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Quest to be...Freggie Queen

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Freggie Queen is the healthiest Pixie of the week!
There is a coveted freggie trophy involved that will travel to the Queen's sparkpage!

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Keep track of the number of freggie servings you have each day and at the end of the week (Wednesday) you will tally up your servings, and a new Freggie Queen will be announced to reign over the Forest!

Week 1 ~ 09/25~09/28 ~~ S 5, S 5, M 7, T 8 = 25
Week 2 ~ 09/29~10/05 ~~ W 8, TH 10, F 7, S 9, S 6, M 4, T 7 = 51
Week 3 ~ 10/06~10/12 ~~ W 9, TH 10, F 11, S 5, S 4, M 6, T 11 = 56
Week 4 ~ 10/13~10/19 ~~ W 4, TH 5, F 14, S 10, S 15, M 9, T 14 = 71
Week 5 ~ 10/20~10/26 ~~ W 9, TH 9, F 10, S 9, S 4, M 11, T 11 = 63
Week 6 ~ 10/27~11/02 ~~ W, TH, F, S, S, M, T
Week 7 ~ 11/03~11/09 ~~ W, TH, F, S, S, M, T
Week 8 ~ 11/10~11/16 ~~ W, TH, F, S, S, M, T
Week 9 ~ 11/17~11/23 ~~ W, TH, F, S, S, M, T
Week 10 ~ 11/24~11/31 ~~ W, TH, F, S, S, M, T
Week 11 ~ 12/01~12/07 ~~ W, TH, F, S, S, M, T

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VEMAN1 9/28/2010 4:48PM

    What a great personal challenge!

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JLWOF1 9/24/2010 7:00AM

    Good luck!

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CERIUSLY 9/24/2010 6:46AM

    What a great motivating challenge! Love the way it's set up and your organization.
Good Luck!

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Weekend Challenge 2...WooHoo 100's

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Challenge will run 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 my 100's Plan...will update when completed with WooHoo's and Awesome's Accomplished!

*FRIDAY: One emoticonDay!
100 Bicycle Crunches emoticon
100 Reverse Crunches emoticon
100 Dumbbell Side Bends emoticon
100 Fitness Minutes emoticon

*SATURDAY: One emoticonDay!
100 Alternating Bicep Curls emoticon
100 Dumbbell Chest Press emoticon
100 Lying Tricep Extensions emoticon
100 Dumbbell Pullover emoticon

*SUNDAY: One emoticonDay!
100 Deadlifts emoticon
100 Lying Adduction emoticon
100 Lyying Abduction emoticon
100 Bridges emoticon

*MONDAY: One emoticonDay
100 Dumbbell Flys emoticon
100 One Arm Rows emoticon
100 Lateral Raises emoticon
100 Wall Push ups emoticon

*TUESDAY: One emoticonDay
100 Step Ups (ea leg) emoticon
100 Seated Leg Extensions (ea leg) emoticon
100 Wall Push ups emoticon
100 Hip Flexor emoticon

Total: 20 ~ WooHoo's, 5 ~ Awesome's

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KELLEY1010 9/23/2010 9:32PM

    very good challenge !!!!!

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DCRAFTY4 9/23/2010 7:11PM

    I am so out of breath! Do we have this challenge or what is going on with our team of Carebears. Diane

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DOOBRIE 9/23/2010 5:17PM

    I'm worn out just reading that lot - lol!

Good luck - if you can keep that up I'm sure the scales will be kind to you next week.

Hugs - Doobs

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SEEMAINE 9/23/2010 3:30PM

    emoticon Great challenge! emoticon emoticon

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Weekend Challenge 1... Dynamic Duo

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dynamic Duo Challenge will run FRIDAY - TUESDAY

Blast 1: Rainbow of Freggies emoticon

emoticon~Each serving of freggie consumed 1 point (no daily max points)
emoticon~Each color you incorporate into your day 1 point ea color (max possible 5 daily)
emoticon~For each day you get a Full Rainbow you get 1 bonus point! (max bonus 5 - 1 ea day)

Blast 2: Straight Minutes emoticon
emoticonMinimum 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!! emoticon

emoticonPoints 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)
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 ~ 14 Freggies, 5 Colors, 1 Bonus Rainbow, 60 Minutes
Sat ~ 8 Freggies, 5 Colors, 1 Bonus Rainbow, 45 Minutes
Sun ~ 6 Freggies, 4 Colors, Bonus Rainbow, 15 Minutes
Mon ~ 13 Freggies, 5 Colors, 1 Bonus Rainbow, 62 Minutes
Tues ~ 15 Freggies, 5 Colors, 1 Bonus Rainbow, 86 Minutes

Challenge totals:
Freggies: 56
Colors: 24
Rainbows: 4
Minutes: 278

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CERIUSLY 9/17/2010 6:36AM

    Where is this challenge? This is great!

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Challenge 0...Forest Exploration

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Challenge runs SUNDAY - TUESDAY

emoticon SUNDAY You'll tromp around the Low Lands! Because the trees are plentiful here and provide protection, it is where the Pixies live and harvest!

