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Fall 2015 5% Challenge Archive

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Thanksgiving before Thanksgiving

Fall 2015 5% CHALLENGE.

I want to live out of a spirit of gratitude.

I want to be happier, healthier, more "grounded," and less overwhelmed with life.

Half-way through the challenge, on October 25, I will participate in the Marine Corps Marathon 10K race with my sister, MLH148. I want to keep up with her (!) and make her proud.

At the end of the challenge I want to be closer to 200 (my 5% goal is 205).

And in general I want to be less negative. I know "negative" things will happen. I know there will be days when I feel "negative." When that happens, I want to CHOOSE more positive, healthy, happy ways to cope. I want to spark!


Member Since: 2/23/2010

SparkPoints: 14,642

Fitness Minutes: 18,128

My Goals:
I want to lose weight...gain strength,stamina and flexibility...and be a more positive, happy, calm, and grateful person.

My Program:
Diet Plan for the 5% Fall Challenge:
I will eat breakfast, and something healthy every 3-4 hours. I will limit salt-bad fats-and sugars. I will take special care to LIMIT SALT. I will drink A LOT of water. I will write down everything I eat.

Fitness Plan for 5% Fall Challenge:
I will GET UP and MOVE every 30-60 minutes at workI will faithfully train for the 10K. And after October 25 I will walk for at least 30 minutes/day... and stretch for 20-minutes each evening. I will LOOK for opportunities to move, be active, stretch and climb stairs.

Personal Information:
I am 56. I am married (no children).

Other Information:
Old habit: when I am overwhelmed, I EAT to isolate.
New habit: self-compassion and breathe, breathe, breathe.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    This is a great idea! Good luck in Winter!
    2030 days ago
    Sounds like you have a plan and that is the first step to achieving your goal. Giving up is the easy part. Staying focused is the hard part. Its ok to enjoy life once in a while, so once a month enjoy a burger and fries with no exercise. It's free.
    2030 days ago
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