90-Day Family Fitness Challenge and 50% off Sale!

Family Time Fitness - 90 day Challenge

It’s time for a fitness challenge, don’t you think?  I know I could use the motivation and accountability.  I Still need to lose 10 pounds because I Still haven’t been consistent with my exercising!

The company Family Time Fitness is hosting the challenge and you can sign up here!

You can do it as an individual or as a family–and there will be prizes!  Free to enter.  It’s starts next Monday, so be sure to sign up today!

And, if you need something to help you get moving each day, Family Time Fitness is running a sale on their products for 50% off until October 7.  After the first week, it will go to 25% off, and then the sale will be over.

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Fitness Challenge #1 Wrap-Up

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Today ends the 6-week fitness challenge. I did not do all I hoped for as far as exercising goes, so I didn’t reach my goal. But I’m not giving up! I did lose 2 pounds and 2 1/4 inches. For the next 7 weeks, I’m going to be careful what I eat and exercise when I can (try to do 3 full T-Tapp work-outs a week). Then, I’ll start up a new Fitness Challenge on New Year’s Day! Please plan to join me!

If you missed it, be sure to read my review about the balance cushion I tried out last week.

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I Choose Joy! 6-Week Fitness Challenge #1, Week 6

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This is the last week of the challenge!  Can I do 4 work-outs this week?  I sure hope so!  Last week I did two–one should count for double since it was at the T-Tapp clinic.  I was so sore the next day!  The clinic was great, though, and I’m once again thrilled that I use this incredible mind-body work-out.  One way I could describe it is that most exercise is mindless.  You just try to work your body in a certain way (aerobics, running, walking) for a set amount of time.  T-Tapp uses very deliberate movements.  Form is extremely important, and it requires a great deal of concentration.  You get more done in less time because you work 5-7 muscle groups with every exercise.   (See the T-Tapp website for more info!)
One thing we talked quite a bit about last week was the soon-to-be-released exercise DVD called Senior Fit.  I’m so excited about it!  Finally, there will be a great way for older people to work out that is created just for them with their special needs in mind!  Teresa Tapp has spent years working on it.

Well, for our last week I want you to join me in making healthy choices this week!

Here’s a recap of our our 6-week fitness challenge: Are you ready to lose some inches and get healthier before the holidays? I am! My goal is (was) to lose 1-2 sizes by November 12.

We’re going to keep each other accountable and encourage each other to keep at it by linking up here each Monday. I know I need the challenge spirit to keep me motivated. Exercising is not my favorite thing to do! Link up your blog post telling us how you did the previous week. I’ll share how I did, as well as highlighting a few of you!

If you don’t have a blog, no problem! Just leave a comment here each Monday telling us how you did.

(Also, if you missed the start date, join in with us at any time!)

The rules:

1. Choose any exercise program and do it 4 times each week for 6 weeks (starting Monday October 1 and ending Monday November 12.). Examples of an exercise program are a DVD, gym, class, a 30-minute walk, etc. I’ll be doing T-Tapp, of course! I want the most benefits for the least amount of time invested. :) (Notice, I didn’t say the least amount of effort.)

2. Link up your blog posts each Monday with a report on what and how you did during the previous week (how many work-outs, any inches or pounds lost, benefits to your health). If you don’t have a blog, just leave a comment.

3. Bonus–Add a new healthy habit each week, such as drinking more water, eating more fresh vegetables, getting 10,000 steps with a pedometer, etc.

4. Please follow I Choose Joy! (see sidebar) so that I can remind you to come back here each week to link up your update. Also, please leave a link back here so others can join us! I’ll be posting on my Facebook page throughout the weeks to keep us all motivated — so be sure to Like I Choose Joy! (link in sidebar).



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I Choose Joy! 6-Week Fitness Challenge #1, Week 5

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I had high hopes for this fitness challenge, but it seems that going into high drive and losing a size or two wasn’t meant to be at this time.  Although I have “exercised” sometimes 4 times a week for the last month, I haven’t done 4 full work-outs a week.  I haven’t done enough to make a change.  I have not lost a single pound or inch in the last month.  But at least I haven’t gained any!

Here’s what I know I’ll need to do:

–Full work-outs at least every other day

–Change my eating habits  (I eat way too much sugar/desserts and love to get fast food 1-2 times a week.)

So, am I able to make that a priority right now?  No, I’m not.  I’m still very sleep-deprived.  I’m trying to transition my 4-month-old into her own bed (out of mine) but it hasn’t happened yet.  So, I’m up with her about  4-5 times a night nursing.  The other 7 kids are very demanding right now and require quite a bit of my time, so mornings are hard to fit a work-out in.  Lately, I’ve been doing my exercising  in the evenings, but if I get too tired or it gets crazy around here, it doesn’t happen.

