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Last Chance Before Summer...or something like that challenge.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

OK, summer officially starts on June 21, but really it starts as soon as it's warm enough or when school is out, or whenever people decide. For me, Memorial Day signifies the start of summer. I'm part of a group and we've been discussing starting a challenge.

So, I'm going to start a challenge. It starts on the 15 of May which just so happens to be a Sunday...perfect! It will go until the end of May. So a 16 day challenge. I like it! Our group is still working out the details of the challenge, but the thing we all talked about was that some people do great with working out, and some do great with eating, but most don't do great with BOTH. This challenge focuses on both. Lifestyle change is what we're going for. 16 days to kickstart our lifestyle change or rather lifestyle balance. emoticon

So just getting an idea of goals and guidelines for this challenge....nothing officially decided yet, but I like working it out and planning it.


-30 min of fitness each day....this includes walking, working in yard, cleaning, quick ten minute bursts, cardio, anything active and not sitting on our butts.

(My personal goals)
-Finish MTC ...on day 12 today...so 18 days left...will finish this on May 29.
-Get 4 days ST in and 2 days cardio.
-Run a 5k in under 30 minutes.


-5 servings of veggies a day
-Plan each day's food. (it's only 16 days!!)

(My personal goals)
-Stay within 1350-1700 calories a day.
-Only red wine no more than 4 days a week...sorry all, I love my Vino.
-Don't give in to cravings...have ONE of something I REALLY want, but stop at that. Learn my limits and boundaries!

So that's the rough draft...Girls in Celery Sticks group, I have added my personal goals, but you can see what I have thought about.

Anyone is welcome to join this challenge with me! I need all the support I can get!
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    I love the way this challenge is shaping up so far and I think that it's perfect for our group right now! As soon as I fine tune my goals I will post them!
    3588 days ago
    16 days is not too short, not too long. It's achievable for everyone!

    I wholeheartedly agree to 30 minutes of cardio every day for everyone, and we can use that time however we want. The exception would be the occasional day off, maybe once or twice a week, but never two days in a row.

    I like trying to eat 5 servings of veggies a day. Maybe I'll try to find a good link or post a chart for the team on what counts as a serving for a reference.

    Planning food daily is a good idea too, although I've got to give that one some thought for myself. What's served for school lunch is always a surprise, and my husband and I don't usually plan dinner ahead of time. Just typing that makes me realize that lunch could definitely be healthier, and probably dinners too if I planned them ahead of time......

    3588 days ago
  • JKM_X0X
    I;m in even though I already said that!!! I like the idea of planning meals for the challenge and then we stick to it for 16 days!
    3588 days ago
    Right there with you.....I can handle a challenge like this........

    Although we have a business trip 27th to 29th so may not get the exercise in over thta weekend but will certainly be keeping a tight reign on the food and wine.....
    3588 days ago
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