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Forest ABC's of ME!

Friday, April 20, 2012

A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you?
~~Far beyond! lol I think competitive is my middle name!
B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)?
~~Long time! Feel older than the dirt covering Forest trails! A Pixie all the way!
C is for CHILDREN...you have?
~~2 DD's...DD1, 18 graduating in June and DD2, 15!
D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation?
~~ Skipping meals!
E is for EXCUSE...what is your most famous? How can we help you overcome it?
~~Not having enough time because there's too much "stuff" I need to complete! ~~Remind me to put ME first!
F is for FURRY FRIENDS...you have?
~~My 3rd baby girl...Cookie! She's a 3 yr old Bichon/Lhasa mix!
G is for GROCERIES...what do you fill your cart with?
~~Anything around the perimeter of the store, lots of whole foods, lean meat! I love greek yogurt and protein powder! They are my protein staples, without them I'd never get enough!
H is for HOME...what state do you call home?
~~Michigan, in the "Middle of the Mitten"
I is for INSPIRE...who or what is your roll model/inspiration?
~~I Love, love Bob Harper! ~~Inspiration-A "confident" bikini beach body!!
J is for JOB...What do you do for a living?
~~SAHM, former Accountant! Part time Summer job doing local resort reservations!
K is for KEEP IT SIMPLE...What's your focus when short on time?
~~Meals - Planning them ahead to be prepared! ~~ Fitness - Step ups or quick spin on the treadmill!
L is for LOG...Do you use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers?
~~Not as often as I should lately! I have the best results when I meet goals with both daily!
M is for MOTIVATION...Which gives you more, Mirror or Scale?
~~That's a toss up! I love to see the scale move, but the Mirror gives a bigger picture! I'd rather be fit, toned and healthy than thin based on a number!
N is for NAME...What's the meaning behind your sparkname?
~~Dawn, Sunrise, New horizon daily! It's a double meaning name...Rise n' above the challenges to reach my goals, and when I've gotten there I will have Risen Above!
O is for OUNCES...How many ounces of water do you consume on a daily basis?
~~10 glasses minimum, but I've been slacking there too lately!
P is for PRODUCE...How many fruits and veggies do you consume daily?
~~Oh gosh...I love freggies! Rarely less than 5 or 6 servings, sometimes as many as 12-15!
Q is for QUOTE...what's your favorite?
~~"When you face the sun, the shadows always fall behind you" ~Helen Keller
I also love Ralph Marston! If you don't know him, you'll meet him soon! :D
R is for ROUTINE...Average number of days and minutes you exercise weekly?
~~Depends...About 60 minutes average, 5/6 days a week! Unless there's competition, then Heaven only knows! :D lol
S is for STATUS...Married, Single, Involved, Other?
~~Married to the most fabulous, supportive man for almost 20 years!
T is for TIME...What time zone are you in?
~~Eastern
U is for UNWIND...What is your favorite pass time or hobby?
~~Gardening/working outside... I love projects! Spending time with the family doing fun, active things!
V is for VACATION...If you could travel anywhere, what destination would you choose?
~~First I'd travel back to England with DD1, since that's where she was born! Someday *I* want to see Italy!
W is for WEIGHT WORKOUT...Do you follow a consistent ST program?
~~Unfortunately not! Downfall #2! I KNOW all the benefits, but I get bored! ST circuits are the way to go for me...keeps things interesting! Just have to implement!
X is for "X" MARKS THE SPOT...What do you want to see happen these 12 weeks, other than the scale move?
~~I need more structure! With it I can accomplish what *I* need to do!
Y is for YESTERDAY...Do you allow choices to push you forward or dwell on them?
~~Moments of weakness happen, it's what we learn from them that makes us stronger, informed and more determined! Just Keep going!
Z is for ZERO...name one weight loss tool you couldn't live without?
~~My running shoes for fitness and blender for nutrition! Hey...a girls has to be able drink green! :P
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JLYNN931 4/25/2012 6:09PM

    I have to admit, I have never made a smoothie! I will definitely have to try it!

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CAYANNEWOMAN 4/25/2012 12:14AM

    Well - this time I am trying to read everyone's! So I will know you better. And YOU my dear are an inspiration for me! You seem to have it all under control and do your program so well. I hope I learn from you! HUGS. It's good to be back.

Cay

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PSFITMOMMY413 4/24/2012 9:39AM

    I live by Greek yogurt...one of the things I do is buy coupons on ebay for greek yogurt and then stock up when it's on sale :)

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BLUEFISH2 4/23/2012 1:05AM

    Our E is the same. When time gets short I'm the first thing that gets left off my list. Need to change that.

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OCEAN_BOBBER 4/22/2012 5:50PM

    I love that quote from Helen Keller! It's just so beautiful. And I love that your name has a double meaning to it.

My husband and I love green smoothies! LOL! I'm not sure he'll be onboard for me calling it Pixie Punch, but we'll give it a go and see what happens!

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JACQUELINE-D 4/21/2012 2:24PM

    Great to know more about you emoticon

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WINKERDINK 4/21/2012 10:03AM

    I never thought about Dawn being part of the reason for your new Sparkname! emoticon
See, I told you -doofus!

I LOVE captaining with you! emoticon

Comment edited on: 4/21/2012 10:03:59 AM

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THE_TIME_IS_NOW 4/21/2012 9:11AM

    So this 12 weeks is going to be about Pushing and Encouraging Dawn to do things for Dawn. I adore you. You are an amazing inspiration to me and so many others

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MEINPROGRESS 4/21/2012 8:01AM

    Great blog! I may be looking to you for advice in a few years on how to navigate the teen years with girls! emoticon Speaking of girls both of mine love Pixie punch too and will usually get whatever is left in the blender after I fill my cup.

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MJK0430 4/21/2012 12:05AM

    Opps, I forgot to mention my beloved pixie punch. Glad you did! Where the heck is the running blog???

Thanks again for leading us on in this challenge. I am totally motivated this round. Go Us!

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2LABS2LOVE 4/20/2012 9:54PM

    emoticon blog!

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ELIZINJAPAN 4/20/2012 8:49PM

    Yay for running shoes! I love the meaning of your Sparkname.

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FITLIKENIC 4/20/2012 8:38PM

    Yes a Girl needs to drink green, or a boy, lol... Thanks to pixies my youngest loves Pixie Punch!

Time to Make time for YOU, you are worth it!

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