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12 Months to a Healthier You: Week 2 Check-In

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Are you joining us for the 12 Months to a Healthier You Challenge? If so, it’s Friday and guess what that means? It’s time for our weekly check-in to post our progress.

January’s Challenge:

We’re focusing on developing the habit of exercising more in January. I encourage you to set a simple and doable goal for exercise and to stick with it.

If you haven’t set your January Exercise Goal yet, be sure to do so and then leave a comment on this post telling us what your goal is. New to this challenge? Read more details on the plan for this year here.

12 Months to a Healthier You

My Exercise Goal for January

My goal for January is to consistently exercise at least 5 times per week. I plan to follow the P90X workout schedule except for the days when I’m traveling/out of town. On those days, I plan to stick with cardio/running.

This Week’s Progress:

It’s Week 2 of P90X and I’m still loving it. Although I have to admit that I was happy when my rest day rolled around on the schedule. But then I missed exercising and was excited to get back to it the next day.

I’m already seeing more muscle definition and toning… and I’ve only been at this for a 10 days. So that’s truly encouraging! Plus, I really can tell a difference in my energy levels! Yay!

How Are YOU Doing?

Leave a comment telling us how you did on your exercise goals this past week. If you’re blogging about this challenge, leave the direct link to your blog post about the challenge below.

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92 Comments

  • Great job, Crystal! How exciting to already see changes 🙂

    I think I haven’t commented on what I will be doing, so I’ll do so today.

    I am very limited in physical ability and strength to exercise. However, last year I noticed looser fitting clothing after having done activities that increased my body movement. I found this so encouraging! This year, my goal is to find ways of increasing my body movement on a regular basis 🙂 I am starting out in very small steps.

    I had planned on two 10 minute sessions of “dancing” this week. I ended up replacing dance with some stretches once this week. And will hopefully get my other ten minutes in by tomorrow. Though progress will probably be very slow, it’s better than none. Right? 🙂

  • Laura R says:

    Good for you! I failed miserably this week. I’ve missed 3/5 days due to just forgetting (having to shovel 1.5 feet of snow counts though right?) and then a tweak in my knee. I’m hoping back on the train tonight & loosening the reigns on the schedule a little so that I’m not punishing myself if I goof. Like you say in your book “give yourself grace.” I admit that I miss it though, so that’s a good thing!

  • Tracey says:

    I’m so excited – I met my exercise goal this week, and exceeded it! I went for five days instead of four and did a couple of extra minutes each day. Looking forward to keeping it up for the rest of January!!

  • Dacha says:

    Hi everyone, I kept my goal of exercising ( but in a variety of ways ) this week. I either ran, walked ( on my “rest” day) or went to Aqua aerobics class . It was fun to change activities some. It is also useful to be in a group setting once in a while. I’m still doing at least one yoga posture as I wake up- it’s amasing how it changes my mindset. It’s harder in the evenings though- I only want to do the ” stretching in the bed” posture!;)

  • Meagan says:

    I have never been in the habit of exersizing, so this is a big one for me. I just started this week, but I am starting small. My goal is to go 7 miles a week for a month and then re-evaluate. Right now I just need to be consistent, and with a weekly goal instead of a daily goal, I have no excuse to fall off the bandwagon if I miss a day. Currently I’m just doing a brisk walk on our treadmill because the habit is most important at the moment. I think I’ll add in a C25k program after I get going, though.

  • Kathy says:

    You are awesome ….here not doing what, but did move more this week than I have….hoping to get moving my 3 days next week…hope to push myself and make time foe me….I can do this….thank you for keeping me accountable ….

  • Molly says:

    I love that you are doing this! Thank you so much! It’s great to have extra accountability — I definitely need it.

    You’re doing great on your goals. Love that you’re already seeing the benefits of the workouts! Doesn’t that just help motivate you to keep going? 🙂

  • Shelley says:

    Week 2 of T25 complete! Love the energy that I have!

