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10/15/20 7:00 P

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Hi Everyone

I find the best way to keep up, is to post my miles every day or every two days, then on a Sunday, I add up my miles and award myself a goodie. I did fall behind at one time and it took quite a while to catch up, so I'm determined not to do that again.

I wont make my 2020 miles but I am more than half way and I hope to get at least 75% of the way there. Covid19 put a hold on some of the activities I do. We've had good news that Parkrun is opening up again at the end of October. If you don't know about Parkrun, its a free 5kms timed run/jog/walk. I'm a walker with the occasional bouts of jogging and I've got my 5kms down to about 49 minutes so not bad. Its free because its run by volunteers. I volunteer to be tail walker lots throughout a year as its a win win for me. I get to volunteer and I still get to walk.

Have a wonderful day everyone. Its going to be another nice sunny spring day in Western Australia.

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Just joined and love the idea of a year long goal. Want to have a strong 2021 after a stinky 2020.

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I have fallen behind with my original plan for 2020 but I will still do my best to finish out the year. I may not make the 2,020 miles but I am motivated by this group to keep going!!

Don't give up because you have fallen behind- keep going!


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This team is for everyone at any fitness level. we are trying for our own personal best...
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Catching up on my tracker used my phone tracker average. I feel I am so inferior to others on this team, but trying to improve and work up to 1 mile per day! emoticon

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Have plenty of miles-just need to post them. Here I go

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I am far behind with my miles also. I plan on picking up a few extra miles along the way each week which help me get closer to my 2020 miles in 2020.
Just doing the best I can. It beats sitting on the couch all day!

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Once again I am posting that I got so far behind I cannot catch up ..have not had 5 minutes to track my time and so tired at night that there is nothing left of me. So a fresh start on Sept 1..and roll over what miles I managed to track!
As life settles down I anticipate getting back on a bit more of "my" schedule..ahh One can hope right!!
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Been crazy busy...my GD and family just moved in with me and the insanity level was high!
Almost settled to a dull roar...and I am hoping to get back in the groove of posting...YIKES..
did not realize how far behind I was...gonna go catch up!!
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I'm back in the office now and trying to find my old normal. Just updated the past few months of activity. When everything went haywire, I stopped tracking. April's numbers were ugly, but May picked up again. I'm hoping for a much better June!

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Same here. Sheltering at home. Nothing planned this year for Memorial Day weekend. We usually have a family BBQ but we are skipping it this year.


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All is good here-sheltering at home. State opening up a little bit. More steps then usual no gym workout

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Hello
I hope everyone is still sheltering at home until this virus is under control.. I do miss walking at the gym but they are still closed and I just do the best I can. I walk my small neighborhood and walk to get the mail everyday. Sometimes I walk in the house with the CDs when the weather is rainy. We just so what we can safely do.

I am way behind in my YTD miles but I plan on walking more this month. emoticon

My weight has stayed the same. That is a good thing.

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Kathleen, after reading that you were getting your Leslie Sansone walking CDs out I dug mine out. It may be too hot here to walk outside, but it's air-conditioned inside. I plan to keep walking late at night until it gets too hot and humid to do so ... which is in about 4-5 more weeks.

I am experimenting with growing my own salad makings inside since it is already too hot for lettuce here. I would love to have a fresh salad that I grew in my Texas room.

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Hi everyone! Keep walking! I need to play catch up on tracking my numbers. Fit bit will tell me!

Hope youíre all enjoying the signs of spring and are keeping safe! emoticon

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Good morning from Tonawanda, NY

The sun is shining! 71 degrees! Getting outside today!

Got to get back to my stepping. March is a wash for me... but the year is not lost yet! I have hope!

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Good Morning from PA

Same here. All non essentials are closed.
This morning we having Springtime snow!! Ground is already covered and expecting 5 inches today. Weird weather lately.

Trying to get as many miles of walking I can inside of the house. I have a few walking CDs
( Leslie Sansone ) so at least I can do that later.

Hope everyone is well today.

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If anyone is interested, the website that I use for my RunTheYear challenge, is hosting a FREE challenge to help people stay motivated to exercise. It links to your step tracker like Fitbit (or a bunch of other trackers) and if you don't have a tracker that it can link with, you can enter your miles manually (for example, if you do a 1-mile video walking workout). Here is a link to the challenge. It's 100% free. Let me know if there are any problems with the link.
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Everything is shut down here as well. They were unable to lock the doors to our covered pool, so I have been able to do water exercises three times a week.

