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Yes I too am a SPARK WH@�∑(starts with a W rhymes with BOAR...definition-n.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Edited on 4 Mar. 2012...I was asked by Spark Coach Jen to edit this blog because of a word I used in the original blog...considered profanity...apparently not caught by the profanity filter... a word that appears in the Bible...nothing wrong with that, I'm just saying. So the word has now been removed.



If you have read my Spark page or previous blogs, you know that I am a self-proclaimed SPARK WARRIOR, SPARK PRINCESS, and SPARK REBEL. Now I must tell you that I am a SPARK W#@%$(starts with a W rhymes with BOAR...definition-n.--a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain, v.--to compromise one's principles for personal gain)
...there I said it.

That is the first step...admitting what you are or have become. Is there a 12 step for this? I don't know.


This isn't a new condition for me. I was a W#@%$(starts with a W rhymes with BOAR...definition-n.--a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain, v.--to compromise one's principles for personal gain) one other time in my life.

It is not what you think It was when our house was under construction. It was estimated to take 5 months. We put our city house on the market and it sold within a couple of months(this was 15+ years ago---those days are over). We couldn't find a place to rent month to month and we didn't want to sign a lease...it's only going to be 5 months right? So, against my better judgement, we moved into my mother's basement. Thus, turning us into her BOARDER W#@%$(starts with a W rhymes with BOARS...definition-n.--a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain, v.--to compromise one's principles for personal gain).

We were at her disposal for WHATEVER WHENEVER she wanted. Going to work was my only time of sanity. Forgot to mention that the 5 months turned into 18 months due to the seemingly endless delays and the incompetent general contractor that we fired. Anyway, that was the longest 18 months of my life.

I was not a W#@%$(starts with a W rhymes with BOAR...definition-n.--a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain, v.--to compromise one's principles for personal gain) again, until now...



I became a SPARK W#@%$(starts with a W rhymes with BOAR...definition-n.--a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain, v.--to compromise one's principles for personal gain) in December, but I didn't realize it until last month.

It was my own fault, I didn't carefully read an email I received from SP. In my defense, it was December 12th. I had a lot going on then. I was almost at goal weight. I was excited to receive the email from SP...I thought I was getting a Spark present for being such a good Spark Warrior or something...I was flattered to be included in the 200 count "exclusive list of Sparkpeople members" to receive a free copy of Coach Nicole's 28 day Boot Camp DVD. All I had to do...write a review in a blog by Feb. 29th. Oh I can do that, I thought. I regularly do Nicole's workouts on SP, so that is no biggie.

When I received the DVD, it included a paper that said I needed to do the review by Jan 31st. WTH That irritated me. I would not have agreed to that deadline...Jan. is the busiest work month for me.

To prepare my blog about the DVD, I went back to read the email again...that's when I realized the select group was Popular Blog Award recipients...oh...I feel like a Spark W#@%$(starts with a W rhymes with BOAR...definition-n.--a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain, v.--to compromise one's principles for personal gain) now.

I feel violated...I don't TELL people to "like" my blogs. And I don't send emails asking for "likes". And I don't trick the reader with "press "like" if you did 10 minutes today". I don't feel the need to insult the intelligence of the reader by telling them what to "like".

I "like" a blog if I really like it. OK, Popular Blog Award rant over now.


Since this Spark W#@%$(starts with a W rhymes with BOAR...definition-n.--a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain, v.--to compromise one's principles for personal gain) has a sense of integrity, I will hold up my end of the deal I made...so here is yet another review of Coach Nicole's new 28-Day Boot Camp DVD.

First, let me say, I use workout DVDs sometimes, not frequently. And I do like Coach Nicole as an instructor.

What I liked:

There is no nonsense fluff at the beginning to wade through...you can get right to it.

The women in the DVD look real...not overly done-up or dressed inappropriately, presenting 3 different intensity levels.

You can pick and choose what segments you want to do...easy to navigate menu.

Easy to customize your workout by intensity, segment, and time.

Includes a 28 day plan that you can follow...or not.

It is a well put together workout.

No difficult choreography, easy to follow, but a decent workout.

Coach Nicole is positive and professional, not obnoxious, encouraging you along the way, explaining moves clearly.

On-screen countdown timer.

Includes warm up, cool down, cardio, strength, tone, and total body.

Easy to add to the Sparkpeople fitness tracker.


What I felt was just OK(I wouldn't say dislike):

At times the most difficult level wasn't hard enough for me.

When I think "bootcamp", I think extreme, hardcore...this was not.

Would like a music(different) only option.



Overall, I think this is a great DVD I would recommend for the beginner to intermediate Sparker, as long as you are cleared for exercise from your doctor. If you are training for the Olympics...not so much.


And from the legal department: I received this DVD for free from SparkPeople and did not receive any form of payment for my review.


The DVD is available at Target, and you can get a $3 off Target coupon for it at www.sparkpeople.com/28daybootc
amp . You also get 250 SparkPoints for purchasing the DVD from Target.


One thing I know for sure...there is no 12-step for stupid.


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