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.

And here’s a free magazine for you:  Enjoy the December issue of Eating Well magazine (digital). No strings attached. You’ll never receive a bill. This free issue is yours, compliments of JudysHealthySnacks.com.It’s a food magazine with high journalistic standards, impeccable nutrition credentials and has one of the most respected recipe-development teams ever assembled.

 

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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 is Trisch’s blogT-Tapp Website, and her seven daughters’ website.

 

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!



I Choose Joy! 6-Week Fitness Challenge #1, Week 3

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Well, I did exercise 4 times last week–but not 4 full work-outs.  On the days that I was still feeling the effects of my cold, I made myself at least do one or two T-Tapp moves (hoe-downs, OIP/HF ).  This week:  4 full work-outs!

I’ve plateaued (is that how you spell that word?) on losing inches, so it’s a bit discouraging right now.  Whenever I go through these times, I love to watch Charlotte Siems’ video to get inspired once again.

So, here’s the word of the week:  CONSISTENCY!!!

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!

Link up (or leave a comment below) to let us know how your week went!


I Choose Joy! 6-Week Fitness Challenge #1, Week 2

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How did you do last week?  Did you exercise 4 times?  I didn’t.  Yes, it’s true.  The first week of the challenge, and I already didn’t reach the goal,  I got sick with a bad cold on Friday and missed a couple of days,  so, from now on I will concentrate on getting more workouts in during the earlier part of the week!

One thing I did do was take a couple of long walks.  It was very enjoyable to get outside and walk in the beautiful fall weather.  The first walk was with my oldest daughter, and the second with my husband.

I did one T-Tapp workout and want to definitely do more next week when I’m well from this nasty cold.

I’ve been posting different tips, questions, etc. at my Facebook page.  Please join us there!

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!

Link up (or leave a comment below) to let us know how your first week went!


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

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Today we start 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!

Link up (or leave a comment below) to get started!



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It’s coming Monday! Are you ready?

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We start next Monday on our 6-week fitness challenge!  Are you ready?  I am.  I’ve decided to do a 10-day Basic Workout Boot Camp that will end on October 1, and I’ve completed 3 days in a row.  Then, I’ll switch to 4 days a week with the rest of you.

Here are the rules, so you can see if you’d like to join us.

 

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.  And for you really private types, you can send me an email!  :)

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!

 

Please leave a comment to let me know you’re joining us!

 

If you don’t have a workout to do, I would suggest getting the 15-minute Basic Workout Plus or the 25-minute Step Away the Inches ($16.95), both from T-Tapp.  Those are the 2 workouts I’ll be using. Order now so you’ll be ready!

 

 

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Me? A 5K?

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OK–those are two words that have never been in the same sentence before!  Me and 5K!  But after reading Sam’s post last Monday I started thinking.  And then I did some research!

Here are the upcoming 5K’s that I found:  October 14 through a corn maze (sounds really fun!), November Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, St. Patrick’s Day, and Mother’s Day.

Well, the corn maze one is too soon.

I’d like to do the Thanksgiving one (especially since we won’t be hosting Thanksgiving this year), but because I’m in survival mode I can’t put training for it as a priority yet.  I am getting very little sleep right now (up about 4 times to nurse plus helping a bedwetter with the alarm–it is working YAY!–and other kids who may wake up in the night).

The weather won’t be nice in January and February, so I won’t be ready for St. Patrick’s Day.

That leaves Mother’s Day for when I’ll do my first 5K!  And, no, I’m not going to run it.  My body isn’t built for running.  I’m going to walk it!

And I am going to push my husband and older sons to do the Turkey Trot.  :)

 

Update for this week:  I fit into my size 10 jeans!  I’m so glad to be able to wear another size of clothes.  And I’ve finally lost a few more pounds–it’s been steady on the scale since August 8.   I only did one full workout (Basic Tempo) and one partial workout (Primary Backstretch and Hoe-Downs) this week.

My goal now is to do a 10-day Boot Camp of Basic Workout Plus.  Then, I’ll be ready for our 6-week Fitness Challenge to lose the rest of the weight before the holidays.

 

 

By the way, if you’ve been thinking of trying out T-Tapp, look at all you can get for $35.95:

Basic Workout Plus DVD 15% OFF for the month of September only $35.95!

Retail Value Over $75.00 and Bonus Workout for FREE:

Barefoot Basic Plus DVD (Retail $29.95)
Basic Plus Tempo DVD (Retail $29.95)
Yes You Can Seminar DVD (Retail $19.95)

 

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I Choose Joy! Fitness Challenge

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Those of you who have been following me for a while know that I’m trying to lose the baby weight.  I really, really, really want to wear my old clothes again!  Since starting school 3 weeks ago I have had a very difficult time keeping motivated and staying consistent.  I need your help!  I don’t want to enter the holiday season and possibly gain more weight.  So, I’ve created this challenge so we can help each other.

Here’s how it works:

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.  And for you really private types, you can send me an email!  :)

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!

I’m new to using InLinkz, so I’d like to test it out today.  If this challenge interests you, please link up your blog below (home page or a particular post–your choice). It’s not a commitment yet; there will be an official sign-up again on October 1.  Please tell your friends–the more the merrier!  It’s easy to share on Facebook, Pinterest, Stumle Upon, or Twitter with the icons right above this post.

**Why did I decide to wait two more weeks before starting?  To give you enough time to get your exercise program!  If you don’t have one, I would suggest getting the 15-minute Basic Workout Plus or the 25-minute Step Away the Inches ($16.95), both from T-Tapp.  Those are the 2 workouts I’ll be using. Order now so you’ll be ready!

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