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10/3/17 8:41 A

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? Yes! I even ordered extra workout clothes so I can't use "no clean workout clothes" as an excuse!

What is your exercise plan? Personal Training 2x a week for 30 minutes & Cardio 3x a week for 30 mins (including 1 weekend day)

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? Yes! emoticon


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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go?
Yes, but will need new runners very soon.

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Posted on my Spark page

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Start with 30 minutes daily walking, I have blood clots in both lungs, only easy exercise for now. My oxygen goes down 6% in 10 minutes of slow walking. I will try it a few times daily to make it easier.

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? Yes nothing special

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Getting 10,000 steps in a day, weight strengthening 3x week.

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page?Doing it tonight.

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What is your exercise plan? two days of weight training and 7 days of walking

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? will do

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9/26/17 7:42 P

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? Yes
What is your exercise plan? I will strength train in my home every other day, using my physical therapy exercises for my back, my knee and my hip. Also, I will add in dumbell exercises for my arms and the curves stretching routine. I have 6 yoga poses to help my hips. On two off days I will bike starting out at 10 minutes it is really hard right now starting out.

Did I post my 2017 Fall 5% challenge goal my sparkpage? yes
Check with other bloggers. Ok

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9/26/17 7:12 P

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What is your exercise plan? Go to the gym at least 3 days a week. Attend water aerobics on Wednesday night when possible.

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? Yes

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I just reviewed my Spark Page today and I still like the goals and info I have shared. It all still applies. It took me a long time to develop a fitness routine, but I finally have one that I like and I see as doable well into the future so I am going to leave it as is for now. It schedules me for at least 30 minutes of fitness 6 days a week with Saturday being my "rest" day.

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I have a water bottle. I still need to get a new sports bra, but my workout clothes are enough for now. I'm hoping to get new sneakers soon as well.

What is your exercise plan?
I will do a Daily Burn video every day (or at least 5 days a week) and I will do ST at least 3 days a week. I will take my dog to the park and catch Pokemon at least once a week!

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9/24/17 3:12 P

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

What is your exercise plan? I am following the 21 Day Fix schedule, plus weight training and yoga. Also walking at least 5 miles daily.

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? Done

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This morning I am working on my personal action plan for success. During the challenge I will be on vacation in Hawaii for 17 days so I have to be flexible and have 2 sets of plans for success.

1 - 2017 Fall 5% Exercise Commitment - I will aim for consistency

Exercise - 10,000 daily steps - walking outside listen to audio book or on my treadmill while I Spark.

Additional choices

Monday - zumba and yoga
Tuesday - walk with friends, water aerobics
Wednesday - water aerobics and gym
Thursday - water aerobics and gym
Friday - zumba
Sunday - walk to and from church

Daily challenge - do yoga DVD

Exercises that can be done in front of TV

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9/22/17 4:24 P

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Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

30-60 minute walk every day

30-60 minutes physical therapy exercises every other day

I start PT on 9/25 so have to see how much they want me to do and when I am supposed to do it. I will edit my post when I know more.

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9/21/17 5:44 P

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2017 Fall 5% Challenge Commitment

Yoga at least 3 times a week 20 minutes or more

Strength training 3 times a week at least 20 minutes

Walking every day--at least a 2 mile power walk or more--12250 steps a day . If for some reason I can't get outdoors WATP dvd.

I have my supplies for my exercise

This is also found on my spark page

Edited by: LKBRIDGE at: 9/21/2017 (17:47)
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This activity is completed an can be found on my spark page

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I will be walking at least 2 miles @ 2.0-2.5 mph daily and doing Spark TV exercise videos for strength and balance 30 minutes a day. Total exercise minutes will exceed 75 minutes daily.

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My exercise plan will look like this (I have mobility issues so will start slow|)

Treadmill daily for 10 minutes increasing every 7 days by 2 minutes
2 lb dumbbells for arms
Sit and stand without using arms to push myself up = need to work on this




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9/20/17 11:43 P

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? I'm ready to go - and getting started now

What is your exercise plan? To walk at least 30 minutes 5 times a week; and to walk at least 15 the other two days. At least!

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? Yes


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9/20/17 11:06 P

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

What is your exercise plan?
60 minutes x6 times a week. ( I will do mainly cardio, but strength and stretching will be added every week, either in two chunks or added 10 minutes at a time) I am still working on this plan.