It is getting too hot and humid to walk during the day and our fitness center is locked, so no treadmills. I have been walking late at night when it has cooled off, although it is still humid enough that I have to take a shower when I get home. At least I'm able to get some steps in though!

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I'm in NJ. yup everything is closed. hoping our numbers stay low or go down to nothin so we can get on with life...

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Just checking in here. Hope everyone is healthy and keeping away from crowd of people.

As probably with all of you I am staying home and away from crowds as recommended because of the virus. I have many hobbies and I don't work so I can find lots to do everyday at home. The only thing I really miss is going to the gym to walk on the treadmill. That was something I did most days of the week. Early morning I would go and walk for one hour. I really miss that.

I have been walking as much as possible at home and a few times I watched a walking tape too. But it is not the same as the gym. I am not walking the miles I normally would just can't get into it - too much on my mind. Everything here in Pennsylvania is closed except for the grocery stores and gas stations. The schools have closed for the rest of the term here in PA and NJ and my grand kids are learning online at home.

We all hope this Virus passes quickly and life can go back to normal for all of us.
Keep safe and healthy.

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TYLER - How exciting about your new puppy. I hope he is adjusting well to his new surroundings.

I have not had a good week. Tired and lazy. I only walked 10 miles for the whole week. I just didn't feel up to it. Hopefully I am not coming down with something. Just hope it was an off week. I have a lot of catching up to do in miles walked!!

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It's been a slow month for me. Not a good month all around. But, I can still meet my mark. Just have to be consistent.

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@stepgeek-so happy for you. Can't wait to see the pics!

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@KATHLEEN624 Thank you! We pick him up in a few hours. It honestly feels like Christmas all over again. I cant wait to share photos (and increased mileage logs!)

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TYLER -Congratulations on getting a new dog. He/she will be a big one! That will surely keep you walking!

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Tyler-lots of dog walks in your future...that's what i just came back from-really helps the food cravings if you aren't near the food...

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I am hoping to pick it up in February because (drum roll please!) pending home check in the next few days, we're getting a greyhound! We don't have a yard, so there will be lots of walks in my future which should help increase my daily mileage. I'm hoping to catch up and go over my goal for February. Goodness knows, I need it in order to get back on track!

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I was 17 miles over for january-that's good b/c i probably will have a low February.

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January is finished and I did well by walking everyday. But I am already about 30 miles behind for the year but i know I will make up for it when the warmer weather arrives in a few months.
I plan on really pushing myself to get the 6 miles I need every day in February.

This is fun!

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I can really relate to that, when I was working I often had to walk for a couple hours to make my 10K. I am retired so there really is no excuse.
Yes, we can do this!
Good Luck in February.


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@FITNESS57

I definitely understand how you feel about constantly feeling like you're walking. I work in a pretty sedentary office and once I get home I feel like I have to walk constantly in order to get to 14,000 steps. (For instance, it's 3:10pm now and I'm currently at 4,330 steps. I average 100-110 steps per minute, so I have 88 to 97 minutes more of constant walking left to hit my daily mileage goal.) Recently, I just haven't had it in me and I've fallen to an average of 4.41 miles per day. But there's still 11 more months to catch up!

Stay strong, my friends!
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Hi All
With one more day in January I have 8 emoticon and have 160.99 miles so I am averaging about 5.3 miles a day. My stretch goal is 5.5 a day, some days it just doesn't happen. I have to get 14000 steps to get 5.5 miles. I was averaging a bit over 10k in December so this is good. Only thing is I sometimes feel like I am doing nothing but walking, I am trying to make it at least interesting by doing things like Mall walk in a new location (not always easy).
Good luck to all.


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thank you! will do

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There's a new Mediterranean one. You might have to go into the group page to add it to tour walk options, though. Not sure.

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yup every day is a new time to try again.

to everyone-mine is totally updated but it shows that i finished my walk and i don't think we've started a new one?

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Every day is a new day!!! It's never too late!

"I will go anywhere, as long as it's forward." -David Livingston

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Thanks for the reminder. I need to update my mileage, too. I haven't been nearly as active as I'd like to be, but today is a new day, right?

