Welcome Back To Week 3 Check-In!
Let’s see how everyone did. Can you believe we are almost half way through?!?! Are you doing the sugar free (or trying to)? How do you feel? How do you feel after drinking 3 quarts of water a day?Remember do not get discouraged if you did not have a good week. We are building healthy habits. Make Week 4 better than last week. If you are starting late, Welcome! Go here for the Fitness Challenge details, guidelines, point tracking sheets, tips, etc. Make sure to look at the bottom of this post for Week 4’s Bonus Points!
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Week 3 Bonus Points: Try a new form of workout that you have never done before…i.e. yoga, taichi, zumba, kick boxing, step aerobics, spin class, hiking, rock climbing, repelling, rafting, country dancing, ballet, jazz, soccer, racquetball, tennis, water aerobics, a mom and me (baby/toddler/preschool classes) exercise classes (usually gymnastics, yoga or something else fun), a exercise video, etc..the list could go on and on! For those who are so adventurous that there is nothing new for you to try (but I’m sure there is something, if you look for it) you can go for something that you have not done in at least a year. Possible points: 2 points for each 30+ minute workout for a max of 4 bonus points (2 days)(which means, you can get 2 points for your daily workout and 2 points for doing something new for a couple days this week!) ***Tip: For some workouts to do at home check out youtube, netflix, exercisetv.com or borrow from a neighbor or your local library. For a new class your city site under Parks and Recreation (or Leisure Services) may have some fun classes/community listings where you can find some a fun new class for a $3 (or so) fee per class and gyms often offer a free one week trial that will give you access to a variety of classes. Feel free to leave any suggestions below!
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Let’s have fun and get into shape!!
Fun On A Dime Lady saysApril 25, 2011 at 9:45 am
It’s funny, I always think my week is bad until I start to tally my points and realize I did a lot better than I thought. It just proves that when I keep track in my head, it’s not a realistic idea of what I have actually been doing! I think having a visual tracker really helps my motivation.
Total for me 39 points. Thank goodness for bonus points!
Adelina Priddis saysApril 25, 2011 at 9:45 am
checking in. I seem to be on a role with the same number of points, but it seems to change what I excel at each week. This last week, exercise was good, but water was not. Sleep seems to always be good, even better with the baby sleeping better as well!
Fun On A Dime Lady saysMay 2, 2011 at 9:16 am
I know, just when I think “oh, I’m doing good in eating or sleeping” I start to slip in the other areas. You are doing great! Way to go on the sleep, too. I’m starting to fail or barely surviving in that area and I do not have any excuse. =) Keep up the great work!
Jen Perkins saysApril 25, 2011 at 10:44 am
I had a hard time with the extra water…after doing it for 2 days straight my body started getting a little puffy. Way too much water for my short body. It was fun to try, though. 🙂
Fun On A Dime Lady saysMay 2, 2011 at 9:13 am
Drinking more water has a tendency to do that the first week or so! lol But if you keep with it, it will help a ton on your overall health. Take a look at the reply I made to Stacy below for a formula that will help you figure out how much water you need. Great job on trying it out!
Casherie Bright saysApril 25, 2011 at 8:31 pm
29! woot woot!
Fun On A Dime Lady saysMay 2, 2011 at 9:13 am
Great Job! Keep going! =)
Rebecca Spendlove saysApril 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm
38 points… not bad at all for going on a cruise and completely indulging myself for 3 days straight!! I did exercise for 2 of those days on the cruise ship! So I feel good about it overall!
Fun On A Dime Lady saysMay 2, 2011 at 9:14 am
Wow!!! That is great, especially for going on a cruise! Way to go!
Stacy saysApril 27, 2011 at 10:03 am
I have been following the challenge as best as I can though I haven’t been keeping score. Also like someone above mentioned I can’t physically drink as much water as requried because of my size/weight.
The biggest improvement that I’ve made is taking 30-50 minute walks with my kids when the weather cooperates. Even on rainy days there are times when we can get out to walk. I can really feel the difference!
Fun On A Dime Lady saysMay 2, 2011 at 9:11 am
I was a little concerned about the too much water issue that was mentioned by some and so I checked my anatomy book. It says to find out the amount water you need: take your body weight in lbs/2. Add 16 if you live in high altitude, dry climate, or cold climate (with the heater on). Add another 16 if you workout that day. This is the number of oz of water a person should be drinking daily.
Drinking water, especially if you try to drink it all in the late afternoon/evening will usually make you feel like puffy the first 3 days to a week. But if you are consistant, those side effects will go away quickly. It took me about a week the first time I tried to drink more. Hope this helps! And way to go on taking the kids out, too!