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Weekend Challenge 5...Woo Hoo 100's!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Challenge runs FRIDAY - TUESDAY

Your challenge is to perform 4-100's of anything you want each day! All strength and planned fitness minutes count....you pick your pleasure every day.

For every 100 completed each day you'll earn a emoticon ...Complete 4-100's in one day and earn an emoticon ! Please use these emoticons when posting your completed chosen exercises to the Forest daily!

The reps of 100 must be the same exercise, but do NOT have to be performed at the same time...spreading them through the day in 5 sets of 20 or 10 sets of 10 is completely acceptable and will keep your metabolism fired up! Always remember to work different muscle groups daily to allow recovery to work its magic! If you are performing exercises that you generally use weights for consider dropping the weight either in increments per set, by 1/2 or all together to avoid overworking your muscles...always work within your level of fitness!

Try to incorporate 100 Fitness Minutes into at least 2 of your 5 days, of course the more sweaty cardio the better!

Here's the weekend plan....
FRIDAY: emoticon day complete
100 Squats
100 Adduction (ea leg)
100 Abduction (ea leg)
100 Step Ups

SATURDAY: emoticon day complete
100 Tricep Dips
100 Modified Push Ups
100 Dumbbell Pullovers
100 One Arm Dumbbell Rows

SUNDAY: emoticonday complete
100 Bridges
100 Wide Leg Dumbbell Squats
100 Step Ups
100 Lunges

MONDAY: emoticonday complete
100 Wallies
100 Bicep Curls
100 Dumbbell Chest Press
100 Dumbbell Flys

TUESDAY: EXTRA emoticonday complete
100 Dumbbell Side Bends
100 Reverse Crunches
100 Rope Climbers
100 Swimming
100 Fitness Minutes


Weekend Challenge 4...Rainbow Freggies!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

emoticonChallenge runs FRIDAY - WEDNESDAY

emoticonEach serving of freggie consumed 1 point (no maximum)

emoticonEach color you incorporate into your day 1 point (maximum possible 5/day, 1 ea color)

emoticonFor each day you get a Full Rainbow you get 1 bonus point!

Points are awarded for FULL servings of a freggie only... bites of something won't get you one!
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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)
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.

Friday ~ Freggies13, Colors 5, Rainbow 1~ Total: 19
Saturday ~ Freggies 11, Colors 5, Rainbow 1~ Total: 17
Sunday ~ Freggies 9, Colors 5, Rainbow 1~ Total: 15
Monday ~ Freggies 13, Colors 5, Rainbow 1~ Total: 19
Tuesday ~ Freggies 9, Colors 5, Rainbow 1~ Total: 15
Wednesday ~ Freggies 8, Colors 5, Rainbow 1~ Total: 14

Total Challenge Points: 99

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SKINNYSOON13 2/3/2011 6:22PM

    This is as good a place as any to say .... I LOVE PIXIE CAPTAINS! :-D

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NEVADAPP 1/26/2011 10:03PM

    This is a good one for us! Yay!

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Weekend Challenge 3...Island Hike!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

This weekends challenge will have the Pixies traveling to the warm, sunny island of... emoticonMAUI!
We'll be hitting the trails, as a team, and hiking the 8,448 foot distance of the Haleakala Ridge Trail!! Our plane for the island will be leaving shortly, so get yourself packed and prepared for sweating in the warmth of the Sun! emoticon Challenge will run THURSDAY - TUESDAY

emoticonEach minute of exercise you complete will equal 1 hiking foot. There is NO Cap to the number of minutes you can contribute daily!

Are you ready to start the hike? Lace up your hiking boots, emoticon pack some healthy snacks and lots of water in your backpacks emoticon....Grab em' and let's get ready to hit the trail! Don't forget the sunscreen, glasses and bathing suit for the Beach Party emoticon when we reach the trails end!

emoticonMy daily Island Hike Pledge....60 minutes daily!
Thursday: 76 minutes
Friday: 73 minutes
Saturday: 91 minutes
Sunday: 65 minutes
Monday: 97 minutes
Tuesday: 106 minutes
Wednesday: 29 Extra minutes
Challenge Total: 537 minutes!

