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NATURALROCKS SparkPoints: (37,802)
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3/8/13 8:25 A

Getting stronger and able to more of Billy w/o stopping as much but I still have some work today. Tomorrow is the end of week 4 but I plan on doing another circuit of weeks 2-4. My final weigh in is tomorrow for this challenge but already can see the difference in my body. I would definite recommend this workout if you want to lose weight and tone emoticon

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3/7/13 9:40 A

Today I am increasing my calories because I don't think I am eating enough. I have stuck with the PT calorie range but I think it might be too low and causing me to hold weight. So today I am going for 1400-1500 and then back to PT range tomorrow. My weigh in on Saturday so we will see what happens.

I did Bootcamp this morning and tonight I am doing Biggest Loser Bootcamp. emoticon

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3/6/13 2:21 P

Double duty workout today. This morning I woke up to Cardio Sculpt with Billy and tonight Rock It Out with Shaun T before dinner. I plan on prepping my casserole and popping it in the oven while I workout. It takes about an hour so dinner should be done by time I am ready.

New recipe- chicken and wild rice casserole & spinach and mushrooms on side emoticon

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3/5/13 3:31 P

Week 4- back on track today!
Calories in check and workout after work emoticon

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3/3/13 3:33 P

Lovely, I always see results whenever I work with Billy.

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3/3/13 10:38 A

Week 4 starts today- starts with a rest day. Getting ready for the week- food and planning exercise! Trying to hit 175 this week emoticon

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3/2/13 9:25 A

Weigh in Results... 176 Lost the weight I gained last week PLUS .5 !!!! emoticon

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2/28/13 10:03 P

Thanks for the rest day emoticon I needed it but back on the grind tomorrow~ Ripped Core in the morning emoticon

Edited by: NATURALROCKS at: 2/28/2013 (22:03)
NATURALROCKS SparkPoints: (37,802)
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2/27/13 4:50 P

Pulling another double duty workout day! This morning Body Blast with Billy and tonight Biggest Loser Bootcamp. I am thinking about maybe doing this at least 3 times a week. emoticon
Also staying with the PT calorie range today so that should help come weigh in on Saturday emoticon

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2/26/13 8:15 A

Today of the going away party for my boss emoticon This is going to be hard to stay on track but I will try. We are having a grilled cheese tomato soup party- so yes my not so friendly friend cheese will be making an appearance

I will eat within reason but just to make sure I have packed some high protein/ fiber snacks to eat before the party. Plus I am planning on working out after work- I really did my Billy Blanks workout this morning so I will do Rock it Out with Shaun T - 45 min circuit training will sure to get me sweating.

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2/25/13 11:39 A

Back on the grind today - Did not work out this morning but I will tonight when I get home. I am going to try to workout at least 3 morning this week because it gives me more energy and time after work. Food is not a problem so I just need to make sure I am planning the night before to stay on track

I am going to order my protein powder and other food goodies from Amazon

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2/24/13 8:47 P

I was supposed to be track today but of course I did not! I was also supposed to start Week 3 today but I spent the whole day lounging and except for my trip to the laundromat this morning. So instead I took today as my rest day from Billy and I will workout tomorrow. Plus I will be back to tracking as I know I should.

Tomorrow Bootcamp Power in the morning with Billy. I might try to do my Biggest Loser DVD tomorrow after work to help burn some extra calories ???

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2/22/13 4:37 P

Still working out but I am " gifting" myself some indulgence time before starting the Winter 5% challenge. I think some treats - in moderation- are in order. I will be back to tracking the 24/7 calorie range on Sunday

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2/21/13 8:56 P

So I went over my calorie max for today according to the program but not SPARK. I think I went over by under 50 calories but still well under the 1550 allowed from SP.

Back to Basics tomorrow! Basic workout and sticking to 24/7 calorie range. emoticon

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2/21/13 10:15 A

Hi I like Billy Blanks dvd. I have video tape about few years ago. They are still good and effective workout! Usually I workout on weekends with my girls.

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2/21/13 8:14 A

All caught up with my workouts- decided to workout again this morning so I have some time after work to relax emoticon

Think I will try to workout a few mornings since it really gives me extra energy throughout the day- plus I did miss it.