No river fishing from the BRIDGE today, seems it's in need of repair!
**Complete 2 sets of 15 Bridges

Seems we don't have enough supplies to finish the Bridge, guess we'll have to SWIM across!
**Complete 2 sets of 15 Swimming

Those squirrels have snatched up all the fallen acorns! Looks like we need to CLIMB A TREE and harvest!
**Complete 2 sets of 15 Rope Climber Crunches

emoticonMONDAY you'll set your sights on the Enchanted East! You're certain to stumble on magic here, so keep your eyes peeled...many claim they have seen Flying Rainbow Unicorn!

The FROG... Most sought after treasure in the forest! Frogs are quick though, so to catch one you'll need to be ready to spring into action!
**Complete 2 sets of 15 Burpees

Tip toe carefully past the GNOMES! While harmless to Pixies when startled they'll let out a Silly Screach to send predators scampering!
**Complete 2 sets of 15 Walking Lunges

Health and nutrition benefits of Mushrooms are countless...we better bend over and PICK UP a few!
**Complete 2 sets of 15 Deadlifts

emoticonTUESDAY Will take you from your home in the Low Lands to High in the Hills! The air is refreshing and the Sun shines bright here, but It's quite a journey! Make sure you're well rested and properly fueled before heading out!

Take a moment before hitting the trail to admire the strength of the TREES...trunks strong and sturdy reaching towards the sky!
**Complete - 5 Yoga Tree Pose

Foot traffic to the hills has been limited lately and far too much MOSS is covering the trail! Time to KICK IT UP!!
**Complete 45 minutes of Cardio

The WINDMILL looks like a nice place to take a rest and feel the breeze coming off the spinning blades!
**Complete 5 Yoga Triangle Pose

Ahh..the top of the hill where views are spectactular! No better place than to become ONE WITH NATURE and soak up some of the SUNS positive engery!
**Complete 5 Yoga Sun Salutations!

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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 9/11/2010 1:38PM

    Can I bring my camera, not only for the beauty of our lovely Forest...but poses of me in some of the those poses. I'm like Paulette, now I have to go find out what several of these are and how to do them.
I love this introductory challenge. Great Work on this, Dawn
Let's Go Pixies!!!

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VEGANGIRL_NY 9/11/2010 1:00PM

    I LOVE this. Absolutely adorable! Thank you for putting so much thought into it!

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NEVADAPP 9/11/2010 12:20PM

    What a great way to begin! Looks like I need to get on line and find out what these Yoga poses are. Lol!

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WINKERDINK 9/11/2010 11:57AM

    I'm loving this!

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Preparing for BLC14

Monday, September 06, 2010

B ~ .... BLOG:
Over the last 6-8 months I've become quite good at maintaining, wobbling between a few pounds... however, I am NOT suppose to just be maintaining! I still have those last 10 pounds to go and they are stubborn!!! I always seem to look at "where I've been" when determining goals...what's worked, avoiding fear of the unknown, letting doubt and frustration determine the next path I'll take! While all these things are necessary, most times these reflections turn my efforts towards drastic goals as a way to get the scale to budge!

I think it's time for me to turn my focus on "where I want to be"! By creating an "ending vision" of myself it will be easier to focus on the steps I need to take and create long term success! Who knows...those 10 pounds just may pack up and leave, all of them may never leave, maybe the reflection in the mirror will tell me when I've reached that goal! Regardless I know that by creating an eating and exercise plan that I am willing to sustain for a lifetime is where I want to be rather than just obsessing over a number on the scale! If I am fit and healthy does it really matter if I wear a size 6 or 8, weigh 130 or 135, have a 26 inch waist or 28, as long as I am comfortable with myself the rest are just numbers! I am not comfortable yet, but I can SEE in my mind what comfortable is and that's where I'm letting my goals take me!

I will take a photo at the beginning of this round...no excuses!
I will go back to planning meals the night before!
I will only eat treats that are planned and if not use the "Sweat it to Get it" rule!
I will start small and build on cardio minutes and calories burned weekly until I find balance that works for ME!
I will focus on strength training minimum 3x weekly...I have to do this if I'm to reach my "Vision self"!
I will continue drinking 10 minimum glasses of water daily!
I will create a collage and post it in my log notebook remind me off all these things as I start each new day!

While not necessarily an "unhealthy" habit, I need to make myself get away from the laptop each hour, even if for only 5 minutes! I find it easy to get absorbed in all that is happening, helping and supporting others....a couple hours can pass me by without even realizing!

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REAL_FOOD 9/7/2010 6:54AM

    Wow. I could have written this! In fact, I did--on my spark page intro! In the spring I wrote: "I'm maintaining, which is great, except I have no business maintaining since I'm not at goal!"

Looking forward to getting to my goal and wishing you luck as you do the same!


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JEVETT 9/6/2010 10:30PM

    In about the same place but a little heavier than you, hope to shed another 10 pounds, but I'm so delighted that I am where I am instead of where I was! I now have the strength to resist the "eating pressure" of "I made this just for you..." ...don't you like my baking anymore?" "come on just one...". emoticon emoticon
Small miracles but miracles none the less!
Thank you Lord

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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 9/6/2010 10:13PM

    Great reflection blog...sometimes we may have to be happy with what we've got, but whatever we end up with will not be for a lack of trying that's for sure.

I agree with the computer time whole heartedly...I am going to have to add setting a timer and when it goes off, time to get off.

I know you will step it up! We all will!

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