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Fall 5% Challenge Commitment!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I never thought I would be in a challenge like this. I am extremely excited about it. I saw some other people join the team, but I didn't think I was ready to join something like this. Then I got an invite, and I thought... hey, I guess I am ready!

I just started my scheduled exercise last month. It is really awesome to have a REAL goal. I have my 8 week 5K training which is.. probably going to take more than 8 weeks! I still didn't decide what I want to do with Yoga. I will do Zumba at least once a week. I will fit in more time for my jogging. I am starting to wake up a little earlier every day. I am hoping to be able to get some walking and jogging before work some days.

Fall 5% Challenge Commitment:
I will post my weigh-ins every week. (probably on Fridays)
I will track my exercise to help out myself and my team!
I will stay on track with my calories/fat/etc the best I can.
I will post more frequently on the forum/team!
I will NOT eat any french fries - for EIGHT WEEKS
I will exercise at least 10 minutes five days a week.
I will exercise at least 30 minutes three days a week.
I will go to bed on nights when I feel tired/ready. I won't stay up late just because.
I will do the best I can with the changing weekly challenges!
I will not get discouraged if I do not meet the 5% loss in 8 weeks.

I am feeling really pumped up about this Challenge! I am at 173 now, so 5% would be 8.65 pounds. I wonder if I will lose any more weight before the challenge starts! The official date isn't out yet! It is my first challenge, and I think it will really help me out in my journey. I have come this far, and I know I can do more to better my lifestyle!

We don't have to give anything up, but I really want to give up eating French Fries! I LOVE THEM. They are one "bad" food my stomach actually lets me eat without getting upset after. I don't eat pizza, burgers, hot dogs, pork sausage, cheese steaks & a lot of other food which I USED To love. I still say "Oh man, I love mozz sticks... well I used to love them". In my mind, they are still delicious, even though I haven't even had one bite in months! I DO Love fries, and I do eat them! I gave up chocolate for lent once & another year I gave up cheese. I think I can do this. No french fries for 8 weeks. I think it will actually help out with the weight loss! I will have more salads or fruit salad instead of fries!

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I have my first 5K walk on Saturday. Even though I am just walking, it will be nice to have the atmosphere. It is for a great cause (cystic fibrosis).
There are two other 5K races I signed up for to try and jog - Sept 30th and Oct 13th. I also signed up for the Spark Virtual 5K the week of Oct 29th!

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week. Keep Sparking!

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  • SLEE103
    i like your visualizations lol
    3196 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8522718
    Challenges are great, they are a fun way to compete!
    It looks like you are so psyched on this, emoticon
    emoticon my friend!
    3196 days ago
    I just love the Challenges. This will be my 3rd one & they are so much fun! I have also learned a lot from them!
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    3197 days ago
    Awesom! I can tell from the tone of yor post that you are charged up and ready to do this! emoticon
    3197 days ago
    Good plans for 5% challenge! I did my first challenge last January the same way, because a friend invited me. I'm looking forward to great results however much I do or don't lose; progress and consistency are the main things. emoticon emoticon
    3197 days ago
    This is my 3rd time doing it and love it and have lost each time..not the 5% but half pound each slow is fine for me as long as I lose...Good look and love your commitment.
    3197 days ago
    emoticon We are ready to go!
    3197 days ago
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