swimsuit bootcamp challenge

Molly ~ Arkansas (CST)

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May 4th - May 17th

Challenge - Walk/Jog everyday; 5 miles or more!
Challenge - Eat every three or four hours!
Challenge - Strength Training: Mon - Wed - Fri!

While I am still during some form of cardio most days of the week and I only had one day of no activity this time; I did not go to the fitness center since the beautiful spring weather kept calling me outside. Anyway, this month I am determined to walk everyday. So, I'll see...

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Edited by: GLORYLIGHT57 at: 5/3/2009 (14:24)
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Okay, I'm not loosing any weight so time to change up my mini-challenges. I had a great streak getting 6 to 8 glasses of water per day for the last 2 weeks so I'm confident that getting up to 8 glasses is slowly becoming a habit again. For the next 2 weeks, my challenge is going to be following my food plan every day: making sure I get 4+ fruits and veggies daily and no extra snacking.

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Okay, I will be returning back home from a trip I had for work tomorrow, Saturday! It's time to get serious! Starting on Sunday, May 3rd, I will be doing the following:

1. Increase my protein intake
2. Eating every 2-3 hours
3. Finishing my walking challenge (Hopefully, I will be able to get back into running; it depends upon how the knees feel)

I need to get back on track and focus on my health!

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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That time again, huh? =) I've still been getting in here, tracking my food and exercise, posting somewhere almost every day. I haven't been meeting my goals though, so it looks like I still need to focus on that.

Challenges:
- 3 full C25K sessions a week
- SP Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp: Do it!
- Watch those calories!

If not now, when?


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April 25 - May 9

Continue with crunches, bicep curls and tricep kickbacks and adding 64 oz of water per day.

I am having a hard time drinking my water everyday.

"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it." William Arthur Ward

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." Confucius


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My new challenge is to bike 3-4 times a week for at least 30 minutes dependent on the weather of course.

I am still working on the water and I have let go of the 2 strength exercises lately and I really need to get back to that.

Iren

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Until April 30th, my personal challenge will be to sleep 8+ hours per night.

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I am starting a bit late but my challenges until April 30 are:

1. Track everything that I eat
2. Stay w/n my calorie range 6/7 days of the week.

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My challenges for the next two weeks:

1. exercise at *least* 10 minutes a day
2. drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
3. daily record what I eat...*everything*!

Molly ~ Arkansas (CST)

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My challenge for the next 2 weeks is to eat every 2-3 hours. This has been a serious difficulty for me. However, I lost weight before when I did this. So, I am going to add this to my challenges!

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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My goal for the next 2 weeks is to avoid sweets !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The task ahead of you is not as great as the power behind you.

RUNNING IS TEMPORARY, QUITTING IS FOREVER.

Starting over does not mean I've failed. Starting over means I persistently will prevail. by: Katherine Alvarado


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April 16 - 30 mini challenge

Continue with crunches and add bicep curls and tricep kickbacks.


Edited by: MEOWLICIOUS at: 4/16/2009 (06:52)
"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it." William Arthur Ward

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." Confucius


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My mini challenge for the next two weeks is to walk 10,000 steps a day along with strength exercise, drinking 8 glasses of water and staying in my calorie range.

Finally my brother, whatever things are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8

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So, I'm a little late to join but I'm challenging myself to do the 10min. cardio kickboxing everyday for the next 2 weeks as well as walking my baby girl in her stroller at the park for 30 min. (as long as the weather permits)

170-get my hair done
160-shopping
150-weekly body wraps for a month
145-shopping and a tattoo


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April 16th - May 4th

Challenge - 60 minutes of Interval Training using Cardio Machines 3 times a week.
Walk/Jog for 60 minutes 4 times a week; striving for 5 miles.
Hydro Training - 4 times during this session.
Eat every 3- 4 hours starting 04/17/09.

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I enjoyed the first session of challenges; I had three days of no activity; which was not in the plan; plus I set the bar too high at 5 mile walking sessions. I don't want to make the challenge to easy, so I'll leave it pretty much the same. Just added hydro training.


Edited by: GLORYLIGHT57 at: 4/16/2009 (22:50)
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So far, so good. I'm still here. That's the last week's challenge met. Yay! So let's bump it up a bit for these next two weeks, eh? =)

Fitness - Meet or exceed all goals. That's three C25K sessions and three 40 minute strength training sessions, plus stretching.

Nutrition - Stay within my calorie range and get those 5-a-day fruits and veggies!

If not now, when?


