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Part 1 - My 2018 Word of the Year is PEACE.

So many factors affect my quality of life. Long work hours, anxiety over so many things, fear, unhealthy habits, negative energy in which I allow myself to get caught are among them. Being right is another. I will work on creating some affirmations that will help guide me and remind me that my goal is to be peaceful. The first affirmation that comes to mind is:

Be right or be peaceful.

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales
For the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge, I am going back to a simple plan. Because my work schedule can be exhausting, I need to have a simple plan to stay on track. So, here's...

The Plan:
1. Eat a large breakfast, smaller lunch & dinner, and 2 healthy snacks in the day.
2. Exercise minimum of 30 minutes for 6 days, alternating Qi Gong, chair yoga, strength training or a combo.
3. My first 10 minutes of the day (after feeding Katie) will be spent in meditation, prayer or silence.
5. Track this activity daily.

This is my 2018 Winter 5% Challenge Plan.
"It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary." - Winston Churchill

Member Since: 7/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 43,657

My Goals:
1. Quiet time.
2. Eat healthy.
3. Track nutrition daily.
4. Exercise daily..
5. Track exercise daily
7. Acknowledge blessings daily.

My Program:

(These are my words of the year for 2008-2017.)

"The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear."~~ FB page of "Paying It Forward - One Day at a Time"

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Books are my transport out of my little world into the universe! Nothing better than curling up with my cat Katie, book & a cup of tea...or glass of water! Love theater and movies, too!

"Lost time is never found again." - Benjamin Franklin

"Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going." ~ Chantal Sutherland

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  • v DRDIVA28
    Hello Maurizia:
    I am a fellow Clover for the 5% challenge and I am trying to get to know the other members. I am sending you good wishes for a successful challenge! emoticon
    1 hour ago
  • v 3VEGGIES
    Mauri, do you have a nutriblast? I love this for a quick meal solution. Primarily for green drinks but also fruit smoothies. I will switch to vegan for summer challenge, Whole Foods, watch carbs, and do all as a rotation diet. Dietician and I discussed schedule, issues and agreed last weekend in June was a good time to try this again. Food allergy/sensitivity issues derailed me early in 2018. This is an adjustment..but not too major.
    25 days ago
  • v LARISSA238
    Hey Mauri!

    What I've been struggling with decluttering is getting the stuff to stay clean! I declutter my bed, then it gets cluttered again within the next couple of days. I just try and clean it and keep it clean. It's harder for me than I thought!
    29 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Thank you for the goodie on my spotlight day. What a great team to show such support for each other. i hope you have a successful challenge. emoticon emoticon
    33 days ago
    Happy Belated Spotlight Day!! emoticon
    39 days ago
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