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9/22/14 4:09 P

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That's fantastic! Good for you.

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9/22/14 1:04 P

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I ran 40 minutes and walked 20. more later today.
It is a great day already.
The weather was perfect for an early morning run. emoticon

Each day is a new day! Remember to breath and relax!


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9/22/14 2:45 A

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It is getting easier and easier to "squeeze in" 10 minutes here and there in the day!

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9/11/14 6:02 A

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I ran 2 miles today. Slowly but I ran. It's great to feel like Im getting back in shape. Carving out time in my day and making exercise me time is really motivating. Dare I say Im looking forward to my workouts. I can't wait to see how much Ill be doing by the end of the fourth week.

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9/9/14 2:02 A

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60 minutes of cardio at the gym. I have noticed that I can do so much more now. I have to work harder to get my heart rate up. I remember a couple of years ago, If I walked up the stairs fast I was huffing and puffing, now I run up and down them 10 time or more just to get a workout. It is nice to be able to finish a workout and not feel winded and out of breath.

Each day is a new day! Remember to breath and relax!


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9/8/14 5:07 A

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As I ended my week twp of the 10 minute daily challenge, I realized that I was adding more and more time onto my workouts.
I also began doing 3 workouts a day on most days .
Going out with my dogs and playing with them has increased as well. They have been happy to be getting extra walks as well as chasing me with the ball.
It is becoming a pleasant habit of using my time doing fitness and fun things that use all of my body as opposed to sitting at the computer or watching TV.

Susan from
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I REACHED my GOAL!
I FOUGHT for it!
I WILL NOT give it up!
NOTHING will prevent me from maintaining my HEALTH!


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8/30/14 5:31 P

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Reflection on week 2 - Wow

This has been great and is getting better.

Let's see:

Adding more daily steps at work - many individual trips to the copier - it's 100 steps each way. I'm taking the longer steps farther from our office suite. Friday, I walked around the building before I went in.

I walked 2.82 miles this AM - when I started - I barely made 1/2miles

I broke a 23 day plateau when I got on the scale this AM emoticon

While I will probably never be an exercise junky - once I get going - I do enjoy it and the feeling of accomplishment.

I'll start adding some strength training.

On to week 3 and the Fall 5% challenge when it starts.

Keep sparking!

On my way to a healthier life.

Sue from Texas
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8/28/14 1:47 A

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2 hours at the gym and week 3 day 5 video of 28 day boot camp challenge.


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8/27/14 2:15 P

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Sore but getting better. Power Yoga. emoticon

ABILITY is what you are capable of doing.
MOTIVATION determines what you do.
ATTITUDE determines how well you do it.
DISCIPLINE is remembering WHAT YOU WANT

"MY WILL TO CHANGE IS GREATER THAN MY WILL TO REMAIN THE SAME"

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8/26/14 1:45 A

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emoticon emoticon great idea

Each day is a new day! Remember to breath and relax!


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8/26/14 1:09 A

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Just starting Week 2! I'm looking forward to sneaking in 10 minutes every day. I've been very motivated, and sometimes I don't get my walk in but I do indoor exercises instead. It's hard for me to *remain* motivated, so learning to move in SOME way every day is really helping me :)

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8/25/14 8:26 P

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I teach so to get more steps I arranged the room so that I could circle around to help kids. I walked 5300 steps in my classroom today.


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8/23/14 7:25 P

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Hi everyone! It is kind of funny but on some days I am really starting to look forward to exercising. On the other days...I just do it anyway. My weight had been at a plateau and it is finally moving in the right direction. emoticon

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8/14/14 5:27 P

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I am finishing week two this weekend. I am growing in motivation each day. I am finally seeing some payoff with my workouts. My weight is finally drifting downward.

Just Believe!


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8/13/14 11:18 P

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I finished week 2. This has been a good motivation for me. I have been getting my exercise with gardening and house cleaning. Plus the regular ways...walking and strength training.

Mishmush:)


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8/1/14 1:07 A

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400 minutes a week is 6.66666 hours. Also you could burn 500 calories a day more than you eat.



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emoticon emoticon

"Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still."


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7/31/14 1:31 P

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I have been trying to exercise on either the treadmill at 3.0 or the recumbant bike for 60 minutes five times a week. I walk or do errands . I was feeling positive until I read an article that said you must exercise at least 350-400 minutes per week if you want to lose weight.

It took me a couple of days to get back in the right frame of mind





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7/31/14 12:38 P

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Appreciate your post. Helps us feel like we're not the only ones going through something.

I can't believe Wii would market a product that can be so un-uplifting (word???)!! That doesn't offer some kind of encouragement?!
Thank goodness you can turn that part off and do all the fun stuff.

"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
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7/31/14 10:51 A

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Do what you can as often as you can. Your plan sounds doable and sensible. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Sounds like you have an awesome, plan! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My Week 2 Reflections...

I feel a LOT better on days that I exercise than on days that I don't. I am more motivated to eat well and tend to resist urges for less than healthy choices, and I have a more overall calm than on days I don't get to exercise.

I wish I could say that I have started and continued that streak, and honestly, I feel so good when I do exercise I do not understand why I don't get it done every day. But I am not going to beat myself up over the fact that I don't, and I instead am going to celebrate the days that I do and also continue to try to build that consistency that is the key to reaching my goals.

All this said, I have done some things that I haven't before in the past couple of weeks, and I share them here:

1. I brought a resistance band to work, and have done a couple of desk resistance band workout DVD's with Coach Nicole.

2. I try to remind myself as often as possible to get up from my desk and take a walk outside around my building. It really only takes about 5 minutes, and it increases my steps for the day, and it invigorates me. On really hot and humid days, I tend not to want to, because I overhead very easily and don't want to be uncomfortably sweaty at work. But thankfully, those days have been few and far between this summer.

3. I have pulled out my old Wii Fit balance board and used it a couple of times in this most recent iteration of my journey. This might be crazy, but when I first started using it years ago, I used to get irritated every single time I used it to weigh myself, because the little Wii voice used to make a sound like I was hurting it and it would tell me, every time, "that's obese!" I couldn't stand it, and honestly had such a negative response to it that I stopped using it. I've resolved that by just not using the evaluative part of the program, which in many ways is too bad because it is a fascinating tool, but just not worth it. So I use it now to do some fun stuff like step aerobics and boxing and snowball fights and hula hooping and ski jumping, and some yoga. It's a nice change of pace from my typical exercise bike or, less often lately, exercise DVDs.

I like where I am right now. I could be farther along, but I am working on consistency and not beating myself up when I slip. Hoping that the next week brings more consistency and less slippage!!

It's not a diet, it's not exercise, it's a way of life. Period.


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