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2015 Fall 5 % Challenge Commitment

Monday, September 14, 2015

I have thought long and hard what I will commit to. I want this to be doable, fun and successful. But more specific than usual. I thought about what I like, what I really don't like and found that this Commitment is quite exciting actually. I can't wait to start the Challenge. I am getting everything ready, so nothing stands in my way. I made it so I don't need any equipment, and can do the workouts pretty much anywhere. And if times get tough, I can even spread out that strength training throughout the day, and do the exercises I picked even in the bathroom at work, since they require absolutely no equipment. Well, I guess I tricked myself this time. The only excuse I can come up with is now illness that prevents me from working out. Other than that, I am ready :)

Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

Strength Training:
Minimum 10 minutes, 3 days per week.
Sources: Spark Bodyweight Exercises, Spark Videos, Youtube: Sarah Beth Yoga

Cardio:
Minimum 20 minutes 5 days a week
Walking outdoors, Walking at the Mall on lunch breaks, Swimming if available, Youtube: Step Aerobics Videos, Zumba Workout DVD's
Nutrition:
Tracking my food as I eat it on my Spark App
Paying more attention to nutrients/fiber/vitamins than calories
Fresh fruits and vegetables and salads at all meals
Nuts/Almonds
Whole Grains
Staying within daily recommendations for the 5% weight loss

I know calories are important, but I am more interested in making sure I stay within healthy limits of fiber, vitamins, iron, cholesterol, sodium. I love the fact I can run reports throughout the day and then decide what I should add to my daily plan to get my nutrients in. It is like a puzzle, and it is actually a lot of fun to try and get it right. Yeah, I'm a gamer :)
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