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Friday, May 24, 2019

The Spring 5% challenge is heading towards its final week which is always a little bitter-sweet. I enjoy the discipline of the Living the Good Life challenges and logging food and exercise regularly but usually by now I'm looking forward to taking it a bit easier for a couple of weeks too.

As a type A personality, I'm just a teeny bit competitive. My introduction to the 5% challenges was with the UnderDogs who were (and still are) a very successful team. Fortunately, my health was reasonably good and I was able to keep up high levels of exercise during the challenges so I didn't let anyone down (entirely self-inflicted pressure, at no time did the team push me). Boy, did I need those weeks between challenges to recover though!

After two rounds of challenges, I followed my good friend Diane over to the Awesome A Team.

It might have been a bit of a gamble moving from such a proven competitive team but, with hindsight, maybe I welcomed the chance to take a little pressure off myself. My health this winter has been pretty much as it usually is in winter and I haven't been able to keep up nearly the same level of minutes but the Awesome As have done spectacularly well this spring. Big lesson in humility learned!!!!!! I can't believe we almost lost this team but now, I hope, it's future is assured.

It was with some trepidation that I originally accepted the role of Extra Leader; I knew what a difference the support from other members made for me in past challenges and so wanted to "pay it forward". I tend to be quite isolated and introverted usually but I've really enjoyed finding out more about my fantastic Awesome A's and what a really nurturing and supportive group of people they are. I was honoured to be asked to step into the Motivation Leader role and hope I've helped my team as much as they have all helped me xxx

During the 5% challenges, I usually end up and round about the same weight as I started, a cause of great frustration and disappointment in the past. Now I'm more "eh, at least I didn't gain" but I feel it's time to push further out of my comfort zone. It's a bit of a left-field choice for me but I'm also joining the Biggest Loser summer challenge. Besides, who wouldn't want to be a unicorn!

I will always be Awesome, first and foremost and will continue to be active thought the break and into the Summer challenge but I'm excited to see what I can learn from being Invincible

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    131 days ago
    LOVE IT Jacquie!!! As emoticon A's we are HONORED to have YOU WITH US hon!!!

    Many oh so MANY of us face chronic health conditions and we GET IT!!! Wnters can be a emoticon !!! WOOHOO now you get to ride your horse!! BUT!! Health is health and it doesn't always play nicely. As with the Dawgs please do what you can REASONABLY.

    As a personality AAAA+++ person, I can tell you we can STILL be a personality A without the AAA+++ and get about as much as done, while not exhausting ourselves NOR Stressing ourselves out.

    Hey for tomorrow (or today) here's something I've been trying. Leave a paper, notebook size,, in the middle of your living room floor (LOL tell the fam to NOT pick it up) and each time it GRATES on you and it WILL tell yourself "Its not hurting anyone. It's Ok. I am Ok to leave it there until bedtime."

    It helps me!! I needed to learn to relax more. Strange, but true little tiny things add up to just acceptance of life, on life terms.

    Think back to when/how/where you became one to strive so HARD. If you could redo that time in life, what changes would you make to benefit yourself now?

    Guess what?

    We aren't dead (yet, looking down,,nope chest is rising and falling ,, ALIVE! PHEW!) so we can still make changes and Better ones FOR OURSELVES.

    WOOHOO Elizabeth and MaryAnn are ALSO on the Indigo team with us!! YEAH !

    146 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/25/2019 12:05:43 AM
    146 days ago
    Sounds great
    146 days ago
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