  • Linda says:

    I met and exceeded my goal for this week. I’d planned to attend three CrossFit classes and ended up attending four! My muscles are sore, but I’m happy.

    I may even go snowshoeing tomorrow, if it’s not too windy & cold outside, so that would be extra! Very happy with this challenge.

  • Michelle says:

    I am so glad you’re doing this series! I made a sticker chart for myself (hey, they work for my kids!) and will be following the Insanity program. It’s 6 days of workout, but I really needed a kick in the pants to start my year 🙂

  • Michelle says:

    I did 5 workouts this week! This challenge has helped me stay motivated – THANK YOU!!!

  • Joye says:

    I have kept up with my goal so far this week. I have on day to go to get my 5 workouts in for the week. I was just being lazy after working all weekend and took mon/tues off, but got back on the wagon on wednesday, even though I had a migraine. I drank a full bottle of water and did fifteen minutes of yoga as I planned for this particular scenario and by what seemed like some miracle, I actually felt BETTER afterwards! I also have to mention that I set the goal on my wii fit that I wanted to lose 12 lb in three months, and I’ve already lost three pounds! YAAAAAAAAAAAY! 🙂

  • Susan says:

    I just started this week. I have been walking on the treadmill and outside since the 1st of the year. I plan on starting the Jillian 30 day shred soon plus the walking. It’s been hard getting back into exercising again!

  • Wendy Klik says:

    Thanks again for sponsoring this. Last week I was in California and managed to get a walk in each day and today I went to my first kickboxing class. It nearly killed me but I survived to kickbox another day LOL.

  • Rose says:

    not so good for me this week : ( sinus infection and back pain. ugh! No weight gain, but no loss either.

  • Shelly says:

    That is so great you are already seeing changes after 10 days. Way to Go!

    I was able to meet my exercising goal for this week and I got in all 5 days of exercising. Taking on some needed yard work helped me fit in some extra exercise this week too. I don’t have set amount of time to exercise to help encourage me just to do something each day.

    I would love to do P90X someday but I fear right now I’m just too out of shape.

  • Sarah says:

    I started back up exercising regularly several weeks ago, but took the last week off. It’s sort of silly but I cut my toenails a little too much and my exercise of choice is running. Just walking hurt. Haha. Now I’m back to it and today I went for a 45 minute run. Felt good except for the wind blowing against me at the end. 😉

  • Jessica says:

    Not so good 🙁

    I lost my fitbit while shopping at Target. Nobody turned it in. I have its dongle, and it’s registered to me, so nobody else can use it. Either it got destroyed in the parking lot or someone took it, I guess.

    I contacted the company, and they’re sending me a replacement! I can’t say enough good things about their customer service. I also asked for some tips on how to better secure it to my person so I don’t lose the new one when it arrives.

    Then yesterday I had to have oral surgery so I took it easier on the workout today. I didn’t want to overdo it right after surgery. I did a shorter and more moderate workout of just 20 minutes. I usually do a 30 minute intense workout.

    • Susan says:

      I really want a Fitbit. Do you really like it?

      • Jessica says:

        I do. I received it from our insurance company as an incentive for participating in their healthy living program. I miss not having it. It tracks steps, stairs, calories, sleep. It has a little flower on the tracker that grows or shrinks with healthier behavior. On the website, you can track your food and participate in forums.

  • Karen says:

    Whoot! I made my goal this week of working out 4 times.

  • Jessica says:

    My goal for week 2 was to work out 6 times doing the FYM Transformation program. Again, that is 15-20 minutes of Resistance Training 3 times a week, and 15-20 minutes Interval Training 3 times a week. I have 1 more workout to go! And exciting news – I set a goal in January to be able to jump rope all 8 reps of my 60 sec work, 60 sec rest intervals. The first time I jumped, it was so hard, and I only got through 4 reps before I had to switch exercises. I have done all 8 reps twice so far, reaching my goal only halfway through the month! Hooray! Love this challenge – I’m feeling it.

