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Friday, April 02, 2021

HELLO SPRING! It truly is my favorite season! With it comes the next 5% challenge. For a while now I haven't really done well, so I've changed some things up this time. I tend to get bored and disinterested when I do the same thing over and over again. So THIS challenge I've changed teams--hard decision--hoping I really enjoy the new team as well as I did my previous regular team (here's a huge shout out to the Shooting Stars who might be reading--you're the best! I may be back!).


FITBIT: I typically try to keep my daily Fitbit step count at 8,000/day (just because that helped me maintain my 2014 weight back when).

EXERCISE: Wow! After jumping around and experimenting (and, hence, often not doing much) I have found the most wonderful link! I've always loved Lucy Wyndham-Reed workouts ever since I discovered her, because she addresses many needs for menopausal women! Lo an behold she has designed a series of workouts for every day of the week which addresses strength training, cardio, toning, and stretching . . . and also gives me the ability to change out the various routines for similar ones in the series. I don't have to think so much anymore! I've been doing it for about a week now, and I can TELL THE DIFFERENCE ALREADY! Can't get bored with this one, and I think it's really something I can use long-term. THANK YOU, LUCY!



- Wake up
- Take meds with 1st glass of water
- Make pot of coffee
- LWR AM 10-min routine
- Morning devotions and agenda planning with coffee
- Sync fitbit for hours of sleep and previous day's steps
- Take/record blood pressure
- Login to Spark & post in Spark Team
- Exercise/update & record in mini-health journal
- Fill water bottle and drink throughout day
- Shower, dress, prepare for day
- Breakfast with Hubby (in Mexico, that's mid-morning)
- Marriage Devotional with Hubby
- Daily duties (right now it's mosty office work)
- Plan for and prep for main meal
- Nutrition tracking after each meal if possible
- Evening with Hubby
- PM exercises/relaxation
- Update mini-health journal totals
- Bedtime

I had changed meal plans in the middle of last challenge--huge mistake. I'm still evaluating what really to commit to on that. It works pretty well to just eat what I know works well, which is high veggies, low fat.
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  • CHERIE38
    Great list, ty for sharing
    117 days ago
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    I hear you about needing to mix things up or you get bored. I'm the same way:-) Thanks for sharing the fitness plan. I'll have to check her out. It seems like you have a great daily routine. The Firecrackers really is a great Team. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    122 days ago
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    Looks like a great daily plan. Good luck
    122 days ago
    Thank you for posting your plan and the link. I will check it out. I follow a lady name Pahla B on You Tube, fitness for women over 50. I am way over 50 lol!!

    123 days ago
  • JAMER123
    Looking like a good plan. Keep it going. Have a Blessed Good Friday
    123 days ago
    Looks like a great plan! You sure sound ambitious.! And welcome to the Firecrackers team. Glad you are here. emoticon
    123 days ago
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