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Fall 2020 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment:

As I get ready to start the 5% SFall 2020 Challenge, I continue to suffer from sciatic pain and bursitis which definitely interferes with my motivation to do my regular exercise. I am also having pain in the ball and toes on my feet. However, I am determined to persevere and get back into my regular fitness routine and show the scale who is boss. My exercise plan for the Fall challenge is:
1. Walk 30 – 45 minutes Monday, Wednesday and Friday; walk 45 - 60 minutes Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; and take Sundays off from walking.
2. Attend Yoga class Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 75 minutes.
3. Stretch daily for at least 10 minutes.
4. Do a variety of strength training workout videos on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Fall 2020 5% Challenge Nutrition Plan:
My pledge for the Fall 2020 5% challenge is to achieve my weight loss goals. I plan to eat a whole food, plant-based diet at least 90% of the time, limiting processed foods and sugar. I will eat more vegetables and fruits and less white carbs. I am here to inspire, support and motivate others in their journey while receiving the same on my journey.

On my team page I will daily record my exercise and Living the Good Life points, and I will weigh and record my weight weekly. I will check with my team at least three times per week. I will visit team members' pages and blogs as much as I can.


Member Since: 4/10/2006

Fitness Minutes: 200,286

My Goals:
My 2020 goals:

1. Achieve my goal weight
2. Healthy Nutrition as listed above
3 Daily exercise as listed above

My Program:
1. 30 - 60 minute walk daily 6 days per week
2. 75 minute yoga class three times per week.
3. strength training three times per week
4. Stretch 10 minutes daily
Whole Foods/Plant Based
1. 5 freggies daily
2. Limit sugar
3. Limit white carbs
4. Portion control

Personal Information:
My name is Barbara, aka Barbie. I live in Roseburg, Oregon. I am 70, widowed on November 12, 2013. I have three children, a grown daughter who has a 27 year old daughter and a 21 year old son; a grown son who has a son who is 23 and working in the woods as a logger, and I had one son who died 27 years ago at the age of 15+ in a downhill skiing accident. I also have one great granddaughter who is 2 years old. I retired just a couple of months before my husband became so ill, so now that he is gone, I am still learning how to fill my days, and fix meals for one.

Other Information:
I got a dog after my husband's death, a Padderdale Terrier (looks like a miniature black lab), named Marv in memory of my husband who had a collection of Marvin the Martian things.
I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, card making, quilting, and knitting. I am learning how to take care of the lawn and garden which were Bill's pride and joy. I love the sunshine and being outdoors.

Quote by Coach Nicole: Exercise is not a means to an end. It's a tool for living your best life.

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    No matter who you are, no matter what you do,
    you absolutely, positively do have the power to change.
    ~~Bill Phillips~~
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    3519 days ago
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    _____ (¯`v´¯) You're a Beautiful Flower in my life.
    ____ (¯`(♥)´¯) I'm grateful that you brighten my days!
    ___ღღ (_.^._)ღ Many Many Hugs, Teresa
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    Barbie, I hope you're feeling better!
    3520 days ago
    Thank you for the warm welcome to Aspire & Inspire! I look forward to getting to know you emoticon
    3521 days ago
    Barbie, Thank you for your words of comfort and sympathy. I appreciate you. We never know when it is our time to leave this earth and our loved ones. Every moment is precious.
    3521 days ago
  • v ROSALITA323
    I think you're totally right: a change in routine might be just what your body needs. I'm sure eating right is a lot harder when you have dietary restrictions--it must take a lot of extra work. Best of luck on breaking your plateau, and thanks again for sharing your experience--I agree that the Spark community is a huge motivator!
    3521 days ago