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Hi Becca - I'm going to try to have a new challenge for each week - at least going to give it a try and see if you all are interested and join me in them. Check out the one for the remainder of this week. It's in this same Forum and the Topic is Challenge - Apr 14 - 18.

Hope to see you there.

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It is well with my soul.

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Well, I didn't do so great with the challenge but I'm ready to start year 2 with a new focus. Any thoughts on starting a new challenge maybe this week or next????

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Mon. Y = Year 2 begins!
Goal = 60 mins exercise.

I did my 60 mins and then some. Combo of 30 min walk outside, some jumping jacks, 71 mins Wii Fit, 20 mins misc strength exercises. Good start for year 2.

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Sat. S = Strength training
Sun. April 12 A = Arms R = Read
Mon. April 13!! Y = Year 2 begins!

I have some catching up to do today! I wasn't online this weekend but I'll see how much I can get in today.

emoticon to all of us this week!

Thanks so much for this challenge. It's been great motivation and got me involved with this team.

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I did 3 sets of 15 wall push ups. As for the blogs, I'll do that today.

I hiked with my dogs for 45 minutes and 45 minutes running on the treadmill.

I shouldn't have eaten soooooooo much crap yesterday.

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Sun:
A = Arms - Did 10 modified push ups.
R = Read blogs of several of our team members and left comments.

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Did 20 min of Pilates on Saturday, that counts for my strength training.

As for Sunday... We'll see emoticon

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saturday I did the calf rocking,raises while holding dumbells (only 2lb as not to affect my surgery repair) and walked for 30 minutes.

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S = Strength training - Spend at least 20 minutes on strength training.

So here's what I did: 20 mins of lower body (calf raises, calf rocking, standing abductions) then while I did 30 min Wii Fit Free Step I used 3 lb dumbbells and kept my arms moving and raising throughout.

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S = Strength training - Spend at least 20 minutes on strength training.

I had a busy morning and will be out this afternoon so planning to do my workout tonight. Just thought I'd pop in to say hello. For today's strength challenge I plan to do a whole body workout of about 40 minutes. Will be back later to update.

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Fri. R = Run

I did Wii Fit Island Run and Long Run so that's 13 mins and a little more than a mile I think. Did a lot of walk/stepping as warm up and cool down.

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emoticon emoticon MONTANAGAL1! That's really great that you were able to do 4 miles. Impressive!

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Ran 4 Miles emoticon took me a month to work up to it. But I FINALLY did it!!

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Fri. R = Run
For me it doesn't look like this can be outside today - we are under a tornado watch this morning. It's starting to clear out so maybe this afternoon will be better.

Sheena - I thought it did say fruits & veggies lol I guess I read what I wanted to hear! I was ok with both but not so good with just veggies.

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Thu.
E = Eat 5-7 servings of vegies today.

Uhoh... I'm sure I meant to say fruits & vegies for this challenge. Vegies only makes it really difficult. LOL Oh well, I'm gonna have to figure out if I can do this now since it is already 10 PM here. sigh... I hate to miss my own challenge. Well, here's how I've done today:

3 servings of cauliflower at dinner
1 serving celery (if I'm lucky it was whole serving); cut up a bunch in my chicken salad

Now, if I could count fruit, I'd be good to go as I had:
banana
raisins
blackberries

Merle
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Wed. V = Video at work
I didn't get a chance to do the video - I was going to walk instead but something came up and then it was too dark. I will be walking tonight and will try to work in a video too!

Thu. E = Eat 5-7 servings of vegies today.
Two down & 3-5 to go! I feel like I've done better than usual with my eating today - cereal, milk & oj for breakfast and Subway for lunch

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Urg! I'm not a veggie eater. However, this morning I made a veggie omelet. Not Bad. I grilled red bell peppers and mushrooms; this was different and quite tasty. That was only one serving; I'll check in later. . .

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Glad you liked it, MONTANAGAL1. Me too for at home & work.

Wed.
V = Video at work -- Did it, plus another hour of SP demos focusing on ball & dumbbell exercises, then some Wii Fit time.

Edited by: SHEENADEE at: 4/8/2009 (20:46)
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I tried this workout for today. I liked it and I printed it, because it's good to have something on hand for days that I'm too busy for the regular stuff.

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SHEENADEE - I love what you've done with this challenge. I just need this extra push. So thanks!!!

Jane

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LOL MONTANAGAL1 - I enjoy reading about your talking to yourself, so thanks for sharing it with us. Good job in turning that negative stuff around and getting that workout in. Keep it up. You're doing great!

BECCALYNN75 - Glad to see you joining in on the challenge. Sounds like you had a good walk today.
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4/7/09 7:07 P

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I = Improve your core

Well I didn't focus on my core, but I went for a walk this afternoon and that is a big improvement over the last few weeks when I haven't been exercising. From my house I walk about a mile and it is mostly hills so it makes for a pretty good workout.

Thanks for this challenge! I hope it helps keep me motivated and get me more involved with this group.

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Working on my CORE today. Well, as a matter of fact, I already did it. I did my Denise Austin Hit the Spot Power Abs. It's such a great ten minutes. I also did the buns portion today. I feel soooooo good.

I really don't understand this part, but when I'm walking my dogs in the mornings, on Pilates mornings, I always try to talk myself out of doing it. I don't know why, because I aways feel spectacular once it's over. In fact, I've been compating my negative self talk by just reasoning with myself that it's a mere 20 minutes out the the entire day. That approach really works.

