March Through March - Earth Week!

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NovellaLEVEL 45

Post by NovellaSTAFF +24 +41

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Do You Dig It?

We have reached Week One of the March Through March Get Healthy Challenge! The goal of this month long challenge is simple - We want to encourage Snappers to start taking small steps in an overall effort to improve their health. This is for people of all ages, sizes and physical ability! As always, check with your doctor before beginning any new physical or dietary regimen if you have any health concerns.

Each week we will have a theme and while the challenge will always remain the same - we will post some tips, relating to this weeks theme, to hopefully help you toward your goal of getting more healthy!

It's Earth Week!

The theme for this challenge are the four main elements of existence and this week, we're pulling up our sleeves and digging deep. Earth, the ground, mother nature - the very core of our beings. This week is all about FOOD! Everyone loves food, we require it to grow - to survive. The most healthy of foods are those which comes from the soils that Mother Nature has created herself.

However, it's not just about the foods you consume - it's HOW you consume them. Here are some helpful hints;

Set Yourself Up For Success: Don't stress about counting calories or magically turning into a health nut over night. Pace yourself, take small steps and make tiny changes (like eliminating soda from your diet) that eventually will become habits.

Add a salad to your dinner menu, switch from butter to olive oil, use fat free milk! As time progresses you can make healthier choices that will become second nature. Every tiny improvement you make, counts.

Moderation: It's okay to give into temptation and to treat yourself sometimes. You only live once. Just remember to have things in moderation. Less often or smaller proportions!

Manage HOW You Eat: Eating is often times emotional. Try to eat with people as often as you can. Allow time for your family to enjoy your meals together. Put more emphasis on making the meal about being together, as well as nourishing your body. Listen to your body. Are you really hungry? Have a glass of water to see if the cravings pass before indulging in snacks. More (smaller) meals, frequently the day actually increased your metabolism and is healthier than one or two BIG meals. Spread them out, keep your body fueled!

Source: Health Guide. Check out the source for a really great article and more fabulous tips about how to make food work for you!

Your Earthy Challenge:

Part A - Song Challenge Sing any song from the Feature Page on March 9, 2012. The song must be dated March 9th to be eligible.

Part B - Fitness Challenge Your Fitness challenge this week was to increase your current fitness regime by 5 minutes, three-five times a week.

In your song comment section - simply tell us how it is going. Have you gotten any exercise in? Are you walking? Stretching? Remember, the level of activity you add to your day is 100% your choice. Whatever you comfortable with - just let us know how you're doing! Also, tell us YOUR idea of a healthy snack! Share a recipe if you have one.

Cam users, if you want to get featured; Show/Make us the snack on cam! Work out, or sport your most fabulous aerobic outerwear!

Rules & Guidelines:

1. The Challenge is open from 12:00 AM EST to 11:59 PM EST Friday March 9, 2012! The song must be dated March 9.
2. No Two-Person duets allowed. You may harmonize with yourself.
3. Gender Benders are acceptable
4. You MUST have FUN! Fun, Fun, Fun!
5. Post your challenge link back in this thread.
6. Web cams are encouraged but not required.
7. Challenge is open to all members.
8. One song per Snapper.
9. Promotion of non-challenge songs is strictly prohibited.
10. Post your link only once, if you think you've been missed contact the SingSnap Events Team.
11. Did I mention you must have FUN?
12. The song must be submitted in the following format.

Username
Song Title
Link

Happy Singing!

Nick1992LEVEL 21

Reply by Nick1992GOLD

Dutch choir r/b79a77efb feel free to join in if you dare

will read later!!

White_starLEVEL 8

Reply by White_starGOLD +2

Have a great weekend everyone

flaggings first one wohooo

White_starLEVEL 8

Reply by White_starGOLD +2

Have a great weekend everyone

lolll

TigerleeLEVEL 9

Reply by TigerleeGOLD

FLAGGING!!!! SEE YA FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!

Nick1992LEVEL 21

Reply by Nick1992GOLD

Dutch choir r/b79a77efb feel free to join in if you dare

sounds good.....

dsider63LEVEL 26

Reply by dsider63GOLD +1 +9

Full of Grace 3/22/15 r/b07a4d0ab

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JulesLEVEL 36

Reply by JulesSPECIAL-EVENTS +2

I must find more time to sing!

Get those fitness levels up and see you all on Friday

Daydreamer2008LEVEL 15

Reply by Daydreamer2008GOLD +3 +9

Under the weather...

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jimscotLEVEL 2

Reply by jimscot +2

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LilKittyLEVEL 3

Reply by LilKittyGOLD +4

hey everyone!!! gettin' ready for week 2!!

NovellaLEVEL 45

Reply by NovellaSTAFF +24 +41

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W00t!

SoftiSings

Edited reply by SoftiSings

WOW THIS IS GREAT SEE YA ALL ON FIRDAY HAPPY BEING HEALTHY

NovellaLEVEL 45

Reply by NovellaSTAFF +24 +41

... :)

I started my March Through March stuff last night with a walk with the doggies.

Went well. I need new running shoes though, I have nothing but gravel to walk on back here lol hurt my feet.