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page?
Just about to do this!

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There are so many fun ways to exercise, don't waste time on the other ones. Enjoy healthy, good food and skip the rest.

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9/20/17 12:02 P

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Yes

What is your exercise plan?
Workout 6 x a week
Workout at least for 10 minutes
Make my workouts fun
Have a variety of workouts
6 days of cardio
3 days of S.T.

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page?
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9/20/17 11:34 A

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I have my gym clothes in my car and will be putting my shoes in there on Saturday. Here is my exercise plan:

I will walk daily for 30 minutes. I will use my DVD's if I don't go to the gym and will do 30 to 45 minutes a day. I also love Spark TV and will use that if I don't want to use my DVD's. I also like to exercise in front of the TV and have weights for that. I plan on purchasing some bigger weights. I am working on a list of exercises to do while I am watching TV. I have a spreadsheet started with the instructions for the exercise on how to do them and what muscle group that the exercise uses.

I will be focusing on all my muscle groups by doing squats, bridges, walking, upper arm exercises with weights. I am also a plank lover. I really love to challenge myself with planks. I haven't been doing them lately but am starting tonight. I am going to try to learn to love burpees. I don't know if I ever will but I am giving it a shot. I have to do them in the gym but I will get there. While at the gym, I will be using the rowing machine and the elliptical machine. I will also be using bigger weights as they have a bunch of them. The gym is 2-3 blocks from my house so I shouldn't have a problem getting there.

I keep my scale handy in my bathroom and I am ready to start challenging myself even more than I have been the last couple of weeks.

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go?
My gym clothes have been in the car & helping me stay motivated for about a MONTH now. So YES!!!

What is your exercise plan? Morning & evening dog walkies is first. I want to get to the gym at least 3 days a week. And I will be incorporating other elements as well. (Yoga, Dance DVDs)

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? No, but I will!

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What is your exercise plan? Exercise 5 days a week

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Today is a New Day!!!
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Sorry been remiss here but will do better

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

What is your exercise plan? Exercise 6 days a week

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? NO but I will

Glad the start was delayed I've had 4 weeks of barely any exercise due to cataract surgery and now getting over a sinus infection with horrible headaches that wouldn't let me bend down without getting dizzy and head pounding.


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

What is your exercise plan? At first I am joining the 28 day BOOTCAMP to help mix things up. Five days a week it has us doing various things of 30 mins each. Due to my GRRRR foot breaking often or just hurting cause it thinks its FUN to slow me down, I'll break it down to 2 - 15 mins workouts. PLUS 10 to 20 mins of walking several times a day. I WANT TO BE A SUPER DAWGGIE often!

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? I'll go do that right now, so yes it'll be on therah.

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I need to start walking but am having great difficulty getting started. I have been getting in the pool and moving for 45-60 minutes at least three times a week and plan to continue this

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2017 Fall 5% Exercise Commitment:

What type of exercise will you do? How many minutes and how often will you exercise?

Mostly cardio with some strength training. I will continue to go to the gym 3-4 times per week for 45 min to use the treadmill, elliptical, and weight machines. I will also continue walking with a co-worker at least 3 days per week for at least 30 min.



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My exercise plan is to walk. I just finished a 100 day streak of at least 10 mins per day and I on a current 100 day streak of 15 mins per day. I will also do 30 mins/day 3x/week on the treadmill. Working towards 1500 mins per month.

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? Nope, gym clothes are in storage 45 minutes away and husband's car is dead! Gotta get more from somewhere...

What is your exercise plan? I want to move at least 20 minutes a day. Walking, cardio, ST, and yoga.


Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? Yes.

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Thanks for all the info. My plan is to walk 30 mins a day, for a total of 90km per month. I walk fast. I'll try to incorporate hills into that on some days, as there are plenty round where I live.

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

What is your exercise plan? Daily: walk 30-40 minutes a day. I am starting the 3 months program to get weight loss surgery on Tuesday. I have a goal of 6000 steps per day right now. I will be increasing my exercise soon.


Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? No


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What is your exercise plan? yep, going to keep working on my paula b videos. in october i am going to do jessica smith's fall back into fitness

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? not yet

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? Not yet, but thinking about it.

