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BLC 26- Navy Ninjas!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I feel like this is one of those chances to push myself and see where I go.
I need to test myself, set the good habits and weed out the bad, all while trying to find a balance between setting good limits, and ones that only hinder myself.

From this round of BLC I plan to try and break out of my shell. To dare myself to get back into fitness and nutrition goals, and to push myself for more change, and more freedom.

My fitness goals are to:
1: to do a full body strength training workout every other day.
- then I plan to split that so I do strength training every day.
2: I plan to work on balance, and flexibility.
- I'm hoping to be able to do intermediate and maybe a couple advanced yoga poses again, by the end of these 12 weeks.

3: I plan to walk during the daytimes as much as weather allows.
4: I plan to do cardio on opposite days of strength training.
- I'm hoping to add on to this before the end of the 12 weeks and be able to do some cardio everyday, with a few workouts a week that are for 30-45 minutes.

My nutrition goals:

1: I plan to keep on drinking 8-12 glasses of pure water each day.
- I plan to cut my calorie drinks to every other day. ( I don't include black tea, green tea or black coffee)
2: I plan to push myself on completing the 12 week streak for freggies (6 serv of freggies for 5 days a week)
3: I plan to record and stay within calorie limits 6/7 days

My result hopes:
~ I want to be at least one size down from now. I'm a 14-16 depending on the brand/stores and type of fit they are.

~I hope to be under 170 pounds

~ I'm hoping my sleep patterns improve, along with stress levels.

~ I want to feel more energetic and prove that I can lose all 137 pounds I'm hoping to have gone by sometime next year.

Also I'm hoping to be a good addition to the team and offer some support on their own healthy lifestyle journeys.

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4EVER21B 10/13/2014 3:46PM

    Your plan is excellent!

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CIPHER1971 9/21/2014 4:21AM

    Great plan - you will rock this round.

Have a brilliant day

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CALAMITIE 9/21/2014 4:08AM

  What a great can do this.

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SASHAY40 9/21/2014 3:36AM

    emoticon - YOU CAN DO IT!!


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Making meal plans the day before... I need some practice

Thursday, September 18, 2014

So I thought planning out meals the night before would be a really good thing for me. It makes sense to not have the stress of making sure you get the right amount of protein and veggies, and staying in an optimal range for calories. But as I find myself awake this morning, I have already found myself rebelling against it...

I ate dole chocolate covered strawberries, which isn't bad. It just wasn't on my list.

The rest of the food seems daunting.

This all could just be the fact that my day is already starting out stressful, but I feel like maybe I need to go about this in a new approach.

I'll try to think of something later on...

I'm hoping the rest of the day will go up from here.

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BLH507 9/20/2014 8:07AM

    Hi, I have a little trouble with this too. I find if I plan too much I rebel and end up over eating. I always plan dinner ahead so I know what I can do the rest of the day, I have 2-3 breakfasts I normally eat and then lunch is my only variable. Usually it's leftovers but not always.

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LOSINIT52 9/19/2014 11:11AM

    I find one of the benefits of having a plan is that if I mess up early in the day I can usually adjust my evening meal or snack. And some days looking forward to those meals keeps me from messing up.

You will find what works for you, and which meals are most satisfying. Having no plan sometimes leaves me consuming calories that don't satisfy me from a mental perspective.

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NINETOZE 9/18/2014 1:52PM

    I try to post my foods ahead of time too. Some meals are "place holders". Like I know on Thursday we eat out after tennis. Usually we go to the same place so I put my "usual" in the tracker but if I eat something or somewhere else I just change it. At least the calories are accounted for to help me judge my choices for the whole day. Also, I post extra "snacks" so I can pick from my choices and delete the ones I don't end up eating. I put all my snacks in one "grouping" in the nutrition tracker so one click puts all my snacks in there. It's easier to weed out what I don't pack in my lunch box than add each one in. If you want to look at my day tomorrow (Friday the 19th) you'll see LOTS of food under dinner. Andy usually grills so these are what we might have. When I know what's on the menu, I'll narrow down. Same for my "everything else" meal. It's got all my snacks and vitamins. I'll delete what I don't eat and move what I do to the time slot closest to when I eat them. Hope this gives you some ideas!

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CIPHER1971 9/18/2014 1:43PM

    I try to plan dinner, and the rest tends to be more flexible, maybe you could start with one meal to make you like easy

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JLAMING263 9/18/2014 11:26AM

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Week 2- Plans and Progress

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The beginning of September is going great.

