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1. Cardio Mon-Sat 30+60 minutes
2. Strength Mon-Sat 30 minutes
3. Stretching Mon-Sat 30 minutes


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4/5/19 1:12 P

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go?
--- Yep! All ready to go!

What is your exercise plan?
--- I want to be more consistent in walking, either at lunch at work or after work when I get home. Now that the weather is warming up, it's a perfect time to get outside. I also want to start using my hand weights at home at least a couple of times a week. I'm currently looking for exercises classes/activities in my area to see what might be available.

Did you post your 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page, on this topic, or in a blog?
--- Posted on this topic. Don't currently have a blog.

Nyssa
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Walking 60 min twice a week
Walking 4 K twice a week
Follow Keep strength training program 5 days per week

Annie
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4/3/19 11:35 P

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Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

Walk every morning at least 15 minutes

Gym at work during lunch at least 2 x week

Workout after work at least 2 x week

Try new Spark exercises


CJ

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4/3/19 10:54 P

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My exercise plan:
10,000 steps or more each day
At least a 30 minute walk every day
Strength training at least twice a week


Barbara, from Tennessee. Central Time Zone.
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4/2/19 5:04 P

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My exercise plan includes:

A walk with Daisy every day (except for rain)
Pilates at the gym 2 times a week
30 minutes or more on the Equipment 3 times a week
Strength Training 3 times a week

Kathy
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Exercise Commitment:
1. Follow 5K training plan to the best of your ability - and run 1 5K.
2. Strength train. Find a schedule that works, but work every muscle group 2-3 times a week.
3. Stretch. Daily. No excuses.
4. Have fun! Now that the weather is turning, spend your weekends outside, being active.

Falon
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Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment:
Take a 30 minute walk 4 times a week
Do Zumba Tuesday and Thursday


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3/31/19 8:33 P

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Exercise commitment

10,000 steps or more a day
strength training of some type each day
stretch each day
use inversion table 3-4 times a week


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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? yes. i have a workout area in my basement. i have weights, resistance bands and a yoga mant,

What is your exercise plan? i have my real appeal videos. i need to remember to do more stregth training. i also have some 10 min ab videos so i can make sure i do some extra core focus. i dont have the strength for long ab routines so i will add on short routines to get stronger

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On your Spark Page write up your 2019 Spring 5% Exercise Commitment. What type of exercise will you do? How many minutes and how often will you exercise? You can also post your Commitment on this topic, or in your blog.

Example

Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

Strength Training at gym after work Mon/Wed/Fri 30 minutes

Cardio Walk to work Mon-Fri 20 minutes

Cardio Water Aerobics morning Sat/Sun 50 minutes

Give yourself the gift of a slimmer healthier body. Make this Challenge the Best Ever!

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? YUP!!! I struggle with getting in enough water (I don't particularly care for COLD water during the COLD months). I plan to make sure that I get enough water and plan to try to make this a healthy habit once again.

What is your exercise plan? I have a gym membership at our local YMCA. I work-out there - usually 3 days/week. I work out with DD and a GF. As a bonus, DD's future MIL is a trainer there, so we are all working on our 'Briday Body/Wedding Day Bodies'!

Did you post your 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page, on this topic, or in a blog? Posted here ... upcoming wedding prep is keeping it 'front/center' for me!

~~Heidi~~
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~ 2019 Summer 5% Challenge ~ Firecracker Team Co-Leader (Start Date: 7/06/19 ~ End Date: 8/31/19)
~ 2019 Spring 5% Challenge ~ Firecracker Team Co-Leader (Start Date: 4/06/19 ~ End Date: 6/1/19)


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3/30/19 9:24 P

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? Yes. I even bought a bathing suit to start swimming!

What is your exercise plan? Cardio 3 times a week and strength training 2 days a week

Did you post your 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page, on this topic, or in a blog? Yes



Mindy
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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? Yes. Always!

What is your exercise plan? Walking daily and strength training 2-3 times per week.

Did you post your 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page, on this topic, or in a blog? Not yet.


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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? Yes!

What is your exercise plan? Walking with the dogs daily (starting with 15 minutes and working up), at least once a week for aquasize, yoga, pilates, and 2 - 3 times a week for strength training

Did you post your 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page, on this topic, or in a blog? Here - yes. I'll be writing a blog about it later.

Cori
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60-90 mins a day

Still working on ST, but hey I'm starting to get muscles in my arms that show!!

I can easily puck up my GGS who weighs 27.5 lbs!! Lol I also pick him up by his legs upside down and swing him!! Lolol how he laughs and laughs!

Diane
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My exercise plan is currently evolving due to husband's health. He has had 2 strokes and sometimes get confused. I currently take walks and strength train at home. I hope to be joining the gym again soon and will be swimming at the local pool soon.

MaryAnn
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3/23/19 8:34 P

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10, 000 steps per day
line dancing class 1 day/week
strength class 1 day/week

Beth, Georgia Eastern Time Zone
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I am intending to do cardio for at least 30 minutes and strength/toning for 20-30 minutes, so I'll need to repeat some of the videos some days, and this is my plan for 4-6 days a week. I usually take Sundays "off" so I'll continue that. Although after this winter, I may spend some time outside on Sundays just because.


