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Weekend Challenge - Reflection

Monday, July 22, 2013

Here were my goals for BLC22 and how I'm doing on them:

1. Instead of saying I'm going to exercise a certain amount of time each day, my goal is to burn a minimum of 200 calories per day when doing intentional exercise.

Out of all my workouts since June 5th, I've only burned less than 200 calories per day twice so I'm happy about that.

2. I just did Day 58 of Supreme 90 and have 32 days to go so the plan is to finish the program.

Supreme 90 is completed and I lost 3 inches off my belly and 3 pounds with it so that made me happy.

3. Once Supreme 90 is completed, I'm going to continue to include ST to my workouts. I'm aiming to be lifting 20 pound weights by year end.

I'm looking for a new program to do. I found the 90 days to be a little long and it got kind of boring doing the same workouts over and over again. Currently, I'm using the Supreme 90 workout schedule but am doing some of my other exercise DVDs to suit what Day's workout is scheduled, e.g. today was core/abs and I did Jazzercize's Dancin' Abs workout.

4. I'm going to try and eat as clean as possible. The things that I will be focusing on include adding more protein and healthy fats to my diet while increasing fibre and decreasing sodium.

Overall, I think I'm doing pretty well with the eating clean thing and working on the nutrients I want more or less of. But I find that the main problem with summer is that there are just too many opportunities to get together with friends and family for a barbecue or for lunch at a restaurant, etc.

And, the other problem with summer is that that is when I take most of my vacation and I tend to think that when I'm on vacation, I deserve a break from eating healthily as well. My next week of vacation is the week of July 29th so my plan at this point is to make a bunch of healthy salads and primarily use them for my meals.

However, that said, I have plans to take my niece out to lunch one day and her brother (my nephew) out another day and I'm also supposed to be meeting a friend from work for lunch one day. My plan is to plan for a healthy lunch and to do extra exercise on the days of my outings so that if I do overdo it, hopefully there will be no gain.

4. The ultimate goal is to get to Onederland by August 28th (the final date for BLC22.

And, yeah, I doubt this will happen by August 28th. At this point, I'll be happy to be under where I started on June 5th. But if I got to Onederland this year, I'd be happy.
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DEDICATED2HIM 7/25/2013 6:13AM

    Great goals. I'm betting you get to Onderland this year....and maybe even sooner. I know what you mean about lunches out. I'm struggling wiht that too.


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_LINDA 7/24/2013 1:53AM

    It certainly is harder to eat healthy when eating away from home so much. For BBQ's, I am sure bringing your own food wouldn't insult anyone. These days, a veggie or fruit tray would be welcome. At a recent bridge sectional, the healthier options were actually going like hotcakes -everyone just loved the mandarin oranges! My strawberry tray was a huge hit. A far cry from when it just used to be sugary, fatty desserts and treats. Grilled food can be healthy, its what you load on it that you have to watch.
Restaurants are starting to come up with better options, it doesn't just have to be the inevitable salad. You can always order something specially prepared as well. Mex Gal inspired me how she managed to order healthy to make sure it didn't flare up her health problems.
Good luck with it!!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 7/23/2013 5:16PM

    As long as you are making mostly healthy choices and moving towards your goals all is good in my book. Yes it would be wonderful if we could be where we want to be at the end of BLC 22. I think I might make my modest goal, but I am making great strides in other areas. YOU ROCK! Great plan for your vacation.

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ROUNDTOWNMOM 7/23/2013 4:54AM

    You plan and do much better than I..............and I've been on vacation as far as food is concerned all summer! Great goals.........and a great plan. You can do this! emoticon

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IMAGINE_IT 7/22/2013 3:07PM

    You are focused and have a great Plan and you have been working it!! emoticon emoticon

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LADYJ6942 7/22/2013 1:55PM

    Looks and sounds good. Keep on trucking!

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RONI122 7/22/2013 1:31PM

    You are awesome! I love your goal! I'm rooting for you!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 7/22/2013 11:44AM

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SEATTLE58 7/22/2013 11:40AM

    Good planning, Girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROCKPORT9 7/22/2013 9:50AM

    You have great goals. Taking a food vacation is something I struggle with also. We can do this! Hugs, Laurel emoticon

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AMARILYNH 7/22/2013 7:18AM

    The GOOD thing about summer is all the local fruits and veggies that are available. How about setting a goal of eating 8 freggies a day?

Before BLC I rarely got even 5 in, but focusing on this (and learning to like some veggies like fresh spinach that I never used to eat) is really helping my weight loss!!

More and more restaurants offer strawberry spinach salad which I LOVE - just be mindful of the amount of dressing you add! Try it - and watch your dinner friends drool over it!! emoticon

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DONNA0256 7/22/2013 7:02AM

    Good goals and planning! You're doing great!

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DEEGIRL50 7/22/2013 6:29AM

    Some time we have to readjust our goals and that's okay. Just don't give up!
Learning to live while eating to live. It's a bit of a juggling act.
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