What is your exercise plan? To get rid of my sudden sciatica and slowly get back to 2 miles a day.

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? No, but I will! Thanks for the reminder!



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What is your exercise plan?
Every day will at least have walking in it, a goal to hit minimum 10k steps per day. I will weight
train 3x per week in the gym. The goal is to get into a routine of exercise 6 days a week every
week.

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? Yes

Christina - Central Time Zone (CST)

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What is your exercise plan? Daily: 30 minutes of walking every day. 30 minutes of walk/running 3 days per week

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I will be walking a lot more.. Really hoping it will cool off a bit !

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What is your exercise plan? Daily: At least 30 minutes exercise

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? yes


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September 15, 2017

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

What is your exercise plan? Daily: 2 DAYS SILVER SNEAKERS CLASS, 2 DAYS YOGA CLASS, I DAY WEIGHT LIFTING CLASS; 30 minutes walking DAILY WITH THE DOG

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? yes

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September 15, 2017

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

What is your exercise plan? Daily: 20 minutes strength training; 30 minutes walking

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? Not yet

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What is your exercise plan? Workout 5 days a week

Strength training 2-3x a week Monday, Wedsneday and Friday

Cardio- Dance, various types of workout videos ( Tae bo, Weight watchers punch out, walking, sparktv and so forth) Monday thru Friday 40 minutes day

Get my 10,000 or more steps in per day. 250 or more steps per hour.

I do have knee issues so sometimes I have to do chair exercises. I have arthritis in one knee due to surgery I had as a teen they removed all my cartilage and now its bone on bone. My other knee I injured in Dec 2016 had 6 months a physical therapy this year. I still have issues from time to time.

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Don't really need 'equipment' for my exercise program. Since walking is my favorite form of exercise, good walking shoes is my only equipment. I also have some 1-3 lb weights that I use for my cardio/strength training sessions,

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I walk 1-3 miles daily. If weather permits, outdoors. If not in-house walking in my condo or treadmill walking at our complex exercise room. I try to do cardio/strength training 3-4 times a week, or as much as my arthritis allows. Also, 10,000 steps or more on my Fitbit daily.

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What is your exercise plan? Fast Walking 7500 steps or more a day, every day. And doing some Leslie Sansone CD's 3 times a week.

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various DVD routines...1 daily
Pilates at noon...daily..
Yoga before bed...daily
Meditate ...daily

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Exercise goals for the Fall 2017 5% Challenge:

1. Do at least 15 minutes of ST exercises three times a week

2. Walk at least 8,000 steps per day including three 20 minute walks. Steps, time and mileage tracked by my Fitbit.

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I am exercising now - so I'm going to follow my current plan
M - elliptical 30 mins
T - circuit 30 mins
W - shoulders/legs 30 mins
R - core 30 mins
F - elliptical 30 mins
S - walk outside 60 mins

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I am so thankful for the little gym at work. For six months straight, I've used it daily, starting with 10 min commitment and working my way to at least 30. I'll continue to spend 10 min of my morning break and part of lunchtime in the gym. I use the treadmills and either go for speed or incline, or some of both. The exercise bike is great for days when I don't feel like doing anything. If I'm short on time, the elliptical machine is the best value for effort. I'm proud of myself over that one. I was afraid my knees couldn't take it, so I started with only 1 min slowly. Now I can do 15 and put more into it. It's become my favorite. On alternate days, I use hand weights; started with 3 lbs, now using 7. My plan is to keep up my streak and add more core. If it EVER cools down again here in Florida, I'll walk in the numerous nearby parks.

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Walk/Jog intervals 3x a week for at least 30 minutes
Elliptical training 2x a week for at least 30 minutes
Strength Training 3x a week (full body including core)


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For me: 30 minutes active every day, 10 minutes or more strength training most days.70,000 steps per week.

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Exercise plan: do 30 minutes of pilates and at least 10 minutes walking every day. Add strength training at least twice a week.

