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Challenges, Challenges, and more Challenges...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I consider myself and active sparker, and i like to get the most out of this site and sparking as I can. Needless to say, I started right out joining a few teams and have added more and removed some based on what they offer and if I connect to the other members or not.

In one of my teams a member brought to our attention another team with a 10 week challenge that is going to start soon. It is with the Biggest Loser Summer Challenge team. I decided to check it out and ended up putting my name on the very long waiting list.

Our Pre Challenge is to post a blog listing 5 things you would do to stay motivated during the 10 weeks of the Summer Challenge!

Here is that blog -

First, a "challenge" to me is motivation. This particular challenge is team based which puts that added feeling of I need to support the team, this is not only for me. I hope my teammates will feel the same wayas I do. I love a strong and capetitive team!

Second and third, I currently track my nutrition and fitness in the trackers and shoot to stay within my calorie range and also fulfill my fitness minutes so I will continue to do this. It has helped me to stay on track this far and I have confidence it will continue to.

Fourth, I will be joining another fitness class at the local college this summer that will keep me doing different excercise than my normal lunchtime walks and evening bike rides. I will continue to maintain the walks and rides as well and with better weather I hope to get more of this in.

The fifth motivator for me is the changes I see in myself so far and I know I will enjoy the benefits to come of less weight and more activity. There is no stopping me now!

I have just recently finished the Spring Fitness Challenge at our local college and will enjoy adding a new one to my list. The other challenge I'm involved in is a Healthy U challenge that requires weekly weigh ins at a local facility and cash prizes. I'm not all about the prizes, just about losing weight at a healthy pace and hopefully losing every week. This challenge only has a few more weeks so it is important to make sure I have other things in my aim.

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