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Fired Up Challenge - DAYS ONE THROUGH FOUR

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

FUN = (25 points per day) = Spend at least 10 minutes each day doing something FUN and active. It must be something that involves more body motion than watching TV or reading a book, but with no exercise or calorie burn requirement.
** BONUS ** = (25 points for weekend) = At least 40 minutes of FUN over the four days (can all be the same day).

IN AND OUT = (25 points per day) = Track your CICO (Calories In and Calories Out). Post them either daily or all at once on Monday.
** BONUS ** = (25 points for weekend) = Track all four days. (In range not required - but obviously better for you.)

REST = (25 points per day) = Get at least 6 hours of sleep each night.
** BONUS ** = (25 points for weekend) = Get at least 30 hours over all four days (include naps if they are solid rest).

EDUCATION = (25 points per day) = Learn something interesting about one food you eat (does not have to be nutritional) and share it with your Team or in a blog.
** BONUS ** = (25 points for weekend) = Have one of those be a new food or new recipe to you.

DO MORE = (25 points per day) = Amp up your workout for that day by adding some more pounds, some more reps, or some intervals. Push your boundaries.
** BONUS ** = (25 points for weekend) = Stretch at least 10 minutes after each workout. (Minimum of 2 days with workouts and stretching to earn this.)

UPLIFT = (25 points per day) = Make a positive statement or affirmation that starts with "I can", "I will" or "I am". Ideally pick a negative phrase you regularly think or say and turn it around. (e.g. "I can't make time for myself" turned into "I will make time for myself".)
** BONUS ** = (25 points for weekend) = DO! Act on at least one of those statements and tell your Team about it.

PLAN = (25 points per day) = BLC#21 is almost here! Take a look at your calendar for these coming weeks. What difficulties are you likely to face? Out of town trips? Valentine's and Easter candy? Birthdays? Snowed in and power out? Plan now for ways to navigate around the potholes and speedbumps.
** BONUS ** = (25 points for weekend) = Post your plans in a blog or tell your teammates around the campfire.

FIRED UP BONUS: Max out the points and earn 125 extra points to scoop an even 1000 points for the weekend!

F (150/175) Sat (175/175) Sun (175/175) Mon (150/175)
Bonus (125/175) ** FIRED UP ** (0/125)
Total (775/1000)
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DAY ONE:
(25) F - don't laugh, but for "fun" today, I shoveled the driveway. I live in a townhouse/condo so, for the past 6 years, I haven't had a shovel. Paul bought one and I got rid of most of the ice and snow that were on it. I almost yard saled going out to the car the other day... this kind of killed 2 birds with one stone.
(25) I - Eaten 2,611 BMR* 1,563 Exercise 0 Total Burned 1,563 Differential 1,048
(25) R - got my 6 in last night. Just barely but I got them!!
(25) E - been thinking a lot about my snacks.
Read this: www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=8_s
uper_s nacks_to_try_this_year

Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of those things in Canada but it'll point me into a proper direction.
(0) D - not earned
(25) U - I will stop gaining and losing the same five pounds.
(25) P - I already do a weekly agenda but I'll plot it out on a BLC specific calendar when I'm not having power cord issues with my laptop. (ARGH)

DAY TWO:
(25) F = met some running buddies for an hour at the gym. ALWAYS a good time when joined by friends.
(25) I = CICO (posted on my nutriton tracker)
(25) R = 8 hours sleep last night
(25) E = we had a stir fry tonight with soba noodles. I've never cooked them at home so I was VERY happy to read that they were as easy as spaghetti to do. In the interest of grabbing some bonus "points" for my meal, I checked them out on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soba
(25) D = I added two kilograms to my tricep extension today in BodyPump. For our American Outlaws, that's about 4.4 pounds. Doesn't seem like a lot until you're doing skull crushers and there's 6 kilos plus a bar coming towards your forehead.
(25) U = I am strong in both mind and body.
(25) P = Today I put together my workout plan for the week of January 16-22. My biggest obstacle is not having a vehicle in the midday. I plan to work around that by keeping the stroller at home and, brace yourselves, WALKING to the gym.

DAY THREE:
F, 25, run club today.
I, 25, calories eaten 2147, BMR 1563, calories burned 1188, differential -604.
R, 25, a little over 7 hours of sleep.
E, 25, *my* educatuion for the day is that giving blood and then doing a long run will knock me on your butt. Coffee, consumed when dog-tired will screw with your sleep pattern if consumed after six. I can't paste a link to explain why but I'm sure there's one out there if someone wants to hook me up.
D, 25, I added a little extra mileage today so I could burn over 1100 calories. (It's the little goals that keep me going)
U, 25, I will inspire others.
P, 25, fruit puchased for snacks. Tomorrow, I will divvy it up for the week.

DAY FOUR:
(25) F - Thanks to the "outlaw dance party" I got my fun in yesterday.
(25) I - Calories Eaten 2,281 BMR* 1,563 Exercise 662 Total Burned 2,225 Differential 56
(25) R - Just a smidgen over six hours of sleep
(0) E - NO POINTS
(25) D - more came by way of more weight on my bicep curl bar in BodyPump.
(25) U - "I can be healthier, not just for them, but for me.
(25) P - Planning was putting my name down for FOUR new release classes of: BodyPump, BodyFlow, BodyAttack and BodyCombat.

  
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MANDY22Q 1/24/2013 4:14PM

    I think she does drink a bit to much Caffine lol


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GAYEMC 1/16/2013 1:34PM

    Are you drinking too much caffeine? LOL!