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Monday full body weight training 45 minutes, 30 minutes stretching
Tueday dance/walk 4 miles, 30 minutes stretching
Wednesday dance/walk 3 miles, full body weight training 45 minutes, 30 minutes stretching
Thurday dance/walk 4 miles, 30 minutes stretching
Friday dance/walk 3 miles, full body weight training 45 minutes, 30 minutes stretching
Saturday gardening, mowing, cleaning
Sunday elliptical 45 minutes

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Strength Training at gym Monday & Wed 30 minutes

Run(half marathon training) Monday, Thursday with long run on Saturday

Crosstrain on Elliptical Tuesday

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I broke my ankle 2 weeks ago so will be doing chair exercise videos until I can walk or swim.
My plan is:

* 3x a week for 20 minutes or more

* clothes and water bottle always at the ready!

* will modify and change as I become more mobile.

PS good chair exercise videos also on youtube.

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Yes, I will be drinking 33 oz minimum of water daily (Clear)

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I am having knee replacement on Oct 4th. My exercises include
home physical therapy (6-10 exercises several times a day)
Walking with walker thru the house a few times a day. I wear
a fitbit, so it will track that part. After about three weeks I
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!0 to begin, ball crunches 10 to begin, plus that from earlier,
plus skateboard boogie) at 6wks, I can probably begin recumbent
bike for a short while and building up from there. I had a very successful
left knee surgery in May and I plan to at lease recover at that pace.

I will call it 10 minutes a day for the commitment and go from there.

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If you are tired of starting over, stop giving up !

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What is your exercise plan? Daily Workout Cardio/Strength

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Yes! I work from home, so I will put on my workout clothes and walking shoes when I get up (in place of comfy work clothes and flip-flops emoticon )

What is your exercise plan?
5 days of 20 minutes on elliptical
2 new stretch/yoga workout videos per week
3 days of 15 minutes strength training
Walk around house 12 times per day (150 steps per loop with 1/2 uphill)

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What is your exercise plan? 1. Walk two miles in the morning.
2. Mondays - do speed work at the local high school track.
3. At the gym: do two days of HIIT intervals on the treadmill or Jacob's ladder.
4. At the gym: start with one circuit in the weight room; work toward 2 or 3 days.
5. If I miss the gym, do push-ups and planks at home. emoticon

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What is your exercise plan? 1 hour a day, 5 days a week, It will be a mix of cardio and strength. The strength will be on Tuesday and Thursday.

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I will check the Blogs from others who are doing Countdown Activities.

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What type of exercise will you do?
Cardio (walking and biking) and Strength Training.

How many minutes and how often will you exercise?
M - Cardio 30-45 min
T - Cardio: walk the pup 15 min +/-
W - Cardio: 10-15 min warm up; Strength: Lower Body 30-40 min
Th - Cardio: walk the pup 15 min +/-
F - Cardio: 10-15 min warm up; Strength: Upper Body 30-40 min
S/S - None planned

This is my "perfect world" schedule ... if there's bad weather, I try to walk the pup over the weekend to get at least 2 walks from me during the week.

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I'll walk 30 minutes per day at least 5 days per week.
I've tried committing for more in the past and overdone it.
Overtired myself, and that leads to overeating.
Some weeks I will do more, but not less


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What is your exercise plan? walking, water walking, yoga stretches

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Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? I am now in a habit! At night I set out my exercise clothes, sneakers, and my fitbit. I try to walk early for half my steps and then later in the day for the rest of my steps. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday I go to my strenghth class: 60 minutes:(10 aerobic warm-up, 40 weights for full body workout, and 10 minutes of stretching.) I fill in with yard work, housework, etc.Just try to keep moving.



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What is your exercise plan? walking daily 7000 steps, strength exercise 3 times per week

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Current exercise plan is doing at least one 75 minute yoga class everyday of the week and walking 3 to 5 miles each day with the dogs. Now on top of that is yard work and house work.

I really would like to add a spin class or weight lifting with a personal trainer but have not found the timing to be right for those with current work schedule.

My plan is to eat less food at dinner - not exercise more.

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What is your exercise plan? Tues., Thurs., Walking, Mon., Wed., and Friday horseback riding, rowing machine alternated with arm weight routine and on some days rebounding

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? Not yet.

How I feel is more important than what I weigh! How my clothes fit is beginning to matter more!!

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What is your exercise plan? To get some! Lol. In all seriousness- trying to work out some kinks. Initially, I'm just adding in a whole bunch of walking.

