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Tail Kickin' Tiger ABC's


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition give you an extra push?
~~Far Beyond! I think competitive should be my middle name! LOL
B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)?
~~Long timer! Been here since Round 10!
C is for CHILDREN...you have?
~~ 2 DD's...DD1 19 just married on Sept 7th, and DD2 16!
D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation/excuse?
~~Skipping meals! I don't generally "get" hungry, so I have to plan to eat!
E is for EARLY Bird or Night Owl?
~~Both! So much to get done that I stay up too late and get up too early! Need to make sleep a priority!
F is for FURRY FRIENDS...you have?
~~My 3rd baby girl...Cookie! She's a 4 yr old Bichon/Lhasa Mix!
G is for GROCERIES...what do you fill your cart with?
~~Anything around the perimeter of the store, lots of whole foods, lean meat! I love greek yogurt and protein powder! They are my protein staples, without them I'd never get enough!
H is for HOME...where do you call home?
~~Michigan, in the "Middle of the Mitten"
I is for INSPIRE...who or what is your roll model/inspiration?
~~I LOVE Bob Harper!
J is for JOB...What do you do for a living?
~~Former Accountant, was a SAHM before taking a part time job at a Resort around the corner!, that has morphed into being assistant registration/store manager and nearly full time! Mainly a Summer job with a few weekly hours over the Winter months!
K is for KEEP IT SIMPLE...What's your healthy focus when short on time?
~~Meals - Planning them ahead to be prepared no matter what!
~~Fitness - Step ups or a quick spin on the treadmill!
L is for LOG...Do you use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers?
~~Love to log in both, but have been slacking with events of late! Such an eye opener and accountable way to SEE everything!
M is for MARRIED, Single, Involved?
~~Married to the most fabulous, supportive man for nearly 21 years!
N is for NAME...What's the meaning behind your sparkname?
~~Dawn, Sunrise, New horizon daily! It's a double meaning name...Rise N' Above the challenges to reach my goals, and when I've gotten there I will have Risen Above!
O is for OUNCES...How many ounces of water do you consume on a daily basis?
~~At least 80 ounces, some days as many as 110+
P is for PRODUCE...How many fruits and veggies do you consume daily?
~~Gosh, I LOVE freggies...Incorporate them into almost all meals and snacks! Rarely less than 6 servings, sometimes as many as 12-15!
Q is for QUOTE...what's your favorite?
~~Many!! Love this...~~"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities! ~ Stephen Covey The other fav at the time can be seen in my signature line!
I also LOVE Ralph Marston! If you don't know him, you'll meet him soon! :D
R is for ROUTINE...Average number of days and minutes you exercise weekly?
~~Depends...About 60 minutes average, 5/6 days a week! Unless there's competition, then Heaven only knows! LOL!!
S is for STATURE...How tall are you?
~~5'6"
T is for TIME...What time zone are you in?
~~Eastern
U is for UNWIND...What is your favorite pass time or hobby?
~~Gardening and working outside! I love projects! Spending time with family doing fun, active things!
V is for VACATION...If you could travel anywhere, what destination would you choose?
~~First I'd travel back to England (near the London area) with DD1 since that's where she was born! Someday I dream of seeing Italy!
W is for WEIGHT WORKOUT...Do you follow a consistent ST program?
~~Unfortunately not as consistent as I should be! I KNOW the benefits, but I get bored! ST circuits are the way to go for me...Keeps things interesting and follows the "work smarter, not longer" rule!
X is for "X" MARKS THE SPOT...What do you want to see happen these 12 weeks, other than the scale move?
~~I need to focus on structure and balance! With it I can accomplish what *I* need too!
Y is for YESTERDAY...Do you dwell on poor choices or allow them to push you forward?
~~Moments of weakness happen, it's what we learn from them that makes us strong, better informed and more determined! Accept, Acknowledge, Plan and Just Keep going!
Z is for ZERO...name one weight loss tool you couldn't live without?
~~HRM and running shoes for fitness! The step runs a close second place!
~~Blender for nutrition! I LOVE green smoothies!
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NANA-B-FITZ 9/25/2013 9:03AM

    WOW Busy Bust Lady, I'm retired and don't have time to do half of what you do. I also have the problem with not being hungry. Funny thing is I never had that problem before, just since I have been on Sparks. Maybe it has something to do with the body getting the right kind of nourishment or maybe it's just in the mind.
Thank you for help all us Newbies thought this. emoticon

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EATTRAINSLEEP 9/24/2013 8:04PM

    emoticon Captain! I need to make sleep a priority too! Some days I run on way too little
I am going to look at walmart tomorrow for a magic bullet or something a bit easier - I find it too much a PITA to use my big blender with all its pieces lol

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BLOOIZEANGEL 9/24/2013 2:59PM

    Rock on!

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COURAGEOUS_BEBE 9/21/2013 8:49PM

    Such a busy lady. How do you make time for everything? I Plan Plan Plan and still haven't found a way to keep up. I hope to glean your secrets from you.

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NIGHTASBYDAY 9/20/2013 12:32PM

    wow I cant even get that many veggies in and I thought I was doing great at 6 lol
now I know where to send my frozen emoticon emoticon to yuck! lol

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SUZIEW27 9/19/2013 8:55AM

    You definitely are a busy lady!!! I don't know how you get 12-15 fruits and veggies in a day. I feel like I've been successful when I reach 9 or 10! Looking forward to another great round with everyone!

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BSTORME123 9/19/2013 12:07AM

    NIc eto meet you. I love your energy! Since SP I am learning a new acronymal language and trying to keep up.
This should be exciting! emoticon emoticon

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ABRANNEWME2014 9/18/2013 11:58PM

    Hey Dawn so glad to be back on the team with you all....I loved reading your blog you sound so busy....how do you do it girl....

Tema


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VAMPTRIANA4EVR 9/18/2013 11:30PM

    Glad to meet you and I am so happy to be on the team. I really want to step up my exercise like you!

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