BLC 21 - Pre Start Weekend Challenge

Friday, January 04, 2013

GOALS need to be REASONABLE (something you can DO for 12 weeks ), MEASURABLE (otherwise how do you know if you got there) and OBTAINABLE (something you can possibly do in 12 weeks). Going from couch potato to marathoner in 12 weeks is going to be tough. How about starting by adding just 10 minutes of exercise each day (or even just DOING at least 10 minutes of exercise each day)? Much more doable, right?

Aim for 1-2 pounds of weight loss each week AVERAGE and look at your calendar. Do you have a vacation, parties, high work stress ahead? Plan NOW how you can deal with those and if not make progress with your fitness goals during particularly stressful weeks at least MAINTAIN.

Write REASONABLE, MEASURABLE, OBTAINABLE goals for the next 12 weeks - either in your tracker, a journal or blog. ONE TIME - earn 40 points.

S - SNAPSHOT - Yep, time for the BEFORES! You will better see your progress in 12 weeks if you have a clear idea where you started. Now, you don't have to show anybody (though if you do, I think you'll be surprised how supportive people really are), but here's the before we need from you:

Take FULL body shots (head optional) Front and Side - ONE TIME - earn 20 points

Take measurements - chest, waist, hips, thigh (always use the same leg and measure the same spot) and upper arm. Write 'em down and put them, with the pictures somewhere YOU'll be able to find them! ONE TIME - earn 20 points.

E - EAT a veggie. Last week, we tracked our food without worrying what we ate. Kind of surprising to see how fast those calories can add up, isn't it? This weekend, PLAN at least one meal a day - make it one you can control, MEASURE your portions and make sure it includes at least one NON-FRIED vegetable.

DAILY - PLAN/measure one meal 10 points (up to 10 points per day)

T - TAKE A TREK - Hopefully the weather cooperates with us! Take a walk, hike or lap around your living room. Doesn't have to be fancy, but move at least 20 minutes a day.

DAILY - TREK - for at least 20 minutes 10 points (up to 10 points per day)

Here's your template for this weekend challenge. Highlight and copy/paste to your tracker. Then edit that tracker to fill in your points. Make sure you get all of your points entered AND TOTALLED by Tuesday, January 8. Top point earners will be recognized!

GET - ___/40
S Snapshot - __/20
Measurements __/20

E - F__/10 S__/10 S__/10 M__/10 - Total __/40

T - F__/10 S__/10 S__/10 M__/10 - Total__/40

TOTAL: ______/160

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