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Looking Ahead to BLC14

Monday, September 06, 2010

We've got homework before the next session of the BLC begins! Our challenge is to take a look at ourselves--

B ~ BLOG -- Now that I'm within 10# of my goal weight, I realize that I still have a long way to go personally. The truth is that while I have nutrition & portion control in hand, I am totally lousy about working out consistently. I do walk 5 days a week and I am very active during the day with the house and yard work. Still, I need to do strength training and up the intensity of my workouts; it's not about the weight loss but about being healthy and strong. I don't work outside of the home. I have plenty of time, so what's holding me back? Lousy sleep habits! I stay up late every night and watch tv with my laptop in front of me. This summer I stayed up nearly every night until 2 - 4 a.m. Then naturally, I either sleep in late or, if I have a reason to be up early, drag through the next day.

Took my measurements and added them to the tracker. My waist measurement went up an inch even though I've lost weight. It surprised me but shouldn't have; I know I've been slacking on the toning/strength workouts. This underscores, to me, how important they are.

1. Complete Spark's Better Sleep Challenge (4-week program)--tracks sleep, encourages good habits
2. 30 min strength moves 3 times a week.
3. Go to the gym 5 times a week including Zumba & return to C25K training.

C ~ CORRECT AN UNHEALTHY HABIT: Nix the night owl! Rise at 7 a.m., go to bed by 11:30 p.m.
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