  • Kelly says:

    I’ve completed the first week of Turbo Fire and reached my goal of exercising 6 times a week. I’m really enjoying if and I’m noticing a gain in my cardio endurance! A new workout – HIIT 20 – is added into the mix tomorrow. I’m excited to do it!

  • Angela says:

    I’ve kept up my goal of exercising five times a week for 30 minutes each. Thanks for holding us accountable. Knowing that I can check-in on Fridays keeps me going through the sore (but growing) muscles!

    • Sara says:

      I met my goal and completed week 3 of C25K. Loving this program right now. It’s hard enough to help me improve my energy and stamina, but not too hard that I don’t want to do it the next time my exercise day arrives! Thanks for the challenge Crystal!

  • Colleen says:

    I worked out four times this week – I walked a total of 15 miles and done some strength training. I am proud of myself. I have soreness and am tired, but I am sleeping better. I know after next week I will have more energy. I plan on working out tomorrow too – a one mile walk and strength training. Thanks for encouraging us!

  • Jessica says:

    My goal is to do yoga five times a week. So far, I’ve done it four times, but I plan to do yoga tomorrow morning, and my husband is planning to join me. So that will be fun.

  • Em says:

    Changed mine to work out/exercise/move/stretch/yoga/something for at least 60 minutes a week. I did a few minutes yesterday and a few more this morning.

  • I’m not quite as structured as you, but today my kiddo and I shoveled snow into a big pile for him to play in. That’s an awesome work out!

  • Elise says:

    My overall goal for 2014 is to deadlift 200 pounds (I know, I know, I’m one of *those* girls). But because the barbell is outside in the freezing cold, my goal for this week was 1k kettlebell swings, plus various other kettlebell exercises. But the swing goal gets me into my workout clothes. 🙂

    • Lori says:

      That’s my goal for this year too! I deadlifted 155 pounds on Friday (up 10 #s since the last time) and now I want to Deadlift 200+ by the end of the year.

      Yes, we are “those” girls, but I love seeing the progress and I’m sure you do to. I haven’t bulked up at all, instead I’m losing inches!

      Good luck with your goal, I am sure you will reach it and surpass it.

  • Leanne says:

    I met my goal last week of walking for 30 minutes, 3 days a week. I’m on schedule this week also, with 1 more day to go. I needed to start small!

  • Telena says:

    I met my exercise goal this week! Even though it’s just my first week I’m excited I met my goal & I feel great getting some exercise in:)

    • Pam says:

      I am new to your website and just saw this challenge today. I would like to join you, if it’s not too late! I will commit to five-30 minute workouts per week (at least.) I have 10-15 pounds to lose, so hopefully this will help me towards that end! Thanks!

  • Cathy says:

    I already owned Chalean Extreme (from Beachbody as well) from a few years back but am out of shape so decided to do that again. I know in the past I felt great while doing it and saw results. My husband is doing it with me. It consists of 3 weight training days and two HIIT days. The HIIT days are a bit overwhelming to me so we’re subbing other workouts those days for a couple weeks to work up to them. Yesterday, it was a hike outdoors, and tomorrow we’re looking at an interval run from one of the weeks of C25K training. I have completed four of our five planned workouts and will do the 5th tomorrow. 🙂 Congratulations on meeting your goal as well!

  • Pam says:

    I posted below, but I’m very new to this, so I *think* I replied to somebody else instead of just commenting! (lol) Anyway, here’s what I wrote:
    I am new to your website and just saw this challenge today. I would like to join you, if it’s not too late! I will commit to five-30 minute workouts per week (at least.) I have 10-15 pounds to lose, so hopefully this will help me towards that end! Thanks!

