With physical challenges and your house is a mess, attack it like a stone rather than a mountain -- one room at a time and rest inbetween chores. This will save your sanity and your energy and make you have a sense of accomplishment.
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Organize a group weight loss or fitness challenge. For example, me and my sister just organized a family weight loss challenge that begins soon. The person who loses the most weight in x amount of time, is the winner! This is a great way to get positive support & get healthy!
The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge. org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PALA, or Presidential Champions) The Adult Fitness Test measures aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, & body composition. PALA goals are 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 6 of 8 weeks (or 8,500 daily steps).
For the Champions Award, you earn activity points (sound familiar?) for a bronze, silver, gold, or platinum award.
For those of us that have started our weightloss journey with extreme obesity issues it can be really difficult to get started with physical activity. Challenge yourself with a walk, maybe just a few blocks to start out and then add more or challenge yourself to finish in less time than the last time. Always remember that for every step you take you are one step closer to your goal. NEVER GIVE UP!!! 306
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