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LAP November Buddy Challenge

Monday, November 16, 2009

This has been a great challenge! I am enjoying it immensely! I have made some really cool friends and I have been reflective on my journey to health and wellness.

Here are the activities for the challenge and how I am doing with them:

1) Exercise (1 point): do at least 30 minutes of exercise (cardio and/or strength training)

I am having trouble getting in the daily 30 minutes of exercise. I really need to make that a priority!

2) Nutrition (1 point): No fried foods

Until I read another team members blog, I didn't think of fried eggs as being a fried food. I was thinking deep fried foods. I haven't eaten any, but I gave them to my children last night for supper and they looked good - I wondered why I didn't serve them more often.

3) Brain: (1 point): Read a Spark article

I have read articles that I wouldn't normally have read and it has been interesting.

4) Spiritual (1 point): Meditate for 5 minutes

This is something that I do. I would like to incorporate it with yoga.

5) Home: (1 point): take 5 minutes to plan for the next day (what you will wear, what you will eat, etc)

It is helping me to be better prepared for everything.

6) Financial (1 point): put in a jar 1 penny for every challenge point you get

My children made really cool savings jars this week and I think I should have them make one for me to keep my pennies in.

7) Community (1 point) Visit your team members page (this includes their blog, a spark goodie or on their friend feed) or spark mail them

I love giving my team mates goodies and comments and support!

8) Bonus Challenge: Different every day with varying point values

I only missed one of these. I am blogging for points today!

All in all, I am so glad that I am doing this challenge! I think my team mates are awesome! I am glad that I am getting to know them. I am hoping that I will lose a couple of pounds this month for the extra 10 points per pound!!

GO TEAM 2!!!
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    What a terrific challenge this is proving to be! Good for you! You've made meaningful progress on SO many different fronts there - emoticon P.S.: What a beautiful, classic Thanksgiving page background you've got, too!
    3964 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/18/2009 12:34:50 PM
    Great ideas.! I am glad you shared.
    3964 days ago
    I really like the goals and the challenge. Keep up the good work.
    3964 days ago
    that sounds like a great challenge... balance is something that I aim for too in my life. It's not all about weight loss, it's about lifestyle change.
    3965 days ago
  • DEB2448
    I love this challenge also!
    3965 days ago
    You are doing great. It's great to participate in a challenge that helps you focus on healthy choices during this time of year.

    No matter how it comes out by the LAP standards ... you'll always be the best to me.
    3965 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    I'm really enjoying the challenge as well Jen and am so glad you're doing it with us. Go Team 2 Go!!!
    3965 days ago
    Ok this sounds interesting enough to give it a try. and the Penny jar thing i think I can keep up with. Thanks

    3965 days ago
    Good job! What does the LAP stand for? Is this a team? Just wondering!
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