  • Anna says:

    I joined this challenge this week. I decided I wanted to do five days of exercise – mostly on my exercise bike, for at least 20 minutes. I only got to three days, but I am ecstatic with that since I have three children 4 and under and they were/are sick all week and I have had very little sleep due to care of sick children. But, I am hoping that exercise will keep the bug away and I have noticed it has given me way more energy and a much happier attitude. Thanks for holding me accountable! Also, WAY TO GO on the P90X, someday I will give that a go…..

    • Anna says:

      BTW, i noticed I am hungry ALL. THE. TIME. this week. I think it is the exercise on top of nursing my 10 month old who is also up several times a night….. to nurse.

  • Jessica says:

    I started back up with exercising this week too! I did 3 days of intense cardio, and then yesterday and today did some pilates. I’m definitely sore, but I feel so much better and have so much more energy, so I’m hoping that will keep me motivated! Way to go on finishing your second week of p90x!

  • Hailee says:

    Not so good this week, with starting school again and trying to find a new job made it difficult I only got 2 out of the 5 days but hopefully this will even out soon and I can continue on and keep with my goal!

  • Holly says:

    So excited about this challenge – I totally fell off the exercise wagon in December. My goal was to exercise for at least 200 minutes this week. I only hit 120 (3 days of 40 minutes on the treadmill). Work got crazy. Next week should be better!

  • Jen says:

    Worked out 6 days this week, same as I have been for years. Yoga, sprints, hiking, and P90X or BodyBeast weight training made up my week. That plus running around at work and lifting people keeps me strong and fit. That’s the best part of working in physical therapy at a skilled nursing facility, lots of walking, and lots of lifting heavy people for additional muscle!

  • Emily says:

    I did Pilates every day before my toe procedure. One day I waited until late to do it, but I was able to do the full 30 minute workout instead of the smaller segments I usually do with my baby. My husband even did it with me 🙂 I need to rest my foot this week, but next week my goal is to do Pilates every day and add walking at the gym if my foot is up to it.

  • Angie says:

    Just saw this today, so I’m jumping on board a little late. Thanks Crystal! I think your year long plan is great and should help to keep us all motivated and accountable long after the average resolution maker out there has let their gym membership expire and slipped back into their old ways.

    After 4 years as a pretty consistent gym rat, I decided to take a gym fast during the fall and early winter. I did exercise my brain a bunch and read a lot of books. I also tackled a few long neglected areas of my house by taking organizational projects/goals and breaking them down into more manageable pieces. Success! I still did a Zumba class once a week and tried to take a long walk once or twice a week. I had intended doing a Pilates video twice a week, but fell short more often than not. Cutting back did allow a nagging hamstring issue and old achilles tendon injury to heal, so my “time off” was both productive and full of fulfilling self care moments. However, now, post holiday, I have a few extra and unwelcome pounds to lose, plus I am missing feeling more energized as well as being stronger and toned. My jeans are getting tight! 🙁

    This morning marked my first day back to the gym and it felt good, though I’m sore. My goal: walking, the elliptical, the rower and/or stationary bike 3-4 days a week, Zumba on Saturday mornings, stretching/Pilates video or class twice a week, and strength train twice a week, upper body and then lower body. (I’ve done P90X before and will get back to it once the basics are consistently in place and I’m stronger-to prevent injury.) That incorporates all three of the most important elements of exercise. Secondary goal: lose inches and gain muscle so that my body fat % and waist to hip measurements are in the right range for me, and also to increase my rate of metabolism and energy level. 🙂

  • Sybil Brun says:

    Hi Crystal! Linking up here for the first time as I just found this challenge. I am thinking this may be just what I need to stay focused this year. Thanks for putting all this together for us!

  • Jennifer says:

    Well its been raining all week so I haven’t walked, but I did finally get to do my prenatal pilates today and it felt GREAT! I’ve been eating a bit better (healthier/less) as well.

