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Reflection on the BL Fall Challenge

Thursday, November 15, 2012


"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" emoticon

This fall challenge has been full of CHALLENGES in my life.

My family moved into the home we purchased the end of July
This is my 27th Home, and hopefully my LAST MOVE!

It was 3 months to the day from the time when we got notice that our landlord wanted his house back, till the day that we got the keys for our new place.

It was 3 months, from the day we hired a flooring company to rip out 34 year old carpets, till the hardwood floors were cured, and ready for us to put furniture in the rooms that we had the carpets ripped out of, and hardwood installed.

I have kept BUSY during this Fall Challenge, doing the Inner Team Challenges, aka "ITC's" and "Yellow Team Challenges" which focused on developing healthy habits, like exercising, eating right, and drinking water.

I am hoping we will have all our "Household Goods", aka "STUFF" out of storage by the end of November.

I'm thinking it will be another 3 months before I get all the boxes unpacked and find "A place for EVERYTHING and EVEYRTHING in its place."

This is a photo of me and my oldest daughter on Labor Day Weekend
She's laughing so hard, her eyes are almost SHUT!

This is a photo of me = down 67 pounds from this time last year.
The bugs were bighting!
Jaccuzi bathtub in the "Glamour Bath" emoticon
My son snuck in the photo

There is a "Conversational Spa" next the inground pool.
This is my son and my grandson

View of the back side of the tennis court and the 10 Stall Equestrian Barn

I tallied up the "Numbers" for the BL Fall 10 Week Challenge:
Cardio Minutes = 4,005
Strength Training Minutes = 1,710
Total Exercise Minutes: 5,715 minutes
H2O – 4,928 oz
Freggies – 813 servings
I am down 10.4 pounds and wearing a size 8 emoticon

There is LOTS to do on "Old McGovern's Farm" - E-I-E-I-Oh!
Between Homeschooling ,"Chores", Landscaping, Unpacking, Remodeling, Leading a Celebrate Recovery Class and the LONG LIST of "Things To Do", I expect to be BUSY this Winter!

I decided to be an "Honorary" Member on the Yellow Team for the Winter BL Challenge. I recognize that I have to stay part of a "Challenge", but won't have the time to dedicate TO the challenge, and "give it my all", like I did for in the Fall Challenge.

There's always SPRING...

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    These are such great accomplishments. I can't get over the number of Cardio and ST minutes you did. What lovely pictures. YOU look so happy and healthy. I appreciate your help pushing me to get my minutes up. Thanks for being my buddy and completing the challenge with me. Now you just have to maintain! Woot!
    1980 days ago
    Great Job Canice! Love your pic with your daughter! Stay focused on your goals while you are busy with life and see you in the spring....although I know you will be present on the yellow thread from time to time this winter too!
    1984 days ago
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