Final weigh-ins will take place Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 2-7:00 PM at the Ministry 2501 building. You will also receive your t-shirt! ALL weigh-ins must occur before April 10th at 7:00pm in order to be eligible for any prizes.
Come and celebrate your success with the MCWR at the awards ceremony on April 11th at Ben Franklin Junior High in the Auditorium. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the ceremony will begin at 6:00 pm.
If you are still interested in signing up for Walk Wisconsin, and would like to form a walking group, e-mail Traci Smet with your name and availability!
Take a picture and post to Facebook or send to Traci Smet at email@example.com. Challenges expire April 10th at midnight!
Team: With the snow melting and birds chirping, that must mean spring weather is upon us! Take a picture of your team enjoying an outdoor activity. Complete this spring time challenge for 20 points.
Individual: It is the final week of the competition and you have come so far! The only person responsible for your success is you. It is always important to keep working towards a better and healthier you. Your individual challenge this week is to think of one short term and one long term goal you would like to accomplish in the future. These goals may be related to any dimension of wellness (Social, Physical, Environmental, Career, Intellectual, Emotional, or Spiritual). Tell us what your goals are in receive 15 points!
Presentation Review: Staying on Track
Dr. Annie Wetter joined us Tuesday night and gave tips to help participants stay on the right track through the end of the Community Weight Race and beyond. Dr. Wetter is an Associate Dean and Chairperson for the Health Promotion and Human Development program at UW-Stevens Point.
One of Dr. Wetter's most intriguing points was avoid comparing yourself to others, which is harder than it sounds. Everyone is unique and we all need to accept that what works for one person may not work for someone else, and that's okay! Dr. Wetter also touched on the reasons for overconsumption of food. The concern is not emotional or contextual instances, but rather the daily habitual instances. Begin by making small daily changes.
One final tip Dr. Wetter left us with is to trust our bodies. The Health at Every Size (HAES) philosophy deemphasizes the weight loss aspect to most healthy living. It suggests that healthy behaviors may be more important than weight loss. Our bodies can be a reliable source of information to each of us, if we learn to listen. By doing so, we can shift to internally regulated cues and decrease our vulnerability to the many external cues that are out there. One way we can accomplish this is by enjoying indulgences without the guilt and believing we deserve it! To watch Dr. Wetter's presentation click here.