I checked my BMI and found out that I am in “normal” range.  Size 10 isn’t too bad for the present.  I still want to get down 20 more pounds and into size 6, but I’m not going to stress about it right now.  The saddest part is that I still can’t wear my rings–and it’s been a year!

So, here’s my new goal:  I will exercise as much as possible every week.  I will eat more sensibly.  But if I stay at the same weight until January, that’s OK.  I’ll revisit my Fitness Challenge then!

 

Here’s a recap of our our 6-week fitness challenge: Are you ready to lose some inches and get healthier before the holidays? I am! My goal is (was) to lose 1-2 sizes by November 12.

We’re going to keep each other accountable and encourage each other to keep at it by linking up here each Monday. I know I need the challenge spirit to keep me motivated. Exercising is not my favorite thing to do! Link up your blog post telling us how you did the previous week. I’ll share how I did, as well as highlighting a few of you!

If you don’t have a blog, no problem! Just leave a comment here each Monday telling us how you did.

(Also, if you missed the start date, join in with us at any time!)

The rules:

1. Choose any exercise program and do it 4 times each week for 6 weeks (starting Monday October 1 and ending Monday November 12.). Examples of an exercise program are a DVD, gym, class, a 30-minute walk, etc. I’ll be doing T-Tapp, of course! I want the most benefits for the least amount of time invested. :) (Notice, I didn’t say the least amount of effort.)

2. Link up your blog posts each Monday with a report on what and how you did during the previous week (how many work-outs, any inches or pounds lost, benefits to your health). If you don’t have a blog, just leave a comment.

3. Bonus–Add a new healthy habit each week, such as drinking more water, eating more fresh vegetables, getting 10,000 steps with a pedometer, etc.

4. Please follow I Choose Joy! (see sidebar) so that I can remind you to come back here each week to link up your update. Also, please leave a link back here so others can join us! I’ll be posting on my Facebook page throughout the weeks to keep us all motivated — so be sure to Like I Choose Joy! (link in sidebar).

 


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I Choose Joy! 6-Week Fitness Challenge #1, Week 4

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We had a wonderful 50th Birthday party for my husband last night!  I surprised him with having several of his family members do some performances for him.  I love that so much of our family is musical!  Four of my kids recited poems as well; they work on their public speaking each week at our ICC class.   And I sang the 2 songs that I sang at our wedding reception (“Embraceable You” and “Misty”) with my oldest son accompanying on his saxophone!  Such fun!

Well, with all that I did not exercise this weekend, so I only did 3 days last week.  This week will be four!

Next week I’ll be going to my first ever T-Tapp event led by a lovely lady whom I’ve known through blogging for years.  This will be my first blog friend to meet in person!  She’ll be working on correcting our form in the Basic Workout Plus, so I’m really looking forward to that!

 

Here’s a recap of our our 6-week fitness challenge: Are you ready to lose some inches and get healthier before the holidays? I am! My goal is to lose 1-2 sizes by November 12.

We’re going to keep each other accountable and encourage each other to keep at it by linking up here each Monday. I know I need the challenge spirit to keep me motivated. Exercising is not my favorite thing to do! Link up your blog post telling us how you did the previous week. I’ll share how I did, as well as highlighting a few of you!

If you don’t have a blog, no problem! Just leave a comment here each Monday telling us how you did.

(Also, if you missed the start date, join in with us at any time!)

The rules:

1. Choose any exercise program and do it 4 times each week for 6 weeks (starting Monday October 1 and ending Monday November 12.). Examples of an exercise program are a DVD, gym, class, a 30-minute walk, etc. I’ll be doing T-Tapp, of course! I want the most benefits for the least amount of time invested. :) (Notice, I didn’t say the least amount of effort.)

2. Link up your blog posts each Monday with a report on what and how you did during the previous week (how many work-outs, any inches or pounds lost, benefits to your health). If you don’t have a blog, just leave a comment.

3. Bonus–Add a new healthy habit each week, such as drinking more water, eating more fresh vegetables, getting 10,000 steps with a pedometer, etc.

4. Please follow I Choose Joy! (see sidebar) so that I can remind you to come back here each week to link up your update. Also, please leave a link back here so others can join us! I’ll be posting on my Facebook page throughout the weeks to keep us all motivated — so be sure to Like I Choose Joy! (link in sidebar).

5. I’ll have a couple of prizes to give away at the end of the challenge!

 

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