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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    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!!

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    Love all of the butterflies!!

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MOM4407 1/19/2013 8:59PM

    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

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LEVELPATHS 1/19/2013 9:12AM

    Yes! Love a bargain and it looks so cosy! Love the journal too. Thanks for showing us what you got. :-)

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MOM-MOM8 1/19/2013 9:04AM

    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

Comment edited on: 1/19/2013 9:05:26 AM

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DAYHIKER 1/19/2013 12:24AM

    That's an inspiring blog post! I love that you found so many cool butterfly themed treats! emoticon


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DEBSGETTINFIT 1/18/2013 7:59PM

    Oh I just love your treats for yourself. I love the butterfly and the Robe - it looks nice and cozy.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 1/18/2013 7:01PM

    Love your treats. What a fun thing to do for yourself. You are gonna ROCK this weekends challenge. emoticon emoticon

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BUGSMIMI 1/18/2013 6:34PM

  Nice blog, and I love, love, love the robe!! That is awesome! emoticon

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