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I’m a theme oriented person – give me a theme and I’ll run with it! So the new theme in my life is Be Healthy. There are so many ways to think and plan how to Be Healthy but ACTION is needed. One of the first things we were told as participants: if you write something down, you increase your chance of accomplishing it We were asked to blog and use social media to document our Be Healthy Challenge experience because data reveals a direct relationship between writing and succeeding. This b . . . [View Full]
  The man states the Be Healthy Challenge has been a riot. And rewarding. A rewarding riot! They have three weeks left their initial challenge. But what of the next twelve weeks? And all those "Twelve Weeks After"? Here are the man's goal in his own words:   Be Healthy Challenge Week 9: 3 SMART Goals For the Next Twelve Weeks 1 S: Achieve and maintain target weight through 6 days/week exercise schedule: 3xCardio, 3xStrength M: Target weight: 205 A: Target weight is within 10 lbs as of  . . . [View Full]
Wow, only 3 weeks left! The past 2 weeks included learning about goal-making and how goals can help us achieve a healthy lifestyle. My main goal the last 9 weeks has been just GETTING to the gym 3 times a week. So I had to think a bit deeper now about going a step further and now making some additional goals: Specific: I want to continue a regular workout program. Measurable: I will join a training program or select a self-plan and workout at least 3 times a week. Achievable: I have always  . . . [View Full]
When I started this challenge, I had a goal to lose 10 pounds, learn to enjoy sweets in moderation, and lower my cholesterol and blood pressure.  So far, I have lost 7 pounds and I look forward to our end of the challenge health check to see the results of the changes I have made on my blood pressure and cholesterol.   I am a little scared for this challenge to end.  It has been so good for me.  The accountability of my fitness pal and my team has really been beneficial.  I hope that sett . . . [View Full]
  The Be Healthy Challenge has helped me to learn how to set goals and understand how to acutally make it happen. Haute Dogge, Elements Massage of Franklin and Mountain High Outfitters have made this possible for my life. I want to make my goal to continue this trend and to show my appreciation to our sponsors. For my next 12 week journey:  S: I want to maintain a healthy weight and continue to watch what I am eating. M:  I want to have a healhty weight by the end of the next 12 weeks. I  . . . [View Full]
This week's blog is about making a SMART goal. As a teacher, I have my kiddos make goals all the time. I never thought about making a goal for my health. I think this is a great idea and will hold me accountable. Specific: I want to train for and run a 6K. Measurable: I will join a 6K run (Leiper's Fork Heroes 6K). I will use an Couch to a 5K app on my phone to help me with my endurance. I will also continue my workouts with Brent Brinkmeier. Achievable: I am not a runner. I will do interval . . . [View Full]
This week’s blog was a two week assignment. We were asked to look past the challenge and continue to make goals for ourselves in our new healthy lifestyle. These SMART goals will help guide me to continue on in my journey after the Be Healthy Challenge.   Goal #1 Continue to workout three days a week. I will continue to walk my dog, but extend our walking time and distance I will continue to use my membership to the Rec Center ($25/mo) to go to classes and use the equipment plus meet up  . . . [View Full]
Hello again, and thanks for checking in on Team Quest's progress!  It's been two weeks since you heard from us as we all got an extra week to think of goals.  Our team has really gotten our second wind as the challenge is winding down, and the results are flying in: My butt-kicking teammate Leigh Ray saw her cholesterol drop a whopping 55 points and her triglycerides fall over 70 points!  Amazing stuff!  My victories are more superficial: I bought a size 30 swimsuit in Seaside, FL last wee . . . [View Full]
  Just 3 more weeks left in the Be Healthy Challenge and then I have to cut the apron strings of competition, weekly points reporting, weigh-ins, emails from mentors and an encouraging team that holds me accountable at 3x per week workouts. What will living healthy look like for me when I am being challenged only by myself? This week I will set S.M.A.R.T. goals to help me answer this question. Because of the Be Healthy Challenge, my S.M.A.R.T. goals will not be a guess. They will be a conti . . . [View Full]
Specific: I want to rejoin a ladies competitive tennis league. Measureble: Beginning with the summer session, I will join a tennis clinic and will participate at least one time per week in clinic and play a match at least one time per week. Achievable: I haven't played tennis competitively in three years, so I will enter the league at a lower skill level until I regain skills and build stamina. Relevant: Tennis is a fun and social sport. I miss playing tennis from both a social and physical pers . . . [View Full]
Get SMART to Get HEALTHY When the Be Healthy Challenge concludes in mid-June I wish to not only maintain the progress I’ve made but build on it.  To that end I’ve created several SMART goals for the 12-weeks beginning July 1st and ending September 30th.   Specific:What is something very specific I want to accomplish? Measurable:Time, distance, frequency, weight, percentage, amounts, or ratio Achievable:Within reach, do-able.  Relevant:Health-related issues and improvement that r . . . [View Full]
I don't like surprise parties or surprise vacations.  For me a lot of the fun is in planning a party or vacation.  I have not been good about planning my workout goals or weekly meals.  I realize this willy-nilly attitude often leads to putting off exercise and making a quick dinner that is what I have on hand or Chinese take out.  When I was young, I had a speedy metabolisme.  I could eat like a truck driver and still wear size 6.  Not any more!  I try to exercise and eat right and I'm . . . [View Full]
How will I keep up my health and wellness journey??? There are many to thank and are responsible for my current health level and my goals going forward. The Brentwood Home Page, Be Healthy Challenge, sponsored by Mountain High Outfitters, and Elements Therapeutic Massage of Franklin, along with the wonderful provision of SHOTS, etc., Dr. Ashley Woods, Dr. Randel Whitehead of 100% Chiropractic, and Katie Lovelace Baldridge of Green Fork Academy  Part I My goals health consist in orde . . . [View Full]

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