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  • The challenge for the month is for all of us to get stronger! Strength training (toning and building muscles through resistance) is an important part of staying healthy and prevent injuries, especially as we get older. Even if you don't have weights at home, you can do strength work with pushups or other exercises using your own body weight. Let's make our health a priority!
  • 9/1/16 at 8:00 AM -
    9/30/16 at 11:50 PM
  • Where
    Fitness Challenge page Map
  • Host
    Sylvia Todd / Healthful Living Group
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  • RSVPs
    • 30 attending
    • 6 maybe attending
    • 0 not attending
    • 102 awaiting reply

Fitness Challenge: Stronger in September

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  • George Chibamu
  • Octavia Cruse
  • Judie  Teamer
  • Darlene Rego
    Darlene Rego: It's December but if it's still not too late, I'd like to join!  
    • December 3, 2016
  • Damion P
    Damion P joined the event Fitness Challenge: Stronger in September
    • November 1, 2016
  • Camille Grayson
    Camille Grayson joined the event Fitness Challenge: Stronger in September
    • November 1, 2016
  • Diane Symborski✝
    Diane Symborski✝: I did my stretching and walking today took my time but I did it. :-)
    • September 30, 2016
    • Sylvia Todd likes this.
    • Diane Symborski✝
      Sylvia Todd Aww, that is great, Diane :)! Are you feeling better today?
      • September 30, 2016
    • Diane Symborski✝
      Diane Symborski✝ Yes a little but it's that cough and all the phlegm. I feel like it's an endless pit.. lol
      • September 30, 2016
    • Diane Symborski✝
      Diane Symborski✝ My husband is getting worse. I had it before him so i'm a little a head of him.
      • September 30, 2016
    • Diane Symborski✝
      Sylvia Todd Aww, will keep praying for you both!
      • September 30, 2016
    • Diane Symborski✝
      Diane Symborski✝ Thank you both so very much. <3
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: Today is the last day of our fitness challenge! I hope that you were able to improve your strength and that you were blessed. Even if you did not do as well as you hope, don't give up, because building strength is a lifetime goal, and not just something t...  more
    • September 30, 2016
  • Diane Symborski✝
    Diane Symborski✝: No  exercise still fighting what ever we all have. WE felt like we was going to get better but we got worse. Women that work with my husband said the same thing. Felt like they was getting better and it got worse. I've been really resting a lot and don't ...  more
    • September 30, 2016
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: Have not done much on my exercises this week, sorry! We have been at a conference this week and meetings today. That said, the conference was such a blessing and filled with timely messages :)!
    • September 29, 2016
  • Diane Symborski✝
    Diane Symborski✝: Today I didn't do my  exercise this cold is really bad not feeling good at all today. <3 
    • September 28, 2016
    • Dion Todd and Sylvia Todd like this.
    • Diane Symborski✝
      Diane Symborski✝ Nobody going to the lake this weekend either. My husband and I are sick with this bad cold. When I cough it goes so deep and sounds bad. My daughter called and here and her husband are ill with the same thing. My daughter sounds like me. My grandson is be...  more
    • Diane Symborski✝
      Sylvia Todd Diane, I am so sorry you are still under the weather! Praying for you <3!
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: Good afternoon :)! We are in a ministry conference today, so won't have time to exercise, but praying for the best for each of you!
    • September 27, 2016
  • Diane Symborski✝
    Diane Symborski✝: Today  I did my stretching and walking. Thank You Jesus! <3 
    • September 27, 2016
  • Diane Symborski✝
    Diane Symborski✝: I am still not well with a bad cold by the way Pastor Dion never coughed doing the service. Tell him well done. I could have never done that with my cough. 
    Today I went outside with the dog walking him around after it was a long night for the dog. He had...  more
    • September 26, 2016
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: Back is bothering me a bit today, so stretched it out with some time on the treadmill and some light weights :). Every bit counts ;-)!
    • September 26, 2016
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: Strength training is a great part of anyone's life who wants to prevent injuries, have better balance and prevent osteoporosis. Even if you haven't stayed on track this month, I encourage you to not give up and start today :)!
    Why Strength Training is a Must for Everyone | SparkPeople
    • September 26, 2016
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: Taking a rest day today! Hope y'all are having a blessed Sunday :)!
    • September 25, 2016
  • Diane Symborski✝
    Diane Symborski✝: I did my stretching, walking and the second half of my walk I used 3 lbs. weights while I walked. <3 Thank You, Holy Spirit. <3
    • September 25, 2016
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: Knocked out a kickboxing/barre combo today! One thing, for those like me who don't like sit-ups (they bother my neck), just doing front kicks works for me as a low-impact way to work on ab strength :)!
    • September 24, 2016
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: Good morning, all! Yesterday, we ended up going to the movies with a couple of friends, something we haven't done in a super long time, so took it as a rest day :). For those interested, we saw "Sully", which was great :)!
    • September 24, 2016
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: Good morning! Yesterday, I did a combo of kickboxing and barre, which I enjoyed :). There are some areas in my kickboxing video where they are talking and a couple of exercises I'm not up to doing (like burpees) and the barre let me do strength work at th...  more
    • September 23, 2016
  • Diane Symborski✝
    Diane Symborski✝:   I did my stretching and walking. I walked longer than I thought today I was walking and not even watching the time. <3
    • September 21, 2016
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: One thing about your exercise routine is to know thyself. I am generally more of a morning person, so the further it gets into the day, the less I am apt to get rolling with my workout, especially anything very cardio ;-). Knocked out some kickboxing this...  more
    • September 21, 2016
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd:
    • September 21, 2016
  • Diane Symborski✝
    Diane Symborski✝: I did my stretching and walking early yesterday. <3 Sorry it's after 12:00 a.m.
