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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.


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 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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    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
    1992 days ago
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    I think Bob Harper would say that this is a great list, and I agree!
    1992 days ago
    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.
    1994 days ago
    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!
    1995 days ago
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