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My first Biggest Loser Challenge thus far.

Friday, July 05, 2013

What does the BL Challenge mean to me... 1 word... ACCOUNTABILITY.

The challenge is not a simple weight lose challenge. The entire challenge is set-up similar to the show in that it is trying to help you begin and maintain healthy habits that you can LIVE with.

Each week we have mini challenges, Tone N Tighten on Wed & Thurs. Weekend challenges that cover Fri - Mon and Last chance workout Mon & Tues. As a Sapphire, I am expected to at least participate in each challenge. As slightly over competitive so and so, I try very hard to get as many points as possible.

It is helping. It is making me move. How? Let me give you an example:
Yesterday, July 4th, we hosted a rather large picnic where everyone brings a dish. Typically, as a good hostess emoticon , I would taste most everything that is brought in. This year, knowing that I would not only be recording my nutrition, but posting my Calories In/Calories Out with my team. I chose a few 'better' items. I still went over my calorie range, but only just.

In addition, today I am exhausted. We had a lot to clean up today and it is hotter than yesterday. BUT I have a weekend challenge that requires me to do at least 3 of 8 workout items from a list. If it weren't for the challenge, and my need to get all points, I'd probably would have taken the day off and figured all the clean up was enough.

It is keeps me going and removes my excuses, and that was just what I needed!
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    1614 days ago
    Sara-Just stopping over from the Rockin' Rose Rangers to say "HI" and thank you for the great tracking sheet you made for this weekends challenge. I did chuckle when you said it is all about the points and how competitive you were...sounds like me in a nutshell. The youngest of 7 siblings makes you very competitive emoticon
    1615 days ago
    I'm so glad this is working this way for you! For some reason, this blog didn't end up on my friend feed. Weird. I'm having the same thing happening from the BLC. And remember I *said* I was non-competitive. I don't like letting my team down, though. ;-) Hope you're having a great star to the week!
    1621 days ago
    I am proud of you for making food tasting choices- I understand the balance between food choices and hostess-ing an event. But you made a choice for your health and that is good.
    1623 days ago
    You are doing a great job with the challenge. You also provide excellent information toour team. emoticon emoticon
    1623 days ago
    I love the Biggest Loser. I watch it every season. I would love to have Jillian as my trainer for a few months. I know she would make me cry and throw up, but I would definitely get in shape!!!
    1624 days ago
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    1624 days ago
    Well said! Those points play at me in the back of my head at the times I Need it most!!!!
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