Week 10 (Mar 14-20): Celebration
The Road Ahead
This is the final week of the Get Moving Challenge. By now you should have the basic tools necessary to lead a more fit and active lifestyle. Keep it moving and try some of these LIVE FOR LIFE programs.
Get a Fitness Makeover
If you are looking for an individualized fitness plan, make an appointment with a fitness specialist by contacting LIVE FOR LIFE at 684-3136 (option 1). A fitness specialist can test your current fitness level, assess your body fat percentage, and customize an exercise program specifically for you.
Join a Group
The Duke Run/Walk Club just started another 12 week session which meets at the East Campus Wall, West Campus at the Al Buehler Trail, Duke Raleigh Hospital, and Duke Regional Hospital. This program provides support and training protocols that will help you progress in your walking or running distance. There are different levels from which you can choose, based on your current fitness needs. All fitness levels welcome, including beginners.
Expand Your Options
If you are a Duke Fitness Club member, it may be time to challenge yourself by taking some of the classes offered at the gym. However, if class times don't mesh or membership fees are an issue, you can still get the benefits of an exercise class without leaving home. The LIVE FOR LIFE Lending Library offers a variety of exercise videos which include: dance, walking, strength training, Pilates and more. Check out the videos offering online or in the LIVE FOR LIFE office on the ground floor of Duke South Clinic.
Nutrition: Celebrating Your Successes with Food
This is a great time to look back at your successes and accomplishments. Time goes by fast and it is always a good idea to stop and look at your improvements and check to see how close you are to meeting your goals. Even if you haven't progressed as far as you hoped you would, it is a good idea to reevaluate where you are and what you need to do to move forward to reach your goals. Look back at what changes you have made and see if you are in a better place.
Celebrating helps unite people and focus on the positive aspects of your accomplishments. We need to take the time to celebrate and acknowledge all your hard work and determination, and recognize it was worth it to achieve your goals.
Most people think of celebrating success with food. Even though food is the central focus of most celebrations, try to get creative and find other ways to celebrate success. Celebrate your success with:
- A manicure/pedicure
- Buy a new outfit for your new size
- Get a massage, facial, and your hair done
- Watch a light-hearted movie
- Go on a camping trip
- Have a dinner party with your friends who were involved in the Get Moving Challenge
- Go out for a longer jog to get more endorphins
- Have a dance party. It will be a workout and fun at the same time
- Make a deliciously nutritious snack
- Show your family how you've progressed- take them through your journal entries/progression/etc.
Congratulations! You should be proud of yourself.