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3/22/19 8:54 P

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I am committed to exercise every day for at least 30 minutes. Strength training 3X per week along with cardio. Using circuit training DVD's, free weights, kettlebell or yoga. Cardio exercise is walking or Zumba.

“love the life you live, live the life you love.” - Bob Marley

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3/22/19 5:56 P

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I am committed to walking 7,000 steps per day, once a week I generally don't make it but 3-4x a week I exceed 11,000.
I do 20 minutes, mostly more, of yoga/balancing exercises daily.
This spring I want to add 3-4 bike rides to the beach and back each week, we have a great bikepath out there. Jeff needs to clean and tune the bikes, I need to sew a chest-style carrier for Wiley the dog to ride in, and doggie goggles are on order (right now out of stock) to protect his eyes after us spending in excess of $5,000. for his cataract surgery.

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3/22/19 5:06 P

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Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment:
30 minutes of walk/run either outdoor track or indoor walk video
10,000 steps per day
C25K Program/ 5K on June 9
April 1 30 day Ab Challenge

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3/21/19 9:47 P

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Spring 5% Challenge exercise commitment:
1. Daily walk with dogs for at least 20 minutes
2. Each day of week, do one of the following for at least 10 minutes:
- Yoga
- Cardio workout (SP or YouTube)
- Strength workout with dumbbells
3. At least once every week, do some special physical activity, for example:
- take longer walk or hike in beautiful natural surroundings
- walk dogs at local animal rescue shelter
- do heavy outdoor labor, e.g., remove stumps
- participate in fun walk/run event
- bike or skike
I have printed these out and put them in my day planner so I will see them every day.


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I plan to use my Peloton bike and app, do a lot of walking and weight lifting

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Done

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Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

TurboFire Workout Program - I am currently on Week 9!

Now that it is Spring my aim is to get outside for a walk at least 3 x per week


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Check! updated on page.

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Completed today in blog

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? emoticon

What is your exercise plan? This is a work in progress. Waiting on the tax return to afford a gym membership and them I intend to take advantage of the fitness classes.

Did you post your 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page, on this topic, or in a blog? Working on updating everything now.

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My 5% goal

Current Weight 219
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By When: March 3, 2018


Winter 5% Challenge Plan
MINIMUM 10 active minutes daily
Full Body strength training 3x a week
Only eat when hungry.
Drink that water!!!


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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go?
yes I do

What is your exercise plan?
30 minutes of cardio every day, get my steps in, and strength train 3 times per week

Did you post your 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page, on this topic, or in a blog?
Yes

Check the Blogs from others who are doing these Countdown Activities too.
Great

Angela

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go?
Absolutely!

What is your exercise plan?
Get to the gym at least 5 times a week and do yoga at home.

Did you post your 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page, on this topic, or in a blog?
I certainly did!

Check the Blogs from others who are doing these Countdown Activities too.
Sounds like fun!

ML Fall 2019 5% Challenge
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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? Yes!

What is your exercise plan? Run Every Day- improve my pace. alternate 25 minutes of yoga or strength training every day

Did you post your 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page, on this topic, or in a blog? done

Edited by: LIZZY1023 at: 3/18/2019 (13:01)
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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? Yes!

What is your exercise plan? Walk (short, 10 min - 15 min walks) yoga stretches

Did you post your 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page, on this topic, or in a blog? I will

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I sat with my DVDs yesterday to design a plan that will work for me. I still have limited mobility and balance from an injury, so cardio is difficult, but here is what I came up with:

Turbofire. This program worked best for me in the past, but I am not up to the longer sessions yet. In the beginning I will substitute the 2 low HIIT workouts on cardio days, or perhaps the Sparkpeople chair cardio exercises. The strength and stretching exercises should be do-able. If not, I'll substitute them too!

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? Yes!

What is your exercise plan? Run 3 days a week. Walk during my breaks at work, weather permitting. Strenth Training either at the gym for Body Pump or with dumbells at home 2 times a week.

Did you post your 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page, on this topic, or in a blog? To this topic, yes (obviously. lol)

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Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

Strength Training at gym: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Cardio: Run 3 miles (HIIT) on which ever day is the best weather during the week.

HIIT: Either full body or cardio, ab or cardio, shoulders on any day that I end up working too late to go to the gym.

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What is your exercise plan? We have a set of exercises for each body group and roll the dice to see which exercises we will do that day. Each area has a different colored die and 6 different exercises.
I posted this to my blog on my Spark page.

Edited by: NECDOO at: 3/19/2019 (19:41)
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I will be Resolute about focusing on eating within plan and exercising.
I will be a Renegade against stress and other outside factors that prevent my success in BLC.
My motivation:
I am healthy and complete.
I am grateful for my health, friends, family, and home.
I am kind and caring.


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Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

Cardio workout daily: 30 minutes.

Cardio walk daily: 20 - 60 minutes.

Strength training 3 - 5 times a week.

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go?

I prepare my gym clothes and water bottle the night before.


