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First week of BLC 21 review and other random things!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Oh boy! When my Sparkfriend CANES4EVER63 told me about BLC, I thought she was maybe over wnthousiastic about the entire concept. She told me you get to know your teamates on a first name basis, she told me I could get great results, like she did, she told me basically it was the best thing ever.

Well, after just ONE week, I can say that I now agree with her!
As you can maybe tell by the new look of my SparkPage and my profile picture, I'm in the Pink Vikings team. We are 33 rowers (if I'm correct) dedicated to make our ship go fast toward our weight loss goal.
We interact daily and from day One, I felt very welcome like I already said in my previous blog.

That interaction to me is the key and if we keep going like that, I'm pretty convince I will reach my goal of losing 20 pounds in 12 weeks.

In one week, I lost 1.8 pounds, so right on target. It means I now have only 18.2 pounds to lose. It's quite unreal for me to think that by april 10, I might be 173 lb. I don't remember how I look like at 173. That also means I will look hot this summer! But I don't want to repeat the same mistake I did last year and project to far ahead. Now I'm focusing on the challenge.

I did 345 minutes total of fitness! Last fall, I was struggling to get my 250 minutes trophy for the month sometimes! That include a rest day on Sunday, so 345 minutes in 6 days, not bad at all.
I did both TNT, gave my all or almost for the week-end challenge and I'm on schedule for BeFit in 90. I did Day 18 tonight.

Today I went quite over my calorie range but I tracked it (yes I tracked the 8 One-Bite brownies I ate, those are EVIL!). I'll pay close attention to my eating tomorrow, friday and saturday because I'm having fondue with some of my sisters and friends friday night and saturday, it's our 6 years anniversary and we'll go to the restaurant.

I'm sticking to my workout plan which is to do my 5 workout videos of BeFit every week and add to that 3x 30-60 minutes cardio. Tomorrow I'll go swimming with my sister Marjolaine!!! I love it and I miss it. Plus, I'm pretty convinced I'll sign up for the Sprint triathlon in september, so I better practice my swimming!

In fact, my mind is almost set on the competition I will do this year.
In may, my very first and very scary Spartan Race (5k obstacles course)
In early september, the Sprint distance triathlon (half Olympic distances, and I'll do it with 1 or 2 of my sisters) We might try to do an Olympic distance with relay (I'll do the running part)
At the end of september, the Marathon de Montréal 10k (I did the 5k last year :P)

I might add a smaller local race as these are all international huge events (so really costly).

Again, that blog is way longer than I expected.
By the way, my room is still looking good after my major cleanup. We'll have to tackle the kitchen next. I'm thinking of inviting my parents for dinner in 2 weeks, that way, I'll have a deadline to do it.

Bye Bye!
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  • DNJEN471
    emoticon congrats on the loss!!! emoticon
    1876 days ago
    Good job! Sounds like a great team/challenge. I just started hearing about the BLC, any chance you can link me to the group? If they are still accepting people to join of course. Thanks!
    1878 days ago
    Seems you are in a very good place! I'm so happy for you!
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    1885 days ago
    I'm glad you love your team!! I keep wondering how I didn't know about BLC before now. It's such a refreshing change! Congrats on your loss and accomplishments for week 1! emoticon
    1885 days ago
    Great job this week Zoe! I'm loving this challenge and the fact that we really are getting to know each other and I feel like we're completely in this together! Row Hard!
    1885 days ago
    So many wonderful things!!!!! It's great that you're having such a wonderful start to the BLC. I agree -- it's so encouraging, inspiring, and motivating --
    Can't believe you're already at Day 18 of BeFit in 90 -- awesome (I can't believe I've been doing it a week already, too -- it's perfect for TNT, eh?!)
    Okay -- gotta get some zzzs -- but really very happy to hear how well things are going.
    And -- an advance HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!
    1885 days ago
    Awesome job! You have a great plan in place! emoticon emoticon
    1885 days ago
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