  • Kellie says:

    I waited until Saturday morning to post my update so I wouldn’t be tempted to skip out on today’s workout. 😉 I achieved my goal of jogging on the treadmill for 30 minutes three times this week and 40 minutes of strength training two times this week. I take Wednesday off because I go to Bible study and I take Sundays off — I guess those are my soul workout days. 🙂 Thanks for this challenge — I really didn’t want to do the treadmill on Thursday, but this kept me motivated.

  • Brittany says:

    I have been keeping up with my kettle bell workouts and I have had two decent bike rides to work this week. I plan to start Crossfit next week and making the bike rides even more challenging. 🙂

  • Kim says:

    I am a stay-at-home mom that is really focusing on organization, de-cluttering and getting routines down. I have tried Flylady.com but it wasn’t until I found your website that things clicked. Now I am couponing and I have some structure to my day. I love your printables. I drop my girls off at school and I stay home with my 4 and 2 year-old boys. I told them that every morning mommy is going to do a load of laundry, empty and fill the dishwasher (breakfast dishes) and exercise. They always want to help and exercise FIRST. I let my 4-year old pick out the workout DVD, which is fun for him and keeps things mixed up for me! It has been really cold lately so no outside workouts but I’m still getting them in and have lost a little weight. I’m trying not to focus on the scale though and just want to feel productive and on top of things. Thanks for all your help!!

  • Tiffany says:

    I have done at least 15 minutes of yoga every day so far this month. I am sore but sleeping great! Next month I am going to do push-ups every day

  • I’m a runner who wants to ride my bike more. My goal is to ride 15 mile a week. So far, so good!

  • D. says:

    Glad to see so many have reached, exceeded or almost made their goals.

    Me? Terrible cold and rain has kept me in failure zone. I did take DD to register for classes (2 day weather delayed) on Wednesday and hurt my hip/leg somehow – but almost doubled my daily walk step goal for that day. But down for the days since. Perhaps doing leg exercises and cold/heat compresses will get me on the road to walking well again soon!

    Keep positive girls, we can do it!

  • Kara says:

    Great Job, Crystal!! This week was not my best…I have been easing back into exercise because I was really sick during Christmas break and I’m pregnant so my usual exercise routine doesn’t quite work for me anymore 🙁 Running has become difficult to breathe, and some yoga stuff is too difficult with my growing belly 🙂 Anyway, I got a prenatal yoga DVD and completed it once this week and did a prenatal workout online twice. My goal was 4x this week, but 3x plus a lot of walking because we had a lot of shopping/registering/etc to do made me feel a little better 🙂 Plus, I did lots of housework/organizing to catch up from being sick and the holidays! Walking up and down the stairs with loads of laundry counts…right? haha I start teaching again next week so I am hoping for a more regular routine to start! Plus, there is a gym there where I can use equipment aka motivation!

  • Cara says:

    2 weeks in and still going strong, I’ve gotten in the T25 workout at 4:30 in the morning before work and P90X3 workout around 8 pm nightly! Kicking butt and taking names!

  • Stacy says:

    I am following the workout schedule on jessicasmithtv.com she has free workout videos on YouTube. This week I made my goal of working out 6 times. I feel so much better when I workout! I’m thrilled you’re doing this challenge, thank you so much!

  • Patsy says:

    If you have Jazzercise in your area, I highly recommend giving it a try. I’ve been doing it for 7 1/2 years and I go 5-6 times per week. It is so much fun and a great cardio, strength, and stretch workout. Also, scheduling your exercise is the only way to stay committed. Put it on your calendar like an appointment so if you’re asked to do something else during that time, you’ll see it and can work around it.

  • Sheila says:

    I’m just getting back to exercising. My goal for the first 2 weeks was to exercise 2x each week, but it didn’t happen. I’m getting over a nasty virus, I’m got much better the last two days, so I’ll be ready to do it this week. I’m going to do it!

