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NEW YEAR CHALLENGES

Monday, January 04, 2010

I've been on SP over 2 years. I have lost as much as 25 pounds over this time. Unfortunately I am great at going back to bad habits such as eating too much and not exercising enough.
As I start this year, I am only a short 9 pounds under where I was when I started SP.

I have joined a number of teams which have some wonderful challenges. Luckily I seem to respond well to challenges.

For today, I have done 15 minutes of circuit training which included strength training for my upper body. I get the advantage of circuit training by doing these exercises without a break and do manage to get my heart rate up.

I love Exercise On Demand on Time Warner Cable. I went to the cardio section and found a 30 minute workout that involves daning, walking, and marching. The only problem is that it's hard to find a good match for this type of exercise video as I log my exercise so I have to do my best guess as to what it fits into. The important thing is actually doing the exercise.

For one of my teams challenge which involves startying a healthy streak on SP, I have signed up to do at least 10 minutes of exercise a day. It may not sound like much, but there have been so many days that I haven't done any. If I can just get used to doing at least 10 minutes a day, I can build a good habit. I'm hoping that once I start exercising I'll actually do at least 30 minutes. Consistency has always been my major problem. I'm hoping that I'll do better in 2010. If I screw up, I'll just start another streak. I won't beat myself up for not maintaing the streak, but will start again as soon as I can and not let several weeks pass of not doing anything.
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  • SHINYSILVRVOLVO
    I'll echo Cat's evil laughter! Mwahahahahahahaha!!!! emoticon

    There are some good ones in store!
    4028 days ago
  • CATIATM
    I read an article that said that doing three 10-minute segments a day was a good way to get moderate fitness into a busy schedule. And I love this exercise on demand. I wish we had that here! I'm glad to hear you respond well to challenges. Mwah haw haw haw haw! emoticon
    4029 days ago
  • STARTSPARKING
    You have a great approach and a healthy attitude, so you are off to a fantastic start for the new year. Good luck with your challenges, and keep up your great work!
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    4029 days ago
  • NO-41_RAZZYS_PL
    That's *me* Helen. I must have variety or... I can't keep it *fun* enough to do. Glad you've found what's gonna' work for you. That Exercise On Demand...? that could be good... and that streak of the 10 min each day is a gr8 one!! Well, my old friend... *here's* to our plans & goals... lists, streaks, challenges, & mostly... to our motivation this year!! emoticon
    4029 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/5/2010 1:06:04 AM
  • DEBULACLARK
    This sounds awesome Helen. You are off to a great start for the new year!
    Speaking of beginning weights...I was actually over mine on 1/1by 3 lbs...now I am under by 1.
    So you are starting at a better place for 2010...good for you!

    4029 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1362503
    Awesome HElen. I had just been thinking of adding something like that on the team. Looks like someone beat me to it!! Best of luck on youe streak!!
    4029 days ago
  • KRISCHICK
    EXCELLENT Plan!
    4029 days ago
  • NIGHTSKYSTAR
    good job Helen!! you are doing great!!
    4029 days ago
  • FIENDISHSARAH
    Sounds good Helen! With both our goals laid out in front of us I think we can make this happen- let's do it! emoticon
    4029 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    The Exercise on Demand sounds great. I am not sure we can get that here but I am going to look for it. Do you have to have Divo to play the videos on demand?

    You have set some great goals. Best wishes for you and I this year. We can do it and then we have each other to share our successes with! Isn't that's wonderful?

    Hugs, Sunny
    4029 days ago
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