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Staying on Track from Now until BLC 20!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Last weekend Challenge for BLC19 is to tell how I am staying on track through the rest of the summer. So here goes....

1. Joined SAC3 from July 25- Aug 22nd me and 7 or more Panther buddies will be on a team together!

2. Continuing to do my BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) workout! I put on a dress for a wedding on Saturday and did a double take in the mirror to make sure the butt in the dress was mine! I'd say it is working!

3. Will be actively leading and participating team challenges in the New Class Team that I am a co-leader of!

What are YOU doing to stay on track during these dog days of summer?

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    Your will is strong! Awesome plan!

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LMB-ESQ 7/18/2012 4:07PM

    Great plan! emoticon emoticon emoticon

What am I doing? Ummmm.... just trying to survive the heat?

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BILL60 7/17/2012 8:51AM

    Sounds like you're doing super.

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AEHEGE 7/16/2012 11:45PM

    Good plan, and well written! You will succeed!

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LJR4HEALTH 7/16/2012 10:11PM


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NEILITHICMAN 7/16/2012 4:50PM

    Awesome. I'm trying to maintain my woaling to work and doing 45 minutes of other exercise 5 times a week.

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BET212 7/16/2012 3:20PM

    I might have to try BBL. Glad it's working for you. Good plan to keep you on track! emoticon

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RHONDALYN10 7/16/2012 3:08PM

    Love that BBL is working! Hmmmm....maybe that will be the next edition to my collection.....LOL.
Love the plan!

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Weekend Challenge (week two)

Friday, May 04, 2012

WEEKEND CHALLENGE for May 4, 5, 6, and 7: PORTAL

It’s Sci-Fi weekend, so gather your energy and your courage to go through a portal to new adventures! Stepping through the portal may take you into the unknown; into the past, or future; or into space to a new destination resort! Hopefully you will step through a portal to become a healthier, more fit YOU!

P - POST - strengthen your ties with your team by daily posting from wherever you are in the universe! (25 points for your first post of the day) F- 25 S - 0 S - 25 M - 25

O - OPTIMIZE - your diet with “Freggies” (25 points per day for five full servings of fruits/vegetables) F-0 S - 25 S-25 M- 25

R - REST - Get your 7 - 9 hours sleep per night to energize you for time travel or shopping at the Mars Mall (25 points each night) F - 25 S-25 S-0 M- 25

T - TONE UP - through Strength Training; focus on different muscle groups each day. (10 point per 2 sets of 8 - 10 reps; max 50 points per day)

A - ACTIVATE - your metabolism with Cardio. (25 points per each 20 minutes Cardio; max 75 points per day) F-0 S-75 S-0 M- 0

L - LIQUID drink 8 glasses of water per day to ensure hydration on your journey! (25 points per day) F - 25 S-0 S-0 M 0

This challenge will be a competition among our own Panther Prides. So when you post your points, add the name of your pride also. (Cheetahs)

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DDOORN 5/7/2012 10:10AM

    Sounds like you were psyched for a Super, Sparkin' weekend! :-)


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SEASONS__CHANGE 5/4/2012 7:48PM

    What a wickedly cool challenge concept.

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Monday, April 30, 2012

SMART (Specific - Measurable - Action - Realistic - Time Limit)

Specific -
1. Get back to eating right without sugar cravings
2. Get back to exercising and on a regular basis

Measurable -
Feel better Mentally
Lose inches

Action -
1. Six Days of Cardio 4 Days ST
2. No work Snack Cabinet...NONE!

Realistic -
Totally! I was there before I can do it again!

Time Limit - 12 weeks July 18

After reading this you may notice than I didn't say anything about weight loss. I did that on purpose. Really I want to FEEL better again not just physically but mentally. I don't even CARE about what the scale says (sort of).
I want to look in the mirror and say - wow, not so bad girl! instead of - Damn! get it together will you?!
I want to have more energy and feel my moods even out again.
I am not happy about my slow travel back to where I was when I started here on Sparkpeople but I have no one or nothing else to blame but myself. I am ready to get this weight back off and KEEP it off this time!

btw Thanks COOPSM from whom I stole this format from! Thanks Beth!!

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DDOORN 5/1/2012 9:46PM

    Great approach...! Sounding focused and SPARKED! :-)


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BILL60 5/1/2012 8:20AM

    I'm also commencing a 12-week program, but mine is under the "Body for Life" format. Google it and see if it's for you. The very best to you in your 12-week journey.

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SEASONS__CHANGE 4/30/2012 10:16PM

    Very specific goals and a great attitude to go along with it!