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hi everyone. i haven't updated my mileage on here since 1/6 so i have to see how many snowflakes i've earned.

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@STEPGEEK My step chart looks like I'm climbing mountains! I need to work on being a little more consistent with it. Or maybe my body is telling me to slow down a bit. Just stick to my goal and don't go over it. .... but we do have 351 more days emoticon

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@ESSENTIALLYME I'm currently behind on mileage for the month/year, too, but we have time to catch up. Right now I just need to add about 0.5 miles per day to my planned mileage and I'll actually be ahead of schedule. I'm dealing with some pain and stress management issues right now, though, so I'm just hoping to keep up right now, let alone add mileage.

We can do it, though. I have faith!

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thank you. I found it after I had asked, then didn't think to go back and let you know.


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In the mileage for January it says to award ourselves with a snowflake for each 20 miles.
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Good Morning guys!
I didn't reach my goal of 13,000 steps yesterday, only got 12,790. But it's all good, I'm only 16.5 miles behind schedule to get the 2020 in a year.

@FITNESS57 .... What's a snowflake?

Way to go @KATHLEEN624 !!

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Yesterday I managed to walk 12,000 steps emoticon
I really pushed myself.

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Hi Everyone,
I am finding tracking mileage is very motivating. I have now earned my 3rd snowflake.
Yesterday, I did 6 miles.
It is challenging to do all this walking in my house, sometimes we go to mall. Fortunately, my husband is a decent walking partner when he isn't in pain. He suffers from back pain, since he broke a vertbrae a few years ago.
Hope everyone has a successful week.
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Hi Pam. I hope your cold goes away soon. I've started doing laps around my yard while my dogs are doing their thing. Those steps add up quickly.

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Hi all. I am Pam. I aim for three miles a day but usually go over that. However I have been sick this last week. I had to chuckle when I read an earlier post about hopping on the treadmill to get another snowflake. My tracker tells me to do 250 steps every hour from 9-5. Even while I was sick I did it. Not easy, sometimes slow but I did it. I think I reached my three miles every day too. I actually think it help the cold not settle into my chest like it usually does.

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Hi guys! I have sunny here, but the chill is just too much for me. I don't like it when the window lies. ... I really dislike being cold. My goal is 13,000 steps a day that will give me close to 5.5 miles a day. I have short legs.

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You all are amazing. I appreciate this team too and need to get it together! Am Targeting 10,000 steps a day or more. I think Iíve missed this only 1 or 2 days this year. Iím happy if I can maintain this ok.

I have issues with leg edema and nerve pain in my foot and dr says walk less. Yes, seriously! Ended up in ER in Nov..dr thinks too much walking. Bakers cyst burst on good leg.-arthritis underlying cause. So frustrating! Good news is no arthritis in bad leg.

I Have a chronic blood clot in one leg behind the knee-calcified. Ok...so no half marathons or marathons....I replied to dr that Iíd listen to my body. Iíve been trying to avoid surgery on this foot and acupuncture/eating non-inflammatory foods got me out of this for 2 yrs now. It also got me out of a ďbootĒ after 6 months. It took me quite awhile to build back up to the 10k last year and if I can, Iíd like to keep it here. My go to sport is cycling ..less issues with the foot. Itís winter now so this is limited. I only track my outside miles, but do spin too.

Still dreaming about walking a marathon some day post blood clot! If I can get weight down...and I believe I can, then I want to do this. Also really want to do a walking vacation. Like El Camino, in the Himalayas, across England, or South America etc, a week in the Alps.

Iíve pulled off some incredible day hikes in places I had no business doing this, but have not yet had the guts to book a 1 week hiking vacation. My pain can be very intense and this really isnít recommended. But...I think itís possible. Have been dealing with this for 14 years and I refuse to give up on any goal.

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Good job DeeDee, pushing the steps.
I try and take the long way to walk to everything. It all adds up!

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How's this for being stubborn? My husband and I have been sick the last couple of days so.... Today, I forced myself to do some walking and exercising.
When I went to enter my numbers here tonight, I realized I was less than 1 mile away from getting in another 20 miles and another snowflake. So, my stubborn self jumped back on the treadmill at 11pm to get those extra steps so I could get that third snowflake! LOL


Katie.... 3 a day is great, especially with a knee problem. Great job!

