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Fitness Challenge 2010

February 23, 2010

Shape-Up crew showered with support

Community Shape-Up contestants share examples of support and encouragement they have received in the first three weeks of the contest.



First of all — I'm SO glad I'm doing this Challenge! OK, so I’m a cooking FREAK. Love to cook/bake, and obviously love to eat it all! I've scoured the web looking for recipes, and have converted my existing recipes and some new ones I've found to a healthier version.  

Most have all been hits at home; Mark doesn’t even notice! Which encourages me in that I know I can continue to do this!

I brought in snacks to work and no one knew that I had adjusted recipe to fit with what I’m doing now.  

Church small group meetings at our house also means food. Once again, I adjusted my existing recipes to be healthier and people didn't even notice.  

And, I’ve passed a lot of recipes on to others who can’t believe they’re not bad for you and they taste good!  

All the above encourages me to keep doing what I’m doing. It’s almost like I’m on a mission every week to find something new to convert or come up with to try in Kim’s Kitchen.

— Kim Brewster



My husband has been such an inspiration. He is always asking me about the Easy Club Fit for calories and carbs. He has started working out also; that is just awesome.

— Teresa Long



I am getting support from family, but also from work. I think what is keeping me on track is that some of my clients are watching the newspaper to see how my performance is doing. That really sticks in the back of my mind — I don’t want them to see poor performance from me. Being that I am in the role of their financial advisor, I am supposed to be a type of person that is on top of things. So it is important that they see that I am doing well in the competition. I am getting good feedback from clients and staff at Edward Jones!

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    Eight weeks ago, I walked into the first Community Shape-Up training session and I saw a group that could barely make it through 30 seconds of jumping jacks without looking a little queasy. I was nervous for the 89 participants who signed up for the Kokomo Tribune and Club Fitness 24’s annual weight-loss contest, to say the least.

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  • Shape-Up crew showered with support Community Shape-Up contestants share examples of support and encouragement they have received in the first three weeks of the contest.

    February 23, 2010

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