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Thanks Jeannie/Babs ... sometimes the FB doesn't count the steps it seems - other times, I feel like it's more than what I did - all averages out I guess.

Did 30 minutes accumulated walking today at various stores... Last week I almost walked 12 miles for the week which is a record for me. This week it's been raining too much, so might not be as high.

I keep trying to more more somehow. That stair climbing Jeannie is great ... Paula & Kathy - WTG on keeping up with the exercise.

I changed my ticker to reflect that I am committed to moving more!

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WEEK 2 (05/13)

NAME: PAULA
Weekly Goal:
1. Walking = 20 x 6 = 120 mins
2. Aerobics = ? (Decided to do YOGA on Fridays=50mins)
3. 3 Rs = 60 x 1 = 60 mins
4. Strength = 20 mins
WEEKLY TOTAL : 200 mins

Weekly Total
05/06 =M=50, T=100, W=50, TH=60, F=90, SA=50, SU=50,TOTAL=450 emoticon

05/13 =M=65,T=70,W=0,Th=0,F=60,SA=70, SU= 0, TOTAL=265 emoticon

05/20 =M=0,T=80,W=35,TH=90,W=
05/27 =

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"Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid ONLY of standing still."~Chinese Prov

2019 GOALS:
1. Do a Minimum of 10 minutes of Fitness Exercise DAILY and Check-In with 4 Peas in a Pod DAILY!!
2. Continues Healthy eating Habits, this includes eating 5 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables DAILY.
3. Drink 8 glasses of Water Daily
4. Continue Strength Training
5. Lose 31 pounds


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5/23/13 2:14 P

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You ladies are doing wonderfully! So great to see how you are really trying to make positive changes. Paula, glad to see you mention that your tooth may be healed--should say where your tooth was! Kathy, you're really making that peddler work, and Charlene and Barb, so good to see you sticking with the challenge. I've been trying to make things work for me and it is getting better. Jackie, I sure hear you with trying to raise the steps we take each day. When I run errands and have appointments I seem to get more. I miss my fitbit, especially since it counted my stairs climbing. One day I had 20 flights! I loved seeing that. Keep hoping I'll find it around the house somewhere, but has happened yet.

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5/21/13 3:37 P

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I noticed today is MUCH better. It has been one week today since I had my tooth pulled. I'm hoping it is healed. I think it is, I was able to do my one hour EGOSCUE CLASS. I sure feel good now.

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"Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid ONLY of standing still."~Chinese Prov

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1. Do a Minimum of 10 minutes of Fitness Exercise DAILY and Check-In with 4 Peas in a Pod DAILY!!
2. Continues Healthy eating Habits, this includes eating 5 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables DAILY.
3. Drink 8 glasses of Water Daily
4. Continue Strength Training
5. Lose 31 pounds


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Congratulations to all 'Let's Get Physical' Sparkies.

Being focused and trying is what's most important, in my humble opinion. A tooth extraction that causes problems - no way can you push exercise. Jackie, I know you've had your hands full recently too. So I think you're doing well. Charlene, you've been working hard too.

We're all doing our best. That makes us winners.

Let's continue to 'Get Physical' and 'Get Fit.'

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5/19/13 12:53 A

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5300 steps today. Liked when I was able to get over 7000 steps in last week. The average number of steps I can get in daily is 3000. I'm okay with that for now because I have added additional exercises. Today rode the stationary bike for 15 minutes, getting my speed up to15. Also do Leslie Sansone classic walking DVD. Have also tried SP chair video but that seemed a little fast for me, so I will have to work at my own pace. Also, I think the chair that I used was a little difficult for me to work off of. I will try the video again using another chair. Twice a week I go to senior exerstart for an hour, through my church, which mixes cardio with strength and balance exercises. Mixing up the types of exercise keeps me from getting bored, plus it enables me to find out what exercise I enjoy doing the most.

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5/18/13 1:46 P

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This week has been more difficult due to my tooth extraction on Tuesday. IO couldn't exercise on Wed and Thur because when I tried my blood started pumping and my tooth started thumping and OUCH!! I had emoticon to sit down and relax. So, I decided it was better to let my wound heal before I tried to get going again. Next week will be better.

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"Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid ONLY of standing still."~Chinese Prov

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1. Do a Minimum of 10 minutes of Fitness Exercise DAILY and Check-In with 4 Peas in a Pod DAILY!!
2. Continues Healthy eating Habits, this includes eating 5 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables DAILY.
3. Drink 8 glasses of Water Daily
4. Continue Strength Training
5. Lose 31 pounds


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5/14/13 4:31 P

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I keep trying to move more.. though I can't seem to get that 4000 steps consistently. I did go to Ageless Grace Monday and did the Strength Training on Coach Nicole's DVD from the Spark Solution purchase. The Solution has given me some good ideas - overwhelmed me in others.

