Two weeks to go! Don’t forget about the awards ceremony for MCWR 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.
Take a picture and post to Facebook or send to Traci Smet at firstname.lastname@example.org. Challenges expire April 4th at midnight!
Team: Grab a deck of cards and get together with your team. Take turns pulling a card from the deck and perform the exercise indicated by the card. (Clubs = jumping jacks, Spades = sit-ups, Diamonds = squats, Hearts = push-ups. The number on the card indicates the number of repetitions. (Jack, Queen, King = 10 repetitions) If at any time you need to modify the exercises please do so. Perform this Luck of the Draw challenge for 10 points!
Individual: It may not feel like spring just yet, but get in the mood with a little spring cleaning! Show us how you work up a sweat while cleaning! Head into your kitchen and clean out the unhealthy foods you no longer crave. Complete this feel good challenge for 8 points!
Tuesday's Presentation: Where do I go next?
On Tuesday April 2nd the Community Weight Race will welcome Dr. Annie Wetter as the featured speaker for the evening. Dr. Wetter is an Associate Dean and Chairperson for the Health Promotion and Human Development program at UWSP. Nearing the end of the Ministry Community Weight Race many of you may wonder how to remain on track with your weight loss journey. As the final presenter, Dr. Wetter will offer advice and take questions regarding how to maintain a healthy lifestyle outside of this program. Join us April 2nd at Ministry 2501 from 5:30-6:30 for an hour of motivation and inspiration!
Presentation Review: Q and A Session
On Tuesday March 26th, our panel consisting of Deborah Tang (UWSP), Lee Zagrzebski (Anytime Fitness), Jodi Strong (St. Michael’s Hospital), and Patti Boettche (UWSP) joined us for a question and answer session. Below are some of the most common questions that were asked:
Question: I have been exercising regularly, but I seem to have hit a plateau with my weight loss. Is this normal?
Answer: Yes, when exercising, your body can get use to the routine. Periodically you need to change up your exercise routine. Increase the length of time you engage in cardio or add some resistance training.
Question: I am a diabetic and I am concerned about my glucose levels. Is there any exercise advice you can give?
Answer: Usually for diabetics, it is better to exercise in the morning once you have checked your blood sugar levels. Exercise is the cheapest and preferred method in controlling blood glucose levels.
Question: Once The Community Weight Race is over, how can I stay motivated to live a healthy lifestyle?
Answer: Continue to set short and long term goals for yourself. If you have participated as a team during the race, don’t break up once it is over. Encourage each other to eat healthy and exercise on a regular basis.
Question: Does the number on the scale really matter, or should I focus on inches lost?
Answer: The most important piece is how you feel. Weight loss happens at different times for everyone and it is only one indicator of health. Women may notice inches lost before weight loss so it is important not to get discouraged.
Please note all workshops require advance sign-up. Register be emailing your name and which workshop to MinistryCWR@live.com or by calling 715.346.5416 with the same information.
5:00-6:00pm Zumba Challenge (beginner to advanced): Join us for a Zumba dance-off competition. Two groups will face-off to see who will be crowned Zumba champions.
5:00-6:00pm Breathing Away the Pounds: Come and learn about simple breathing exercises that can curb cravings for food, get you warmed up for exercise, or ease your stress. Pranayama is an ancient breathing technique that leads to self-awareness and helps people gain control of their lives.
5:00-6:00pm Hunting for Vulnerability (men only): Explore strength through vulnerability. Finding the courage to be vulnerable will open the door to love, joy, and creativity.
6:00pm Party: Join us in celebrating the success and accomplishments made throughout the Community Weight Race. Bring in your favorite healthy snack to share.