As for my goals...

emoticon I feel like I have been trying and succeeding. I'm learning that some things aren't really measureable. I mean, I know the only one who really benefits or loses in this is me. Happiness is what I'm aiming for. I know I'm making effort and I'm not stressing about everything I'm doing and how it measures up to my ideals.
Not putting that extra pressure on myself, I see that I'm actually doing better at everything than I have in the last year or so. I'm seeing progress already. It feels easier and more natural this time around.

emoticon I have done no real exercise this week or last. That being said, I have been moving more in my everyday life. I run around on the playground with the kids in my class, go on more walks with them. I try to get up and dance holding the kids. I try to spend at least some of my lunch time standing up too. At home I also am trying to keep myself from just lounging on the couch all evening until bed.
Because I feel my muscles aching at the end of the day, I know that the effort is working a bit.

emoticon Last weekend wasn't all that great, but I have been eating well all this week and most of last too. I am trying to be conscientious of what I'm putting into my body as well as what tastes good.
I made sure when I went shopping to pick out foods that I knew I would eat, even if there were healthier foods or ones that seemed better. What's the point of buying it if I wouldn't eat it, or enjoy it. I'm proud at the end of the day when I eat within my recommended calorie and protein range, and I hope to keep this streak going.

emoticon This has been by far the hardest one of all. I have cheated on this... and made amends. I didn't log them into the computer, but trying to keep myself from simply stepping onto the scale each morning is a hard habit to break.
There is too much conflict to see the number each day, since it could go up if I had a larger meal or done simply because I hadn't eaten anything yet.
I have found that when I have stopped myself for a few days, the gratification of seeing the number on the scale go down was well worth the effort.
I plan to keep this up and hopefully see the numbers keep going down.

emoticon This last pledge, I found to be the most rewarding. I never tried to be happy about my progress. It always seemed like something that would happen naturally. But the truth is, it's hard to not put yourself down, or see the bad in your efforts. Making myself see the good things, really makes it easier for me to see that I CAN do this, again!

Other things I've noticed is that stress has gone down, sleep has gotten easier and drinking 8 glasses of clear water is progressing well.

For the first time, I feel like the next 60-70 pounds are actually attainable.

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LOSINIT52 9/12/2014 11:28AM

    What an amazing job you have done so far. I see that we are both Navy Ninjas. I am looking forward to the challenge. This is my first BLC and it is very motivating. Wishing you continued success.

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CIPHER1971 9/12/2014 2:40AM

    Awesome blog and stunning progress. I am so happy that you are making such leaps on so many fronts.

Here's to the next 60-70 pounds emoticon

Have a great week

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Week 1- pledges to myself

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

emoticon I pledge to try. It doesn't matter if things are going bad that day, as long as I know I made an effort and put thought into what I'm doing.

emoticon I pledge to do one thing minimum each day. I am not putting down a time limit, or a specific type of exercise. I am going to hold myself accountable, and use my own judgment on what is acceptable or passes for the day.

emoticon I pledge to eat better nutritionally. This means that most meals will be healthy, full of protein and as diverse as I can manage, including some kind of vegetable in at least 2 meals (excluding breakfast).

emoticon I pledge to only weigh myself once every week.... or at the most every 3+ days.

and finally....

emoticon I pledge to be happy with any and all progress no matter how big small or understated it may be.

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    Great pledges

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    Great pledges

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CETANISTAWI 9/4/2014 12:57AM

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CIPHER1971 9/3/2014 5:18AM

    Nice concise plan, how can we support you achieve it?

Have a great day

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JAROL7 9/3/2014 1:22AM

    CONGRATS ... work your plan.

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UNICORN212 9/3/2014 1:11AM

Great goals!

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The hardest thing about fitness right now...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

well there are two...

emoticon Starting the workout...

getting myself to move and sweat and actually do something besides stretch is a struggle...

emoticon And then keep going on with a routine and not get bored...

Right now I'm trying to be as random as possible... I'm just doing whatever I want to do as long as its something... eventually I'll have to start focusing on certain things like upper body/core or balance etc... hopefully I'll find something that might help it... maybe if I find something I love enough, it'll be easier to stay motivated...

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WALLINMW 3/23/2014 1:56AM

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WALLINMW 3/22/2014 12:04PM

  Stay motivated!

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WALLINMW 3/21/2014 8:50AM

  Stay motivated!

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GOLDIEANN85 3/20/2014 10:29AM

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CIPHER1971 3/20/2014 4:37AM

    If mixing it up is what works for you that is absolutely the way to go, as for routine - if you feel you need one - make your routine to do X minutes each day or so many days per week.

Have a great day

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ZRIE014 3/20/2014 12:08AM

  you need to think positive and set a routine

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