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The Simple Diet Journal #21 -- BLC#19 Begins!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I'm so psyched about starting BLC#19!!!! emoticon

Finding out about it came at just the right time. Having just completed my first 12 weeks on The Simple Diet and my first 10 weeks on Spark, I had been thinking through, "What's next for the next 12 weeks?"

I already knew staying strong with The Simple Diet for another 12 weeks was a 100% done deal, but I felt ready to take on something new as well. I started looking at the various intensive workout programs -- TurboFire, Insanity, P90x, P90lean -- when I found out I had to have surgery a week ago. Realizing that I wouldn't be able to tackle a full intensive 90-day workout in the way I really wanted to -- I began to think of a close Spark friend's advice: Monitor and Adjust. Soon after I heard about the BLC teams and thought -- this is so great for exactly where I am and where I'm hoping to be!

So, today is Day One, Week One and I'm curious to know what all the challenges entail.
And, yesterday at my one-week follow up, my surgeon gave me total clearance for cardio!!!! I can do very light weights and then begin in earnest in 6 weeks -- both are much, much sooner than I thought would be possible. I am so grateful!

Here are my basic goals for BLC#19 and the next 12 weeks-- working on coming up with a simple week-by-week plan, too.

Weight Loss Goal -- Lose 15lbs. officially -- shooting for 24.

1. The Simple Diet -- Keep on Keepin' On with Phase 1. (Also, Re-read TSD)
2 Rangers -- participate with the team for goals and challenges
3. 5x/week Cardio and 3x/week for Light weights
3. Striiv -- clock in 7700 steps/day minimum
4. Posture, Balance, Breathing, Prayer -- Find 2 daily exercises for each component and practice daily
5. Hold a Tag Sale

Setting Sail!!!

Smiles for you . . .

Peace, Health, and Living Fully No Matter What!

P.S. Down another 2lbs -- 28.6lbs so far emoticon
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  • NEWNAC304
    These are great goals. You can do this! Congrats on your loss!
    2520 days ago
    That is AWESOME!!! What great goals! You will be wonderful! I"m so glad to have you not the Rangers...and we'll be checking back in with these goals too! ;) Stay strong you can do it!
    2520 days ago
    WOW - you are so inspiring!! Just from reading, I feel the fire under you're feet!
    Now, what is this BLC thing and challenges you guys are talkin' about?? emoticon
    2521 days ago
    Congrats on your 2 pounds. Keep us up-to-date on that tag sale!
    2521 days ago
    Good luck on your challenge. I just completed a challenge this week where I placed 3rd. I was tickled to do so well this time and complete the challenge. Your goals sound great and attainable.
    2522 days ago
    AWESOME ... Your goals are S.M.A.R.T. emoticon

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    2522 days ago
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