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Goal 4-

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Keep moving and stay motivated! Stay moving with exercise. Are you tired of doing the same things over and over again, getting burned out. Try something new this week either trying out a gym or doing something new at home. Try out a new exercise video- there is so many exercise videos you can do either here at Spark People or some where else on the net that are free to you. Try to out walking in the park or in your neighborhood get the family involved. Try out a new piece of equipment that you have been wanting to try, IE the fitness ball, etc.

So this Goal this week is try a NEW EXERCISE. Once you find something new to try then we want you to outline a goal that you will do this exercise for THREE days this week. We will start this on Monday January 25 and end it by Saturday January 30th. Once you completed this goal do a Blog about what you did and how you like the exercise routine you tried. Please have blogs posted by February 1st.

If your interested in doing some exercise with an instructional video here are some links to get some ideas.

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www.exercisetv.tv/ Exercise tv have free exercise videos on this link or you can purchase one for download right to your home computer.

Coach Nicole’s fitness videos.

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Which are great especially if you want to try something out. Most of hers are 10 minutes long. You can do them as many times you want.

Go for a walk or run, ride a bike, swim, there is numerous things you can do to change up your exercise routine.

Partners please keep visiting your team-mates page help them by encouraging them to succeed. Send them goodies, etc. Having your personal cheering section says a great deal about inspiration. This does help keep someone going to do there goal and also shows that they are not alone.

Points for this Goal is 15 points once you completed the tasks. If you cheer your partner on once a day you can get 1 point per day you cheer them on. Which means you can gain 6 days x 1= 6 points( only claim 1 point per day you cheered your partner on). So you will get 21 points total for this goal challenge.

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Marilyn

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Goal 3- Did I mention that Participation was the key to this challenge?

We have been learning things about our self these past few days along with changing some things about our lifestyle. But we have partners to support and this is what part of this challenge is about. Getting support and to help keep us accountable.

Not only be accountable to our self now we need to be accountable to our coaches(partner or partners). Here is how we are going to do this next goal. Choose something that you need to improve on. Examples:

Drinking more water
Doing more strength training
Watching our sodium or getting more fiber in our daily nutrients.
Tracking our food better.
Doing more cardio

You can discuss this with your partner or choose something to improve on. We will be doing this goal for six days. I know some of you are paired up in threes but you will have to divide these days to the best of your abilities so please discuss it between each other. Each day one of you will be the personal coach. Personal Coach will challenge you the day before in what to do to improve in what your choice was. If it is getting more water in then challenge your partner or partners to drink an extra 8-ounce water that day. But choose wisely as whatever you choose to challenge your partner in doing then you will also have to do it. Report back to each other as often as you can. Then the next day you will swap. Then the other person gets to choose what to work on that day. If your partnered with only two people you will be able to become personal coach for 3 days and challenge your partner to help them improve in their choice was to work on to improve on. But at the same time you all will be accountable to each other. If you’re a personal coach get creative with the challenge. Make it fun for both of you or three of you.

I know this might come up with some of you. About having schedule issues not being able to do this every day. If you can’t do this every day then discuss this with your partner and plan it out ahead of time. Make a schedule a head of time instead. That way you both know exactly what you should be doing each day. But try as much as possible to check in on your partner.

We will begin this on January 16th Saturday and we will end on January 22nd Friday. If you complete this goal you will earn 10 points on January 23rd. If you want to blog about this goal afterwards please have it posted by January 24th and earn an additional 5 points for the blog. You have a chance to earn 15 points total on this challenge.

Happy Challenging everyone! Be accountable to each other.

Marilyn


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My #1 goal is being consistent.

Keep God First and all else follows.

Stay strong and God Bless!


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Goal # 2

Bad habits can stand in our way of becoming healthy and losing weight. For instance one of my bad habits is coffee. In order for us to change the bad habit, you have to replace it with something positive for you. Try to replace your habit with something new and positive in your life. The key is not to focus on the "not doing", but to think instead about "doing". Instead of thinking about missing that piece of chocolate cake after dinner, think about how good it is going to feel to take a long walk without all that sugar in your system

Forgive yourself when you slip: Don't beat yourself up if you end up falling into the habit again. Pick yourself up and try again. Your efforts have not been wasted and you have not lost any ground. With every attempt you make yourself stronger.

