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Fall 5% - how to make the best of it? TIPS NEEDED!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hi 5% challengers, Daisy team, and all,

So on Saturday we start again the 5% challenge, for two months.

Now I'm in maintenance mode, but still I like to be part of it, as it helps me stay on track.

I would like this time to make the best of the challenge.

I have my own strategies, but I thought to try something new this time.

This is a castle I have seen in France this summer, during one of our fitness walks:

Any tips, suggestions on how to use the challenge to the fullest potential?
I'll make a summary post from the responses!

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    Hello Oliver! emoticon
    This 5% challenge is my first challenge on here.. I am down in weight since starting SP in July! What has been working for me is using the nutrition tracker, to keep moving, eating healthy and drinking water, oh and getting enough sheep! I love a good challenge and will ALWAYS give 100% to that challenge. Keep a copy of all your goals where you can see them every day! Strive for those goals. When you are tempted, make note of it! What you were tempted with, how you were able to not be tempted.
    I have lost weight before, but it all came back on. I know that losing the weight is a walk in the park compared to KEEPING IT OFF! You are a Spark inspiration to all of us.

    Good Luck... Keep Sparkin!

    2114 days ago
    Hey Oliver! Great to see you! For me, just being in the challenge help hold me accountable, especially filling in a leadership spot! I look forward to your blog!
    2114 days ago
    Nice to see a post from you -- it's been awhile! I'm doing the 5% challenge, too, as a Firecracker again. Even though I have a lot of the good habits in place, I still need to develop consistence and the team participation helps with that. Nothing like the mutual support of a bunch of motivated Sparkers! Have a great challenge round!
    2117 days ago
    Learn those who have succeeded in their pursuits. (you)
    2119 days ago
    Change your start page to reflect your daily mini goals of the challenge. Check in every day and be accountable. I know you are exercising and cycling. You will be a success. I love that castle.
    2120 days ago
    Hey, Oliver, oh that's a beautiful castle!! You know all the steps regarding calories, exercise, water and sleep. I also try to take into account some me time everyday-a time when I can do something I want to do that relaxes me. Right now I spend my down time doing suduko or crocheting. Just an activity that lowers my blood pressure! It helps me have a better outlook on so many things! I wish you good times on your maintenance, and a terrific challenge ahead!! Thanks for your inspiration along the way!!! emoticon
    2120 days ago
    Nice castle.
    Have a great weekend. emoticon
    2120 days ago
    Oliver! Happy to see you! I look forward to the suggestions your blog inspires!
    2121 days ago
    btw... that castle is beautiful!
    2121 days ago
    Hi Oliver!
    I've been in several of these challenges and by far the best results I got were when I stayed present in the challenge... meaning, to really do it "on purpose" and not try to just coast through it... which I did on some and yielded not so great results. Put your all into each LTGL challenge and post every single day... also encouraging others, checking out their blogs and pages keep it fun.

    Good luck! You have done really well, yourself!
    2121 days ago
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