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Thanks to AMBERNICHOLE3, I'm getting HOT in August!

Monday, August 01, 2011

Happy August, SparkFriends!

My SparkFriend AMBERNICHOLE3 set up a team to help everyone mix-up their fitness efforts and kick-start some positive changes. I've not done a 30-day challenge before, so I'm excited to see what it's about.

In her latest blog, AMBERNICHOLE3 also referenced the Real Age website. It's been a while since I checked it out, and I was glad that I did so today. Through calculating my "Real Age", I was able to identify some non-fitness goals and changes to try and make in thirty days.

So, here it goes:

(SEE?! I am a dork, LOL!!)

Real Age = 42.9
Actual Age = 44.25
(More dork, LOL!)

I'm also 5'9" and a bit of change. Seeing numbers doesn't always help unless you have a bit more frame of reference. I don't anticipate getting shorter this month.


This week's Team challenge is to incorporate more strength training! I've been using leg weights as part of the knee rehab, and recently re-introduced upper body weight exercises. Now is a good time to dust off my yoga mat and do some Core work, as well!

Other goals include
- making green tea a regular part of my day (I can use less caffeine, believe it or not)
- getting more whole grains in my diet (I'm open to all suggestions)
- expanding social circles; I do a lot of my activities (biking, knitting, reading) in solitary fashion, and so I'm willing to try and reach out a bit more.

There it is, SparkFriends; it's out there for all to see. If not HOT, at least I'll be ACCOUNTABLE in August!

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  • ANNE7X7
    You are gonna ROCK IT!
    3496 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    I love dorks! emoticon
    Best of luck with your goals! emoticon
    Happy August! emoticon
    3499 days ago
    3500 days ago
    I've done some of these real age tests and I'm always going to live as long as Methuselah which I seriously doubt. LOL. Good job on taking on a challenge. I've tried to do them before and always weenie out. LOL.

    I can't do a lot of grains but I do a lot of the rest.
    3501 days ago
  • LLTS01
    You are not a dork!

    I believe green tea has caffeine. Just in case you needed to know that.

    Whole grain ideas-
    switch to brown rice, whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, steel cut oats.
    What starches do you typically eat?
    3503 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2951711
    WOOHOO!!!!! Here's to August! I believe I may just have to join you on this!
    3503 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4516954
    Hey Trish! Thanks for the shout out, your are(and always have been) the best! Cant wait to see what we accomplish this month!
    3503 days ago
    Real Age doesn't like me--it keeps telling me that I am older than I am!! How rude!
    3503 days ago
    sounds like some great goals! emoticon
    3503 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/1/2011 12:03:37 PM
  • no profile photo CD7462245
    Trish, sounds like a HOT plan to start off August. Likewise, I'm resetting my daily goals for tracking, exercising, and being more conscious of what goes in my mouth and WHY. Like you, I'm solitary in my activities -- knitting, reading, writing -- and I need to incorporate more people contact. Thanks for sharing your new plan for August!

    3503 days ago
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