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Challenge #8 Saturday, March 4 - Friday, March 10

emoticon DESTINATION - Old Quebec, Canada 7,549 Miles - Happiness & Meal Planning

The challenge begins Saturday morning. Exercise, Happiness & Meal Planning done prior to SATURDAY DOES NOT COUNT!!!!!

The New York Times #1 Choices of it's 52 Places to Go in 2017

emoticon Canada has it all! It is the second-largest country by area and a world unto itself, with cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between. A multi-cultural world unto itself, with Vancouver Island breaking surf, ethnic culinary delights, and natural glories of parks like Banff, Alberta (think turquoise lakes and mountain peaks) and the historic east coast. Enjoy all the cliches - Mounties, hockey, maple syrup and, curling too,

This year Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary of confederation (when the original colonies came together as one country), and is generously giving free admission to the 200+ national parks and historic sites. In the capital, Ottawa, enjoy a full year of celebration and more events in Montreal, which turns 375 years. But our destination is Old Quebec (The Historic District of Québec), one of the oldest settlements in Canada. It was founded July 3rd 1608 with the explicit goal of becoming a permanent settlement, at the site of a long abandoned St. Lawrence Iroquoian settlement. It is the most complete fortified colonial town in North America.

Race - You must exercise to earn air miles to get your team to the destination.

1 minute of exercise = 1 air mile

DAILY MAXIMUM 120 exercise minutes/air miles.

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Living the Good Life - Happiness & Meal Planning
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Be happy spring is on the way! This week you will consciously spend at least 10 minutes a day to make yourself happy. Many of us think that when we reach our goal weight we will be happy. Research is showing that being happy helps you lose weight - you will eat less and move more. A happy person tends to make better food choices overall and treating life as a source of pleasure is a wonderful way not only to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, but also make the most of each day. Create happiness first, and achieve more of your goals. Enjoy the wonders of positive emotions both before and after succeeding in your efforts!

Be creative to find your happiness, do something that makes you smile or laugh. Switch your radio to lively music and dance around the kitchen, play air guitar, play an instrument, sing a song, play with the puppy, discover laughter yoga. Change your exercise to something that is fun, dance like no one is watching. Find what works for you.

This week we will focus on the connection between happiness and good health.

Laugh Your Way to Health & Happiness

7 Good Reasons to Smile
When You Smile, the World Smiles Back

In general these things can make you happier -

Science of Happiness

Here are some happiness quotes to inspire you.

Bad Mood Busters: 35 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Mood
Easy Ways to Feel Better Fast

Using Exercise to Relieve Depression

Can Money Buy Happiness?

DELIBERATELY do a minimum of 10 minutes of happiness to score 10 points NO part score, this is all of nothing.

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Record all exercise minutes. It’s 7,549 Exercise Minutes/Air miles. DAILY MAXIMUM 120 exercise minutes/miles.

Scoring: 1 minute of exercise = 1 air mile

Living the Good Life - Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes & Meal Planning

Daily Happiness Activity for 10 Minutes = 10 points (all or nothing)

Meal Planning/Eaten Daily MAXIMUM 9 points

You can record this on one thread. (example)

Exercise: 45
Happiness: 10
Meal Planning: 9

Team Exercise 85 (total from last post) + 45 = 130
Team Happiness 45 + 10 = 55
Team Meal Planning: 18 + 9 = 27

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****Remember if for any reason your health does not allow you to participate in a challenge please does not attempt it. Always follow your doctor's orders.

****Please participate to the best of your ability and accept healthy challenges to nudge you into trying new things. It`s intended to be all inclusive so we can enjoy the challenges together. Let your team leaders know if you have any questions or suggestions to adapt physical challenges.

RECORDING THE TEAM SCORES - After the first three teams arrive, ALL teams will continue to add points until MIDNIGHT Friday. This will give the other teams a chance to make it to the destination and do a little exploring. Those that don't make it will be flown in and begin the next leg of the race with the other teams.

Happy Sparker Lynn 'A good girl with bad habits'

Greater Vancouver, BC Canada
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