SoftiSings

Reply by SoftiSings

OPPS FORGOT TO FLAG :))

KS_KutieLEVEL 32

Reply by KS_KutieSPECIAL-EVENTS

Happy Friday! :)

See Ya Friday =)

ShineOnLove

Reply by ShineOnLoveGOLD +3

Thank you for the Lucky Clovers...Me Irish eyes are smiling...

Flagged

SexyMama47LEVEL 21

Reply by SexyMama47GOLD +1 +3

FLAGGING IN WILL READ LATER

annabella122

Reply by annabella122GOLD

i am in

cannotsing24LEVEL 24

Reply by cannotsing24GOLD +2

IAm still on vacation an listening to you all on my Tablet miss my singing

HI,DON'T LEAVE ME OUT AM JUMPING INTO THE BUS TO.............

cannotsing24LEVEL 24

Reply by cannotsing24GOLD +2

IAm still on vacation an listening to you all on my Tablet miss my singing

THANKS FOR HAVING ME ...........

lynn266

Reply by lynn266

I am In

ladystormannie

Reply by ladystormannie +5 +5

Flaggie

13gloriaLEVEL 10

Reply by 13gloriaGOLD

count me in please
flagging

sandylynn52LEVEL 13

Reply by sandylynn52GOLD

IM IN FLAGGING

tree1LEVEL 31

Reply by tree1GOLD

Spring is in the air

the winds of march into march.

Iceman1967LEVEL 36

Reply by Iceman1967CHAT-ADMIN

Waiting patiently

woo hoo

Silver-Mom

Reply by Silver-Mom

I am flagging early.

singin_peanut2014LEVEL 21

Reply by singin_peanut2014GOLD +1

woo hoo

Tanama

Reply by Tanama

flagging

songbird1952LEVEL 1

Reply by songbird1952 +2

see ya there

TerryLEVEL 2

Reply by Terry +3

flags....will be leaving early on Friday...might have to stay up late Thursday night to get this done early....:)

Sparrow5LEVEL 19

Reply by Sparrow5 +1

flagging yes

chelle190281

Reply by chelle190281GOLD

flagging

Jami19LEVEL 14

Reply by Jami19GOLD +2

Flagging, and Trevor get singing, ya lost the bet (he went five minutss , so one minute over,lol)

Handmaiden777

Reply by Handmaiden777GOLD

Okay I am in! week one, I donr remember seeing a notice for last week? If there was I missed it. So, make up assignment needed one of the weeks.

I am in. Will do the challenge this week.

As far as making a healthy difference, I have already begun than Jan 15th.
1. I joined out YMCA
2. I workout 5 times a week- 1 hour on the gym equipment and 1 hour swim aquamotion.
3. I have joined a Pilates class this month, so the 5 mins extra is covered each week with 1 hour pilate class.
4. I eat a balanced 1200 calorie , I follow a diabetic diet, I am not a diabetic, but that diet is really good to loose weight by.
5. connect with the spiritual side as well...A soul, spirit mind and body = wholeness thing.
Since Jan 15th I have lost 25 lbs, toned and built muscle, lost over a whole dress size. I feel great and have lost of energy,

Anyone wanting recipe exchanges feel free to message me.

kayleeLEVEL 5

Reply by kayleePATRON +1

HAPPY MARCH THROUGH MARCH,,,GET HEALTH,,,,WILL BE FLAGING

Ladycutup1LEVEL 15

Reply by Ladycutup1GOLD +8 +4

FLAGGING................
EXERCISE....LOL WHAT KIND OF EXERCISE WILL I DO....
I EXERCISE JUST THINKING ABOUT HOW TO EXERCISE....
WHAT A SCREAM I WILL BE...

ffbaynatalie

Reply by ffbaynatalie

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Belle_MorteLEVEL 4

Reply by Belle_MorteGOLD

flagging

KARINA_50LEVEL 3

Reply by KARINA_50

flaggingofftone

LadyFairiedust

Reply by LadyFairiedust

I'm flagging

chattycathy52LEVEL 8

Reply by chattycathy52 +4

FLAGGING.......

lovingthesonLEVEL 3

Reply by lovingthesonGOLD +5

Guess I better check thisn out...I need healthy not fat....lol...
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mickey-leeLEVEL 32

Reply by mickey-leeGOLD +10

Thank ya Mike from Pilot truck stop fer giving me a mo. of gold god bless and have a great week

Flagging, and Trevor get singing, ya lost the bet (he went five minutss , so one minute over,lol)Jami19
yes jamie ya sure won for sure ya get TREVOR to sing papa loved mama it's
garth brooks tune well if not a lic. song

KrazyBoutKatzLEVEL 1

Reply by KrazyBoutKatz

Flagged!!!!!

marywulsLEVEL 34

Reply by marywulsGOLD +1 +5

Have a wonderful week everyone x

Flagging

davidmarxmLEVEL 24

Reply by davidmarxmPATRON +1 +6

I AN IN

lion

Reply by lion +4

Missed first challenge due to illness...can I make up for it at some point, as I'd like to do this challenge?
I am in this week and ty feeling much better now.

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