Here are the steps we are going to try and break a bad habit, but first you need to decide about a bad habit. Pick a habit you want to change as in becoming healthy. Like drinking soda, coffee, bread, potatoes, adding salt, etc. What ever you decide pick one to work on.

Starting January 11th Monday write in your personal blog Identify and write out in detailed and clear description the bad habit that you want to get rid of. Also find out what positive habit that you want it to be replaced with. Write that down in the same manner

Set milestones and give yourself little rewards when you reach them. Make sure you have these small rewards as well as big rewards for when you finally kicked the bad habit.

When changing a habit, the usual threshold is to totally abstain from that habit for at least 21 days. Some experts recommend 30 days. So the period of between 21-30 days should be the target to reach when working on changing a habit. But you have the choice to continue changing this habit. But we will end the challenge on January 11th.

Example: Soda drinking. I used to drink 4 or more a day. Sometimes without thinking about it. So I will cut that in half and replace it with water instead. Each day I will eliminate another glass and replace it with water…etc.

On January 15th then follow up in your blog how your doing on changing your habit. What milestones you gave yourself or steps you took. What rewards did you give yourself for not giving in. Please have your follow up post by January 15th or 16th at the latest. As we will be starting another goal to work on.

Once you complete the goal by posting on your blog by January 15th or 16th you can post in your template another 10 points for doing the goal.

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Remember if you don’t think you have a bad habit. Think hard about it, discuss it with your partner as they might be able to help give some suggestions. Some examples I have seen is replacing coffee with water, replacing soda with water, taking a daily vitamin instead of not taking it. Adding strength exercise with there cardio. These are some examples I have seen being used when doing this goal. But it is up to you because everyone has a bad habit. You might have a problem with planning your meals out to keep you on track. Going through the drive through for something fast. You have a couple of days to think about it before posting it to you blogs.

Everyone keep an eye on everyone’s blogs as you might get some ideas for yourself. Even comment if you like as it does make a person feel good that someone is reading the blogs and there are others here to give out support.

Your leaders Georgia Leaders,

Shelia, Marilyn and Barbara
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First Goal

Are you in denial with your relationship with food? Some of us don’t even realize that we are until we see it in black and white. Have you scratched your head to figure out why you can’t seem to lose weight or at a stand still?

Here is the first goal for you to work on.

We will be keeping a food journal along with our tracking of food on the food tracker. If you don’t track on the food tracker then you should be tracking your food some form. So if your not then write it down.

1. Be TRUTHFUL and HONEST on this journal, don’t leave anything out. Size matters, so try and track the exact size or portion of what you eat as best you can.

2. After you track your food for the day. There is a section in your nutrition tracker called “Add Note” you use this to write comments. Write Here how you feel? Try to write a few words about your emotional state. Are you feeling tired, sad, happy or stressed? Keep a close eye on this as you may uncover some truth.

3. Don’t forget to include your beverages. All calories add up here, even healthy juices.

4. Don’t forget your partner in this, encourage them along the way and keep checking to see if they are doing the same.

On January 9th Saturday sit back and take a good look at what you tracked and your comments. This can be valuable information to you. It may determine how food is affecting your fitness goals. Plus it has been said time and time again food journals can double your weight loss and help keep it off. By recognizing your weakness and trying to over come it.

By January 10th please post that you have completed this task and what you have learned about it on your blog. Post your results in the template thread. If you complete this challenge you can put 10 points on your template ONE of the days 9th or 10th. Template Link below:
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Edited by: MRSWIGGLY6 at: 1/5/2010 (18:59)
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This is for information only. We will post different goals to work on in this thread periodically. So please keep coming back to check this thread for your next goal.

I will post the first goal on January 5th.

Marilyn


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