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Day 1 BLC - 23

Thursday, September 26, 2013

emoticon I had a great first day of this 12 week challenge. I was so excited did my weigh-in 140.0 lbs., went to the gym for an hour doing strength training, and tracked all my food I ate.

I'm really looking forward to our weekend challenge which consists of tracking our food intake, doing exercises to rack up fitness minutes, and post on our chat thread in order to get to know our team mates. Sounds very doable to me! The challenge is from Friday to Monday. The challenge for me is to stay focused on the challenge and not all the stuff I need to do!
I'm doing this challenge for me so I need to put it on high priority. The stuff will still be there after I get my workout done!

Here's to a great round with the Spies!

  
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MRS_TOAD 9/28/2013 8:37AM

    What a great start! emoticon

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KIN59VARA 9/26/2013 7:55PM

    So glad you have had a great start! Welcome to the Spies they are a wonderful group of people.

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FITAT50 9/26/2013 7:43AM

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GRACEISENUF 9/26/2013 1:46AM

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I came to turn off my computer and go to bed and saw you had posted a blog, glad I didn't miss it.

You are on a roll...way to go!

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Pressing Forward Again

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Pressing Forward Again

Funny thing happened after reaching my goal weight, you guessed it I gained 14 pounds! How could I have done this to myself after working so hard for years to get to that goal. Unfortunately I'm like millions of other people.

When you reach your goal weight your journey does not end. You need to have the strength to continue your healthy journey. It takes hard work and determination. I guess I just sabotage myself. Thinking I was strong enough to do it on my own. Well, I was wrong! So I have come home to Sparkpeople and have signed up for BLC -23 team! I'm very excited to dedicate myself to the hard work and dedication that is expected. This is a 12 week challenge. "Participation not Perfection" is the mantra. Weekly weigh-ins, Last Chance Workout, Tight'n and Tone, Weekend Challenges as well as posting on the team's page.

So after taking measurements, weighing, and taking before shots I'm READY! Let me tell you when I see my photos it is so embarrassing! I decided to post them on my page to reminded me to work hard to get back in shape!

Finding time to accomplish exercise and health can be difficult, but it is really just making yourself come first.

Pressing Forward Again

  
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NANA-B-FITZ 9/14/2013 3:37AM

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Make yourself come first, and so will I !!!
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LETHA_ 9/12/2013 7:11PM

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MRS_TOAD 9/12/2013 6:49AM

    Love your motto/mantra. I believe in you! emoticon

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Starting BLC 23 on September 25

Monday, September 09, 2013

I'm excited to start a round with Team BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge). I was very successful in the past on this team. The team leaders are so organized and very helpful! I have recently regained 14 lbs after reaching my goal of 130lbs, last year. emoticon I'm back now excited for this upcoming challenge emoticon The team is in training right now, gearing up to the starting date, September 25, 2013! We have been taking before shots, taking our body measurements and weighing ourselves. We are learning good habits already! This is a 12 week challenge, so I'm hoping to get the pounds off.

SparkPeople is my friend always here waiting for my return, never judging me, always giving me support! emoticon

  
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MRS_TOAD 9/12/2013 6:48AM

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MALAMI518 9/11/2013 8:10PM

    It's great that you caught yourself at 14 pounds even though I know that you'd prefer to have stayed at goal.

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LETHA_ 9/10/2013 5:36PM

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STONECOT 9/10/2013 10:28AM

    emoticon back! Isn't it odd that a cyber life, can keep one more focussed and accountable than ones real life!

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 9/10/2013 5:17AM

    Wonderful news! Unfortunately your story is one all too familiar to me and many others. There are so many returning BLC'ers Alexia! Welcome home! emoticon emoticon

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Back to Basics

Friday, March 08, 2013

Time to go back to the basics. So I hit my goal weight and was maintaining for awhile. Next thing I know I weighed myself and the scale reads 10 lbs above my goal weight! What to do? Well, I could just give up, but no, I told myself, I need to get back on SPARKPEOPLE!

My baby step this week is to eat breakfast, strength train daily and get on the bike for at least 20 minutes a day. After my workout have my protein drink! Measure my food and get on the scale for accountability. I have lost 2 lbs so far, but weigh-in day for me will be Wednesday.

  
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MRS_TOAD 3/11/2013 8:30AM

    emoticon One of the signs is never giving up! You are certainly a winner!

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GRACEISENUF 3/8/2013 9:41PM

    We have all been there and you have got the winning attitude. NEVER give up, yep that's the key.

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BLC - 20 What Is My Plan the Next 12 Weeks

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My 12 week plan for cardio, strength training and healthy eating...

First of all what are my reasons to lose and maintain my weight...

"To be healthy, wealthy and wise"

Oh, no, that is something else!

My main reasons are to have:
Health
Energy
Clothes that fit better
Gain self-confidence

My plan to get there:
3 days of personal training per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
5-7 days of cardio, this will be at the gym or at home
Prepare a meal plan in advance then go shopping for items.

I will not beat myself up if I slip, but I will work extra hard if I intake more calories that I should. I will follow a 80% on track and 20% off rule. Yes, you can have pizza and lose weight!

I have a goal of reaching 130lbs., but I would like to lose more inches and have more muscle. I have a goal of more muscle definition. This round I will be using pre-workout drinks and post workout protein drinks. I am going to see if these drinks make a difference in my performance and muscle strength.

This was my first week....

Week one (9/12- 9/18) -a change in personal trainers, Chrissy is great and is not "babying" me! Great workout on Wednesday, worked on machines, she killed me on Friday with kettle bells, and Monday was using the Gravity machine, which was my first time using. I feel great!

Before pictures




So, I dislike these photos, but that is why I'm here!

  
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MRS_TOAD 9/24/2012 2:40PM

    You have a great plan in place. emoticon

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LIZARDG7 9/18/2012 4:01PM

    Alexia - what a great blog! Thank you for writing it!

Welcome to the Prism Panthers. I hope you have a wonderful round!

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*MADHU* 9/18/2012 3:28AM

    emoticon plan and emoticon on working with a PT! emoticon

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KRICKET4 9/18/2012 12:38AM

    Working with a personal trainer you'll definitely see results by the end of this challenge.

What's in your pre workout and post workout drinks?

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