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BLC 21 Strong Ends

Friday, January 18, 2013

BLC 21 Strong Ends

The story of strong ends began with the BLC visionary (she hates matriarch) and then Captain of her brain child Azure Destinations. For ME, planning ahead and being able to think about what I have upcoming far enough in advance to impact and plan for it helps immensely. Will I follow through 100% Not if history repeats itself and it usually does. But will this guideline help me be successful? ABSOLUTELY!

This is my BLC20-long assignment for my team Azure Destintations (thus the oolala profile picture - no; it is not ME - no; it is not my husband).

Consider this a work in progress just as I am!

Awhile ago I posted a blog about two lists. I am going to update them and continue to work on them. They work if I work them!

List 1: Your Focus List (the road ahead)

What are you trying to achieve? What makes you happy? What's important to you? Design your time around those things. Because time is your one limited resource and no matter how hard you try you can't work 25/8.

Hit restart (AGAIN)
Prioritize better
Procrastinate less
Stay focussed and committed to Paleo/Primal and Clean Eating
Complete Les Mills Body Pump
Still haven't made a decision about the gym membership I'm paying for - no if’s, ands and stress over da butt
Do my work on getting ME back. Nuff said.

List 2: Your Ignore List (the distractions) aka selective “neglect”

To succeed in using your time wisely, you have to ask the equally important but often avoided complementary questions: what are you willing not to achieve? What doesn't make you happy? What's not important to you? What gets in the way?

Having given more thought to my blog with the article about the Two Lists, I think that the Ignore List could be better honed to more than just distractions but perhaps things that I could willingly go to my grave and not have in my obituary that are perhaps on my Bucket List. Things that I may expend energy thinking about or dreaming about that are not in this lifetime realistically got to happen when I COULD be focussing on more realistic list items. Things that I am not going to spend my precious too little time and attention dealing with. In the article Bregman asked “What are you willing not to achieve?” I’ll be reviewing my Bucket List and maybe I’ll cross off free diving cuz I’m deathly afaid of heights and won’t even go up in a hot air balloon. This will free up more time for me to think of more reasonable Bucket List items like hiking Steven’s favorite mountain in Colorado. Just sayin’....

Nutrition: Give my body the food and care it needs to heal and grow stronger.
Sleep: I will get a minimum of 8 hours sleep a night and I will wear my FitBit to ensure that I am doing so. (Update: my time in bed is on track; my sleep SUCKS)
Exercise: I will walk/do a workout video/swing kettlebells/spin at least 5 days a week preferably 6.
Active Recovery: I will stretch regularly so that my no longer as young self feels cared for.
Fun & Play: I will find and sign up for at least one 5K a month looking ahead to the spring and then the Drenched 5K
Personal Growth: I will read one book on nutrition and/or health and share what I learn forward.
Temperance: I will limit my time on the computer in order to get more actually DONE in my day for the next 12 weeks and see the benefits when I can rock a fitter, stronger, healthier ME!

The BLC Challenge is a 12-week challenge beginning 1/16 and each week has a theme or focus. I will update them as we have challenges posted or goals that require posting.

12 Week Road Map To A Fitter, Stronger, More ALIVE “ME”

In past rounds we’ve had focus weeks and themes to work on for each week and this round I’m on my own for that as we have something else as a primary focus for my BLC Team. My plan is my own.

I have until May 10 to meet my goal to fit into my USMC dress blues from :::gulp::: 1987.

I have until October 2013 to be in a two piece bathing suit in Puerto Vallarta
I am training for Color Run (may be a conflict with commissioning/graduation in Vermont)
ton-dc/ 5/19/2013
I am training for Drenched 5K
dc/ Saturday 7/13
I have until October 2013 to be in a two piece bathing suit in Puerto Vallarta


Week 1: 1/16-1/22 Back To Basics (Log your meals, Drink your water, Exercise)
BLC 21 has started. Club Azure is a new "spa" that Sandy has implemented with Azure Destinations. I need to tie those challenges and goals into my Strong Ends. This weekend is the first BLC Wide Challenge - JUST DO IT"

Week 2: 1/23/-1/29 The long and winding road sounds like a good time to think about a seemingly ENDLESS road and list of promises that I made outloud and silently to treat myself better and nurture myself and care for myself and somehow it never happens. I treat others WAY better than I treat myself. Let’s face it; the Golden Rule of treating others as I’d like to be treated....well I need to practice it on ME!!!!!

Make time for ME.
Take time for ME.
Don’t put ME off until LAST when there is no energy to care for me.
Come on Kal - really?!* You ARE worth it!

Week 3: 1/30-2/5 REST REST is not just Sleep,! Meditation, Reading, Time out for YOU is key to our health!

Week 4: 2/6-2/12

Week 5: 2/13-2/19 (Valentines’ Day) FOCUS on YOU, are you getting enough rest. REST is not just Sleep,! Meditation, Reading, Time out for YOU is key to our health!


Week 7: 2/27-3/5

Week 8: 3/6-3/12

Week 9: 3/13-3/19

Week 10: 3/20-3/26

Week 11: 3/27-4/2

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