  • Maria says:

    I did mine! Sometimes this week I did my video at 7-8pm, and other days I got up early at 5am and got it in before the rest of the family woke up. I prefer the 5am, so I need to work on that.

    Looking ahead, my husband and I talked about how we used to have a salad every day and then stopped. I want to pick that up again during next month’s challenge, though I was concerned we’d get bored with it. I told my husband I’d like to try dried cranberries and other things for variety, but I always thought he would think that was too…..girlie…..or froo-froo……but he said I was wrong! If I put the effort into making more salads with variety, he’d be willing to eat them!

    • Katherine says:

      You can easily turn a salad into a full “meal” by including a variety of toppings – you can add protein from garbanzo beans, hard boiled egg, and left over chicken, pork, or steak. I like adding dried cranberries and nuts to my salads – sometimes fresh apples, blue cheese, avocado, etc… And make sure to use your own dressing! Store-bought dressings are terrible for you, even low-fat ones. I like to mix olive oil, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, honey, and mustard 🙂

  • Katherine says:

    My goal was to visit the gym at least 5 days a week. However, Northern New York was hit with some crazy snow, and travel bans, terrible roads, etc, prevented me from getting there. My husband and I live in a one bedroom apartment, so working out at home is near impossible. Every time I stretch out, I hit my feet on a piece of furniture! It’s warmed up today, and the roads are clearing, so I’ll be heading out soon.

    I joined Planet Fitness at $10/month – a great price that isn’t going to break the bank. Often, we hear budget and frugal websites state “Loose the Gym Membership” as a way to save money. But when I’m only spending $10/month, and I don’t have the space to work out at home, a gym membership is really the only way to stay in shape. I know, walking is free – but what about in the winter when walking is a safety hazard? I told myself that I would knock $10 from my spending in order to purchase the gym membership. Which has been pretty easy – I’ve been making my lunch for work the night before so I don’t have to purchase anything during my lunch break. That, in of itself, has saved me more than $10.

  • Alison DeMarco says:

    I started the training plan for my half marathon on Monday, and it is going well. I was able to join a gym in my area, which makes it a lot easier to go running because I don’t have to go out in the cold. 🙂

  • Sheila says:

    I started out slow this week but managed to end the week stronger than expected. with 3 gym workouts and have gotten time on treadmill all but 2 days. Looking forward to week 3

  • Tonya says:

    I’m doing well with getting cardio in for 30-40 minutes, 4 times a week. I was only able to hit my weight lifting once this week though. Need to do better with that in the coming week.

  • Amy says:

    I want to join this challenge but am afraid to set a goal! I have six children, the youngest of whom is 4 months old and healthy, but not sleeping through the night. I was just diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, and because of that should have the goal of stretching daily and exercising at least 6 days a week to help my back to remain flexible and in a straight position. I love to exercise but find it very difficult to fit it in. So, here’s my goal: stretch daily, ride exercise bike 2 times a week, XC ski once a week, ab workout once a week, cardio exercise video 2 times a week. My physical therapist told me on Wednesday that I could look at this nasty disease as a gift to help me to do the things that I should be doing anyway, and she is absolutely right. Thanks for the great challenge, Crystal!

  • VickiD says:

    I didn’t start yet, but I have worked 3 of my 4 days of working out, into my schedule! I start a 3 day a week Boot Camp, on Tues! My neighbor has classes and she is letting me come for Free!! I weighed and measured with her this morning….it wasn’t as bad a I thought!
    I plan on doing yoga with my 14 year old once or twice a week. She is 14 and is working on flexibility for cheerleading…we will be scheduling it around her basketball cheer schedule.
    Crystal, I want to thank you! I hesitated posting, because I didn’t do any actual workout, but then I remembered what my “word for the year” is: PROGRESS! Progress is exactly what I’m making!
    Also, I launched a new business too! Voice by Vicki!! I have 30 years of experience, I’m home all day, care taking for my 86 year old, wheelchair bound father, so I NEED to do something other than be a caretaker, wife of 20 years and counting, and mom of two girls , one a freshman in college, one a freshman on high school. My business is something all my own! My first student, started last Thursday!
    Thank you for being genuine and real!
    Blessing,
    Vicki D

  • Brandi says:

    So excited! I got in 5 days of cardio! Love this challenge Crystal!

