Sun, Feb. 25th, 2007, 03:22 pm
Is anyone else starting the challenge tomorrow?
Looking for a new fitness program? How about trying the Presidential Fitness Challenge. This challenge comes in three varieties:
1. The Active Lifestyle Program - For those of you who aren't active on a daily basis yet, this is a great way to begin. The rules are basically to get a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week, for a total of 6 weeks.
2. The Presidential Champions Program - If you're already active and want a new challenge, this program is for you. Your goal is to see how many points you can earn by staying active. Points are based on the amount of energy each activity burns. So the more active you are, the more points you'll get. When you reach 20,000 points, you'll earn a Bronze award. Then you can continue on in the Presidential Champions program for a Silver or Gold award.
3. The Advanced Performance Presidential Champions Program - This is basically the same system as the Presidential Champions Program, except that the award goals are higher. For instance, you need to get 40,000 points to earn a Bronze award. The Presidential Champions Fitness Program Website
(where you can log your progress and also order your awards when you've reached your goal)
Also, if you want, come join the LJ pres_challenge community
to chat with others who are challenging themselves with this program.
I just wanted to let you all know that I will be participating in Project Bread's Annual Walk for Hunger on May 7th. It's a 20 mile walk in the Boston area (yipes to the blisters), and I am hoping to get your support. My church (Church of Our Saviour Episcopal, Somerset, MA) has a kick ass food pantry which serves hundres of people in southeastern MA (mostly Somerset, Fall River, New Bedford, and Dighton) and Project Bread offers grants which have helped us out alot! So, if you'd like to support me, my team, and Project Bread by making a small or large donation, you can to to the following website: http://www.projectbread.org/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_donate
I am not sure how to make it a link, so you may have to copy and paste it. You can search for my name (Cara Parchesco) and donate right online.
Thanks in advance for all your help.
I can tell you that there are lots of people who really need it (even in places you wouldn't expect) and really appreciate it. Some families that come to our food pantry are actually participating in the walk with our team. It's going to be awesome and I will certainly update all about it after the event!
Take care and God Bless!
this is cross posted a bunch! Sorry.
Fri, Mar. 17th, 2006, 05:42 pm
I went swimming today and on wednesday and it felt GREAT! Everytime I stop swimming for a long while I always forget how much I love it, and when I get back in the pool I can't believe that I hadn't been in so long. It just makes me feel like I got such a good workout, and I really love just being able to swim kind of like a robot and just let my brain kind of float. If that even makes any sense. I guess it's just very therapeudic for me.
I haven't been eating great for this week, I have finals starting monday and I am super stressed out. I think I'll just let myself study, try and make good choices, but not stress out about food. I can get back on track over spring break since I won't be doing very much of anything.
Hope everyone else is doing well!
This weekend I went home and ate like crap. I just let myself pretty much eat whatever I wanted. I think it was because I was out of my school zone and back in my old house. We also don't have my kind of food at my house, I like to eat alot of different veggies and fruit, I just buy different stuff. So when I go home it's hard to pick out the healthy things and eat that, if that even makes sense.
What do you guys do when you have to go back to your parents house? I don't want to have to spend a ton of money getting salad everyday in order to feel like I'm getting enough veggies. Maybe I need to plan ahead? Any options would be great since I'll be back there for spring break. This week and next week I'm going to try and be extra good, but we'll see how that goes with the stress of finals. Hope everyone did better last week than I did!
Hi everyone- almost a week in and doing ok...
I've been using the selfdiet food log to count calories, so I've been in bounds all week, but the exercise just isn't happening. I had an hour long fencing lesson yesterday and walked my dogs for an hour this evening. That's something right?
Anyone know if there is a way to port your self diet log to the self challenge log?
It's halfway through the second week and I am so behind. I am going to have to workout tonight friday and saturday to get all of the exercise in.
I think I've figured out how to get both the strength training and the cardio in to my day (that was my problem last week).
I plan to do the cardio in the morning to wake me up and then I'll do the strength traing at night to put me to sleep (better than coffee and sleeping pills). So while I'm really behind on only the second week I'm not giving up.
For the past three days I've been sick and my stress levels have been thru the roof with personal issues so I didn't keep with the plan, but today I am so far. I'm not going to go off of it again, I'm going to fit into my favorite pair of jeans again!
This will be my 4th Self Challenge to start, and hopefully my first time to finish. I was grateful and surprised to see an LJ community posted in the Self Forums. Hopefully this will keep me accountable!( My Stats:Collapse )
I was looking forward to Week 2, but now I have a stomach bug that is kicking my ass. My mission is to not let this suck my motivation. I hope I am not down for the count for long.
I hope you are all having excellent Mondays!