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MARGARITTM 1/15/2013 3:14PM

    Watch out for you - you are on a roll here!

Go for it!

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JILLITA55 1/15/2013 11:27AM

    you are under control. congrats

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SPLASH GAMES challenge - day four

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


( 2 ) S - Stretching (5 minutes)
( 2 ) P - Presses--tricep or chest with or without weights. (x15)
( 2 ) L - Lunges (x15 per leg)
( 2 ) A - Alternating Bi-cep Curl (x15 each side)
( 2 ) S - Supermans (5)
( 2 ) H - H20
BONUS FOR DOING ALL SIX = 50 POINTS emoticon

( 25 ) G - 8:30 sleep last night
( 25 ) A - aerobic activity
( 10 ) M - Meditate, 5 minutes
( 25 ) E - Eat Fruits and Veggies, eat 5/day
( 25 ) S - Scrutinize (track food & fitness, blog/post)
Monday ( 160 / 210 )

  
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GAYEMC 1/9/2013 7:41PM

    I'm not sure where you are getting these challenges but they sound great. Keep up the good work!

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HOWIEANN 1/9/2013 4:45PM

    Great job! :)

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NETTYBREAD 1/9/2013 5:52AM

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MR.NET1 1/9/2013 12:18AM

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ZRIE014 1/9/2013 12:15AM

  great emoticon

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ABCs of me

Monday, January 07, 2013

One good blog theft deserves another. Thanks Bill!


A Available or Married: Committed relationship with my baby's daddy
B Book: "Born to Run"
C Cake or Pie: cheesecake
D Drink of Choice: coffee (add Bailey's)
E Essential Item: running shoes
F Favorite Color: purple
G Game to play or watch: watch football, play ... frisbee? I should start playing more.
H Hometown: Halifax, NS. Living in Calgary, AB
I Indulgence: dark chocolate
J Job: School bus driver
K Kids and names: Colin will be 16 on the 27th, Logan is 14 and Emily is just over 1
L Life is incomplete without: my family
M Music group or singer: whatever is on the radio as long as it's not too shrieking hard
N Number of siblings: I have 5 sisters and 2 brothers from my father's marriages before and after his relationship with my mom.
O Oranges or Apples: Apples
P Phobia/fear: heights unless I'm with my kids and then I'm fearless so I don't pass MY fears on to them.
Q Favorite Quote: "you are who YOU chose to be". It's from the Iron Giant
R Reason to smile: have you seen the pics of my kids???? seriously, do you have to ask? emoticon
S Season: Fall
T Tattoos: 3
U Unknown fact about me: I hardly ever feel good enough
V Vegetable you love: asparagus
W Worst habit: nail-biting
X X-rays: back, neck
Y Your favorite food: dark chocolate
Z Zodiac sign: Capricorn

  
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MARGARITTM 1/15/2013 3:17PM

    Lovin the phobia thing and your kids - good for you.


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JO88BAKO 1/8/2013 7:49PM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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CASSIOEPIA 1/7/2013 6:23PM

    U - Understood

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BILLALEX70 1/7/2013 5:37PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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GAYEMC 1/7/2013 2:18PM

    Good to know! I like your P-Phobia. My mother hated snakes but when I was little she would catch them for me to play with cuz she didn't want me to fear them. What a mother will do....

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DREBENEZER 1/7/2013 1:28PM

    Nice. Interesting things there!!

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JOPAPGH 1/7/2013 12:38PM

    Who knew?

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SPLASH GAMES challenge - day three

Monday, January 07, 2013

Sunday:
( 2 ) S - Stretching (5 minutes)
( 0 ) P - Presses--tricep or chest with or without weights. (x15)
( 0 ) L - Lunges (x15 per leg)
( 0 ) A - Alternating Bi-cep Curl (x15 each side)
( 2 ) S - Supermans (5)
( 2 ) H - H20

BONUS FOR DOING ALL SIX = n/a

( 25 ) G - 7 (ish) hours sleep last night
( 50 ) A - aerobic activity
( 10 ) M - Meditate, 5 minutes
( 25 ) E - Eat Fruits and Veggies, eat 5/day
( 25 ) S - Scrutinize (track food & fitness, blog/post)

Sunday ( 141 / 210 )

  
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BILLALEX70 1/7/2013 8:59AM

    Rock on!

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NETTYBREAD 1/7/2013 3:32AM

    emoticon I am going to go look up what "Super-mans" are :)
Have a great day!

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SPLASH GAMES challenge - day two

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Saturday:
( 2 ) S - Stretching (5 minutes)
( 2 ) P - Presses--tricep or chest with or without weights. (x15)
( 2 ) L - Lunges (x15 per leg)
( 2 ) A - Alternating Bi-cep Curl (x15 each side)
( 2 ) S - Supermans (5)
( 2 ) H - H20
BONUS FOR DOING ALL SIX = 50 POINTS emoticon

( 25 ) G - 8:25 sleep last night
( 25 ) A - aerobic activity
( 10 ) M - Meditate, 5 minutes
( 25 ) E - Eat Fruits and Veggies, eat 5/day
( 25 ) S - Scrutinize (track food & fitness, blog/post)

Saturday ( 160 / 210 )

  
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JO88BAKO 1/6/2013 7:35PM

    Penny- you are kickin it!! Good for you. Have a great night- enjoy BL!

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