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5% Challenge Why Bother?

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Monday, May 28, 2018

If you already have a supportive group of friends around, and training partners galore then the seasonal 5% challenges may not be for you. However, if your spouse is no help at all, or none of your normal circle of friends understands the struggles of losing weight long term then the 5% challenges may work for you.
Here is the trick to the Challenges. Everyone gets to be on a team with some great folks. This team can become the support system you need in this journey. Mine has become a place for me to be accountable, to get support when I struggle, and encouragement in exercise. I actually live somewhat close to another team mate and we have developed a nice friendship over our pursuit of healthier lives.
There have been many times in my on going weight loss journey that I simply did not feel like doing any exercise, then I remembered my team. I may not have felt like journaling my food, but again, there is that commitment to my team.
Because of the amount of weight I need to drop my journey is a long one. It is a real blessing to have a team to share the time and travel with as we go.
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