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AEHEGE 4/30/2012 10:02PM

    Lizzy, you have made a good plan that can be for more than this 12 weeks. You will succeed because you have thought it through carefully. emoticon

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XFITSTRONG 4/30/2012 9:50PM

    Would love to know what is in your no work snack cabinet! I am right there with ya!

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Week One Weekend Challenge BLC19

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Excuse: “I don’t know what to do”
Friday 4/27 through Monday 4/30!!

This weekend the ENTIRE BLC will be busting through the “I don’t know what to do” EXCUSE with a JUST DO IT attitude! We all know the first step is the hardest. But unless we take that first step we won’t go anywhere. The simplest way to bust through this excuse is to JUST DO IT, just do SOMETHING, ANYTHING, just take that first step towards a healthier YOU and don’t worry about being perfect. Once you get the feeling of feeling good you’ll want to keep taking those steps and before you know it you’ll be unstoppable and on your way to reaching your GOALS!!! PARTICIPATE IN YOUR JOURNEY!

JUST GET SPARKFRIENDS! Reach out for support! Your team is your greatest source of support these next 12 weeks so make friends.
~ Your captain will post a full team roster and you can compare it using this tool:
p (50pts for Spark friending entire team)

JUST WRITE IT if you bite it! Write every bite! Don’t worry about it looking perfect. Use any recording tool you are comfortable with. Paper/pencil, App, Spark, Cocktail napkin, bathroom mirror. (25pts per day) (BONUS 25pts each day IN Range)

JUST MOVE IT at least 20 min a day! Move it to lose it! Move your can anyway you can. Run, jog, walk, skip, jump, spin, step, aerobics, zumba, weights whatever gets your heart pumpin or your muscles burning. (25pts per 20 min. 40 min max per day) (BONUS 50pts for a 4 day streak of 20 minutes minimum)

JUST PLAN IT! “He who fails to plan, plans to fail” ~ Proverb. Complete a personal blog on Spark or in a private journal. Write your plan for success over the next 12 weeks. Where do you want to be and how do you plan to get there? Make your goals SMART, Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Trackable. (50pts one time)

JUST PARTICIPATE! Participation not perfection is the key to getting it done. Don’t let the evil perfection monster get the best of you! For each day you participate in ANY JUST DO IT category you can take a BONUS!! (50pts per day)

We always encourage either MODIFICATION *or* SUBSTITUTIONS for anything that you physically/medically can't do. Please discuss with your captain any limitations you may have. Now, it's a whole different story if you say, for example, "i don't like lunges, I'll sub in squats"... Nope! No good! Chances are if you avoid an exercise because you 'don't like it', it's an exercise that you SHOULD be doing to improve on! (Personally, i despise lunges, lol!)

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DDOORN 4/27/2012 9:13AM

    Great challenges!

Let's do our best to live up to them! :-)


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SEASONS__CHANGE 4/26/2012 6:32PM

    Love this blog! and it's so very true!


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First TNT BLC 19

Thursday, April 26, 2012

TNT = Tone 'n Tighten

The Challenge:
If you are not adding strength training to your fitness rotation, you need to be!! There are so many benefits to strength training included an increasing your metabolic rate (this increases the number of calories you burn on a daily basis), increasing and restoring bone density, increasing lean muscle mass (don't worry, you won't get bulky, you just don't have enough testosterone in your system for this), injury prevention, improving balance and aging gracefully (and who doesn't want that?).

When using weights, you want to be using a heavy enough weight that you are fatigued after 10-12 reps. That last rep should be a challenge to finish.

We are going to get a good START with strength training today. Remember, if you aren't sure of what exercises to do, Sparkpeople has a great library of exercises:
e_demo s.asp?exercise_

S: Start with a warm up
T: Train the lower body: 2 sets of 10 reps of lower body exercises
A: Ab-solutely: 2 sets of 10 reps of ab exercises
R: Round It out with the upper body: 2 sets of 10 reps of upper boy exercise
T: Take time to stretch: stretch each muscle you worked for 20-30 seconds.

(10 points for each letter.)
Tracking: S (10/10) T (10/10) A (10/10) R (10/10) T (10/10) = Total (50/50)

Things to remember:
~ To prevent muscle imbalance, you must do a rep on each side of the body to count as one rep. Example: If you do alternating bicep curls, a curl on the right arm and a curl on the left arm equals one full rep.
~ TRY to post your TNT points by 5 p.m. (your time) Friday but absolutely no later than midnight.

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SEASONS__CHANGE 4/26/2012 6:34PM


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TAURUSGIRL3 4/26/2012 1:02PM

  I missed the BL 19's sign ups, but I am going to check into your blogs and follow along! Thanks for posting!

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