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My plan for the 2nd biweekly challenge is

1. Do the exercise of the day
2. Stretch 10 min day
3. Strength train 3x week

I am also going to keep up with my plan for the first biweekly challenge:
1. Eat on plan, journal all my food
2. Do 360 cardio miles for April (bike, walk, hike)


Edited by: ANNEROUSSEAU at: 4/14/2009 (16:55)
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New new challenge in addition to the two strength training exercises a day, is to add 8 glasses of water on my days off. I do great when I am a work, but give me a day off and I am completely off schedule with the water!

One day, one step at a time!
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wow, is it time to think about changing challenges already? I've been doing really good getting at least 4 glasses of water, but I'm not upto 8 yet. So, guess I'll stick with my original challenge but change it to 5 glasses/day this week. Did good on the fruits/veggies for a few days but tapered off this week. Need to re-motivate.

Good Luck All!

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My goal between now and the next weigh in is to eat at least one fruit and one veggie serving each day.

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke


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Started well last week but then let 1 bad day turn into 4 bad days. Adding tracking my food daily to my previous challenge.


"Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on towards the goal...." Apostle Paul

Choosing change= Changing choices..... Me

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Transformation is not a future event.....it's a present activity
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Done well this past week maintained weight. Hope a big lost next week.

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Starting Sunday, I am going to add to my current mini-challenge a new walking routine from Prevention Magazine. It helps to plan for a half marathon!

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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I think my next mini goal will be to eat more veggies. I feel that I get enough fruits but not nearly enough veggies on a daily basis.

"Believe you can do it. Think no other way but "Yes you can." The human body is capable of considerably more physical endurance than most of us realize."

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Hi I am starting late but better late than never I guess
For my goal til 4/12 will be to exercise 30/day cardio and drink 8 ounces of water a day.

I will try for a harder one next week.

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I am also starting a week late but my mini-goals will be (1) to drink at least 64oz of water a day (2 nalgene bottles) and (2) not have a venti iced coffee everyday (maybe once a week). I know it's a little goal but I need to start somewhere.

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Y'all are already a week into this, so I hope it won't matter if I just jump right in. =)

My challenge for the rest of this week is simple: stick around. Whether I meet the goals I've set for myself or not, this place can't help me if I'm not here. So every day I have to log in and track my exercise, my food, and my goals.

If not now, when?


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I've done really well so far on this challenge. My DH and I have committed to not buying junk for the house to help me stay honest.

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Better late than never. I don't know where the last week went but I need to do something so I'm jumping in even tho I missed a few days. I have two challenges for myself. First: increase my water intake. I know I won't get 8 glasses in every day, but I want to drink at least 4 glasses/day and get to 8 at least 3 times/week. In two weeks, I'll increase these amounts.
Second: eat at least one serving of fruit or vegetable at every meal, and juice does NOT count.

Good Luck Everyone!

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Goal, This week will be running 7 miles each week and walking 14 miles a week. Eat well and remember to lift weights at least three times a week.

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Goal, This week will be running 7 miles each week and walking 14 miles a week. Eat well and remember to lift weights at least three times a week.

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This is so late I won't qualify for the prize (I guess), but this seems awesome, so I want to jump in anyway.

My challenge for the next week:
- take the bike to work every day
- run at least 10 miles
- eat home-cooked stuff all week.

(bonus: - being on time for the next challenge.) emoticon

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My challenges until April 12th are

No snacking on crisps,biscuits,sweets or cakes.
No eating my kids left overs.
No eating after my main meal.

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Day 4 had dessert when some friends came over.

Edited by: SHER65 at: 4/9/2009 (04:33)

"Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on towards the goal...." Apostle Paul

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I know it's only day 3 of the challenge, but I am doing very well with my first biweekly challenge. I am eating on the clean eating plan, and recording all my food in my journal, and staying within my calorie range. Yay! Also, my second challenge is to do 360 miles (combination of stationary bike, walking, and cycling outdoors). So that means 12 miles a day average, and as of today I am right on track.

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My biweekly goals:
*Run outside twice a week in addition to my morning gym workouts
*Increse my fruit and veggie intake.
*Record EVERYTHING I eat on my nutrition tracker.
*Atend 1 yoga class a week.



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My biweekly challenge for April 1-April 15 is to drink 64 oz. of water each day and strength train 3x per week because I have been slacking on that lately.

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
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Ladies, These are great biweekly challenges! You all have given me some great ideas for the upcoming weeks! Thank you!

