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BLC Challenge - Week 1 ITC

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Week 1
Start by looking at things that might be holding you back from reaching your goals. Make a list of 5 of things that might be holding you back or share 5 things that might have held you back in the past. You can do this privately, blog, journal or share it on your team in a thread.

Healthy Change Bonus: REFLECTING
Blog or journal about 1 thing that you are planning to work on this Fall Challenge. We will compare in Week 10 and see how far we have come.
THANKS WHITE TEAM!

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Five things that hold me back...

1. Fitness & Little Fitness Things
In addition to being consistent in my workouts, I like to add little fitness things to my routine - park far away, return two carts to the store on the way in and after, take the stairs a few times per day to increase heart rate, sit on a yoga ball at work, peddle on the bike exerciser under my desk, get up every hour to do something physical when I am on the computer at home, etc.

2. Tracking Food
When I don't track my food I feel like I can "get away" with eating larger portions, adding a little extra here and there with the measuring cups, and I am not aware of actually how much I am eating every day.

3. Sleep
When I don't get enough sleep I don't have the energy to work out and when I am tired I make irrational decisions about my food and fitness.

4. Education/Motivation
When I focus on watching, reading, searching on weight loss, fitness, food, etc. I am more successful at losing and keeping my weight off.

5. Happy
Every minute is a gift, and when I enjoy all of the minutes no matter what I am doing I am more successful in everything I do. I need to take moments throughout the day to remember how lucky I am and all of the things in my life that make me smile and feel so grateful and empower myself to make better decisions for me every minute.

Bonus - Reflecting
I am going to work on remembering that this is not about the destination - this is about the journey..to be happy that I am where I am right now and know that every minute I have the opportunity to make a decision.. if I make an undesired decision in one minute, I can make a different one the next minute.
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SABRINASARAH 9/10/2012 12:00AM

    Your reflection really made me stop and think. You're right, this is a journey, and I should enjoy it as I go along. I'm constantly just thinking I haven't gotten to where I want to be yet, and I need to just stay the course and be happy I've met friends like you along the way! Also, one bad decision shouldn't throw me because another 2 good decisions can come along right after.

Thanks so much! I really, really liked this! emoticon

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ARKPLE 9/9/2012 7:32PM

    I think Bob Harper would say that this is a great list, and I agree!

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CATHYINPA 9/8/2012 9:28AM

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I've been reading our teams blogs on the Week 1 challenge and they are really inspiring. There's a lot of commonality between us and we can all help each other.

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LIVERIGHTNOW 9/7/2012 12:11AM

    Good luck to you. You are off to a good start. I guess it really isn't correct to wish you luck. This getting healthy stuff is hard work-not luck! I hope you have a successful challenge!

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