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BLC 24 Registration is NOW OPEN!


Friday, December 27, 2013

If anyone has been thinking about joining the BLC, now is the time to do it! Don't wait, however; this time we have a very short window for registering before the next round starts.

www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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This will be my 9th round of the BLC, and it is one of the best things I've ever done for myself. It is a 12 week challenge, and there are a number of subteams that compete with each other. While it is a weight loss challenge you are required to weigh in weekly (on Wednesdays), these teams have a wide variety of focuses. Some teams are really competitive. Some teams are really focused on exercise, or nutrition. Some teams emphasize supporting their members. It's okay if you are like me and lose weight very slowly, or if you are like me and need to modify a lot of the challenges because you have physical limitations; just pick a team that is compatible with your needs and they will adapt. This isn't about everyone competing in P90X; this is about *you* challenging *yourself* and doing the best *you* can do.

Most teams have a series of weekly challenges... for example, many teams have a "last chance workout" (typically cardio) on Tuesdays and a strength training challenge on Thursdays. Weekends (Friday-Monday) are often challenges against other teams which can focus on exercise, nutrition, stress relief, or other aspects of living a healthy lifestyle. Team members are asked to post a minimum of 3 times a week, but the more you post and get to know your teammates, the more you will get out of the challenge. I'm a member of Azure Destinations, which is an unusual team. We emphasize support--but not just support for our own team members, but for all of Azure. We visit other team threads to spread inspiration, encouragement, and just plain fun. We don't tend to do a lot of challenges of our own, like the other teams do, but we do try to participate in whatever challenges the team we are visiting is doing.
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MONETRUBY 1/1/2014 10:02PM

    I loved being part of the BLC! The best part, I think, was all the people I met, and continue to be friends with. Like you!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 12/28/2013 11:42AM

    Well said! I've been around this challenge even longer and all the teams I've been on have been wonderful and supportive. A great challenge to help you meet YOUR goals.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 12/28/2013 2:56AM

    emoticon Blog !
I just signed up tonight, for another Team .
Best Wishes for your SparkPeople Goals !
Good Luck with your Challenge !
Happy New Year !

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JENSHAINES 12/27/2013 11:04PM

    Perfectly summed up. BLC ROCKS!!!

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FUNGIRL81005 12/27/2013 6:51PM

    I am READY!! Lets DO THIS!!
BLC is wonderful....I love Azure...


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LADYOLIVER 12/27/2013 3:31PM

    Let's do this!!!! I am looking forward to my second round with BLC. emoticon

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SUSANELAINE1956 12/27/2013 12:52PM

    I have done two rounds of BLC now - fun and effective! It was such a great motivator. emoticon

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CHAKARA1 12/27/2013 11:53AM

    I can't get the link to work but I would like to join. Never mind I found out


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CHOCOHOLIC2276 12/27/2013 11:52AM

    This is a great challenge! Lots of support, pushes you out of your comfort zone! Gets you closer to your goal and you find a lot of camaraderie in the teams.

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