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Want some fun as you get healthier this summer? Join the BLC Summer Camp!
SUMMER CAMP will be a shorter round - 8 weeks. Requirements will be relaxed because summer activities keep us all so busy. More information can be found on the Regis... Read more
This round of the BLC/goals for in between and next round
Okay... so this has not been my best round.
All I can say about that is that between both physical and mental health issues, I've managed to go way up this round, rather than down. Whatever. My fault and I OWN it.
BUT... still would ... Read more
My Exercise Needs
For this weekend's challenge, we're doing a Choose Your Own Adventure challenge, and one of the choices is to research what would be the best cardio for you and write about it. So... I went to the blog of one of my inspirations - M, also known ... Read more
Expectations for the BLC
So... this was an interesting exercise. We are to blog about our expectations for the BLC.
To have no expectations.
Yes, I know that doesn't sound very positive. Actually, though, it's the best kind of positive.... Read more
So today is the official start to Round 26 of the BLC.
My name is Jennifer, and I am a Trash Head.
Thank goodness the round is starting!
On August 13th, I w... Read more
Summing Up - the BLC round 25
So we have a challenge this weekend to blog about what we've gotten out of the BLC this round. For those who don't know what the BLC is, it's an amazing team of dedicated folks who are supporting each other to a healthy lifestyle.
There ar... Read more
I've had many lessons since June 15th. I've continued learning about what works for me and what doesn't, hubris, my skills/lack there of as a leader, and what demons I'm still grappling with.
First off, my rockin' teammate, Jane, wrote thi... Read more
What Motivates Me to Commit to a Healthy Lifestyle
It was... fear.
It's now... joy.
That really sums it up. I've spent much of my life reeling between healthy choices and longer periods of unhealthy choices. I was kind of an all-or-nothing kind of gal. I was blessed with great healt... Read more
Fitness test part 2
Here are my results on May 4: Crunches 21, push-ups 21, mile: 20:37, pulse 88 for the step ups.
My own challenge for myself - handle 60 minutes of zumba comfortably.
Here are my results on June 6: Crunches 46, push-ups 32, mile: 16:35... Read more
My Prom Date
Well, the Mustangs and the Azuritas are partying this weekend - in fact, in honor of the 25th Round of the BLC we're having a Silver Prom!
One of our tasks is to choose a prom date and blog about him/her.
This was an easy one for me:
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Science of Silver
For Azure this round we are connecting to all things silver, since this is the 25th(!) round of the BLC, and we are also trying a variety of challenges that will focus on various aspects of our health. Some are just for fun ('cause Azure's that... Read more
BLC 25 Fitness Test
Okay... so, Admin is gonna wonder, but seriously, my first three entries for the fitness test were all 21.
My experience with the fitness test was the following:
For the pushups, I did the modified floor version. I could not go all th... Read more
BLC 25 SMART Goals
I've actually really been struggling with these. I do much better when I don't have a "have-to" in terms of weight. I put a "have-to" for myself in terms of hitting Onederland before my German daughter arrives on July 6th, and the result was..... Read more
BLC Round 25 Azure Questions
So, our very talented Casey our Cruise Concierge, thought up these fun "getting to know you" questions for the start of Round 25 of the BLC. Answering all 10 on the thread would make the thread ... Read more
Love Letter to Myself
I'm so proud of you that even though you're not losing right now, you're not gaining weight back. This was a reminder from Reformdeb, and it's a great one. In the past you might lose weight, but then you'd let it creep back up. This ... Read more