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BLC Week 4

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Week four was pretty good considering I was back to work full time this week. I work as a casual care aide, which basically means I sometimes don't know what my shifts will be until they call at 6:00 am and say can you work at 7:00. The upside of being a casual is that I can say no emoticon Last Fri. through Mon. I worked 7:00 am to 6:15 pm which made it impossible to get two walks a day in. Before the first shift I got up at 5:00am and headed out the door, but it was REALLY dark and foggy so I walked 20 minutes and said I'm not doing that again till the sun wakes up a little earlier. After working on my feet for such a long day I had to force myself out the door for an evening walk which I did once then my hubby came home and took over dog walking duties.

I didn't lose my pound this week but came close .8 I'm okay with that I'm still ahead of my challenge goal.

I tracked everything.

Strength training is still a struggle but I ordered a Spark People fitness video so I'm hoping that will motivate me.

I committed to the challenge although I never did figure out how to add up my points emoticon

I'm looking forward to week five I like the challenge a lot it encourages me to get in the stretch exercises that my physiotherapist prescribed in a really easy manner. I tend to embrace the challenges I like better then the ones I'm so so about...go figure

The results of my forth week:
I have 5 goals

1. Lose a pound a week
2. Track emoticon
3.Walk everyday
4. Strength Train 2-3 times per week...did 1
5. Commit to the challenges emoticon

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    I'm the opposite. I have more trouble getting myself to do cardio than I do with strength training. I feel like I see the results of the strength training quicker than I do the cardio.

    It's really inspiring hearing about how you fit your walks in! You're doing a great job.
    1649 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/13/2013 4:52:11 PM
    Love your weekly blogs. What a great way to track, review and adjust. You're doing an awesome job!
    1649 days ago
  • AMY-MIMI77
    I love that you report weekly in a Blog - maybe that is something for me to do next time
    (or include in the next Season's Challenge)
    you are doing great!
    1650 days ago
    That is so great that you got up so early ! YOU GO GIRL !! I know what you mean about walking in the dark... I am not a big fan either ! I am glad that your back is allowing this and you are doing so well !!

    1650 days ago
    I used to be a substitute teacher (casual teacher? LOL), so, believe me, I know what it's like to be "on call". I'm not sure what exercises you are able to do, but The FIRM has some great strength training DVDs. Also, I suggest using a resistance band and weighted hand balls. Eventually, you can work your way up to using a weighted bar, dumbbells, kettlebells and medicine balls.
    1651 days ago
    You're doing a great job holding yourself accountable to the challenge and your goals! Keep up the good work and continue to dazzle 'em Diamond Girl!
    1651 days ago
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