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July Monthly Challenge: Say no to sugar and yes to planks - Go Fit Girl!
Go Fit Girl’s July Monthly Challenge is brought to you by your fellow GFG! readers and Challengers. (A recent Comment Contest Tuesday got all kinds of ideas for many Monthly Challenges, including July’s.) Thanks for the ideas, ladies. Nutrition: Reduce sugar intake. Reducing refined sugars would be even better. But I realize that is difficult. With it being summer there are lots of yummy fruits and vegetables available. Try to find ways to not use processed foods–that’s where a lot of that refined sugar hides. Start reading labels. A simple change: make dessert fresh fruit and plain greek yogurt or just fresh fruit. Instead of eating a cookie have an apple instead. A Livestrong article credits FamilyEducation.com as saying, more than two-thirds of the refined sugar used in the United States is added to processed or manufactured foods. Exercise: Let’s do a plank challenge this month. A few people have asked for one. So let’s go for it. Let’s make our goal to get to a 2-minute plank over the month. At work we did a 4-minute plank challenge. I dropped out of the challenge once we hit 3:30. It was bad for my back and I felt … Continue reading