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The Power of the Spies....

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

So we are now starting week 3 of BLC #12 and I must say that I am no longer feeling sorry for myself. It is not just because I had a successful weigh in this week. I know that success measured by the scale can be short lived. The change in attitude is related to "the power of the spies."

My team is made up of 25 great women. Each of us are different but we are all trying to reach the same goals. They say there is power in numbers. I believe it. We chat daily about everything from family, home, school, work, health, diet and exercise. You name it and we pretty much talk about it. It is nice to know that no matter what you are going through, there is probably someone else on the team experiencing something similar. We are REALLY there for each other and it makes this journey so much more rewarding.

My nagging injuries are beginning to feel a little bit better. I am still going to take it slow but I feel like I might be turning the corner. I have now officially signed up for the Illinois marathon in May....yikes. I am really hoping that this BLC#12 competition helps me with this goal. The challenge will wrap up about 2 weeks before the race. I would love to be close to my goal weight come race day. I KNOW if I commit, I will get all the support I need from my sister spies!




I did really well with my eating this week, including this past weekend which is a huge step for me. I will continue to take each weekend as it comes. I know I will have some set backs over the coming weekends but I am determined to just keep pluggin' along.

Here is my plan for the next week:

Wed. 1/27
Cardio exercise at least 40 minutes~ YES, 20 minutes running, 28 minutes stationary cycling
BL gym class~ YES, 100's class, standard and option 1
MIT bio mechanica core drill session~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1675
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 134.8

Thurs 1/28
Cardio exercise at least 40 minutes~ YES, 30 minutes brisk walking, 10 minutes rowing, 20 minutes elliptical
BL gym class~ YES, standard option
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1673
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 1/29
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 30 minutes swimming
BL gym class~ NO, guess I was just being lazy
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1599
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Saturday 1/30
Cardio exercise at least 75 minutes~ YES, 105 minutes running
BL gym class~ YES, 15 minute Spark Abdominal workout
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1700-2200 calories~ 2041
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sunday 1/31
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 35 minutes swimming, 23 minutes running
BL gym class~ NO, didn't want the impact from all the hopping.
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1688
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 2/1
No cardio exercise. Required rest day~ 1:35 minutes brisk walking. I decided to take a walk as the sun was shining and the temperature wasn't too bad.
BL gym class~ YES, standard option
Wall sit~ YES, held 45 seconds
GOYB Poker Throw Down: YES, involved bicycling crunches, toe touches, side bends with towel, side kicks
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1373
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 2/2
Cardio exercise at least 40 minutes~ YES, 30 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes rowing
BL gym class~ YES, standard option
Last Chance workout~ YES, 30 minutes running/walking
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1663
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

I will edit each day with my results.
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  • JUSTBEGIN
    I LOVE your plan and goals for each day! They are so specific and easily tracked! You can do it!!! I'm so glad that you are a SPY - we are fortunate to have you on our team!!

    I can't wait to hear about your marathon training. My next half is May 1st and it's time that I start gettting serious about my training plan and ramping up the mileage.

    Have a great weekend!!
    3091 days ago
  • LW8843
    Molly~ I read this yesterday and thought I commented but I am seeing now that I didn't. This is an awesome blog and an awesome plan. I love the Spies as well. I think it's just a wonderful support group. I am so glad you have joined us. You make us that much stronger.
    3092 days ago
  • FELIXC
    What a great plan, Molly! Being organized is more than half the battle.

    Another marathon! You are my running IDOL!
    3092 days ago
  • YO~YOLANDA
    You think you're Lucky to have Us???? We are Certainly Lucky to have YOU!!! I LOVE hearing your plans and your Accomplishments...You Inspire me to keep on running (well trying anyweigh)...I aspire to one day be a Big Gurl Runner like you! Look at your well laid out plans...That my dear, is a Plan for SUCCESS! Remain Focused and Check in Daily with your Goals...and I have No doubt you will be READY and Beyond for your next Marathon! Congratulations...You ARE doing it!
    3092 days ago
  • FIT_MELISSA
    Molly, emoticon
    So glad that you are feelin' the support of your Sister Spies! We're so glad to have you on our team!
    Your focus, determination, and great planning skills are an asset to all of us!
    3092 days ago
  • SMALLERSHEEP
    Molly,
    I am so glad to have you as a sister Spy. Fantastic plan and will fit in beautifully with our weekend challenge! You CAN do it!

    Jeni
    3092 days ago
  • REFITKIM
    Molly, I'm glad you are doing better! That's a great plan to have a marathon in place shortly after the BLC12 is over. That gives you a great goal to work toward, and it will help motivate you on days when it seems to be lacking. We are a great group of supportive women though and we'll be here for you through everything!
    3093 days ago
  • DONZO64
    My fellow Spy! We are a great group, arent we?

    That's so great you signed up for a Marathon. Holy Cow, that rocks!

    Have a great night...we'll all keep challenging and supporting eachother.
    3093 days ago
  • AUNTIE65
    Oh my sister spy... You DID it!! You registered for the Marathon!! Your plan looks great and if you keep up all the hard work you will definitely make your goal!

    Have a great night and I'm going to look forward to "training" with you!

    Tami
    3093 days ago
  • MEGAMITENCHI
    I love it!!! I'm glad you have a great support system (slightly jealous, lol) and naturally, my favorite, the plan! Looking forward to all of your successes! You can, and will, do it!
    3093 days ago
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