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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My challenge for the next 2 weeks will be to follow the Women's Health "Running for Weight Loss" fitness plan:

www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/inte
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My challenges for April 1st - April 15th are:
1) Get back on track with my eating
2) Be able to jog 3 miles on the treadmill (completed 1 mile yesterday)

"Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway"


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My challenge for the next 2 weeks
1. Keep a record of my food intake.
2. Exercise for 250 mins per week.
week 1:
food record : 4/7 days
exercise : 170 mins (from april 1)

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My goal for 4/1 - 4/15 will be to exercise 200 minutes per week and to Fast Track my water, fruit and vegetable intake.

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My challenge for the next 2 weeks will be:
1. 5 days of cardio, 2 days of strength. no excuses.
2. 72 oz water, every day.

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My challenge for the next two weeks is:

1) 30 minutes on treadmill (4x a week)
2) 2 strength training activities a day alternating abs/legs and arms.

Iren

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My challenge from April 1st - April 15th will be:
1) 50 ab crunches 4 days a week
2) Do some kind of exercise 5 days a week (20-30 mins)
3) Drink 8 glasses of water each day
4) Stay within my calorie range

Edited by: LADYTREANA at: 4/1/2009 (10:11)
Finally my brother, whatever things are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8

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My mini challenge will be:
Cardio 5 times a week
30 Day Shred DVD Jill Michaels
Eating Clean ie.. Spinach, Brocc etc....
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April 1st April 15th

Challenge: 60 minutes of Interval Training using Cardio Machines 3 times a week and Walk/Jog for 10000 steps or 5 miles 4 times a week.

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My biweekly challenge April 1st to April 15th is to avoid junk food and workout on a daily basis 6/7days a week

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My bi-weekly Apr 1-Apr 15 challenge will be to eat clean.

The task ahead of you is not as great as the power behind you.

RUNNING IS TEMPORARY, QUITTING IS FOREVER.

Starting over does not mean I've failed. Starting over means I persistently will prevail. by: Katherine Alvarado


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Ladies,

Who want to try eating clean for 15 days, here are principles for Eating Clean:

Clean Eating Principles

*Eat 5 6 small meals every day (300 - 400 calories as she states on her "Metabolism Boosting" list)
*Eat every 2 3 hours
*Combine lean protein and complex carbs at every meal
*Drink at least 2 liters, or 8 cups of water per day
*Never miss a meal, especially breakfast
*Carry a cooler loaded with Eat Clean Foods to get through the day
*Avoid all processed, refined foods, especially white flour and sugar
*Avoid saturated and trans fats
*Avoid sugar-loaded colas and juices
*Consume adequate healthy fats (EFAs) each day
*Avoid alcohol another form of sugar
*Avoid all calorie dense foods that contain little or no nutritional value
*Depend on fresh fruits and vegetables for fiber, vitamins and enzymes
*Stick to proper portion sizes give up the super-sizing
*Supplement with good quality vitamins

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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I had a total SP failure at the end of last month, so I'm starting out small because I want to be able to stick with it and not burn out this month. Eventually, I need to wrangle the eating under control, but I think I'm going to try that for the second 1/2.

My first challenge is to take my vitamins and stretch EVERYDAY. I've been really bad about both...

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This sounds great I am in. I have been challenged with food for the past couple of weeks and have wanted to reduce my bad carb intake.. So from 4/1-4/15 I will eat only lean protein, veggies, low sugar fruit and whole grain breads. I really want to stop the sugar cravings.

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My Apr 1 - 15 challenge is going to be to do 2 sets of 20 crunches every night.

Edited by: MEOWLICIOUS at: 3/31/2009 (09:15)
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I totally agree my eating has not been stellar especially on the weekends so for my I will focus on eating better throughout the week especially focusing on the weekends.

Martha

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I'm in.15 days of eating clean,a wonderful idea.

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On the March challenge, I did really well for the cardio and strength training parts of the challenge, but I blew it on the eating. So my first focus for April is to get my eating under control, and of course follow the clean eating plan.

1. My bi-weekly challenge for Wednesday April 1st to Wednesday April 15th will be to eat on-plan within my calorie range 13 of 15 days (excluding Easter Sunday and my birthday).

Bonus Challenge: for the month of April, my goal is to do 360 miles, a combination of stationary cycling, bicycling outdoors, and walking. That means an average of 12 miles a day. I did 327 for March, so this is a step up for April.


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My bi-weekly challenge for Wednesday, April 1st to Wednesday, April 15th will be the following:

1. Apply eat clean principles to my lifestyle.

Bonus challenge: Cut down on the cardio (only 3 days, instead of 6) as well as strength training for 3 days as usual (but increasing the time to an hour instead of 30-45 minutes)

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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Ladies,

We will use this thread to post our individual mini-challenges. Also, I will use this thread to post some extra mini-challenges for you to participate in as well.

Stevie

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No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

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