Go Red Challenge Week 1
At Tuesday nights Go Red Challenge meeting, the group was introduced to the support staff for the challenge:
- Sara Brown from the American Heart Association will be leading the meetings each week.
- Dr. Tom Brandt will provide the professional moral & medical support throughout the program.
- Joan Davis, registered dietician
- Nate from Anytime Fitness will line up the personal trainer and create a personal workout plan for each of the participants.
- Becky Brandt will be the support staff and cheerleader for the group
Research shows that women who set goals are more likely to succeed. The ladies were asked to set SMART goals.
S – Specific. Say what you want to accomplish and by when.
M – Measurable. ”I’ll bike 20 minutes a day.”
A – Appropriate. Make then right for you. If you’re already exercising regularly, set food goals.
R – Realistic. Set a goal that is challenging but reachable with work. Unrealistic goals are silly.
T – Time frame. Short-term goals are building blocks for long-term success. Focus on one week at a time.
Think simple. Lifestyle changes don’t have to be drastic. Then make sure you to set a reward for your hitting your goals!
Each participant went through 6 stations to get the program going:
- Before photo
- Lab analysis with Dr. Brandt (talking about knowing your numbers and watching your cholesterol.)
- Rating your eating habits with Joan Davis
- Measurements and weight (losing inches are as important to track as losing weight.)
- Blood pressure & pulse
- Sign up for orientation with Anytime Fitness
Assignments for this week:
- Set a SMART goal for the next 12 weeks.
- Set a mini goal for this week.
- Exercise 3-4 times this week for at least 30 minutes.
- Rate your eating habits (Attached is the handouts from Joan Davis: Rate Your Eating Habits & Identifying the Problem)