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2016 Spring 5% Challenge starts March 26

Monday, March 14, 2016

I can't wait for the 2016 Spring 5% Challenge to start. The Winter Challenge was just what I needed to lose 10#. My goal was to lose 14#, but I'm excited to have lost the 10# that I did. It was more than I would have done on my own.

It was fun "traveling" to spots around the world through fitness minutes. The minutes spent working out are credited to helping the team with air miles to get to the next destination. Starting out, I felt like I was doing great getting in 10 minutes of walking. I had injured my knee and was in the process of healing. I knew I needed to walk to help with the healing process. I wanted to help the team get to their destinations and decided I was going to do the best that I could. By the time the 8 weeks was completed, I was walking at least 30 minutes a day and some days would actually get in 45 minutes of walking done. It feels good to see the improvement in how long I can now walk without pain.

I owe my success to the Living The Good Life challenges (LTGL). They were a real eye opener for me. Every week we have a new challenge for LTGLs. One challenge was for planning meals a day in advance and checking that I was getting the nutrition I needed was more in the way of tracking my food than anything I had done before. And then to stick to that meal plan was a real exercise in self control. But I knew that what I had planned was what was healthy for me and what I needed to eat and that helped me to stick to my meal plan.

If joining the 2016 Spring 5% Challenge sounds like something that would help you in reaching your goals, then click on the link below to take you to the team challenge page and join me in the pursuit.for health and fitness
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    Great blog, and I agree. Those Living the Good Life challenges each week are amazing. I learned so much. One of my favorites this time was planning my main meals the night before and already tracking them. I worked so hard at sticking with them, because there was NO WAY I would not earn those extra points for my team. My whole family was helping me, too, and it got my husband into a healthier portion outlook too. So even the people around me benefitted from it! And I lost a about 8 pounds in the process. :)
    1402 days ago
    Love the 5% Challenge!! Tracking is something I am trying to get better at!!
    1404 days ago
    Thanks for pointing out the advantages of the challenge.
    1404 days ago
    What a GREAT blog! Oh by the way I just LOVE the 5% Challenges we have and I just go from one to the other. I do believe that I'm an addict, when it comes to these challenges. Thank you for your blog.


    - Nancy Jean -
    1404 days ago
  • HUMMER65
    emoticon Love the 5% Challenge! Surpassed my goal in the winter 5% and can't wait to do it again!! emoticon
    1404 days ago
  • LISA1065
    The 5% challenges are awesome! They don't just focus on one aspect but on the total lifestyle to getting healthy. It is a fun way to learn new habits and make great friends to support you on the journey. Good luck in the spring challenge!
    1404 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Love the 5% challenges!
    1404 days ago
    I learned a lot from doing meal plans too, and I am losing weight so it works!
    1404 days ago
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