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5/14/13 1:55 P

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Yes, yoga was a good choice, so relaxing. I left feeling like I was walking on air. NO STRESS, not one tiny bit. I am still breathing and relaxing. LOVE IT!!! Thanks for this Challenge. emoticon

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"Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid ONLY of standing still."~Chinese Prov

2019 GOALS:
1. Do a Minimum of 10 minutes of Fitness Exercise DAILY and Check-In with 4 Peas in a Pod DAILY!!
2. Continues Healthy eating Habits, this includes eating 5 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables DAILY.
3. Drink 8 glasses of Water Daily
4. Continue Strength Training
5. Lose 31 pounds


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5/14/13 9:48 A

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Oh, Paula - yoga! Good for you. I've been 'playing around with it' forever. Love the yoga stretches in the morning. It simply 'makes me feel good.'

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5/13/13 6:55 P

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WEEK 2 (05/13)

NAME: PAULA
Weekly Goal:
1. Walking = 20 x 6 = 120 mins
2. Aerobics = ? (Decided to do YOGA on Fridays=50mins)
3. 3 Rs = 60 x 1 = 60 mins
4. Strength = 20 mins
WEEKLY TOTAL : 200 mins

Weekly Total
05/06 =M=50, T=100, W=50, TH=60, F=90, SA=50, SU=50,TOTAL=450 emoticon
05/13 =M=65,T=70,W=0,Th=0,F=60,SA=70, SU= 0, TOTAL=265 emoticon
05/20 =
05/27 =

Edited by: PAULA3420 at: 5/23/2013 (15:58)
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"Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid ONLY of standing still."~Chinese Prov

2019 GOALS:
1. Do a Minimum of 10 minutes of Fitness Exercise DAILY and Check-In with 4 Peas in a Pod DAILY!!
2. Continues Healthy eating Habits, this includes eating 5 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables DAILY.
3. Drink 8 glasses of Water Daily
4. Continue Strength Training
5. Lose 31 pounds


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5/9/13 10:11 A

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Lookin good, Charlene.

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5/9/13 1:17 A

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Checking in and making myself accountable:

Tuesday -- 4200 steps and one hour of senior exerstart, which includes balance, stretch, and cardio exercises.
Wednesday - 7500 steps - Woo Hoo!

Still struggling with nutrition. Been eating out a lot because my sister is with us. She is not a good influence for me. She grazes all day and is constantly looking for junk food.

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5/8/13 10:28 A

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'Let's Get Physical' makes me think of the song recorded by Olivia Newton John. Remember that??

How are we doing team? I'm working on it.

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5/7/13 12:06 A

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Today, 4200 steps on my Fitbit and 15 minutes on the stationary bike. Need to work on my nutrtion.

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5/6/13 1:27 P

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I'm going to keep it simple ... Boost my steps to 4,000 per day. I'm currently averaging 3000. So this would be good to do. My motivation has been low lately.

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Letís Get Physical: May 6 - May 27

Name: Jill
1. Track steps every day.
2. 10 minutes or more of exercise 5 to 7 days to start then build up to doing more.
3. Try to finally set up my fitbit as others have said it motivates them to move more which I sure need.

My Plan is to start very slow with 10+ minutes and by the end of the Challenge be exercising 30 minutes 3-4 times a week, minimum--trying to be realistic and make my exercise Goals doable on a consistent basis.

Great Challenge Barb! Do you think it's best to report back here daily what we've done for the days we exercised? For me, that will help me keep track better. Thank you once again.
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Week of:

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May 6 - 27
1. Track steps daily
2. Aim for at least 7000 steps/day

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5/4/13 5:47 P

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NAME: PAULA
Weekly Exercise Goal:
1. Walking = 20 x 6 = 120 mins
2. Aerobics = ? (Decided to do YOGA on Fridays=50mins)
3. 3 Rs = 60 x 1 = 60 mins
4. Strength = 20 mins
WEEKLY TOTAL : 200 mins

Weekly Total
05/06 =M=50, T=100, W=50, TH=60, F=90, SA=50, SU=50,TOTAL=450 emoticon
05/13 =
05/20 =
05/27 =


Edited by: PAULA3420 at: 5/13/2013 (18:54)
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"Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid ONLY of standing still."~Chinese Prov

2019 GOALS:
1. Do a Minimum of 10 minutes of Fitness Exercise DAILY and Check-In with 4 Peas in a Pod DAILY!!
2. Continues Healthy eating Habits, this includes eating 5 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables DAILY.
3. Drink 8 glasses of Water Daily
4. Continue Strength Training
5. Lose 31 pounds


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5/3/13 9:30 P

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Hi, this is exciting to me as I have been working to create some good exercise plans for my Health beginning in May.
emoticon my DH and I have started walking after work 15-30 minutes per night.
emoticon I am looking into a water aerobics class 1 hour per class *couldn't find one this time. But, found a yoga class I am loving.
emoticon I begin a "Restore Realign and Rediscover" class on Tues., the focus is on strength and balance. 1 hour / week

I have started getting up earlier and watching less TV in a day. My Challenge is only 2 hours of TV per day and exercise during commercials. Less guilt feels good.

emoticon SMILING as I go.

