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BLC21 Plan for Success

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Goals for BLC21:

Start/Continue a fitness streak. Weekly exercise goal of: at least 300 exercise minutes on average. To do so I am taking 1-2 exercise classes M-Thu, Sat. On Friday and Sunday I will do fitness on my own.

Lose at least 10lbs. (My specific goal was 12lbs for the challenge at a lb loss per week. Hopefully this is realistic because I am finding that in the 150's, its getting harder and harder to lose the numbers I was losing prior).

I'd like to get down one size. I am already fitting better into clothes and would like to see the momentum continue.

I want to train for a 5k and be able to run one comfortably by the time I'm done with this challenge. For now I don't have a time goal, but perhaps that will change the further I train.

WHY? = FAMILY
Avoid diseases and injury to my body.
I want to demonstrate good health to my family.
Have healthy pregnancy(ies) in the future.
Looking good in the dress is a good motivator as well. ;)
Make lasting fun memories with a happy/healthy family.

Specific Plans:
I will work out at least 6 days a week.
I will mind what I am eating but leave at least one day where I am not so strict.
This week I plan on doing ST during my "down" days.
Get 8 glasses of water in at least.
I log on daily with spark for the motivation.
Change things up in another two weeks to keep things fresh.
I might have to start rewarding myself for every 2.5 lbs loss at this point so that there is not so much of a gap in between. I am undecided on this yet.

  
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WAY2GOCAT 1/28/2013 12:16AM

    Goals + plan = success!

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2BERUNNING 1/27/2013 1:43PM

    Awesome plan!

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LADYJ6942 1/27/2013 11:31AM

    Sounds and looks like a solid plan. Good luck!

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HEALTHY4ME 1/27/2013 11:17AM

    Great plans and sounds like a few goals there. Awesome!!!

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MATHISC4464 1/27/2013 11:00AM

    Sounds like an awesome plan! Show yourself some love and go ahead and reward yourself!

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-AMANDA79- 1/27/2013 10:09AM

    Sounds like a great plan! emoticon

And I can't wait to hear about your recipe! A crock pot recipe that includes "spice packet" is my kinda recipe! I love using mixes in my cooking.

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NETTYBREAD 1/27/2013 8:49AM

    emoticon Goals and you've got a PLAN... emoticon

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Weight Gain

Saturday, January 26, 2013

This was only a .8 gain since last saturday. I think maybe I'm stuck in a plateau. Although it IS up two pounds from wednesday.

I have been a little bit more relaxed with my eating over the last two days and yesterday I had fajitas. *whispers* I'm also having a monthly female problem too as well. So it also may be water weight. Who knows. I did increase my calories with the working out so maybe the increase is too much. I will have to adjust this week and see if that makes a difference.

*sigh* A bit frustrating after all my hard work although I do know it will come back down eventually.




I will overcome this short blip in the road guys. I'm not even worried!!!!

  
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LRSILVER 1/26/2013 9:13PM

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LAURELSPARK 1/26/2013 5:19PM

    No worries! emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 1/26/2013 3:20PM

    Girl you have done so well and it is probably the exercise or whatever... and great don't worry about it, as you say no need to and hey worrying wont change it, exercise, healthy eating now thats what you are doing and it will eventually work. ( telling myself that too!) HUGS

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2BERUNNING 1/26/2013 11:56AM

    Hang in there girl, don't let a few pounds, discourage you...especially if it is that TOM. You are so much more than a number on a scale. ~hugs~

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HILLRUNNER 1/26/2013 11:10AM

    Yep, it's just a blip!! Give yourself credit for all you are doing! You WILL see the results of your hard work! emoticon

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MOM2OR 1/26/2013 9:25AM

    I've been there and I'm sure quite a few others. When your weight starts to get lower, I believe under 160 it starts to get a little harder as you go along to lose it. But you're right, it could just be water weight and since it is that "time" of the month, then that could definitely have something to do with it. Just emoticon , emoticon !!!

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NETTYBREAD 1/26/2013 9:23AM

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Good attitude. It sucks but... I know for me sometimes I have 0 loss and then the next week a big loss. Keep following your healthy eating guidelines and exercise plan and listening to your body. You're doing great!!!

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-AMANDA79- 1/26/2013 9:21AM

    Female troubles will certainly do it. Probably a fluke. Keep up the good work.

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My Poor Baby, Whiskers!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Randy observed that Whiskers was straining in the kitty litter box but nothing was coming out. I called the vet and they had him come in right away. There was no blockage but his heart beat was irregular so they did further bloodwork.

Turns out he had a UTI and crystals forming which is why he's been peeing in my house. I've been to them twice now over at LEAST a year where I've mentioned the peeing and they've never tested him before. Just said he was "spraying." So of course, I cried instantly on spot when they told me this because its been going on for a LONG.

He's on two different antibiotics, pain meds, and a special food. Poor guy had an IV. The pain meds make him really loopy. I can't wait until he feels better and am so glad that Randy saw him today otherwise this could've gone on for a long time!!!!

Here's a pic of my sweet boy:

  
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ZMONEY 1/26/2013 2:10PM

    Oh no, poor guy. Hope he gets better soon. Hugs.

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-AMANDA79- 1/26/2013 9:01AM

    Oh no! I hope Whiskers gets well soon. I know it's hard to see your pets in pain.
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Whiskers is darling. I hope Hope he gets feeling better soon.

