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BLC 24

Monday, December 30, 2013

The BLC 24 will start, officially, very soon. Right now people are signing up and selecting possible teams and preparing to commit themselves to the rarely easy but always essential chore of embracing fitness.

Why don't you join me??

I am NOT by nature a joiner; I am NOT by nature an extrovert; I am NOT by nature a team player or an optimist.

Yet the BLC gives me what I need to try to stay in the fitness lane of life's highway (I don't know about you but the highway of my life has many lanes and it's so easy to switch from the fitness lane to the writhing about feeling sorry for myself lane or the Ben and Jerry's Corporate Lane or the "Calories don't really count if I pretend that this is just a "one-time" blip Lane.

Yes, the highway is multi-faceted. The BLC works to keep me in the right lane in which I've made the transition from Route 230 to Route 195; in which I've made the transition from thinking about health ever so occasionally to understanding that it's a part of every day.

What the BLC gives you is:

1) Several challenges a week that are varied, interesting, and firmly focused on fitness (the challenges are optional but highly encouraged)

2) A team of people cheering you on (or being politely interested if you are averse to the High Five)

3) A place to be yourself without feeling out of place.

4) A positive, goal-oriented culture

5) A place to be competitive or NOT competitive. While it's a competition by name (Biggest Loser Challenge) you need not be competitive. But if, like me, you play Jeopardy! with your cats because there's no other competitor in the room, this will give you incentive.

I found that the BLC really worked well for me; I was not great at imposing structure on myself and the BLC does that. I am not great at thinking of new, healthy things (although my imagination is unlimited when it comes to the unwholesome or subversive) and the BLC has given me plenty of new, healthy, fitness and food related ideas to chew on (ideas without calories!)

I love the BLC so much, that I am even a team captain! That's dedication. That shows that I am a true believer, a real acolyte.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRUMERCAT 1/15/2014 7:38AM

    Thanks for sharing! I would like to join the BLC, but seem to need an invite to join the private team. Any suggestions?

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1SALMON1 1/1/2014 11:45PM

    I love to read your blogs! Always you give me a smile! I too have many lanes among which to chose and often find myself in the wrong one with a "now how did I get HERE?" puzzlement. The team is lucky to have you as a leader!

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NINETOZE 12/31/2013 10:57PM

    Love your blog! Love BLC too. I need it for all the same reasons as you. Lets make #24 the best!

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TREV1964 12/31/2013 9:57PM

    You can do this - I know you can - go for it.



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MONETRUBY 12/30/2013 10:42PM

    It sounds like it is exactly what you needed! I wish you all the best for the new round.

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ILOVEMALI 12/30/2013 10:37PM

    you go!

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SHERREE66 12/30/2013 8:36PM

    Great blog! I'm so looking forward to getting started. Good luck!

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STONECOT 12/30/2013 3:35PM

    I'm already an addict!

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MRSP90X 12/30/2013 1:44PM

    I too love the BLC!!

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PANDORA2244 12/30/2013 1:31PM

    Hi Natalie! I did sign up and selected your group as my first choice. I hope to get in! I feel like I did when I applied for college. Should I write an essay? Take a test? I'm up for the challenge! emoticon Oh and...I'm not averse to the high five! Or the occasional virtual hug.

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SERENE-BEAN 12/30/2013 1:29PM

    Introverts Unite! Or not. I'll just go read in a corner now.

(But truly, looking forward to the challenge. I find if I am reporting things out loud, as it were, it really influences me to make better choices.)

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