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BLC 18 "DREAM" challenge weekend (Fri to Mon)

Monday, January 16, 2012

I decide to blog about the BLC 18 "DREAM" Challenge (Friday, Jan 13th thru Monday, Jan 16th)

D = DO! ~~ my DO plan for this weekend was to write 3 gratitudes and 3 accomplishments each day... (I plan to continue this for all of January.)

On Friday ~~ I am grateful for my parents, my dad helped me fix an area for my puppy. ~ I am grateful for my puppy, she gives me a reason to get moving in the morning and I enjoy watching her antics. ~ I am grateful that today was the first time we (NEPA) have snow (except for a short snowfall in October 2011) this winter. (I am not found of cold weather!) ~ I accomplished this morning a walk with my puppy around the back field. ~ I accomplished this morning cooking my breakfast. ~ I accomplished reading a SP motivational article this morning (see below.) ~ I accomplished DAY 1 SP 28-day boot camp dvd – 22 minutes. (This was my first day using the new SP 28-day boot camp dvd. I bought it at Target with the coupon on SP's/Target's website.)

On Saturday ~~ I am grateful for my niece who asked me to play with her today. ~ I am grateful for my “baby” nephew who looks at things with such innocence and “new” eyes. ~ I am grateful that I was able to go sledding with my niece and nephew. ~ I accomplished a load of laundry. ~ I accomplished getting up and moving in the morning. ~ I accomplished going out with my cousin.

On Sunday ~~ I am grateful for my puppy listening to me. ~ I am grateful for the sunshine today. ~ I am grateful my mom’s cooking. ~ I am grateful for my niece’s interest in science. ~ I accomplished fixing something in my front yard. ~ I accomplished getting up and going to Sunday School. ~ I accomplished getting an old microscope out of storage and showing my niece how to use it. We had fun.

On Monday ~~ I am grateful for my dad; he fixed a fitness item for my back. ~ I am grateful for my sister; she drove us (including our niece and middle nephew) to the movies. ~ I am grateful for my middle nephew; we had fun at the movies. We went to “TinTin…” and my sister & niece went to “…Bought a Zoo.” ~ I am grateful for a nice sunny day. ~ I accomplished walking 20 minutes (around the field) with my dog this morning. ~ I accomplished washing my down duvet. ~ I accomplished washing my new winter sweater. ~ I accomplished printing out my “Ideal Life Design” class worksheets. ~ I accomplished not eating chocolate during the movie!!

R = READ ~ The motivational articles I read....

On Fri. ~ Secrets of Success: Yoplait Commercial Is Correct
www.sparkpeople.com/secr
ets.asp?tip=37524_yoplait_
commercial_is_correct


*****The Yoplait whips REALLY are amazing if you freeze them!!!! Don’t bother with any other yogurt, it doesn't work. If you have a choc problem, freeze the Yoplait choc whip. Amazing replacement for choc ice cream, hard to believe it's healthy - Submitted by STLCARDSFANS05 1/12/2012 in Healthy Eating*****



Thanks for submitting this secret; I'm trying it tomorrow with the Chocolate Whip.

On Sat. ~ Secrets of Success: Pole Dancing!
www.sparkpeople.com/secr
ets.asp?tip=37574_pole_dan
cing


*****...BEST WORKOUT OF MY LIFE! The place I found, Pole Fit, focuses on the "gymnastics" side of pole dancing, so it's good clean fun (we're not learning how to be strippers). It's so rewarding, because each class you can obviously tell you are getting better. ... You build muscle so quickly, and it almost instantly tones all over your body :) - Submitted by BABETOMORROW 1/15/2012 in Exercise | 0 Comments*****

Thanks for submitting this secret; I wish there was a place in my area. It sounds like fun!

On Sun. ~ Motivation Articles: Drop the Fatitude and Get a Winning Attitude!
Change Your Thoughts to Win the Weight-Loss Game -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert

I liked what this article had to say.

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/motivation_articles.a
sp?id=1366


On Mon. ~ Wellness Articles: 7 Good Reasons to Smile - When You Smile, the World Smiles Back -- By Jennipher Walters, Health and Fitness Writer

This article is great! Reminds us all to find something to smile about. I like watching "Golden Girls" (tv show), they always bring a smile to my face.

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/wellness_articles.asp
?id=1529


E = EXERCISE for at least 20 minutes/day MINIMUM.

Fri. 5 mins walk + 22 minutes SP 28-day boot camp dvd (day 1)
Sat. 20 minutes sledding & light shoveling
Sun. none - rest
Mon. 20 minutes walking with puppy

A = AGUA Get at least 8 8oz waters in each day.

Fri ~ 6 glasses of 8 oz; Sat. ~ 6 glasses of 80z; Sun. ~ 3 glasses of 8oz; Mon. ~ 6 glasses of 8 oz.

I need to work on drinking more water.

M = MONITOR your intake by keeping a journal of everything you eat this weekend.

I did this on paper and was able to see my fruits/veggies and watch how much sweets I ate. It worked for me.

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