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HEALTHY4ME 1/25/2013 9:08PM

    My daugthers one cat, got crystals from not having enough to drink while they were away and eating a ton. Well he had water dripping from the tap and in his water bowl cos we went to gie it to him. He would hide but as long as we saw him we were fine as there was another cat too so we didn't know how much litter. anyway 800$ later.... and still on expensive food he is okay. I don't like him cos am a tad afrraid of cats and he has the MEANEST hiss and face and no way i will pet him, her other cat oh he is sweet. LOL DD likes the mean to me one better.
I hope Whiskers comes out fine and doesn't get it again. Too bad the vet didnt test for that before. HUGS

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This is the face of Zumba...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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haha. Or at least that is probably what I looked like during Zumba tonight. I was in the middle of the dance called "Sweat" (yes, you sweat during it) when a camera guy walked into our Zumba class tonight and randomly starting filming. Since I've been going to cardio dance, I wasn't use to the routines so I was probably also not very coordinated. He was filming VERY close to our faces... Hopefully that video doesn't make whatever commercial they were making. LOL

Any ways, a hour worth of zumba tonight and I am rocking these fitness minutes out of the ball park!!!

Also went to a thirty one party today and got a bag in turquoise, a matching scarf, and a piggy coin purse (don't judge...it was really cute). I've included a pic below, its a bit more hot pink than the pic conveys...and the backside of it has a corkscrew tail. That was a bit of an impulse buy. :)



Nonscale victories:
My waist is getting trim with all this dancing. I can feel my body hardening.

Things I'm thankful for:
Randy being supportive of me: he doesn't mind that all I keep talking about is exercising and when I told him I had buyers remorse he said that I deserve to buy myself nice things once in awhile.

A relaxing day off with nobody calling me from work!!!

  
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HILLRUNNER 1/25/2013 5:35PM

    WELL DONE!!! Great job and dance your waist away! emoticon

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MUSIC2HISEARS 1/25/2013 12:19PM

    Way to go on the zumba! It is definitely a great workout! And way to go on noticing the difference it is making!

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SCCUDDLERS 1/25/2013 8:27AM

    Oh, I would not want to be filmed doing zumba, lol. The piggy is so CUTE! I love 31's littel change purses. Good for you and all the hard work you've been doing.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 1/25/2013 7:35AM

    way to go, I am stuck at the moment because of a pain flare-up but soon I will rock my booty, have fun at zumba

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HEALTHY4ME 1/25/2013 7:13AM

    My NSV for that day would be noone calling me to work. My work was notorious for calling on your days off. YOU ROCK girl feeling the diff. and moving like that. I am so happy for you!

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WAY2GOCAT 1/25/2013 2:56AM

    emoticon on the NSV. My husband just smiles when I try to do my CardioBlast. I'm so uncoordinated. Great going on the cardio dance and the Zumba! I'm sure you rock!

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ANTHONYSGAL 1/25/2013 12:26AM

    I keep wanting to buy the DVDs to do at home..the infomercial looks like so much fun..

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LAURELSPARK 1/25/2013 12:22AM

    Sounds like you are way on track! emoticon

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MAGA99 1/24/2013 11:36PM

    I looooove zumba
cant do any of the routines n I m the biggest person in class but it is soooo much fun
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LRSILVER 1/24/2013 10:29PM

    You are doing so great. It is funny because I had zumba tonight also. emoticon



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Walked Out

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I went to cardio dance today (45 min class). Then I decided to stick around for Bootcamp class (intermediate). I knew the class was going to be tough when I looked around and a lot of the people in the class were men, and they all looked pretty in shape. I started to have my doubts at the beginning, but decided to try it any ways.

I made it through 20 minutes of the class. I chose to walk out at break because I knew my body could not physically handle 25 more minutes of the class after 75 minutes of kettlebell yesterday and then cardio prior to the class. On the bright side: a lot of the body builder looking guys looked like they were HURTING and none of them had done a fitness class prior. I was keep up with them all the way until the 20 minute mark. I didn't want my body to physically shut down in the middle of class so I stopped.

I feel bad for walking out, but at the same time I was actually proud of myself. I was hitting the push ups and then getting right back up to do the squats and other exercises with the rest of the class. I think I will have to work myself up to a full 45 minutes of that class.

Nonscale victory:
Despite being intimidated by the appearance of the class members, I decided to try the class any ways. I went out of my comfort zone, and I was pretty proud of myself for that.

Things I'm thankful for:
Randy.
Having a day off tomorrow.
Cameron.
Kathy, my co-worker.

  
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SCCUDDLERS 1/24/2013 10:52AM

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CANDOK1260 1/24/2013 9:34AM

    emoticon i am proud of you

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HILLRUNNER 1/24/2013 8:07AM

    Wow!!! You did super amazing with just doing the 75 min kettle ell workout!!
DO NOT feel ad about listening to your body!!! Excellent!

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AELI2468 1/24/2013 7:47AM

    So impressed you did the first part of that class! I probably would have been intimidated and not gone in

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MUSIC2HISEARS 1/24/2013 7:42AM

    Way to go!

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STARSMEMBER267 1/23/2013 11:59PM

    I love how you turned that into a positive. Amazing!

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KMM1123 1/23/2013 10:50PM

    Way to go with your non scale victory! You rock!

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LRSILVER 1/23/2013 9:34PM

    You are amazing. Keep it up!

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PEPPYPATTI 1/23/2013 8:24PM

    Way to go! That is awesome that you were able to keep up with the guys! You go girl!
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