Edited by: PAULA3420 at: 5/12/2013 (10:04)
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"Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid ONLY of standing still."~Chinese Prov

2019 GOALS:
1. Do a Minimum of 10 minutes of Fitness Exercise DAILY and Check-In with 4 Peas in a Pod DAILY!!
2. Continues Healthy eating Habits, this includes eating 5 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables DAILY.
3. Drink 8 glasses of Water Daily
4. Continue Strength Training
5. Lose 31 pounds


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5/3/13 11:59 A

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Charlene, I'm happy to have you join us and 'Happy Anniversary' early.

I wear my Fitbit every day. One day I got to work and realized I had left it on my nightgown! I felt naked the rest of the day. Terrible day for me. I have never been this good with a pedometer. This is working. I don't have to track anything unless I do something other than steps. So it's perfect for me. I try to sync it daily.

You don't have to commit to anything right now if you choose not to do it that way. You can 'Get Physical' in other ways too - whatever works for you.

Let's do it!

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Okay, I'm a little hesitant about joining this challenge because I didn't do well on "Put a Little Spring in your Step". But I'm not giving up, I know I can do this. Can't say what my plan will be, I know it will probably change daily to keep me motivated. I do track my steps daily with Fitbit.

I will report daily to keep myself accountable. This will be my anniversary gift to myself since it is ending on the 27th of May, 46th wedding anniversary.

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Name: Jeannie
Plans:
1. 10 minutes of cardio for 6/7 days each week.
2. Have ordered a Yoga/meditation DVD and will work at figuring that all out.
3. Track steps daily.

Week of:
May 6: Tracked steps each day, typically get about 5,000. Not doing so well with cardio. DVD came and I watched it through and practiced several of the poses...tough for me.
May 13: Lost my fitbit, but now using my old pedometer. It works fine, too. Doing about the same (about 5,000 steps daily). Bought a yoga mat so I could try a few more of the poses. Find it hard, as seem to need more structure than watching a DVD.
May 20: Still tracking steps. I am doing more walking and even got DH to go with me one day. I tried the meditation portion of the DVD over the weekend. I liked that.

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5/2/13 9:34 P

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7 - water aerobics 3X per week

4 - track steps daily

2 - 10 minute spark streak daily

Nancy from West Virginia - EST
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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1. Chair Exercises - 20 minutes 3x week
2. 10 minute Spark Streak Daily
4. Track Steps Daily
7. Water Aerobics/water jogging - 3x week
8. Ride Recumbent Bike 30 minutes 3 week

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WEEK 1 - 5/6 - 5/13
Mon.
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2. - Done
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7. - Pool was too cool for water aerobics :o(
8. - Recumbent Bike 30 minutes
Tues
1. - Done
2. - Done
4. - 6822
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8. - Recumbent Bike 30 minutes
Wed
1. -
2. - Done
4. - 5506
7, - Pool water still too cold
8. - Recumbent Bike 30 minutes
Thurs
1. - 15 minutes
2. - Done
4. - 5488
7. - Pool water still too cold
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Fri
1. -
2. - Done
4. - 6634
7. - Weight Watchers
8. - Recumbent Bike 45 minutes


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Letís Get Physical: May 6 - May 27

Name: Babs
1. Track steps to equal 10 miles per week emoticon
2. 10 minute Spark Streak: stretches (Daily) emoticon (I can try!)

I'll do my share of Smiling too. emoticon

Week of May 6: Wouldn't you know it - I 'never forget my Fitbit' but I did! I forgot it Tuesday. As soon as I got to work I realized I was 'naked' (Well thank goodness I don't mean that literally! emoticon ) So didn't have all of my steps for Tuesday, but I 'know' I sure did them. I'm 'streaking' too - maybe that's why I was 'naked' - ya think??
Week of May 13: I already had a 15 minute walk this morning. Can't track steps. I lost my Fitbit! emoticon But I can still walk. I've done well with tracking my steps, walking. Now for week 2.
Week of May 21: I actually got a lot of steps in this week.

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Letís Get Physical: May 6 - May 27

Did you know that May is National Salad Month, National Egg Month, National Barbecue Month, National Hamburger Month, National Bike Month, Motorcycle Safety Month AND Fungal Infection Awareness Month in the U.S.? There is a long list of ĎNationalsí for the month of May.

For our May Mini-Challenge, I want us to focus on May as the National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

How will you get physical? The following are suggestions. You make your own choice.
1. Chair Exercises
2. Start a 10 minute Spark Streak
3. Walk
4. Track steps
5. Ride your bike
6. Yoga/pilates/Tai Chi
7. Swim/water aerobics/water walking
8. Your choice. Share with us.

Please join us.
List your name
Share how you plan to Ďget physicalí in May and how much time you will spend on it
Report weekly
By the way, you can change your goal weekly too. Might be fun to mix it up!

By the way, May is also National Smile Month. So while you ĎGet Physicalí exercise your cheeks! emoticon

Babs

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