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Consistantly getting my 3 miles a day in. Tried to push for more and my knee let me know WHO was really in charge, so till it decides to grow up and be a nice knee, seems 3 a day is me! emoticon

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I just want to thank the leaders for starting this group. A great idea.

It has really help to motivate me to get up and walk, like I did many months ago.
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that's great Kathleen. Been a crazy day-and i have realized i need to switch my schedule around-i'll be 'around here' more in the evening hours...

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I'm so glad that I am in this group. In October I added a step counter app to my phone. I set a goal for 3000 steps a day and I had to work hard to reach that. I got a Fitbit for Chirstmas this year, which makes it easier to track my steps.

My goal was to get to 10,000 steps a day and I was going to achieve it by adding 500 steps a week. My goal this week is 9000 steps, but since I started virtually hiking the Appalachian Trail I've done 10,000+ steps for the past couple of days. I just love looking at the picture of where "I am."

My step goal for the year is 1800. I found myself walking around the block while on the phone this morning just to get a few more steps in. I really would like to complete this hike this year so perhaps I need to up my goal to 2202 miles.
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today has been a fun but wash of a day. walked the dog for 25 minutes but then it started to rain. didn't get to walk during daughter's dance class-hubby called and needed to come home but i did vacuum. went to a friend's house all afternoon-made a healthy choice with sub but then ate junk food...

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It is a miserable wet rainy day here dense fog. Looks like I need to walk inside today and just keep myself busy and moving.

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I'm off to a decent start. Planning on putting DD into the hiking pack for a little while this morning and seeing how far we get before she starts getting too wiggly. Enjoy the weekend!

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Did my 13.5K steps yesterday. That's day 3. 2020 in 2020

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hi everyone. crazy day-it rained so i couldn't walk my daughter in school. had to shorten my trip to the gym because had to drive to best buy and then walked the dog and drove to a specialist 40 minutes away. took my daughter to dance, ate at friendly's with her, now home. 16,000 steps

Lynn-thanks. you're such a great dog momma. i usually take my dog in sweats and a jacket or whatever on top...sometimes we walk miles first thing.
Kathleen-that's awesome. go team.
AlleyCat-that's awesome. Yup a very mild January so far in NJ.


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Hi . I am finally back home. Went to the gym this morning and walked 3 miles on the treadmill.
Then was busy at grocery store. I should have a good amount of steps/miles by the time the day ends. Time for a coffee.

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Yes, I realized that to do 2020 I would have to walk over 13000 steps a day. I would love to say that is going to happen, but I have to be realistic. I have been averaging 11K and I will try to do better. Yesterday, I did 5 miles.
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Hubby and I went for another 2+ mile walk last night just before sundown. I'm so glad we get home early enough to walk outside in the evenings. The weather is so mild for January in Pennsylvania - we're loving it!

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Great job everyone with the extra walking! It's really being mindful that keeps you going. Even at work, I see others sitting more, makes me get up and move around. Every few hundred extra steps add up.

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For 2020, I upped my step goal to 13,500/day

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Hey even I was motivated to walk outside early this morning for an added 1000 steps ( rarely do this). Then I went to the gym as usual to walk the treadmill.

This new team has be raring to get my steps in every day! emoticon

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Way to go Mary. This morning I took puppy out for her first thing in the morning poop walk. I would like to add that was 1,000 steps in my bathrobe. My neighbors are friendly.

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awesome everyone. just took my dog on an hour walk-between the elliptical at the gym and walking the dog, i'm at 11,000 steps so far.

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OK 2020 Losers, because of you I made a point of getting at least 6,000+ steps today.

Happy New Year!

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Found this team late in the day but doing what I can to add to the board.
Good luck everyone!

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emoticon Hello Everyone and emoticon to a bright and shiny New Year ~ 2020!!!

I'm excited for 2020 ~ so, to get this Challenge started, I bundled up earlier today and got outside and took my first walk of 2020!!! Because I have a desk job, it is difficult to get in the kind of mileage to get in 2,020 miles for the New Year, but I checked how much I walked in 2018 and 2019 and added a little more.

One of my SparkFriends on another team mentioned a virtual walk tracker (free) and I'm going to check it out. I actually believe that there is a thread about it that has been started.

