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BLC 6 Week Reflect

Monday, July 22, 2013

I'm half way through my 1st BLC and one of the weekend challenge points is to reflect on the half way process. So this is it.

I enrolled in the BLC pre-challenge at 175 lbs. and began the official 12 week challenge at 170.8 lbs. At the conclusion of week 6 I weighed in, on my 29th birthday, at 157.8 lbs. That's a 12 lbs. loss in 6 weeks, leaving me with 8 lbs. left before my first goal weight.

I say first goal weight because 150 still has my BMI as overweight, which is something I would like to shed. I've also been told by quite a few people that I appear to weigh around 140, so I'd like to know what that actually looks and feels like, as well as its manageability. Enough about weight.

I've been lagging lately - and, yes, I have the tendency to get like that - and am assuming it means I need to pull in some variety. I have been repeating the same workouts and food for a while now and my body is growing accustomed while my brain is growing bored. So I have some work ahead of me to shed these last 8 lbs. by the conclusion of BLC. I also have some trepidation as my vacation creeps closer. There will not be a scale or internet or a food scale or a farmer's market around the corner or my gym for that matter and it is alarming! I know I will be fine; I make reasonable decisions; I am capable of enjoying myself while maintaining health in whatever the circumstance, I just need to be confident in that. I won't need a gym because I'll be in the Grand Canyon and moving everyday. Sure, I won't have SP, but I might try to sneak on somehow once or twice.

I got off track.

Back to BLC based reflection: I'm satisfied with my progress, but was hoping the BLC would give me something "new". I was in a rut before I entered the BLC and hoped it would bring new people and ideas into my journey, but it hasn't proved that way. I have been introduced to a few great motivators who are very supportive, but at times, it really feels like the team is comprised of 5-7 people when it should be 25. I've been really trying to bring positive and supportive vibes to the group, but often times feel a bit alone for a team. I'm not trying to be mean or condescending, just honest. I was hoping the BLC would bring me more enthusiasm on SP, but it has not. Perhaps it isn't for everyone.

I feel better after writing that.

On a positive note, I realized a terrific NSV today. I've always needed a pillow or some sort of support to lay on my back - yoga, massage, bed time - and upon watching a yoga class end in corpse pose, I realized that I have not used any type of support behind my knees to lie on my back in months! I hadn't even noticed. It was a great realization this morning as I shlept through my workout. Perhaps I'll try yoga again...

Final 6 weeks of BLC goals:
* Confidently make it through - and enjoy - vacation
* Find a positive space for me to retreat emotionally when I feel otherwise
* Enjoy my wedding anniversary without worrying about nutrition
* Vary my exercise and increase my swimming

GO STARLETS! emoticon

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