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Strength: Body pump Mon. and Thurs. Abs class Mon. TRX Tues.Days I don't have gym training - at-home dumbbell or bodyweight workout - aim for 30 minutes/day.

Cardio: daily walking either outside, weather permitting, or a video - aim for 60 min./day..



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*Strength training videos M/W/F - This is the hardest for me to accomplish, but necessary.
*dance class Tuesday
*30 minutes of walking or other cardio Th/Sa
*Su for rest or make up a day I missed earlier in the week

There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.
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I will update my page today.

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2019 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment: 30 minute early morning walk followed by 10 minutes of stretching 6 days a week. Monday, Wednesday, Friday strength training session 30-45 minutes. Most days get out and walk to the beach (3 miles round trip)

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Cardio - 7X/week; strength, a minimum of 3X/week. Total goal is for at least 60 minutes of fitness/day. However, will allow myself to take 1day off/week if needed for recovery, only if necessary.


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Will continue with my walking and stretch plan . Wieghts when I can . It has been working so not going to change it :)
I don"t blog and I will go do page now :)

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Have you got your gym clothes, water bottle etc ready to go YES I have my new swimsuit and goggles and workout clothes ready!

What is your exercise plan? Mon, Wed and Friday's swimming and water aerobics. Tues and Thurs strength training and Saturday is the wild card I can do videos or take a long walk or spend time gardening or whatever I want.

Did you post your 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your SparkPage? I think so I'll have to go and check right after this and if not I'll do that!

Well done is better than well said.

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My exercise plan is posted and I've continued to workout according to my plan every day during the break.

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My goals are posted and I'm ready to go.

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Updated my Spring 5% goals on my SP.

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My Spring 5% goals are posted to my page. May the fun begin!!
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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? Yes, I do. Everything is ready to go!

What is your exercise plan? I will continue to do my exercise videos that have been the basis of my exercise all winter. But, as the weather gets better and I am able, I will be adding in more outside walks. I am signed up for a 5K on April 13, so that is going to be something to work towards.

Did you post your 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page, on this topic, or in a blog? I will be doing this.

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I plan to do cardio 3 days a week, strength training 2 days a week.

I know I can do this, and I know we can all do this as long as we are willing to try.


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Take part in these Countdown Activities as they fit into your schedule. It will help you develop your personal action plan for success. You are off to a FRESH start and in the future you will join your team for an exciting 8 week Challenge. When you put thought into your desired actions and outcomes you are planning for success. Be ready Day 1 to put your plans in action, but you can start today!

Make this challenge one you will remember as a turning point in your life, when you really launched into a healthier lifestyle. Look for ways to improve your health and feel better about yourself.

Regardless of what you have been doing, remind yourself daily "I used to be that way, but now I am different"... quote by Linda Spangle. Empower yourself! Our challenge is not just about losing weight, it's also about having a strong healthy body. It about being a little stronger than you were the day before. Motto - strive for progress, not perfection.

Starting today - aim for at least 20 minutes of daily exercise to gain momentum and surge into spring. You can break it into smaller sessions if that helps. But don't mistake being busy for being physically active. You need exercise to have ease of movement, strength to do your daily activities and to feel happier.

Did you notice the 'Sorting Post on Top' button. Click it to 'Sorting First Post on Top' to make it easier to read the countdown activities.

Exercise

Resources - Dust off the scale, put your exercise clothes out where you can see them, pull out the runners, find the gym bag, wash and fill the water bottle, find the pedometer, the heart rate monitor, swim suit, dog leash if you have a dog, take the clothes off the treadmill, find your Biggest Loser workout DVDs, see what exercise programs are at your gym, on TV, Spark TV, youtube, or learn to use Map My Walk on Spark, find a Meetup group that walks, dances or bikes. Just get out there.

Tip - put a pair of runners, jacket, umbrella and a hat in the car so you are ready to walk any time.

Program - Plan on what exercises you actually will do. If you are just starting out aim for consistency; will you walk daily for 20 minutes? If you have been exercising for awhile can you challenge yourself to increase the intensity and time? Follow Spark exercises for upper, core, lower and whole body exercises. Look at chair exercises if you have mobility issues or to add additional exercise minutes while you watch TV. Spark exercises are excellent and require little equipment, and are the same as other professional trainers assign.

If you have physical limitations or time constraints be sure to do what is appropriate for you and know that all of us are doing the Challenge together at our own pace.

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On your Spark Page write up your 2019 Spring 5% Exercise Commitment. What type of exercise will you do? How many minutes and how often will you exercise? You can also post your Commitment on this topic, or in your blog.

Example

Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

Strength Training at gym after work Mon/Wed/Fri 30 minutes

Cardio Walk to work Mon-Fri 20 minutes

Cardio Water Aerobics morning Sat/Sun 50 minutes

Give yourself the gift of a slimmer healthier body. Make this Challenge the Best Ever!

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go?

What is your exercise plan?

Did you post your 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page, on this topic, or in a blog?

Check the Blogs from others who are doing these Countdown Activities too.

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Edited by: KALISWALKER at: 3/16/2019 (20:28)
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