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BLC wrap-up

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Amazing how quickly 10 weeks can fly by! But time always does seem to slip away doesn't it?! Well 10 weeks ago I wrote down my goals for the Spring BLC, so time to review and see what goals I met and where I need some work. So here was the list:

1. Lose as close to 20lbs. as possible emoticon
- YAY! absolutely positively meeting goal at this next weigh in. 20 lbs is a good accomplishment but I swear for the work I put in that number needs to be closer to 40! Oh weight loss, so difficult you are.

2. Be more consistent in going to the gym
- Met this goal as well, I'm at the gym almost every week night and occasionally on Saturdays. Glad I stuck with this and turned the gym from a chore into a routine!

3. Up the dreaded veggie intake (yea I was that kid that fed my broccoli to the dog under the table when no one was looking) emoticon
- Uhh mixed reviews here. I have been trying more veggies and attempting to incorporate more into my meals but I struggle. Summer is coming so hopefully more salads on the horizon.

4. Put my kettlebell to work 3x a week emoticon
- To be honest I totally forgot about this goal and did not really put an effort into putting this into practice. I do strength train 4x a week at least but I really do want to get into kettlebell training since it is strength and cardio rolled into one.

5. Start training for my 5k emoticon
- Yes, and I must say its amazing to see how far the human body can push itself and progress. When I started the BLC I was winded walking an 18:00 mile, after weeks of the gym and now 3 weeks into 5k training I can run a 13:00 mile! Still needs improving but I have until July to hit my goal of a 10 minute mile.

6. Hand in my New Yorker's privilege card by giving up bagels and pizza for the length of the challenge. (This is a scary one for me) emoticon
- I must have been CRAZY to set such a goal, especially in my house where every sunday we get fresh hot bagels for family brunch. But I did make some good compromises with myself and kept this habit in check. Every other sunday I would have my family get me a multigrain roll instead of a bagel and when I did get a bagel I scooped the insides out. Went easy on butter (margarine scares me with all the chemicals) and cut out cream cheese. I think I only had pizza once and limited myself to one slice. Encouraging to know I possess a modicum of self control.

7. Instead of coffee with milk and sugar every morning, I will switch it up with green tea every other day emoticon
- Uhh no on this one as well. I love my one cup of coffee every morning, it made me sad to skip out on such a beautiful thing. I always use skim milk and have been slowly cutting down on the sugar I put in. All in moderation, cant cut out everything we enjoy, otherwise what kind of life is that?

All in all I'm very happy with what I was able to accomplish. Wednesday morning is weigh in then I'm going to take pictures and measurements and compare them to the before pictures. Haven't seen those in a while, it is not going to be pretty, I understand that I should be proud to see the changes I'm making and the health I'm striving towards but it still is never fun to be reminded of just how bad I let it spin out of control. Oh well, another tool of motivation. Time to think about what my goals are to be for the next challenge. Upwards and onwards!
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  • AMY-MIMI77
    you sure did some Fab-U-Less work!

    I agree about the coffee - you can't cut out everything completely; have to give yourself something to look forward to and everything in moderation!

    1738 days ago
    Great job!! I think that you did an awesome job of balance and living your life. If you cut out what you love, it will not "stick".

    Fantastic weight loss - 20 pounds in 10 weeks is amazing!! Keep up the wonderful work!
    1738 days ago
    WooHoo! Diamond Girl! So proud of you and the goals you accomplished and the ons you attempted!
    We have to find a happy medium within ourselves since we have to do this for the rest of our lives!
    As we all know this is a life change! I think you did AWESOME!
    Bring on the SUN-SATIONAL Summer!

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  • VALYNN26
    Way to go! That's great that you were able to meet some of your goals! Looking forward to rocking the summer challenge with you. emoticon
    1739 days ago
    Great job in meeting so many of your goals! You are awesome!
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