Thursday, December 09, 2010
Some of you may have notice that my picture has recently popped back up after "being" a dragon for the last 12 weeks. You may also have noticed on my page, my goals have been changed. It is because of BLC14. Which stands for "Biggest Loser Challenge" the 14 is what round they are on. BLC14 is a Team on SP. The team as broken into MANY different teams all focused on something slightly different but all having to do with supporting and encouraging one another. My team is Jade Dragons...also known as the Master of Maintenance. I made the team because I am 10 pounds away from my goal weight. Everyone on this team is in maintenance range. As maintainers we have our own challenges that are not always the same as "losers" but yet many are the same.
This team is run strictly by members of Spark. This is not a coach run team. I can't imagine the hours these men and women put into coming up with challenges and figuring the winners of the challenges and keeping track of a bunch of stuff. A BIG HUGE shout out to all of those Admin, cappies and co-cappies that have made this challenge a success over and over again!
It is very organized (or at least appears that way from outside looking in and really that is all that matters ) That is something right up my ally. I love structure. I am a routine girl!
Friday-Monday is weekend Challenge
Tuesday is LCW - minute challenge
Wednesday is weigh in - you HAVE to weigh in and you have to post it. Good, bad and ugly
Thursday is TNT - Tone and Tighten. Focusing on Strength
Now you may be wondering what MY results were from the BLC14... I gained 0.2lbs. So if you know me, you know that I have been complaining for the last YEAR that I am maintaining 10 pounds over my goal weight. I had high hopes of getting my 10 pounds off during this past 12 weeks. I think I was setting my sights to high. I have a LOT going on in my life right now. I also didn't take into consideration the Holiday season. So even though my expectations were high for BLC14 I am very comfortable in saying I am proud of myself for maintaining through this challenge.
Now that BLC14 is done what will we do? Well some on the Team take the time to take a break from the structure. Some may even decide to do nothing for the next 5 weeks. Us maintainers know that that just doesn't work. Our Captain - Christy along with Mike and Nan have come up with a great 5 week challenge for us to do.
Basically, we pledge a number for each of the categories I listed above. It is broken down like this
TNT - Tone and Tighten
Pledged - Squats - Team 5000 My pledge 500 (that 100 every Thursday)
Push up - Team 4300 - My pledge 250 (50 per Thursday)
Crunches - Team 7500 - My pledge 500 (100 per Thursday)
Weekend Challenge - Miles
Team Pledged 1000 - My pledge 20miles per week or 5 miles each Friday-Sat-Sun-Monday
This one will be the hardest for me seeing that Christmas and New years will be in the middle of the challenge. I am going to do my best to ramp up and do more miles before those weekends hit.
Tuesday - LCW - Minutes
Team pledged 3500 - my pledge 200 or 40 minutes every Tuesday. Another hard one for me because most of my meetings fall on Tuesday evenings. So I need to plan it out here.
This is the first round I have participated in and I can easily say I am hooked! The people are great. The challenges are fun (most of them!)As is the case with just about anything you get out of it what you put into it. Does this sound like something you are interested in? Around 15 starts in five weeks. You have to be invited to join this team challenge. This blog is my invitation to YOU! This just maybe that extra push you need to get you to your goal!
Contact me if you are interested and I will send you the link.
Happy Holiday's everyone!