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BLC21 Just Do It Challenge

Friday, January 18, 2013

Our week 1 challenge is to Just Do it!!! I love the theme. The challenge runs from Friday until Monday. These challenges are good for keeping me focused on my goals. Sometimes I can talk myself out of doing so many things. Knowing that my team is counting on me and that I am counting on myself motivates me. There are four parts to the challenge.

1. D- Decide on something to tackle and then just do it. I made the decision to buy something for myself "guilt free". It is hard for me to buy something just for me. I have been saving to buy something just for me so this will me my weekend. (See what I picked below)

2. O- Oxygenate my body. I think I can meet this challenge I love cardio and we are encouraged to fit in at least 20 minutes each day.

3. I- Interact with my team and post something about myself. I have a great team of Crimson Butterflies that encourage and inspire me so that makes it easy. I look forward to posting each day.

4. T- Track my nutrition. Now here lies the true challenge for me. I tend to journal at the end of the day and sometimes forget what I have eaten. My tracking is done primarily in a journal so I don't really get the benefits of knowing all of the carbs, proteins, etc. about the foods that I am eating. I will work hard during this challenge to start tracking here on Spark. I know that having that information is vital to my success.

I am looking forward to earning challenge points this weekend and helping out my team.

Last night I didn't get to work out until 10p.m. but I was determined. Normally, I like to work out in the mornings so that I know that I have at least accomplished a goal for the day and then if I have energy in the evenings I may jump on my treadmill. Right in the middle of working out I heard one of my littles call out for me. She had a sick tummy so I had to stop and get her cleaned up and back to bed. I then pushed play and finished my workout. I hardly recognize the new me sometimes. How's that for just doing it?

Today the sleep deprivation caught up with me. I was back up around 6a.m. and managed to fit in a quick 30 min. workout. I think that I will finish up my week 6 C25K in the morning. The bed is calling me and I think I will oblige, LOL. Praying that no one gets sick tonight.

Here are some things that I have purchased for the challenge. Since I am a Crimson Butterfly I seem to see them everywhere. I have sort of compared my journey to that of a butterfly. I'm not sure of what stage that I am in but I feel that this will be my year. The robe is what I purchased as my "guilt free" item. It jumped out at me and it was on clearance so SCORE!!! I love it!

My new key chain!

Food and Exercise Journal

My new robe(love the butterflies)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good weekend.
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    Veronica, my fellow Butterfly!!!
    I love your keychain! I have also started collecting butterfly things. That robe is awesome! Looks warm and cozy too!!! So looking forward to blossoming into our Butterfly wings together!!
    1369 days ago
    Love all of the butterflies!!
    1373 days ago
  • MOM4407
    Awesome butterflies. One day you will fly just like them. I love the journal. You are going to rock the next few weeks..

    Your TOPS Friend
    1376 days ago
    Yes! Love a bargain and it looks so cosy! Love the journal too. Thanks for showing us what you got. :-)
    1376 days ago
  • MOM-MOM8
    emoticon Love your butterfly robe! You found a lot of treats to remind you of our team and challenges. Have a great day with family! emoticon
    1376 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/19/2013 9:05:26 AM
    That's an inspiring blog post! I love that you found so many cool butterfly themed treats! emoticon

    1377 days ago
    Oh I just love your treats for yourself. I love the butterfly and the Robe - it looks nice and cozy.
    1377 days ago
    Love your treats. What a fun thing to do for yourself. You are gonna ROCK this weekends challenge. emoticon emoticon
    1377 days ago
    Nice blog, and I love, love, love the robe!! That is awesome! emoticon
    1377 days ago
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