07-09-2014 11:16 PM - edited 07-30-2014 10:17 AM
Welcome to week two of the Care4YouToo Fitness and Weight Loss Contest for the Caregiver. This week’s focus is on positive changes you will make to your physical activity.
Week 2: Tell us or Show us (by uploading a photo) one positive change you will make to your physical activity.
Share the change you want to make by clicking on the reply button at the bottom of this post.
To upload a photo, simply follow these steps:
1. Click the red Reply button;
2. Click the tree-shaped icon to insert an image;
3. Select Browse to choose the image;
4. Click the red Insert Image button; and
5. Presto! You've uploaded an image
To help the caregivers who join the challenge, twin fitness experts Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams will offer fitness tips, exercises, encouragement, and support as you progress through the Care4YouToo Contest.
Replying to this post will officially enter you in the contest for a chance to win one (1) weekly prize valued at approximately $125 (may be gift card) and one (1) grand prize gift card valued at $500 that’s coupled with 1,000 Points that can be used in the AARP Rewards for Goods Program.
To be eligible for the weekly prize, you must post to the weekly contest question. For example, to be eligible for week 1, you must post during the week of July 21 – 27, 2014.
Not only can you win prizes, but also you will gain the biggest prize of all – a happier, healthier you.
WEEK 2 WINNER IS MARIEREMIE72
07-21-2014 02:46 PM
I've upgraded my activity level by twisting on a twist board for 20 minutes while watching the Tour De France.
07-21-2014 06:30 PM
Hi! I'm Amy Goyer, AARP's Family & Caregiving expert and, most importantly, primary caregiver for my Dad, Robert, who is 90 yrs old and has Alzheimer's disease. I have been intensively caregiving for both of my parents for the past 5 yrs; my Mom passed on in Oct. 2013, so now it's just Daddy, me and his service dog, Mr. Jackson (and my wonderful sister, Linda, comes from Ohio to Phx when I go out of town). As a working (and often traveling) caregiver I struggle with weight gain and trying to stay fit...so although I'm not eligible to win, I'll be participating along with the rest of you! Kymberly & Alexandra rock (I've met them) and I know they have lots of great tips! This week, the change I'm making is this: I bought a fitbit! I'm going to get it up and going and wear it all the time and try to get my 10,000 steps in and monitor my sleep etc. I'm leaving on a business trip tomorrow so I hope the airport walking helps!
07-21-2014 07:36 PM
I plan to use my meditation apps to open my day with 5-10 minutes of guided meditation. I feel confident that will be better than the 30 minutes I now spend checking my emails via my phone before I even get out of bed.
07-21-2014 07:37 PM
Hi Amy! I hope we get to walk an airport together some time. I get on the moving walkways and actually walk. Feels like I am flying then!
07-21-2014 09:25 PM
On the days when I don't mow our campground or our yard, I will walk on the treadmill for at least 20 minutes.
07-22-2014 07:28 AM
Hello, all! I like this format for posting my goals and seeing that others have the same challenges with balancing health and exercise with daily schedules. My postive change goal is to continue working on those 10,000 steps and do some Wii exercises with my grandson when the rains won't let us play outside in the afternoon!
07-22-2014 02:08 PM
Today I forgot to wear my Polar Loop that tracks my steps. That means the 4,000 or so steps I did so far (I did a cardio class) show as zero. So today I am going to walk the dogs extra, just to make my daily steps goal. Yeah, I know my body knows that I did the steps, but I want it to show on my Loop!! This is the view I get when I walk the dogs.