    • September 21, 2016
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: Busy day of errands today, so my exercise consisted of lugging around big box store items with Dion :D!
    • September 20, 2016
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: One (perhaps obvious) benefit of working on strength is that my cardio workouts become more effective, letting me put more power and endurance into it. Got some kickboxing, treadmill and some strength work in today (squats, lunges, and the like :))
    • September 19, 2016
  • Diane Symborski✝
    Diane Symborski✝: I did my stretching and walking today. Amen!! It's way to hot for me to go outside so i'm staying in the AC and the roofers are back. They messed the ridge vent up bad. My husband went out and bought the one that he wants. You save your hard earned money ...  more
    • September 19, 2016
    • Diane Symborski✝
      Sylvia Todd Wow, that looks terrible! I guess they were in hurry to get to the next job. We are blessed to have a local carpenter here who takes pride in his work and won't leave until the job is done right.
      • September 19, 2016
    • Diane Symborski✝
      Diane Symborski✝ We have our next door neighbor he's a carpenter. My husband and he went on the roof and looked at everything. It's a plastic ridge vent and my husband told him when plastic heats up it will bend. He said he didn't want it but they said it's good. So that ...  more
  • Kimberly Dublin
    Kimberly Dublin: My back pain is gone, after suffering for one week, I feel like new today.  Back to squats, AB workout, treadmill and ellipitical machines with resistance band workout also.  Going to try my yoga workup DVD too. Keep it moving and Yes you can! 
    • September 19, 2016
  • David and Dianna Wyles
    David and Dianna Wyles: Yesterday we took a nice drive/ picknic / walk up to a nearby mountain stream and in God's beautiful forest! A wonderful and refreshing way to get our exercise on and I consider the up hill climb a bit of core toning so that's a plus! Have a great day y'a...  more
    • September 19, 2016
  • Diane Symborski✝
    Diane Symborski✝: Today we had a long drive home and we just rested when we got home. <3
    • September 19, 2016
  • Chris Dibbern
    Chris Dibbern: Yesterday and today were rest for me. Friday was a somewhat heavier lift that I don't do often, so I am taking some extra time to recuperate. :-)
    • September 18, 2016
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    • Chris Dibbern
      Sylvia Todd That sounds like a good idea, Chris, may you come back stronger than ever tomorrow :)!
    • Chris Dibbern
      Chris Dibbern For the record, Friday's workout was mainly deadlifts and weighted squats. These guys'll put you out like a light, the night after you do 'em.
    • Chris Dibbern
      Sylvia Todd Yikes, that sounds tough! Good job with challenging yourself, brother :)!
      • September 18, 2016
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: Good morning, fitness pals :)! Planning on rest day today, unless I feel extra energetic later. Hope you're all having a blessed Sunday :)!
    • September 18, 2016
  • David and Dianna Wyles
    David and Dianna Wyles: I am afraid sinceI started back to work my exercise habits have gone out the window :( I am going to make a new effort to at least get my exercise on on my days off and try to work in more planks :)
    • September 18, 2016
    • Sylvia Todd and Chris Dibbern like this.
    • David and Dianna Wyles
      Sylvia Todd I totally get that, Dianna! Adjusting to a new routine, and a new job can throw everything off :). When Dion and I worked for a year at an "outside job" (as opposed to working from home), our eating and exercise were wrecked for a while (way too much Soni...  more
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: We are resting a bit around the house today, but did jump up and do a good march on the treadmill, along with some weights :)! 
    • September 17, 2016
  • Diane Symborski✝
    Diane Symborski✝: Yesterday I was not on I had a lot going on I went to the doctor's  I had some type of virus for almost six weeks that was making me feel anxious so they always blame everything on my anxiety. In my blood it did show an infection that was not as bad. Id I...  more
    • September 17, 2016
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: Had a good march on the treadmill today, along with some home strength work. Managed to work off the excess caffeine from earlier, and feel better :D!
    • September 16, 2016
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: I read from a certified personal trainer that coffee is an option for a pre-workout snack. I have not had coffee for a while (mainly because I can't drink it black and don't need the sugar carbs), but was feeling a bit rundown today, so having a cuppa wit...  more
    • September 16, 2016
    • Elena Vasquez likes this.
    • Sylvia Todd
      Elena Vasquez Hello, last night i could not sleep cause a headache for no drinking coffee since about 12 hours
    • Sylvia Todd
      Sylvia Todd Aww, Dion has that problem too, and gets migraines when he doesn't have coffee as well. It usually goes away after about three days. This last month though, he continued to have headaches, so we are still testing on the reason. Some people just seem to be...  more
      • September 17, 2016
    • Sylvia Todd
      Diane Symborski✝ Sylvia, my husband is the same as Pastor Dion. If he don't drink his coffee he ends up with a bad headache. :-)
    • Sylvia Todd
      Sylvia Todd When Dion first started having migraines, we thought it was something more serious. If all it takes is a cup of coffee, no problem ;-)
    • Sylvia Todd
      Diane Symborski✝ Amen!
      • September 17, 2016
  • Cathy Webb
    Cathy Webb joined the event Fitness Challenge: Stronger in September
    • September 16, 2016
  • Sylvia Todd
    Sylvia Todd: Today, I did a combo of cardio and strength with some kickboxing and tried out the "over 50" strength exercises I posted earlier today. The strength work was not bad to do and I think a good addition for anyone who wants to build strength withou...  more
    • September 15, 2016