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Saturday, August 31, 2013

One of my challenges for this weekend is to share a "secret" of success. Here's mine:

Secrets of Success

Use Everthying!

This can't be said enough: use EVERYTHING!
Track your nutrition, water, freggies and exercise.
Join the teams. JOIN THE BLC! Look at your spark summary calendar. Blog your good days and bad days so you can reach out for help OR help someone who is reaching out. Taking a multivitamin daily but you're getting forgetful? Use the planner to send you a reminder every morning.
Explore all the options. Use them to your advantage. It really works!
- Submitted by RUNNINGWILD 8/31/2013 in Using SparkPeople | 0 Comments

You know what I love most about the spark calendar....GOLD STARS!

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A-STRONGER-ME 8/31/2013 3:51PM

    You are so right - thanks for sharing!!

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ETTEZEUS 8/31/2013 12:39PM


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NERDLETTE 8/31/2013 12:25PM


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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 8/31/2013 10:46AM

    Didn't know there was a Spark calendar. Cool to learn something new.

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RUNNINGWILD 8/31/2013 10:03AM

    For sure Judi!! emoticon

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CASSIOEPIA 8/31/2013 8:23AM

    Not to mention the awesome Spark friends that help immensely!

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PINKEUROGIRL 8/31/2013 1:35AM

    Good advice!!

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CICO for the weekend(August 23-26)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Eaten 2,323
BMR* 1,790
Exercise 147
Total Burned 1,937
Differential 386

Eaten 2,634
BMR* 1,790
Exercise 1,362
Total Burned 3,152
Differential -518

Eaten 2,487
BMR* 1,790
Exercise 956
Total Burned 2,746
Differential -259

Eaten 2,396
BMR* 1,790
Exercise 78
Total Burned 1,868
Differential 528

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JO88BAKO 8/27/2013 8:29PM

    Good job! You have worked really hard this round and are an inspiration of us!!

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Recapping BLC22 and gazing forward....

Friday, August 23, 2013

At the beginning of BLC22, we were challenged to set up some goals for ourselves. Mine were:
emoticon Strength training a MINIMUM of twice a week.
emoticon Running a minimum of three times a week.
emoticon Start making yoga a part of my cross training routine.
emoticon Stay hydrated. Make sure I'm drinking my 64 ounces a day.
emoticon Maintain my habit of tracking. Focus on being with my range 5/7 days a week.

Reading over my list, I think it's safe to say that I met most of my goals. ST, running, hydration and tracking emoticon

emoticon Adding hot yoga? Well, I've been there three times. That's hardly making it a habit BUT it's a start. I just have to organize my Fridays better. (that's my favourite night to go) And maybe open myself up to going Tuesday after I run.
emoticon In range 5/7 days? Hard to say. I've been diligent about tracking but I also added the feature that links my fitness and nutrition tracker and that messed up my goal calendar. No more gold stars to count. I'm maintaining my weight. I'll call that a win.

Alright! enough looking back, time to look forward.
emoticon Identify at least one thing you did right in the last 12 weeks.
emoticon Well, I think I've already identified quite a few but let's add in the fact that I've become more consistent with my freggie consumption, too.

emoticon Evaluate this round (#22), what is the one thing you want to improve/change?
emoticon I would really like to shift my focus from the scale to the measuring tape. I've gotten away from taking measurements and I know it's good for my psyche.

emoticon What is your goal for between rounds?
emoticon Basically, I'd like to keep reaching my current goals as listed above. Now that I'm going back to work again, I'll have fatigue and other excuses to fall back on. It'd be nice to win the fight against them.

emoticon What is the plan for reaching your goal between rounds?
emoticon From now until September 25th, I'll be working with my team to maintain our current levels of fitness and nutritional mindfulness. The big picture sees all of us starting round 23 at the same weight as we are now. (or lower).
I'll check in with the Outlaws everyday.
Schedule my workouts and do my best to keep to that schedule.
Ensure I get enough sleep so that I have the energy my body needs to continue working as hard as I want it to.

Easy peasy, right? Especially when my biggest fan is THIS cute:

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PKCTTS 8/28/2013 1:15PM

    You are a great example of how to get it done, maybe it's the cute cheerleader I'm missing. LOL She's getting so big!

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TKAYSMILES 8/28/2013 11:32AM

    Love the picture!! You did great this round especially when you throw in your injury!! We can all do this together! Kind of excited to just keep on going!!!

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LINDSAYB2013 8/27/2013 12:03AM

    Adorable picture!!!! We are going to rock the between round challenge :) great goals!

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WYOMOL 8/24/2013 1:39PM

    Thanks Penny - great blog and inspiring captain!

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BLUEROSE73 8/24/2013 12:42AM

    Roo is such a sweetie. Love her cheering outfit.

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CASSIOEPIA 8/23/2013 11:56PM


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EXRAYCHIC 8/23/2013 10:26PM

    Way to go Penny! I think I may measure next round too. I want to concentrate on ST so it will definitely show that improvement! Roo is adorable by the way!

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LIZZYP609 8/23/2013 9:46PM

    you are an awesome leader and so glad you are doing so well! emoticon

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THRIVE2DAY 8/23/2013 9:05PM

    emoticon What a beautiful baby!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 8/23/2013 7:57PM

    What a doll. She is too cute.

You are doing amazing! emoticon

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Dear Outlaws:

Monday, July 29, 2013

Today, I promise I will not quit.

I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

Signed Penny/RUNNINGWILD - July 28, 2013

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JO88BAKO 8/1/2013 5:12PM

    You Rock!!

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NERDLETTE 7/29/2013 8:57PM

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

This workout is a 20-minute workout that will take you to your maximum physical effort as well as your maximum heart rate. The object of this workout is not to rest in between exercises. You will see that one minute of a particular exercise will burn out the targeted muscle group as well as increase your heart rate to a fat and sugar burning zone. Try the 20 minute workout below - if it is not challenging enough for you try it again, totaling only 40 minutes of your time in the weight room.

20 Minutes Circuit Workout

(*choose light weights for max reps)

1) Bench press* or pushups - max in 1:00
2) Squats - max in 1:00
3) Pullups or pulldowns - 1:00
4) Bike or jog - 3:00
5) Military press* - 1:00
6) Lunges - 1:00 each leg
7) Bicep curls - 1:00
8) Bike or jog - 3:00
9) Tricep extensions.- 1:00
10) Leg ext - 1:00 (requires leg machines - or repeat squats with weights)
11) Leg curls - 1:00 (requires leg machines - or repeat lunges with weights)
12) Situps - 2:00
13) Crunches - 2:00
14) Stretch


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TKAYSMILES 7/26/2013 3:56PM

    I have it printed too!! A great 20 minute work out!

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LJR4HEALTH 7/26/2013 10:16AM

    Sounds like a great workout thanks for posting

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MUSCLE-UP 7/26/2013 1:04AM

    I love this! I think one time through will be great. I am not quite up to rinse and repeat yet. Thank you! emoticon

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PKCTTS 7/26/2013 12:00AM

    I printed it out as a "keeper" too - great quick workout (if you do it once) - course today I had to dot it several times. I had forgotten how hard real sit ups are. I have gotten into the habit of just crunches - gonna have to add some back into my routine.

Comment edited on: 7/26/2013 4:26:38 PM

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CAROL494 7/25/2013 9:53PM


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    Dear RunningWild,

Sounds like an intense workout!! I hope u keep up the good work!! All the best!


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