Now I sound like a real nut job talking to myself . . . try not to do it out loud. ha ha

Jane

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I = Improve your core

I started out the day (in hotel room) with bicycle crunches, reverse crunches and bridge-ups. So I got in my 3 for today's challenge. I plan to do some more tonight after I return home.

Keep up the great work all! I'm glad to see some of you joining in on this challenge...it's not near as much fun if I just 'talk' to myself on here. :-)

Merle
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I haven't posted on this team since I first started SP, but thought this challenge was a great time to get involved.

A = Ask yourself what your goals for Year 2 are.
(1) Meet my mini-goals for losing weight
(2) Eat more fruits & veggies daily
(3) Exercise at least 3x a week

N = New You Bootcamp 10 minute cardio kickboxing
Here's a great way to get started on my exercise goal! I'll plan on that when I get home.

N = Nutrition Focus - tracking your food today
I've been trying to do better at tracking what I eat so this can be extra motivation.

*Becca Lynn*
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My two goals:

1. Continue to be more healthy. This will include the weight loss I didn't lose last year.

2. Continue my (began last month) current exercise plan. (cardio 3 x wkly/pilates on alternate days)

N - Did the Kickboxing video. . . that was FUN!!

N - Have logged my food and made a menu and shopping list for this week. . . off to the grocery store. . .

Jane

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N - Kickboxing video I will do this evening when get back to my hotel room. Good way for me to get in some small workout while traveling.

N - Nutrition Focus - I still log my food every day so have already tracked today's breakfast & will udpate as the day progresses. This is especially helpful when I travel since that's when I struggle the most to keep food in check.

Will be back later to edit once I've completed today's challenge. Have a good Monday, everyone!

Merle
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A - Goals for Year 2
1. Primary Goal is maintain weight loss.
2. Train to run a full marathon.

N - Replaced 10 min. bootcamp kickboxing with my first 1 hr. Kickboxing class at the fitness center. Even though I was uncoordinated as expected, I did pretty good and managed to burn 650 calories!

N - Nutrition - haven't tracked food in quite awhile but this is perfect timing since I will be running another 1/2 marathon on the 18th and want to fuel my body right. Planned a menu for the next couple days, bought the food and put it in the tracker. Now, try to stick to it! Monday in the books under on calories and fat, over on fiber. Not too bad.

I - Improve Core
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V - Video - I combined these two tonight by doing the Jari Love Slim and Lean workout DVD. Its 60 minutes and includes a fairly good segment on abs. Also, I've got in 3 days of faithful food tracking!

E - Eat Fruits & Veggies. Ok, so I thought it was veggies and fruit, too and that's my story so I'm sticking to it. I traded this challenge to Friday, and here it is noon and I already got 5. I am sooooo stuffed, but I still have 2 apples to eat this afternoon for a snack if by some strange reason I get hungery.

R - Thursday's a scheduled training run for me so I traded Thursday and Friday. I ran 5.25 miles tonight in 62 minutes.

S - Strength - Ok, maybe not strength, but endurance...I fast-walked 11 miles in 2 hrs and 50 minutes.

A - Arms - 70 pushups in decreasing sets from 16...60 on toes and last 10 on knees.

R - Read - Read and commented on several blogs.

Y - Year 2 - Ran 3 miles with DD for 30 minutes and did the Jari Love Ripped 1000 DVD for 60 minutes.

Great Challenge!!!


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A = Ask yourself what your goals for Year 2 are.

Here's mine:

- maintain weight between current level and -6
- continue cardio at least 5x/week, minimum 40 minutes each session
- use Wii Fit minimum 30 mins/day
- continue strength training & achieve overall better toning
- eat healthy every day
- be a good leader to my Spark Teams -- very subjective and difficult to measure I know; but I will make sure I allocate time each day to the care & feeding of the teams I lead / co-lead

Edited by: SHEENADEE at: 4/5/2009 (23:54)
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GREAT IDEA!!!! I'm up for the challenge!!!

Jane

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I hope to have regular challenges for our team going forward. Let's start with one to count down towards our anniversary week. This challenge is a mixture of things to get us going. I hope you join in as we work together to a healthier us.

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Let's spell ANNIVERSARY together...

Sun. April 5
A = Ask yourself what your goals for Year 2 are. Do you want to lose weight? Maintain? Eat better balanced meals? Anything is fair game; these are your goals. Spend 5 minutes really thinking about them and maybe blog about it.

Mon.
N = New You Bootcamp 10 minute cardio kickboxing workout - Let's do this today. Here's link to the video:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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rticles.asp?id=1251


N = Nutrition Focus - Start off this week by tracking your food today and making sure to meet all the recommended nutrition ranges.

Tue.
I = Improve your core - Do 3 or more core exercises using SP demos to choose from. Here's link to the demos:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
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demos.asp?exercise_type=core


Wed.
V = Video at work -- Do SP 15 minute desk workout. Here's link to the video:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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rticles.asp?id=633


Thu.
E = Eat 5-7 servings of vegies today.

Fri.
R = Run - a mile, around the block, a 5k, on treadmill, in place…doesn't matter where, just run run run. Report back to let us know how far or how long you ran.

Sat.
S = Strength training - Spend at least 20 minutes on strength training. Need ideas? Check out the SP exercise demos or videos.

Sun. April 12
A = Arms - are yours as strong as you'd like? Nothing like push-ups to build some arm muscle. Drop now and give me your best. How long can you go?
R = Read blogs of 2 of our team members and leave comments. Might be nice if you pick someone you do not already know or read regularly.

Mon. April 13!!
Y = Year 2 begins! Let's start it off right by getting in 60 minutes of exercise (of your choice) today.

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