Welcome to Commit2Fit 2015
Everyone is weighed in and ready to shed pounds, eat right, and live healthier. Whether you're building on your goals from last year or you're just beginning your journey, the Commit2Fit community will keep you motivated.

TEAM CHALLENGE WEEK 1:
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. Click here for details on what to do once you have completed the challenge. Good Luck!

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:
Weigh-Out

Thursday, April 16th 4:30pm-7pm
Friday, April 17th 6am-8:30am

Knox County YMCA - Multi-Purpose Room
1324 West Carl Sandburg Drive
Galesburg, IL

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"