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2015 Spring 5% Challenge Countdown Activities

Friday, March 27, 2015

Exercise Commitment:
Aim for Consistency!
I will go to the Chisel class at the gym Monday mornings and Body Pump on Wednesday and Friday mornings
I will walk for 10 minutes a day Monday through Friday
I will log my exercise daily
Diet Commitment:
I will stay within my calorie range and control my portions
No more soda! I will drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
I will eat more fruits and veggies
I will log every meal
Win Today/Win Tomorrow Check List:
I got a planner and wrote the daily goals in it.
I keep it in my purse so it's always near
10 Reasons I want to lose weight!
1. Diabetes runs in my family, I don't want to get it too!
2. I'm getting married next year, gotta look good in the dress
3. I want to be happy with the way I look
4. I want to be healthier
5. I don't want to feel like I'm dying when I exercise
6. I want to make healthier choices
7. I want to fit in my clothes comfortably
8. I want to wear a bikini
9. I want to gain muscle
10. I know most of my reasons are superficial, but I'm just being honest! I really just want to look better! haha
Sweets! Carbs! Chips! Beer! Bread... The list can go on and on! Meals out with friends and family are the most common situations where I binge eat/drink. Also at night I tend to want salty snacks. Convenient access def makes it easier for me to snack mindlessly.
I will record it in Spark nutrition before I eat it and if I still want it after I see the calories, I will eat it but be mindful of what I am doing
I will make a meal plan and follow it!
List your 3 reasons/excuses on why your lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past.
1. I lose motivation
2. I don't control my portions or track everything
3. I don't plan my meals and give in to cravings
Write a strategy for each one to keep yourself on track for 8 weeks:
1. I joined this challenge to help keep me motivated and started going to Body Pump classes every Wed and Fri
2. I will track everything I eat and measure to keep my portions proper
3. I will meal plan and not eat things that are not within my calorie goal

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Hello...Spark People has become my support groups for you see I am a recovering grease-holic. Yes, it is true if you can "fry it" I can "eat it".

    Moderation is a very important key to being successful in our journey. One day at a time....Look for small victories...Look for non-scale successes.

    Spark People research has found that people who get involved in social teams tend to be more successful in their efforts.

    I want to personally invite you to join the SparkPeople's Official Healthy Habits Challenge Team. There you will find others that will support you in your journey and you will be able to help others as well.

    On our team page BOBCATGIRL76 one of our team leaders has a great article to check out. Let me know what you think.

    We are here to help. YOU can DO this! Oh by the way...have you ever tried Fried cardboard, don't have much favor but a nice crunch....lol....Live life today.

    Remember: By Endurance we conquer-Shackleton

    2127 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. I have found that changing things up is the way to start weight loss. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. Looks like you have a great plan. Keep at it and you will see success! You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    2129 days ago
    keep focused and stay positive, best of luck
    2129 days ago
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