Monday, September 05, 2011
On the BLC17 Team you get to apply for 3 teams and then you are placed on one of them by the team administration. Today was the team announcements and I am on the Crimson Butterflies! This is the description of the team when I applied:
"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies." ~Author Unknown
This team is about change. Changing our negative thoughts into positive actions. Changing the way we think and feel about ourselves and about diet and exercise. We are here to support and motivate and challenge each other as we work together toward our own individual goals. We encourage each and every team member to participate in daily and weekly challenges, we require you to post a minimum of three times a week, and we expect you to respect and value others opinions/beliefs.
Each week will begin with Wednesday weigh-in, Thursdays are “TNT” days (Tighten ‘N Tone), every week-end (Friday-Monday) there will be different challenges, and Tuesday is “LCW” Day (Last Chance Workout). Participation, not perfection, is our number one goal. Most of all we want you to have fun, form new friendships, make daily exercise a habit and learn lifestyle/nutrition changes that will last a lifetime.
ACCOUNTABILITY and COMMITMENT are the keys to make both you and this team successful. So…
Are you ready to make a change? If you are tired of being a caterpillar and long to be a beautiful butterfly this team is for you.
Here are the other lucky Spark members on my team:
CRIMSON BUTTERFLIES TEAM
TRESSA48 ~ Captain
BECKYQUIGLEY ~ Co-Captain
RUMBLETIGER ~ Co-Captain
I am looking forward to getting to know you and offering my support and encouragement to you all. I know I will be needing your help also during this challenge and look forward to the times you will be there to help me through the rough patches. I hope to be able to stop by each one of your SparkPages to say Hello and lend support to you when necessary!
Friday, September 02, 2011
The Biggest Loser Challenge 17 Spark Team challenge begins this Wednesday, 9/7/11, and runs for 12 weeks! On Monday we find out which teams we are on, which everyone is anticipating! I have mixed feeling about the challenge, as I am just starting to try to plan when I have time to exercise, as well as getting back into the routine of getting up early to take my daughter to school. I want to lose at least 5 lbs before my 40th birthday next month. The scale hasn't budged for me in quite awhile, so I am trying to do the best I can to fix that!
Below is this weekend's team challenge that I will be keeping track of here.
Best wishes for a successful 12 weeks to all my fellow BLC17 team mates!
9/2-9/4 B L C 1 7 Weekend Challenge
B: Bite it, write it...Track every calorie consumed 5 points
L: Lift it: Strength training (10 min/day) 5 points per 10 minutes, max 15 points/day
C: Cardio (20 minutes/day) 5 points per 20 minutes, max 15 points/day
1: Leave a comment on 1 fellow BLC'ers page 5 points per comment, max 10 points/day
7: 7 cups of water a day 5 points
Max points per day: 50
B: F(5) S(5) S(5) M()
L: F(5) S(5) S() M(10)
C: F(10) S(10) S() M(10)
1: F(10) S(10) S(10) M(10)
7: F(5) S(5) S() M()
(F) Points: 35
(Sat) Points: 35
1:(F)-MOMMY_ASH & ASEERAL's Pages
1:(S)-SUZIEW27 & LINDAR11201
1:(S)-MELODIEO & KARONIL
1:(M)-DOMESTICDIVA76 & LIVINLIFE4ME1
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Wed 8/24 Biggest Loser Challenge (BLC17) Training begins! Weighed in 1 lb more than I was.
30 minutes on the elliptical on Intermediate 1 Level.
Cleaned, went to pharmacy for Rx's, allergy shot appt., visit to public library
Thur 8/25 BLC 17 Training TNT Thursday 50/50/50-completed 50 push ups, 50 crunches & 50 squats! Cleaned, went to daughter's speech therapy appt., stopped at an orchard stand for fresh fruits, stopped @ Dunkin Donuts so the kids could use their coupons from the library summer reading program, prepared for my daughters friend to sleep over that night.
Fri 8/26 No elliptical workout like I wanted to do. Got my daughter's friend packed up to go home with her Mom, went to the grocery store for a few things, started making ice and put most of the items on the floor in the basement off the floor in preparation for the hurricane.
Sat 8/27 30 minutes on the elliptical, wrote down most of what I have eaten today (this is a start for me, since I am t-e-r-r-i-b-l-e at recording my food). This day has really gotten away from me. Anxiety about this storm is to blame I think. I made a lot of ice and we have snacks and canned items. Just hoping we don't lose power for an extended period of time. I hope I'll be able to post tomorrow!
This was not the beginning to the BLC17 Training that I had hoped for, but I'm going to try to do better this coming week. There has just been too much going on. My 8 year old starts 3rd grade on Monday (crossing fingers it won't be cancelled due to flooding from the storm) and the yearly schedule will be falling into place soon. I'm kind of looking forward to more of a schedule again.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
I just wanted to check in here quick to let my SP friends know that we are preparing for this hurricane and hoping for the least possible rain. We've had basement flooding issues in the past, so I spent a part of Friday afternoon moving things off of the floor or into plastic tubs. My husband has a water vac set up and another pump in case it gets too deep and can't keep up with it. My husband works for our township, so he may be out in the hurricane dealing with pump station issues, while I'm at home with my daughters dealing with basement issues. Only time will tell now.
I plan on trying to get on the elliptical some time tomorrow morning to release some stress and anxiety. If the winds are as bad as they say they may be, we may be without electricity for awhile. Again, only time will tell. I will keep my laptop battery charged for as long as I can so I can try to update on here. I planned on working out today, but too much going on. Just trying to take things little by little, as I'm anxious and my kids are a bit nervous too.
Prayers for all the areas that are in this hurricane's path, especially all of the people on the coast, near the beaches. This is a BIG storm with a lot of rain and wind.
Looking forward to this being over with and seeing the sunshine again
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