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Sunday, May 25, 2014

*What challenges did you face in the Spring Challenge?

This is only my 2nd challenge. The Winter challenge went very well. I even managed to lose weight over the holidays! However, I did face some challenges this time.

I can’t seem to stick with an exercise program for any length of time. I have managed to work out almost every day. I find cool sounding new workout plans. And, I like to plan my workouts in advance. Then, after a few days, I get bored of the new plan or it proves too hard. So, I keep falling back into a “Walk Away the Pounds” rut. Its not really a bad rut, though! I LOVE Leslie Sansone!! I just wonder if I can really lose those last 5 pounds & firm up by just walking. I figure as long as I can keep up with the daily discipline of exercise, the results will follow.

Another challenge I faced was a rebellious teenage daughter. I could have just thrown in the towel, especially when my stomach started acting up from all the stress. But, I choose to do my best to stick it out! I found that exercise really helped diffuse the stress. And when I ate healthy, I felt more in control. This time, when my stomach acted up, I found the healthier foods made the stress less intense.

I’m looking forward to the Summer Challenge. I’m sure I will have some challenges that come up this time, but with the awesome support of the Clover Leaf team, I’m sure I will find a way to overcome them!
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  • PEPPERMINT125
    Best to you and your daughter. I think you are right, that exercise helps you to destress enough to best to destress to deal with other issues such as family issues. That stress is probably playing a role in holding onto the pounds.
    Thank you also for being a great leader during this challenge.. Hope this week is better for you on the scales. emoticon emoticon
    2342 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    You are doing so well!
    2347 days ago
  • SEWINGMAMACDS
    I love Leslie Sansone too. It has been awhile since I have done any of her DVD's though.

    That is one thing I love about the challenges is the support and encouragement from all the Cloverleaf's!
    2347 days ago
  • TIFALVA
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    You have done so well, the last 5 pounds are always the most stubborn. I know you for this! I'm so happy to be a part of the Cloverleafs with you!
    2347 days ago
  • MADMANSMAMA87
    You are doing such a great job even if the scale isn't moving as quickly as you want it to!
    I know those last 5lbs will come off with all the hard work you put in!
    I am so blessed to have you as a friend on this journey!
    Stay Positive & Keep Pushing Forward!!! You got this, Pretty Mama!!!

    Hugs,

    Jes
    2347 days ago
  • BECKYI39
    I have a few different exercises that I do to change it up a bit and then I don't get bored. You have done well hanging in there. emoticon
    2347 days ago
  • STEPJOY
    I love Leslie, too! I usually browse the selection at my public library when I want to experiment with a different routine. I loved a few so much that I ended up buying my own copies.
    2348 days ago
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