Commit2Fit 2015
Nearly 150 accepted the Commit2Fit Challenge. But there can only be two winners. For the first time ever, a husband and wife team has captured the top male and female titles. Congratulations to Jason and Melissa Johnson of Abingdon! Thank you to all the participants. We hope you will continue on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. We invite you to stay connected with us facebook. The contest is over, but the journey to making healthier choices continues.

TEAM CHALLEGE WEEK 7:
WINNER TEAM GREEN
Stop Eating at Least 3 Hours Before Bed. The kitchen closes 3 hours before bedtime. Schedule yourdinners and eat at the table where you can be conscious of what, and how much, you’re eating.

TEAM CHALLENGE WEEK 6:
WINNER TEAM RED
Make at least 1 meal a day last 20 minutes. Suggestion: Eat with your non-dominate hand. If you are a right handed person,eat with your left hand. If you are a left handed person, eat with your righthand. This will cause you to slow down and enjoy your food (hopefully not onyour lap). You will have to really concentrate on the food that you are putting into your mouth.

TEAM CHALLENGE WEEK 5:
WINNER TEAM SILVER
Eat at least 4 servings of fruit & veggies a day.

TEAM CHALLENGE WEEK 4:
WINNER TEAM YELLOW
Park the in the furthest parking spot and walk into work/store.

TEAM CHALLENGE WEEK 3:
WINNER TEAM GREEN
Saturday: 25 sit ups ,Sunday: 25 push ups, Monday: 30 Jumping Jacks, Tuesday:15 Crunches, Wednesday: 10 squats, Thursday: 5 Burpees.

TEAM CHALLENGE WEEK 2:
WINNER TEAM SILVER - OSF Water Bottle
Drink 8, 8oz of water every day. There are 8 ounces in 1 cup. An average bottled water has around 16 ounces of water. Just drink 4 bottled waters a day. Breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner.

TEAM CHALLENGE WEEK 1:
WINNER TEAM RED
- tape measure
Record your calories consumed and physical activity down in a daily log. You can use websites or applications: myfitnesspal.com or sparkpeople.com. You may also use the tracking log in your Commit2Fit bag.

Stop by customer service at the Y and pick up your one-week "Try the Y" pass. one FREE hour Wellness Coaching Session is included. Be sure to tell them you are a Commit2Fit participant. See the Knox County YMCA for details.

The Contest
The male and female Commit2Fit participants to experience the highest percentage of body weight lost will each win the following:

$500 Cash
One Year Single Knox County YMCA Membership
$50 Hy-Vee Gift Card

Must be 18 years or older to participate.

Employees of OSF St Mary Medical Center, OSF Prompt Care, OSF Galesburg Clinic, the Knox County YMCA,
Hy-Vee, and galesburg.info are ineligible to participate.

In the event of a tie in either category, a name will be randomly drawn from the tied participants.

Comments or concerns about Commit2Fit, contact us.

Important Dates:

Ceremony of Winners
Winners will be announced at a ceremony at OSF St. Mary Medical Center on Tuesday, April 21st at 6pm. Light snacks will be provided.

There are websites that are very helpful in tracking: www.myfitnesspal.com and www.sparkpeople.com. You do not have to do these websites on a smart phone, you can do them straight from the computer.

Join us on Facebook
The Commit2Fit facebook page proved to be a great place for participants to connect. Please join if you haven't. You are encouraged to share exercise plans, recipes, helpful websites, and most importantly, your success.

Also, watch the facebook page for weekly challenges and updates from Carrie Bernett, OSF Marketing Coordinator.

The Knox County YMCA will also be posting information regarding group fitness classes and additional fitness information.

Hy-Vee Dietitian, Katrina Howard, will also be sharing helpful tips, information, and recipes. She will help you look at what you're eating and make suggestions on how how you can make healthier changes.

"Before" pictures will be during weigh-in. If you would like a copy of your "before" photo, please contact us. Past participants mentioned putting their photos on their refrigerators as great reminders.

Comments or concerns about Commit2Fit, contact us.

 

 


 


Commit2Fit Challenges

Helpful Tools
Adult BMI Calculator

Calorie Burn Rate Calculator
Target Heart Rate

Helpful Sites
OSF St. Mary Medical Ctr
OSF - Weight Management
OSF - Fitness
Knox Co YMCA

Hy-Vee
American Heart Assoc

American Stroke Assoc

Helpful Sites Suggested by Commit2Fit Participants

myfitnesspal.com
"Makes journaling your food and exercise super fun and easy!" Kari

caloriecount.about.com
"Good website for tracking." Jenny

sparkpeople.com
"Lots of good recipes, ideas, and tracking helpers. Just like Weight Watchers, but free!" Keisa

Helpful Hints
Be sure to never miss an email, add
galesburginfo@listeneremail.net
to your "contacts" or "safe senders list"