This is for my own benefit.... Im getting lost in the challenges.... need to keep VERY good track of myself
Wednesday, May 11th through Tuesday, May 17th
Points for each are all or nothing with the exception of R!!! However, even if you do not reach the points required for an individual letter, you still should track your daily challenges as usual because your daily points will still be counted towards participation.
S STEP IT UP on Thursday by completing at least 10 STEP IT UP options (each option can be done more than one time) = 10pts.
P Post at least 5 times this week = 10pts.
I Integrate strength into your routine by completing at least two 24/7 GYM options or five JAMs on Wednesday = 10pts.
R Reconcile your calories in with your calories out by posting each Friday through Monday on our team thread = 10pts. per day
I Intensify your cardio by completing 1/4 of your remaining LCW 6-week cumulative pledge minutes on LCW Tuesday (5/17) = 10pts.
T Treat yourself to 20 bonus points by earning a perfect score on the above components!
NINJA BONUS (NB) = Add another 25pts. to your score if you burned more calories than you took in on Friday through Monday AND stayed in your calorie range all 4 days!
S = (1/10) P = (10/10) I = (10/10) R = (40/40) I = (10/10) T = (20/20) NB = (__/25) TOTAL = (_91_/125)
R Clarification: You will need to count the calories that you consume on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday; tally your calories burned including the calories you burn at rest - a link is provided below so that you can determine your basal metabolic rate (BMR); AND post these two numbers on our team thread to earn the 10pts. each day.
I struggled with my Hardcore challenge today... and I have been stressing and feeling bad about it all day .... UNTIL NOW..... I have decided I WILL NOT do that to myself....
I realize that these things should be a part of every day and for the most part they are for me but there are days when I just can't fit everything in.
Today and most days, I work a 10 hour day, I get up at 530am everyday to get ready for work... today I ended up getting off an hour early and went straight to pick up youngest daughter from a friends house. Sat there and chatted with the parents for a half an hour and then took my daughter out for a quick bite to eat and then shopping for all the "things" she needs to take on her outdoor ed trip next week.
By the time we got home it was after 9pm, I tidied and organized my desk a bit, plugged my phone in, changed into my jammies and FINALLY sat down.
MOST of my days are like this... and although I try really hard to eat healthy ( I ate salad for dinner out tonight... a good choice!) and to get my exercise in... there are days I just can't do one more thing.... like today!
I do try to hit the gym at least 4 -5 days out of the week. AND on all these days I NEVER get home before 730pm at the very earliest and then have to do all the house hold stuff before I eventually sit down, usually close to 9pm.
So I choose to keep doing the things Im doing that help me to work on me, the things that put that "SPARK" in my step. I choose to not let the challenges from my teams make me feel too pressured. I choose to be an active participant and to encourage and try to inspire others along their journey.
This challenge is designed so that it can be evenly divided between 4 days; however, you can spread it out however you want during those 4 days (5/6-5/9). Limits are included in the tracking info provided below the challenge details.
H = Hydrate with 8 cups of non-caloric liquid = 3PTS. per 8 cups
A = Accumulate 30 cardio exercise minutes = 5PTS. per 30 min
R = Reinforce your upper body, lower body, and core in some SERIOUS strength training (at least 2 sets of 12 of 5 exercises per zone) = 5PTS. per zone
D = Discuss your thoughts with your teammates on our team thread = 5PTS. per day
C = Count and log every single calorie that enters your mouth AND stay in range = 10PTS. per day
O = Organize 4 small areas in your home organization projects should take LESS THAN 15 min. = 3PTS. per project
R = Revitalize yourself with at least 16 servings of veggies = 1PT. per serving
E = Explore NINJA CAMP, find the secret phrase, and sparkmail it to Courtnay (FRISKY120276) = 10PTS.
Note: There is only 1 phrase. You have the whole weekend to find it!
Id like to say the start of a new week but I consider Thursday the start of my week as Wednesday is my weigh in day. Make sense?
The plan today is to spend a couple hours working out... get some laundry done and make a nice dinner. Oh gotta go vote today as our federal election is today and I need to hit costco as well.... and if I can find another 20 minutes in there I need to give my bathroom a top to bottom fast clean.
WOWO! I CAN DO IT!
I am also starting the Spring Bootcamp today.... and working on getting 45 points worth of challenge in for my BLC16 Ninja team....
I CAN DO IT! Right?
I try to practice "the Secret" and "the Power" in my daily life.
I like the message that these readings give....
You have to give love to receive love
The power of positive thinking brings all good things to you
Visualization is truly a life tool
I deserve to have the most amazing life
I attract good things in my life
Do not blame or criticize anyone EVER... ( this one is harder than you think)
Make your happiness the number one thing in your life. Happiness is an inside job.
Free yourself of the responsibility of trying to make other people happy. Respect and love them enough to allow them to take care of their own happiness.
Get your attention off those things in others that don't make you feel good.
Appreciate and love yourself in every moment you can.
Do not expect others to behave in a way you want, so you will be happy. Release yourself forevermore and know that you alone control your happiness and it is a choice, no matter what anyone else is doing.
Love and respect yourself completely.
Know that you are perfect right now.
I have both books on my Ipod and I listen to them as frequently as I can. When I am feeling grumpy. When I do strength training at the gym, on my cardio cool downs and stretching... in the car when I am alone. (my family thinks they are hokey)
I like to LISTEN to these books rather than read them because I feel that the message is embedded deeper into my brain.
Practice being a positive influence in your own life! YOU DESERVE IT!