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    This is going to be a fun challenge :)

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Weekend Challenge 2...CICO!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Challenge runs FRIDAY - TUESDAY

The idea here is to help us better understand how many calories we are taking in every day and how many we are burning through Planned, Intentional exercise. Excess in, means excess on! emoticon Excess out, means excess off! emoticonWe want it OFF!

Points for CICO will be awarded as follows:

emoticonCI (Calories In):
5 pts for each day you stay within your calorie range!

emoticonCO (Calories Out):
1 pt for each day you burn between 100-499 calories
2 pts for burning between 500-999 calories
3 pts for burning 1000-1999
4 pts for burning 2000+.

emoticonYou can earn 1 pt bonus each day simply by posting your CICO in the Forest...Visibility=Accountability, so come share!
Maximum 10 points possible per day!

Calorie Range: 1200-1550
CI points (5 or 0 daily): Fri- 5(1304); Sat- 5(1392); Sun-5(1274); Mon-5(1319) ; Tues-5(?)
CO points (4 max daily): Fri-3(1065); Sat-3(1058); Sun-3(1113); Mon-2(539); Tues-3(1063)
Bonus Daily post(1 max daily): Fri-1; Sat-1; Sun-1; Mon-1; Tues-1
Daily totals: Fri- 9; Sat-9; Sun-9; Mon-8; Tues-9

Challenge Total: 44 Points Ya hooo!


SEEing there to find NOW!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

This morning I posed a question to the Pixies after an exciting first week of BLC....
emoticon What's one thing you noticed from last week that you plan to work harder at for the coming?

Seems like a simple enough question right? Then why do *I* find it really hard to answer? Because I'm an over thinker by nature...half my problem I'm certain! So many thoughts have crept up, but I keep saying "Nope, that's not a good one...maybe this one is better to start with because it will help me achieve XYZ and I can build from there"

What I need to know first is....Exactly where is THERE? It use to be a number staring back at me, kinda sorta still is...I'll always be a numbers girl, but it REALLY is much bigger than that!

I have this vision of what *I* see myself as when I reach THERE! The scale is showing me 130ish, but the visual that keeps moving to the forefront is my glance in the mirror! Not just how I look , but also how I feel!

Here's my reflection: emoticon(full length mirror of course LOL)
There's a 5'6" girl that is at a healthy weight for her height and body type with definition! She's wearing a huge smile, twirling in front of the mirror, standing tall,and proud of her accomplishments! She looks to her reflection and says "You're finally there" and decides she is determined to never sell herself short again, because the person staring back is exactly who she chooses to be for HER... not anyone else!!

I know how to get there...with determination, using that visual as the primary focus, just as I did when this journey started! I was not comfortable then and can't allow myself to be comfortable now because I am NOT!

The answer to the question is now very clear....as I SEE that girl, she will not be all that she desires without making the commitment to Strength Training! Sure...she'll be happy with the number, she'll be smiling, she'll be proud, but not nearly as proud as she would have been had she dug a little deeper to get that definition... and not feel like she still sold herself a little short!

I have the tools, I have the knowledge, I have the desire, I have the motivation, I have the support, I AM determined, and it starts NOW!!

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    WTG!! You can do it!!

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CALIGIRL33 1/13/2011 1:40PM

    Right on! I think a lot of us women tend to skip regular strength training. I hope to add a regular amount to my routine now. :-)

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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 1/13/2011 11:38AM

    Looks like you've found another piece of your puzzle and it is almost complete! emoticon

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SKINNYSOON13 1/13/2011 11:19AM

    I think you sound pretty dang CUTE in that reflection! ST is soooo important - I have to agree with you, and it will make all the difference :-) You can do it! You're ONE strong Cookie! ;-)

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