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Prevention’s 2014 28-Day Challenge
Hosted By: Chris Freytag
 
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You’re just 28 days from a clear head, clean diet, and toned body. Our 4-week shape-up plan is back, it’s better, and it kicks off May 1st. We’ve teamed up with wellness expert Kris Carr and fitness coach Chris Freytag to bring you the ultimate get-in-shape-by-summer plan. Are you in? Your 28-Day Challenge It’s meant to be simple enough for anyone to do. There’s no dieting, calorie counting, or crazy-hard workouts. All you have to do is... 1. Eat clean. This one month, recommit to filling the fridge with whole, healthy foods. We’ve put together 30 amazing recipes that make clean eating easier than ever. Grab them at prevention.com/28daychallenge. 2. Move for 2½ hours a week. That’s 150 minutes of cardio—the minimum amount we all need to keep our hearts healthy. Pick any activity you love and break it up however suits your schedule. 3. Do your WOWs. Strength training is basically youth in a dumbbell, which is why building lean muscle is part of this challenge. To keep things fun, Chris Freytag created four WOWs (workouts of the week). Download PDFs and watch Chris demo the moves at prevention.com/28daychallenge. 4. Listen to Kris and Chris. Setting a weekly intention will help you stay focused. Kr... see more
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Chris Freytag
Get Ready for the 2nd ANNUAL challenge - we start MAY 1st 2014! ALL workouts and information will be posted soon. Get ready mentally and get your app set up on your phone!! If you participated last year, then you are already in the challenge… YAHOO - GET READY!!
Lasaundra Watson-Legate - I'm amped up...let's go !!!!
9 minutes ago
Jacqueline Jacobs
I completed my reps yesterday and plan to continue until the end of the month. The UP really worked for me. I feel stronger. I can see and feel the difference in my arms, core and especially my thighs and butt. Upswing light 5 pound weights while doing the squat jump ups worked for me. Thank you Chris for the terrific information. I will head home for Christmas feeling great. I also learned that I am still cancer free four years after being treated for ovarian cancer. What a nice Christmas present. Happy Holidays to all and congratulations to the winners, every last one of us who took the UPs challenge.
Pauline Moles
Day 12- Awesome Hike today!!
Ann Voldstad
I biked over the Golden Gate Bridge today, a first for me. A couple of hills before and after: got my cardio in.
Ann Voldstad - Oops, meant to post this on the Back to School Challenge. Sry.
Sep 12, 2013
Diane Fleshman
Can't do the interval training by walking/jogging, plantar faciitis gets me. Will have to do intervals on the elliptical.
Diane Fleshman
Carolina, I'm starting the challenge - about a week behind you (ah,10 days) - Almost half the time of the challenge! Nonetheless, you seem to have the most comments on here, so I'll speak with you. I don't do Facebook, Twitter, or Blogs; even this is a stretch for me. I don't like to 'share' my life online! But, I will for this short time.

I'm 5'4" and 172#. In college I was 135, and looked good. Measurements then were 37-27-37. Now 42-32-42 - at least I still have the shape. I'm looking to loose about 20 pounds; since I'm 58 years old, I don't think I need to be at 135 anymore.

I did a 21 day program once, and it worked fairly well for me. I've actually been doing a lot of different things for some time now. I walk 3 miles a day. At this point it's difficult to walk fast enough to get my heart rate up, so I've taken to doing intervals every other day by jogging for 2 minutes and walking for 4. I play tennis (doubles) 2 times a week. In winter, I ski and scuba dive. I need to become more regular with my workouts - i.e. resistance training. I'm fairly certain at this point that weight/resistance will up the calorie burn and increase strength.

Intention: I will loose 20# and increase my strength, stamina, and flexibility. I will accomplish this by
*eating whole foods (& limited starches) to fuel my activities. (I do eat a good diet now.)
*walking 3 miles a day with intervals every other day.
*starting a resistance training program on my Total Gym equipment. (I have yet to decide how to approach this.)
*stretching after walking/interval training for at least 5 minutes.

First I need to find out where I am so I can see if/when I've accomplished some or all of the goals. I'll talk with you again when I've done that and figured out my strategy for the Total Gym.
Carol 👍
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Pauline Moles - Ever since you mentioned Mediterranean food I've been craving Shawarma. So I got some tonight :-)
Jul 17, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Pauline Moles
When I started this Challenge in May, my goal was to fit in my black jeans I bought 2 years ago. After shedding 14 pounds I was finally able to wear it yesterday for the first time. Yay!!
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Carol 👍 - I am starting a new challenge, maybe you are interested :)
Jul 15, 2013
Pauline Moles - Which Challenge are you starting Carolina?
Jul 15, 2013
brenda matthews
adding 50 min of cardio today... finished my am. spin class covering 16 miles! WHEW!
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