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5K Your Way Running Challenge / Day 25 / "" Today's Tip: Find ways to use regular rewards to pat yourself on the back & give a word of encouragement. Instead of focusing on what you do wrong, try paying more attention to what you do right. While straight talk & brutal honesty are often good for getting your butt moving, for sustained motivation the positive approach will keep you from burning out. Remember that if you need it, today's a good day to rest instead of cross-train. ""

Member Since: 3/2/2019

Fitness Minutes: 3,196

My Goals:
To lose a few pounds and stay active.
Goal is to reduce by 47 pounds by March 5, 2020
Goal, "stay locked in", weigh every Tuesday morning, progress.

"Congratulations on completing SparkPeople's 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge! By tracking your progress and following the program, we hope that you noticed positive changes in your body and established a workout routine that you can stick with! After you complete this final week and check off all four Action Steps as indicated above, you will earn the 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge SparkTrophy! You can remain a member of this Team, check back in, continue sharing your progress and help others who are new to the challenge!"

My Program:
Are Your Fitness Goals Realistic?
By: Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor, 1/4/2011

ask yourself these three questions:
1. How big is the goal? Is your goal only attainable in three months or more? If so, make goals to get you to that long-term goal. Ideally, you should be able to reach the smaller goal in two to six weeks.

2. What does it take to achieve the goal? This question addresses your goal's frequency. Be realistic about what time you have to devote to the goal and be honest about your fitness level. Building your fitness base takes time, and being smart about increasing it will help you stay injury-free. As a general rule, never increase your weight lifted or your minutes exercised by more than 10 percent in any given week. Slow and steady really does win the race!

Personal Information:
"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." John Muir
Challenges completed! The 21-Day tame your sweet tooth challenge/SparkPeople's 30-Day skinny jeans challenge/ The Plateau-busting challenge/ Meta's 30-Day fit & fiber-full wellness challenge/ SparkPeople's 30-Day small changes challenge/ The Realistic Resolutions challenge/ + more

Today, March 5, 2019, I joined almost all the calendar challenges. I can reach my goal if I am determinedly active.{{ A fragment of a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can." }} Move on with your life. Keep reaching for your goals and you will achieve them. One minor setback is nothing if you really want something and are willing to work for it.

Other Information:
Fasting: Since the intake of food affects the body by increasing its metabolism , fasting has often been the subject of study among scientists. Research has shown that, after fasting, metabolism can become as much as 22% lower than the normal rate. But it has also been found that, after periods of long fasting. the body tends to adjust itself by lowering the rate of metabolism. The body has many reserves when attacked by hunger. Stored animal starch (glycogen) and fat feed the body for a time. Muscle and other protein tissues supply heat and energy when these reserves are exhausted. The observance of fasting as practiced by religious groups is not meant to be harmful and is considered by these groups to promote self control and strengthen the will. (World Book Encyclopedia)

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