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I am going to start getting the recommended amount of cardio exercise and fruits and vegetables.  What good am I to my patients and children if I can't lead by example?   And for my family, I will develop better stress management skills so we can have more fun.   

As a first year nursing student, in her 40's, I NEED to be better at prioritizing exercise into my weekly schedule!  I'm making the commitment to exercise a minimum of 30 min/day, four times a week while I'm in school.  When I'm not in school I will increase that!

I commit to climbing the stairs at least three times a week instead of using the elevator.  

I really really need to increase my strength and endurance so I have committed to walking at least 5000 steps 3x/wk for the next 3 weeks.  I hope to increase my walking to 7500 steps at least 3x/wk by 11.1

I’m going to make it a goal to work out at least 4/week

I commit to walking 30 minutes most days of the week to improve my A1C

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@amckaney A new challenge starts next week, the  Mental Well-Being Challenge , and we would love for you to join us! Hope you are having a great start to your year!

VSchweg ‍ I don't know if you saw the recent walking discussion, but there's some great info being shared that could help with your commitment!

https://engage.healthynursehealthynation.org/discuss/viewtopic/36/860

@AnnieG2, I struggle with time as well. Commute to work, school, and then life. I bought a Peloton-ish bike this fall and loved riding it and using the Peloton app (which you can purchase independent of the bike itself) love the instructors for classes, so many options!   
I’m right there with you! I finally got so discouraged with beating myself up because I wasn’t exercising or eating the way I wanted to so it became a source of stress. I found a website that offered a way to be more mindful about my nutrition and they offered nutrition coaches and my coach shared an article the other day that focused on planning. It seems like s...
Hi Warren1 ‍ How has your commitment been going? You should check out the upcoming October  Mindful Movement, powered by Humana  Challenge! It will have great tips and motivation to keep us moving this fall! See you around!