  • Gus says:

    I’m in! A little late but just found this web page today.
    My goal for January is to take 2 Zumba classes every week, cardio and lifting twice a week.

  • Jennifer says:

    The goal was to lose weight and instead of focusing on pounds (the end goal), I tried to focus on an actionable behavior or step that would help get me there. For me, that was inputting everything I ate into myfitnesspal. I just focused on being diligent about that and in turn I’ve been more mindful about what I’m eating and lo and behold, I weighed myself on Friday and am seeing a difference!

  • Joyce says:

    I’m still trying to figure out what to do exactly for my workouts, but I have set a goal to move 3x a week for at least 20 minutes. Baby steps for me. I did a cardio workout with my 6yo and walked 1 mile with my 4yo on the Strider Bike, and walked at the lake with my sister for over 3 miles. That is definitely a record for me.

    I emailed my 3 siblings to see if they want to have a regular walking time, so that if at least one of them can meet me each week, I am set for 3 weeks. :p My 3 sibs and their family, and our family eat dinner at our parents’ house each week (where I really need to work on self-control since my dad is quite the chef, and my parents used to own a restaurant), so I figure we can all do a family walk before dinner each week, that will be some accountability for me too.

  • kriswithmany says:

    I want to get all my pt exercises in at least 5x per week. I need to do them so I can get back to my usual exercise routine!

  • Sandy says:

    I did no exercising this week!! 🙁
    I was very sick and got over it by Monday but the week was spent trying to get back into my rythym plus preparing for a 2-day retreat which I was apart of the set-up crew for 36hrs. I plan on starting tomorrow with working out 5 days a week. I did make healthy choices though. I’m not going to beat myself up though. I was sick for a week and you can’t help that.
    Better luck this week! 🙂

  • brenda app says:

    Joined midweek but got enough days but only did one suprime 90 workout. Goal is two a week.

  • Great job! I was on a roll this week – enjoyed either an exercise video and the treadmill everyday or an exercise class with a friend.

  • I’ve never participated in any kind of challenge like this before but I think it’s a fantastic idea! Thanks so much for putting this together and inspiring everyone to get fit! You are pretty fantastic! =)

  • Sasha says:

    I am so excited to join this challenge! I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease, which explains my 30 pound weight gain over the last few years. Now that I know how I need to eat, I am ready to start a fitness program! I’ve got one week of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution under my belt and am loving it!

  • Rachael says:

    My goal was to exercise for 20 min. 3 times per week. I was only able to get in two sessions, but both were longer than 20 min. I have been sick along with my husband and 2/3 of my kids so things were a little out of sorts around here last week. Hopefully with everyone being back at work and school this week things will go better.

  • Susan says:

    Results of my first week: met my goal of 5 up and down hill walks of 30 minutes each.

  • Heidi says:

    I really started working on my own health and fitness in October. I ordered Plexus Slim and their Accelerator, and in just a couple of months I had lost over 25 pounds! I had been holding onto a lot of weight from my 3rd baby, and I was ready to get rid of that and get some more energy! I began working out pretty hard at our local YMCA, and I do workout vids at home when we’re snowed in. I am way more purposeful with my eating habits also! My life has new meaning! I go after each day with gusto now, thank the Lord, and almost every area of my life has improved from my relationship with my kids and hubby, to reading my Bible more, to keeping up with the day to day busy-ness of homeschooling and home making…all of it! Self control in one area almost always branches out into all areas of our life! Please visit and like my facebook page if you get a chance! Thank you I truly appreciate the encouragement! https://www.facebook.com/myslimlife

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