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This is 'free recreational try it week'. Today I tried zumba and really liked the instructor and the music. Some of the songs were real song I already knew and there were words. The instructor explained the exercises we would do next which made it easier for a klutz like me to follow along. I saw a few acquaintances at the class.

Next I went to gentle yoga and was pleased to see my friend. Some people did chair yoga and I gave it a try when I was struggling a bit with a bendy leg thing. It was just as good, but easier to get into the position.

I bought my membership and will continue with zumba and yoga. Later this week I will try a couple of other activities.

I am still working on my exercise plan.

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What is your exercise plan? 2-3X a week gym cardio 30, strength 30, 6 days a week 5000 steps or more

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

What is your exercise plan? Continue with walking and my goal this time is to add some other strength plan. My challenge this time is incorporating walking with my new job and commute along with the change of seasons.

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? This is a continued commitment.



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2017 Fall 5% Exercise Commitment.

What type of exercise will you do?
Cardio and Strength Training.
I also have my bag packed for the YMCA when I'm able to return to water walking.

How many minutes and how often will you exercise?
3 days a week will be strength training (Sat., Mon., Wed.)
2 (or more) days a week will be cardio (Sun. & Tues)
(I watch my grandkids 2 days a week and will try to get in whatever kind of exercise I can on those days).

I hope to get in quite a few stretching sessions each week.

I realize there may be days when life happens, and will need to be flexible enough to keep exercising but change it as needed.

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Coincidentally, September has marked my return to the gym. Last week I went 3 days AND I got to the pool on Friday. My body is feeling pretty good. My gym bag is stocked & in the car. I washed my workout gear yesterday at the Laundromat. I have plenty of socks & all of my toiletries for a shower afterward. I see MOST people go home after their workouts, but i LOVE to jump right into a hot shower. It's just my preference.

I really need to work on my meal planning efforts. That's what will make or break me.

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My goal is to go to they gym a minimum of 3 times per week and track my food daily. I have gained 15 lbs over the summer and need to get motivated and back in shape.

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Good idea to work on 20 minutes a day - I sometimes only do 10 and my weight has crept back up.

I have posted my challenge blog for exercise. All of my items are constantly at the ready.

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I continue to walk Daisy every morning for 30 - 50 minutes - trying to push that out to an hour but I need to get up earlier.

I am also working out at the gym for at least an hour 2 - 3 times a week. My goal is to get back to doing more yoga during the week and also the stationary bike and treadmill.

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I am having difficulties with exercise lately. I have joint and tendon issues that I am carefully attending to but I will be walking an Intentional 3 miles most days of the week - often with my walking buddy Linus ( see photo ). The walking will be slow while my knee and tendons are recovering and I will be on my elliptical or bike for 30 minutes and day 5 days a week. I intend to join an Aqua Club to walk in a warm pool if my walking ability gets worse. I will also continue to do my PT exercises and light ST exercises most days of the week;

Eating is the difficult part of this journey. I will be counting and tracking next couple of weeks so that I can come up with a plan for this challenge.

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As I head into maintenance (9 lbs to go) I am looking at modifying both my eating and exercise plans.

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I had a total knee replacement back in June, 2017. My physical activity has been and continues to be recommended by my dr and pt. I do exercises to strengthen my knee. I am walking on the treadmill and using the recumbent bike. I typically do 30 minutes of strength training a day and use the recumbent bike 60 minutes a day. I get in 10 to 20 minutes of walking on the treadmill daily. I have one rest day. My focus has been on my knee. I am not doing or floor exercises or kneeling.

Best of luck to all!

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I will be sticking to my current exercise plan. I am training for a duathalon and am working on my 5k speed. I run 3-4 days a week depending on my work schedule. My non running days I put the kids and the bike trailer and off we go! I also go to the gym 3-4 days a week. I work on my core and strength building there.

With the help of spark people and this group I will getting control of my food. I have worked out and never loss the weight but I know it's just because I love food too much. So I just need to change the way I eat things and how much of it that I eat!

I am looking forward to the start of this challenge. It will be my first time with this group and hoping it will be the kick I the butt I have been looking for. I am a pretty competitive person so this should be eight up my alley.

Good luck to everyone!

