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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!

06/23/2005
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Member Since: 3/16/2013

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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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IYA_EKUNDAYO
7/28/2015 9:06:31 PM

You know, cutting rock and mountain is a slow work. Sometimes it looks as though nothing is happening.
Speaking the sureness of this work is a must, keeping us focused on this truth rather than what we do not see happening.

Oh, to trust that inner voice rather than the doubt! Speak, speak, speak – let the echoes resound and fill us to full and echo again!

Keep pushing - never give up!



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7/24/2015 7:27:07 AM

Thank you Mary! Enjoy your weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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7/23/2015 7:57:07 PM

Each day that you open your eyes to a new dawn is, in fact, a re-birth, a shift and a chance to start over.
What has gone before is gone; endless possibilities exist as you move forward.
Allow yourself to embrace the New and the Now you are experiencing.
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7/23/2015 3:50:29 PM

Thanks for the birthday well wishes!



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TXHRT4U
7/20/2015 3:27:59 PM

emoticon for your comment and encouragement on my blog emoticon I guess I was hoping to go off what I have known for so long and get away with not tracking. Since I do have goals to reach and I don't eat the same thing every day, I will need to keep tracking.


Have a blessed day/week!
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