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One of my key mantras yet again. Exercise is still the best medicine.

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This is a concept I need to apply regularly.

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June 2, 2020

I'm getting ready for the 2020 Summer 5% Challenge. This in-between time will be "challenging" as well, since my community fitness center is still closed due to Covid 19. My husband and I will be traveling north to our family farm, so the transition always presents its own unique changes and challenges to both exercise and diet.

I'm up-dating my exercise program in the fields below.

Member Since: 1/21/2013

Fitness Minutes: 52,637

My Goals:
I want to stay healthy, mobile, and lean for the rest of my life.
I'd like to follow "The Younger Next Year" advice including 60 minutes of exercise 6 days a week for the rest of my life.
Return to the healthy weight I maintained in my 40s, now that I've hit my 60s.
Continue to run/walk, and exercise with intensity.

My Program:
June 2, 2020 Update:
Exercise has to be my priority.
1. Jog outdoors 3 days a week for 30 minutes.
2. Walk outdoors on all non-jogging days for at least 10 minutes.
3. Work in the yard or fields when I get to the farm.
4. Use Essentrics videos daily for the duration of the "social distancing."
5. Monitor my fitness levels using heart rate.

Nutrition Goals:
1. Make a conscious effort to increase water intake. Eight glasses is hard for me.
2. Reduce alcohol consumption.
3. Monitor trigger foods closely, follow Low fodmap guidelines.
4. Eat a Mediterranean diet as much as possible.

Accountability Goals:
1. Weigh-in weekly, Saturdays for 2020 Summer 5% Challenge Community.
2. Post exercise, LTGL goals every day.

Personal Information:
My DH and I are retired. Both of us were reared on family farms, so we love open space and quiet whenever possible. We are able to travel between those two farms, as well as to winter in the Southwest for health reasons.

Other Information:
I love baking, cooking, and eating. So aside from a sweet tooth, I cook from scratch and have a relatively healthful diet. I enjoy sewing, knitting, reading, and gardening when on the farm. As a person on faith, I believe it's important to care for ourselves, others, and our planet.

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  • v LINDA!
    I hope that you have a great challenge. So happy that you are on the WR&G team.
    2 hours ago
    Yes, those Fourth of July hotdogs were a treat! My one weekly excursion to the office is a swift in and out. When I leave the early birds are starting to arrive. I figure the building is cleanest first thing in the morning, and I might see only a handful of people.
    1 day ago
    Just saw your comment, welcoming me back to the team...thank you! I laughed about how you posted twice. You were the one who told me how to delete my duplicate posts early on in the Spring Challenge! So yes of course, I can relate...I still do it! Lol

    Thank you for stepping up as EL for our team. I think we are going to have a great Summer Challenge! Happy July 4th!
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    3 days ago
    Thank you for adding me as a friend. Looking forward in getting to know you. Good luck on the 5% Challenge.
    5 days ago
  • v KAIMANA927
    I'm so happy to see you back here as EL with our team. We need all we can get, and I just enjoy having you around :) Don't worry about taking over anything from me. I've already added what I'm going to add and do what you want to do. My time is limited, as always, so I do only what I can and h wope others fill in the blanks! This is one of our best teams yet with you and Doris both back! So I welcome you with open arms - and wish I could give you a "real" hug!!
    9 days ago
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