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Biggest Loser Fall Challenge Goals: Sleep and Strength Training

Thursday, September 26, 2013

This is my first time doing the Biggest Loser challenge. I have done 5% challenges many times, but decided I needed to change it up this fall (I will still be doing the 5% Fall Challenge with my long-time Cloverleaf team). I am hoping doing two challenges will lead to a very successful fall on my weight-loss journey.

As part of the BLC challenge, I am to write a short blog on my challenges for the fall.

I am going to focus on two main things. The first is sleep. I have not been getting enough sleep. I think this has slowed me down on my weight loss, as I am doing well in following a low carb, higher protein diet.
I have two ways I am going to try to meet the sleep goal. I am using an app called Sleep Bot on my Iphone to track my sleep. I am hoping that will make me more aware of how much sleep I am getting. The second thing is to try to get to bed earlier. (Here I am working at this blog at 3 am LOL). I am a night owl, and always find things to do late at night. (Truly I am productive in the wee hours). But I don't think that is conducive to getting a good sleep.

My second major goal is to build strength training into my daily routines. I already do 50 pushups a day, but I need to get a solid 20 minutes of strength training in at least 3 days per week. I have purchased some weight training DVD's and also have Jillian's Beginner DVD that I will be following.

So here's to some progress on these goals during Fall 2013!
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