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Summer 5% challenge

I am excited for my first 5% Challenge. I am also anxious about this challenge, whether I can give enough of myself to this team. I am already planning for workouts than I have been doing recently, so I am challenging myself to get up early, before my day gets started. My time is gladly disrupted by a 10YO DD and an aging DM with ALZ. I always have trouble finding ME time, and all my ME time is normally running. I am adding my summer jump rope program to ...
Summer 5% challenge

I am excited for my first 5% Challenge. I am also anxious about this challenge, whether I can give enough of myself to this team. I am already planning for workouts than I have been doing recently, so I am challenging myself to get up early, before my day gets started. My time is gladly disrupted by a 10YO DD and an aging DM with ALZ. I always have trouble finding ME time, and all my ME time is normally running. I am adding my summer jump rope program to the mix, and some ST which I always ditch out on! Not this summer! So here’s my commitment to Team Runners & Walkers:

10 personal reasons to complete this challenge!

1. I am disappointed in myself for gaining extra weight since February and not caring enough to drop it and keep it off. I need the motivation to get back on track for the 3rd time this year. What a great way to get motivated as I am a team player. I am in it to win it!

2. I care about my weight in that I feel good and confident at or below my goal weight.

3. The extra weight hinders my running. I want to be a faster runner.

4. I want to look younger than my years.

5. I want to feel younger than my years. My bio age is 55, my real age (test) is 48.9. I want to feel like I am 10 years younger than I am now.

6. I need to look hot in my skinny jeans (and running shorts).

7. I love to be a part of a community to cheer on those around me. It is like cheering for me!

8. I love to influence the family around me to exercise more and eat healthier (just this morning I got my daughter to try my green smoothie, and she liked it!)

9. I need vital “me” time to reduce stress, stay healthy and active, and not forget that I am important too.

10. I am doing this because I was asked to join the challenge. I was not aware of this team before, and it looks like a great way to interact online. I love the sparkCommunity spirit! Spark On, Team Runners & Walkers!

In 8 weeks I will be back on track, running faster, feeling better, looking confident, looking and feeling younger, all while gaining new sparkFriendships!

I am in it to win it! Let’s do this Team Runners & Walkers!

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Member Since: 3/16/2013

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Fitness Minutes: 30,050

My Goals:
I reached my 30 lb loss on Sept 6, 2013 after 9 months of fitness, running, and dietary modifications. Now in maintenance, I strive to become more fit with a regular commitment to HIIT and cardio, and continued training in running and races.

My Program:
Keep on Running from dementia!


Exercise goals for 5% Summer Challenge:

I plan to Workout 5 times per week (sorry team, there will be few 120 max days) to include -

3 training runs per week, a LSR, a 5 mile Tempo run, 2-4 mile run with DD

15 mins minimum of Jumping Rope 5X/week or 75 mins/week

2 ST per week, HIIT, barre or other DVD/youtube video

With this commitment, I should easily get 360 minutes a week for the team. I will squeeze in extra 10 mins here and there as I have time!


Personal Information:
Diet and Nutrition Summer 5% Challenge, Easy-Peasy

I am committed to a pescetarian diet, whole foods, fresh local fare whenever possible. My diet is close to the DASH diet, with lots of fruits and veggies. I do not shy away from good oils. I will track faithfully and be vigilant of my portion sizes. I will average 1200 to 1400 Kcals per day. Most important to me is my fiber intake. I eat a total of 1 cup of day in beans to keep my cravings down. I just may have to switch to high fiber veggies for the challenge, although I love my bean and quinoa burrito. (Carrots, beets, and broccoli are fiber-rich. Spinach also packs a punch at 7 grams of fiber per half-cup. Artichokes are among the highest-fiber veggies, at 10 grams for a medium-sized one.) I should have no problems achieving 9 LTGL most days unless I eat too many grains and beans.

I have reduced my added sugar intake recently, after taking the sweet tooth challenge! I will limit my intake to 11-15 tsp of

Other Information:
The 5% Challenge and the Weighty commitment

I have not officially weighed in for the challenge, something I am dreading. That tells you what mindset I have had lately. I have been doing the yoyo dance! I want my weight to stabilize, and now is the time. My goal weight is 139, and if I lose 2 lbs per week I could easily reach this weight again. I would be happy with 142.


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7/4/2015 10:50:31 AM

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ONMYMEDS
7/3/2015 7:50:49 AM

I don't deliberately look for races that fit into my training schedule. The Peapod is one that I've done several times before. It's a good race and it does seem to fit in well with my training for Chicago. There are SO many races in the Chicago area that it's a real challenge sometimes to pick and choose wisely without throwing the marathon training off too much. I avoid races that take me into the city. The marathon is really the only one. I don't mind race day, but that extra trip to McCormick Place for packet pickup is a pain, coming from the northwest suburbs.

I'm sure sometime in the future, we will discover that we are doing the same event, so we'll be sure to make plans to meet up.

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JUNEPA
7/1/2015 8:43:16 PM

You are going to Alaska, way cool !!
Maybe a bit toasty, if there are fires about.

I live in British Columbia on a dairy farm between Dewdney and Deroche, our farm fronts onto the Fraser River. If you google map, you will see where live. In a larger description, I live 50 miles inland from Vancouver BC and about 15 miles north of the Canada-US border.

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