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BLC 14 challenge

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This CHALLENGE runs from 12:01 AM (YOUR Time Zone) - Wed, 9/29 through 11:59 PM (YOUR Time Zone) Tues, 10/5

B- BUILDING STRONG HABITS... increase water, or exercise, stop night time noshing, You Get the Idea...Find something that YOU need to work on and GO FOR IT! This is a Personal Goal to YOU, It can be 1 Goal, it can be Several...YOU Decide what YOU need to work on...and Work on it!

L- LEARN FROM OTHERS, read blogs, articles, and share on the thread/s Feed your Appetite for Knowledge and BUILD your SUPPORT NETWORK! Any Amount Counts...The MORE You Put into It...The MORE YOU will get Out of it!

C- CARDIO, AND STRENGTH 20 minutes per day minimum. Simply do 10 minutes Cardio AND 10 Minutes STRENGTH to Earn points. Again...YOU Will Benefit if you Do More, but this is all ya gotta do to add to your CHALLENGE Totals.

Please be SURE to use Proper Form, and Your Own Discression...Modify to Fit YOUR Own Fitness Level. If you are doing intense Lifting, Please be sure to give that body part a day of REST in between working that muscle Group again. Choose whatever Acticity YOU like.

1- POST 1 TIME PER DAY ON YOUR TEAM THREAD. Earn a point for Each Day you Stop in and Say Hello. Do not Feel Obligated to Read Every post. Just Jump in Right Where you are. Take some time to Get to know Your TEAMMATES and for them to get to Know YOU. Don't feel discouraged if you do not get a reply right away. Jump in again...Ask Questions of your TEAM MATES to feel a part of the Conversation and to keep up with the Day to Day. There is a LOT of VALUABLE SUPPORT right at your Fingertips. Take Advantage of it!

4- EAT 4 SERVINGS OF FRUITS AND VEGGEIS (FREGGIES) PER DAY. There are many Health Benefits to be had by Adding Fresh/Frozen Fruits and Veggies to your Nutrition Plan. You KNOW this...Now Serve em' Up and Earn HEALTHY BENEFITS PLUS POINTS!!!

1 pt for Each Mission...Possible UP TO 5 points on the Day

Wed - 5 pts
Thur - 5 pts.
Fri - 3 pts.
Sat - 4 pts.
Sun - 3 pts.
Mon - 3 pts.
Tues - 3 pts.

Total = 26 pts.

  


Pixie Weekend Challenge - Dynamic Duo

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dynamic Duo Challenge will run FRIDAY - TUESDAY

Blast 1: Rainbow of Freggies

~Each serving of freggie consumed 1 point (no daily max points)
~Each color you incorporate into your day 1 point ea color (max possible 5 daily)
Red
Yellow/Orange
White/Brown
Green
Blue/Purple
~For each day you get a Full Rainbow you get 1 bonus point! (max bonus 5 - 1 ea day)

Blast 2: Straight Minutes
Minimum 30 minutes of "planned exercise" daily! (no daily max points) Minutes completed are points for the day! Strive to make Cardio at least 1/2 if not more of your daily total!
Complete the minimum daily requirements for Blast 1 AND Blast 2 and come light up the Forest with for a Dynamic Day!!

Points are awarded for FULL servings of a freggie only... bites of something won't get you one!
Servings are figured as the following:
1 medium piece of fruit
1/2 cup fruit (raw, canned, or frozen)
1/2 cup cooked vegetables (canned or frozen)
1 cup raw vegetables
1/4 cup dried fruit
4-6 oz. of 100% juice (serving size depends on the type of juice)
**NOTE
V-8 juices (both veggie and fruit) have a combination of freggies that create 1 serving, but not a full serving of each fruit/veggie ingredient listed! A 4-6oz serving would be considered one serving and represent 1 color (you choose which) and 1 fruit/veggie


Fri ~ 6 Freggies, 5 Colors, 1 Bonus Rainbow, 55 Minutes
Sat ~ 5 Freggies, 5 Colors, 1 Bonus Rainbow, 38 Minutes
Sun ~ 6 Freggies, 5 Colors, 1 Bonus Rainbow, 34 Minutes
Mon ~ 7 Freggies, 4 Colors, Bonus Rainbow, 48 Minutes
Tues ~ 12 Freggies, 5 Colors, 1 Bonus Rainbow, 52 Minutes

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RISENABOVE 9/16/2010 9:17PM

    Awesome! So glad to see you using the blog to keep track! Looking back at them is a great reminder of where you've been...I find them very valuable at times!

Good Luck this weekend...healthy choices and bits of fitness make all the difference! Now Fly Pixie! emoticon

(not to mention that each day you edit the blog to update you get your spark blog points! emoticon)

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Back up plan - what to do when your day takes a wrong turn.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Well, our latest homework in preparation for BLC14 is to come up with a back up plan for when life throws a monkey wrench into your goals.