Well off to work emoticon

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2/20/13 10:56 A

I did it! I made it through yesterday without going insane. It is amazing how addictive sugar can be and how much your body misses it after just one day. This morning I did my workout since I won't be home till late. I have parent- teacher conference with my son's teacher. I am going to try to also do another Billy Blanks before bed so I will be all caught up for the week. I really want tomorrow as a rest day but that means I have to work out tonight. emoticon

Well today food wise is going good- I need to make sure to get all my water in since yesterday I was short. Going for 9-10 glasses today emoticon

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2/19/13 3:25 P

So Saturday was the beginning of my down fall- cake, pasta, fried food & snacks all until yesterday

I was supposed to workout with Billy yesterday and even brushed him off WHAT

Time to get back on track- today has been good so far but I am fighting some major sugar cravings (withdrawal I know it!)

I am going to today's workout and yesterday's after work. I know sounds like too much. But I am thinking one workout- prep dinner- then next workout- finish dinner That is the plan. I have got to get back on track before my weight loss turns into a gain
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2/16/13 10:15 A

Yesterday's workout was not that bad. I am either getting used the madness or am just plain going crazy emoticon Either way it paid off. I weighed in this morning.......
176.4 emoticon
Back to 170-ville and down 3.6 lbs. This plan is working for me. I am going out to dinner with the hubby tonight so instead of beating myself I decided to look up how many calories I need to consume to maintain my weight. This was a trick I saw someone else do during the holidays. So it looks like 2,000- 2400 calories WOW emoticon

I am looking forward to next week and what Billy has in store. Scale is back in the closet

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2/14/13 8:48 P

Ripped Core emoticon
I tried to make excuses but pushed pass all that and got it done! Feel so much better and proud. Tomorrow Boot Camp Power emoticon emoticon

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2/13/13 4:44 P

Just read an article about the importance of eating balanced. I have been so focused on calories and falling within my required ranges never thought about making sure that I was eating within the required percentages.

Healthy diet should consist of % of calories that consist of :
Carbs 50-65%
Protein 30-35%
Fat 20-35%
So from now on I am going to also try to chose foods that help me meet these calorie intake percentages.

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2/13/13 8:24 A

Today is REST DAY!!! emoticon
Just from Billy but we will be back tomorrow with Ripped Core. emoticon

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2/12/13 4:19 P

My new solution for afternoon sugar cravings... Nice cup of warm herbal tea

Need to get some more flavors this week-end emoticon

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2/12/13 6:30 A

OMG this workout plan is kicking my butt emoticon I LOVE it!!!
If it does nothing else it will definitely help me tone up. My arms are killing me.
emoticon I have stuck to the work out schedule. Yesterday was a little emotional for me- had a disagreement with DH. Thanks Billy for allowing me to work off my agression
emoticon I did NOT turn to all the foods that would have provided me "comfort" instead stuck with my plan and remained with the Billy Blank target range for calorie intake yesterday.

I was so happy to cook yesterday and eat what I wanted. I made chicken chow mein for dinner- 1st time making it and it turned out pretty good.

I am ready for Day 3- food is tracked and I will workout when I get home.


AUSFAM Posts: 113
2/11/13 10:51 P

Great idea to do an extra video to make up for any calorie mishaps!

I think you should do measurements, even though you hate them. If nothing else, it's fun to see where you came from. I didn't take starting pictures because I didn't like them. Now I kick myself for not doing it because I don't have anything to compare to.

Excellent goals and I don't blame you for wanting a little cooking freedom! :)

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2/10/13 3:04 P

So I am starting the Billy Blanks dvd's today. I thought no problem but just the Basic workout today kicked my butt emoticon The program comes with a meal plan, but I am not really going to follow it. I just came off a "meal plan" diet and really want to enjoy cooking for myself again without being told what to do. I will try to follow the calorie guidelines for each day since it is already within my calorie range ( starting tomorrow emoticon )
Here are my goals for the challenge
1. Follow workout schedule- NO EXCUSES
2. Eat required calorie range
3. Going outside the range means an additional workout equal to the calories that I went over
4. Eat every 3-4 hours to keep metabolism up
5. Incorporate more fruits, veggies, protein and fiber via shakes or smoothies and meals in general
6. Weigh in weekly ONLY- no sneak peaks on the scale

Day 1 Start weight 180
I am really bad at taking measurements so I skipped it. I want the scale to move but I also want to get more muscle to help tighten up emoticon

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