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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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AMY-MIMI77 10/8/2013 4:27PM

    Great goals: You will do great!
I have no problem with sleeping (often don't want to get up)
ST is where I have been suffering lately.

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HOAGIE22 10/5/2013 10:07AM

  Git Er Dun!!!!

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ANNMACP0212 9/29/2013 10:31PM

    Sleep is so important, so good for you in making it a priority!!

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FORBANDE 9/28/2013 8:11AM

    Great goals! You will be surprised at how the weight comes off once you are sleeping more.

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ORCHIDLADY56 9/27/2013 9:04AM

    Great goals! You will have to let us know what you think of the DVD's.

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NHES220 9/26/2013 10:57AM

    Great goals. I use the Fitbit Flex to track my steps but it also tracks my sleep effeciency. It tracks how long it takes me to fall asleep and how many times I wak up during the night. I was surprised at how restless of a sleeper I am. Though I do have a pretty good sleep efficiency.
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BONNYSPARKGIRL 9/26/2013 9:33AM

    Great goals. emoticon

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VALYNN26 9/26/2013 7:43AM

    Great goals. emoticon

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TKOVACH1 9/26/2013 7:41AM

    emoticon emoticon Great goals to strive for! Sleep is very important and kudos to all your pushups every day.


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MESEATURTLE 9/26/2013 6:33AM

    50 pushups a day!!!Awesome!!!
good luck for all your goals!!!

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SASSYLJB 9/26/2013 6:32AM

    You can reach these goals after all you are a dazzling diamond and you shine bright!


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ROSEPETAL80 9/26/2013 5:34AM

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