I have to admit that this was a hard one for me to come up with, but as luck would have it, life decided to throw one of those monkey wrenches at me today.

While I am busy participating in the Amazing Race challenge, eagerly looking forward to the BLC14 challenge, and getting my girls off to first day of school, a vicious head cold struck me and has been making me miserable.

So how did I handle it... even though I did not have the energy for a real workout, I did not become a slug on the couch. I stayed active at a slow pace and took breaks. I drank lots of water and really controlled my eating. Hopefully, tomorrow I will feel much better.

As for a regular back up plan
If life gets to busy for an extended workout, I can still fit small bouts of activity throughout my day (as a matter of fact I really like those GOYB challenges).
I can keep some calorie friendly treats in the house so that when my friend who comes to dinner once a week, brings a decadent dessert, I will not feel deprived if I do not indulge.
No matter what else happens, I can always fit in one more glass of water, a short walk, and a kind word to myself!

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GRACIEC 9/8/2010 8:23PM

    Every little bit helps so getting in small sessions of an exercise are cumulative! When I first started BLC, my goal was 20 minutes a day and now I do 60 without any thought. Great plan!

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2QUILTS4ME 9/8/2010 7:51PM

    I like your optimistic attitude. You have some good alternative ideas. Well done!! emoticon

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LAMBBMATO 9/8/2010 7:50PM

  Amen for the short walk and kind word. Great plan B effort. I wil;l file it away. emoticon

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Preparing for BLC14

Saturday, September 04, 2010

As I prepare to take on the Biggest Loser Challenge, I am filled with the same enthusiasm and motivation as I usually am when I start something fresh and new. Now I need to figure out how to sustain that enthusiasm and motivation.
While positive feedback is a wonderful thing, I need to be less dependant on it. I need to find that inner fire that keeps me moving forward.

I do not have a lot of weight to lose, but I have enough that I am not in my healthy weight range or BMI. I have enough weight to lose that I don't always feel comfortable in my body or the way it performs. Some do not understand why I need to lose weight and this frustrates me. Friends that I look to for support are often filled with negativity about their own weight loss struggles.

So what to do now....Take positive action by participating in this challenge with determination and perseverance! It is time to stop treading water and move forward!

My goals: To lose 12 lbs. over the course of this 12 week challenge.
To develop a strong support system for myself
My longer term goal is to be at my goal weight and be more toned by my upcoming trip to Walt Disney World in May (I want to wear my bathing suit with pride)!

There are 2 unhealthy habits I would like to correct:
1. I want to decrease my intake of caffienated beverages along with increasing my intake of water.
2. I am good at planning, but bad at sticking to the plan, so I want to be more consistent to sticking to the daily menu I have planned.

Here is to new friends, new healthy habits, and renewed health!
Bring it on!!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

YO~YOLANDA 9/5/2010 9:55PM

    I'm so glad you did this! I think you are going to be too. Now you have a Road Map and SUCCESS will be easier to Find, now that you know where you want to go. You are in Good Company with BLC14 and I am CERTAIN, you will find many new friends who are there to cheer you on and fill you with the Positivity you've been searching for!

WELCOME to the BLC!!!

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DEE797 9/5/2010 11:31AM

    I am a returning member of the Crushing Cranberries, and BLC is a GREAT way to reach your goals. Wishing you continued success on your journey! emoticon

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KIN59VARA 9/5/2010 11:22AM

    Good for you! I like your goals . I will also be at BLC14, it should be a fun way to be accountable.

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B-N-ME 9/5/2010 8:38AM

    Welcome! I'm captain of the crushing cranberries!
Your goals are realistic and your struggles are struggles we all face. We are all here to help you, and keep you accountable...you know what they say 28 days to form a habit, well one small change at a time builds a healthy lifestyle.
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NEWNAC304 9/4/2010 11:47AM

    Good luck in your challenge!

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RISENABOVE 9/4/2010 11:31AM

    Welcome, I'm one of the Forest Green Pixies Captains! You're off to a Great start with goals that are well thought and realistic! All the tools you need to succeed are about to be at your fingertips! Your teams activities will certainly keep you engaged and moving forward! Taking each of those opportunities and doing your best will spark a desire to continue on! Best of Luck!! emoticon

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LASARRE 9/4/2010 10:59AM

    Welcome to BLC 14. I am one of the co-captains of the Fierce Fuschia Felines. Those are good goals you set. Remember, 'BLC can help you keep going. Just do the 24/7 gym at least 6 days a week and do the challenges within your team. emoticon

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Project Me - Day 6 - Beach day

Friday, August 06, 2010

I am not really a beach person, but for the sake of making my kids happy, we went for a couple of hours today. Although I liked helping the girls catch crabs, I'm not fond of sweating in the sun. If nothing else I guess I got my Vitamin D intake today.

Did well on my calorie intake today, but could have used a bit more exercise.



  


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