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1st 6 weeks of BLC 29

Monday, November 30, 2015      2 comments

This round and the last round have been more challenging for me than any others and I've been around since Round 8. Work seems to be more challenging as well and I wonder if I'm just ready to be retired. I feel like my coworkers rely on me to c... Read more

1st 6 weeks of BLC28

Friday, July 17, 2015      4 comments

I feel that this is the first round that I haven't been able to give my full attention to the team. Work has been so busy and then I threw in a vacation in the middle of that as well so I was gone for 10 days. In a way, I'm learning to wean m... Read more

BLC Dos and Don'ts

Friday, March 20, 2015      5 comments

I know I'm supposed to blog about my first 6 weeks and how I'm going to change that up, but I've been a MoM (Master of Maintenance) for about 8 years now so I think I must be doing something right. I do know that to maintain I have to continue ... Read more

Planning for a Future Me

Friday, January 30, 2015      5 comments

This one is a hard one-- Trying to find 3 SMART Goals. 1. I will do 3 1/2 hour ST sessions a week for my pelvic area. I 've had some issues due to pelvic mesh surgery and then the removal of it. 2. I will drink at least 2 fruit smoot... Read more

Buddy Challenge

Monday, November 17, 2014      0 comments

This has been an interesting challenge and I have really enjoyed it. The nutrition and fitness aspects were challenging and made me walk outside my comfort zone. The buddy aspect of it also put me way outside my comfort zone because I felt lik... Read more

Life is a Struggle

Friday, November 14, 2014      1 comments

There are so many things in our lives that are hard to deal with. Then throw in self esteem issues and our problems are magnified. I struggled with self esteem issues in a big way after coming out of an abusive first marriage. I was a basket ... Read more

Who started Blogs any way???

Friday, November 07, 2014      0 comments

Who was the person that started blogging? My first thought is that they must think a lot of themselves to think that anyone would be interested in what they had to say or what they thought. Truthfully, I do find other peoples thoughts very int... Read more

My first 6 weeks of BLC

Friday, October 31, 2014      1 comments

I know this is supposed to be a blog about my first 6 weeks of this BLC, but since it really doesn't specify I'm going to to tell you about my first 6 weeks seven years ago. Back then I was just starting to get my weight under control-- I had 1... Read more

Silver Lining Challenge

Friday, July 18, 2014      0 comments

The best part of my BLC25 experience is the people I've met and the friendships I've made. We've had a lot of our team members that have had to face some difficulties this round and their positive attitudes in the face of adversity have truly b... Read more

6 week fitness test

Monday, June 09, 2014      1 comments

Modified push ups=66 mountain climbers= 104 3 min step up =88 1 mile walk= 13.4 I though I was supposed to get better!! Sigh!!... Read more

BLC 25 fitness test

Monday, May 05, 2014      0 comments

Due to pelvic mesh and prolapse problems I have modified the crunch portion of this test and did Standing Mountain Climbers instead of crunches. Modified Push ups = 63 per minute Mountain Climbers =110 per minute (not very pretty ones) ... Read more

Setting Goals for 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014      1 comments

Goal Setting Goals are put down in writing If itís not written down and recorded, itís not a goal; itís a wish or a dream. Although wishes and dreams are nice, they usually donít come true without a written plan of action. My Goal: ... Read more

6 weeks and treading water

Tuesday, November 05, 2013      1 comments

I need to step away from the candy dish and drink more water instead. Otherwise I think I'm maintain... Read more

BLC 23 beginning fit test and 10/22 update

Thursday, September 26, 2013      1 comments

91 squats per min 73 crunches per min 59 modified push-ups per min 70 tricep dips per min 1.09 ... Read more

This is to help JUSTCHELLE

Monday, September 09, 2013      1 comments

I'm emailing this to First for Women today at I hope if you feel the same you will follow suit. Maggie Jaqua, Deputy Editor-in-Chief FIRST FOR WOMEN 270 Sylvan Avenue Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07... Read more

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