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As important as this it, I've not always had an exercise plan partly due to health issues, limited abilities and just plain feeling lost and not knowing what I CAN do. I also get so busy with leadership tasks, I don't take the time for me. Going to try to change that this season. I blogged in more detail (that's how I think things through) but here's my summary plan:

1) To begin to build stamina and get my knees and back used to moving, I'm setting a water drinking reminder app to 1 hour and getting up and walking the circle around the wall between my kitchen and living room,

2) stopping in the hall to do a few wall push-ups. Will adjust the frequency more or less for this exercise circle depending on how my pain levels go.

3) Do dishes DAILY, keeping the counter clear so food prep is easier and I'm more likely to make healthier choices.

4) Pace it. Break overwhelming tasks (including dishes) into steps that are doable.

5) Look through the exercise suggestions in the Limited Mobility link and choose at least one that I can stick with throughout the Challenge.

6) JUST DO IT! Too often I put things off because I don't feel well and never get to them. Truth is I won't feel well till things change. If I'm miserable, I need to realize doing it in most cases will make me feel better, and if not - well, I was already miserable. Nothing lost, but something gained.

7) Look for alternatives and be willing to adjust rather than abandon when things aren't working for me.

8) On my better days add cleaning or decluttering, using pacing. At my fitness level, cleaning is one of the best ways for me to get exercise as well as having other benefits.

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2017 Fall 5% Exercise Commitment.

What type of exercise will you do?
Cardio and Strength Training.
I also have my bag packed for the YMCA when I'm able to return to water walking.

How many minutes and how often will you exercise?
3 days a week will be Cardio. Mostly Monday/Wednesday/Friday.
3 days a week will be Strength Training. Mostly Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday.
Sunday will be light cardio (20 minutes).

Including Warmup, exercise, Cool Down and Stretch, I will exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes.

I realize there may be days when life happens, and will need to be flexible enough to keep exercising but change it as needed.

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emoticon & emoticon Welcome 5% Challengers new and returning. The countdown to the Challenge is so exciting as we gather together and get ready for take-off.

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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.

Starting today - aim for at least 20 minutes of daily exercise to gain momentum and surge into Fall. You can break it into smaller sessions if that helps. It is important to remember to stay physically active. But don't mistake being busy for being physically active, you need exercise.

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If you are a blogger please mention the 2017 Fall 5% Challenge and invite your friends to join. You can use the 'Share This Post With Others' button under a blog too. This will help us recruit new members. This link is to our Community page.

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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.

Make this month one you will remember as a turning point in your life, when you decided to put your good intentions into actions for a healthier lifestyle. Look for ways to improve your health, feel better about yourself, and get launched with a running start.

Take part in the Countdown Activities. 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. Do these activities here as you have time. When you put thought into your actions and desired outcomes it helps you make successful plans and outcomes.

Our Leaders are setting up the Challenge behind the scenes. Your team invitation will be going out later in the month and you will have time to get to know your leaders and team mates. On the FIRST DAY of the Challenge, please weigh in and note your weight so you have it ready to record on your team page. If you will be away please post earlier, before you leave.

Exercise

Resources - Dust off the scale, get 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. Look on freecycle.com for a free treadmill or exercise bike, or fix the flat tires on your bike and get out there.

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

Program - Plan on what exercise you actually will do. If you are just starting out aim for consistency; will you walk daily for 10 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.

Fitness Maps

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Workout Generator

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Mobility issues or to add exercises that can be done in front of the TV

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40 Things to Try When You Don't Want to Work Out

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On your Spark Page write up your 2017 Fall 5% Exercise Commitment. What type of exercise will you do? How many minutes and how often will you exercise?

Example

Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

Strength Training at gym Mon/Wed/Fri 30 minutes

Cardio Walk to work Mon-Fri 40 minutes

Cardio Water Aerobics Sat/Sun

IMPORTANT NOTE - The 5% Challenge Teams are very active teams. There are expectations of you as a member. You will record your daily exercise minutes and Living the Good Life points. Also please record your weekly weigh in by Saturday 11:59 PM (or earlier in the week). When you join your team, your Team Leader and team mates are there to help you and answer your questions on how to do this.

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

Check List

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

What is your exercise plan?

Did you post your 2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page?

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

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Happy Sparker Lynn 'A good girl with bad habits'

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