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MICA - Love your photo. My last cat Dusty ( died three years ago) looked exactly like yours.
I miss her so much.

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Thank you Heidi for inviting me to this challenge group.I love to walk.
This team will motivate me to keep at it daily. I always try for 5 miles ( 10,000 steps) daily but the last few months I slacked off.

I have made a commitment here to doing 2020 miles this year which brings me to a very aggressive step count of 11,000 steps daily. emoticon

Every New Year I always try to add something positive concerning my food choices.
( I am always trying to lose weight) This year I will be cutting back on all added sugars in foods. Reading all the labels and making sure the sugar ( if any) is listed after the first three ingredients.

My motto is: Don't let perfection stand in the way of your success.

Too many people feel if they are not perfect every day there is no point. Well that is the wrong way to look at life. Life is not perfect. Just do your best!

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Micra I like your opinion on the progress not perfection. I think I will 'steal' that approach from you. Thank you for sharing.

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Thank you Heidi for leading me to this team (from your blog). I had signed up for Run the Year 2020, so I was already committed to doing 2020 miles in 2020. I also am resolved to quit diet coke (again), so that fits right in with the No Junk January.

I've been thinking quite a lot about perfection lately. I know everyone says "Progress, not Perfection", but my mind keeps answering..."why NOT perfection?" I do so much better when I'm adhering to my plan 100% - whether it's my food plan, or my workout plan, or my household chores plan! So for 2020, I'm going for perfection. This isn't about results, it's about execution. I can't control results, but I can and will stick to my own personal plans 100%. Allowing for life/weather/injury getting in the way of a workout, I can make adjustments to the plan. 2020 Vision: Goals in Focus!

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Love the idea of the no junk for January challenge, but I know it will be at least a few more days until the house is cleaned out. If I do sign up, I will probably only have three weeks at best.

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I am so so so ready to go go go !!!! :)

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Goals are Finalized and in my blog. Iíve been practicing some of my new habits for 8-9 days. Tomorrow I will plan out the 1st week of January and get Jan targets on my calendar. Who else is psyched up and ready to Go?!!!

What is really cool is that Iím very close to finishing 2 stitching projects. I have a top 10 list and only got 1 small quilt done in 2019. A few days of focus is yielding results! Plus Iíve done great with cycling and walking.

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emoticon Happy Sunday! I cannot believe today is the last Sunday of 2019. Take some time to reflect on your goals, thoughts, and emotions. Make necessary changes to improve your overall well-being. Create new goals for yourself and analyze your on-going progress in 2020.

Here's some items you can focus on in 2020:

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What are your 2020 goals?



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Looking forward to a better year ..2020

Many changes in my life the past year or so, adjustments made and learning to once again be happy living the single life. Injured my knee and it is still picky thus the low daily goal.
I will do more when I can..but know that I can achieve my goal daily!
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2020 can't come soon enough. I had a rough 2019 weight wise, and I'm ready to turn it around in 2020.

"I will go anywhere, as long as it's forward." -David Livingston

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emoticon Waving Hi to All.... can't wait to get started...

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Hey! This is such a great idea, but for me, I'm going too have to drop out. I hurt my foot a month ago, and it's still not much better. So I'm going to have to change my fitness program. I'm focusing on ST instead.

I wish you all the best with your goals in 2020!!

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Iím excited and grateful for the team. I have a difficult time self motivating so now Iím accountable to you all. Thank you

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I can't wait to try this challenge out! It fits perfectly with my personal goal to do a half marathon in October.

I saw a mention of duolingo? I really enjoy that app. I needed a refresher on French (school was a long time ago) and it quizzed me to find out where to start and what we could skip.

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Iím super excited to get 2020 rolling with this challenge. Am also excited about the final tally for 2019 bike mileage. Iíve been tracking this since 2015. This will be the first time I attempt to track walking miles for a year.

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Diane - will you be using duolingo to learn your new language? I like your idea of making up the mileage shortfall with other things - I think I will do the same.

Annie - UK

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Hi all!
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WooHoo! I am so excited to get this started! It's so nice to see y'all!

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Hi! Me too! I really need this.

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Hello everyone! I'm excited to get this NEW Challenge underway in the New Year ~ 2020.

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