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Goal Board - Summer Challenge 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A few people mentioned on my blog yesterday that I should post the pic of the scale on my fridge or by the scale... so I decided to do this instead. I had been thinking of doing a new "Vision Board" but am going to opt to make it a very focused Goal/Challenge Board.

As you can see in the pic - my weigh in starts today and will be weekly going forward for the next 10 weeks with the end date of June 30th. My first weigh in today was at 172.

I plan on reaching that 154.5lbs again by then - I have 10 weeks to do this and the visual helps me. I also pulled out this book I have had for ages and never really followed - The 5 Factor Fitness by Harley Pasternak (who has trained people like Halle Berry in prep for her "Catwoman" show with this very program).

While I did a fast yesterday to reset... I am ready to start this program on Monday following the schedule as they lay it out.
5 weeks
5 meals per day
5 minutes to prep/cook
5 minutes phases in each workout
5 workouts a week (with an optional 6th cardio day and 1 rest day)

1 cheat day per week (Sunday) - where you still eat 5 meals per day but you allow yourself a 'treat' food of choice. No counting calories... on any part of the days/program.

I like how it has a simple laid out workout schedule including ST in every workout, some core work and cardio.

You know how I said that you have to live life outside of boundaries or 'set ways' well while I planned on doing more yesterday with regards to putting the board together - I was stopped by another family crisis - where I had to take my youngest daughter to the children's hospital emergency department as she had been hurting herself (cutting herself using a blade from a pencil sharpener all over both of her forearms), and had suicidal thoughts. After spending 3 hours there - they were quite concerned and thought of admitting her but they did not have any beds so we're home. It means keeping a close eye on her... It means my health and sanity needs to be good so I can be strong to get through this... yet another reason to stay vigilant on this journey.

My oldest is also expressing the need to vent/talk and unfortunately after last night I was too spent to give her the time so I will try to figure a way to do that today.

So you see - no matter what... Life has to go on and adjustments have to be made. I am grateful that my oldest told me about it. I am grateful that my youngest opened up to the crisis counselor about her 'pain' and I am hopeful we will be able to get her the help/support she is so desparately crying out for.

I am also thankful that I was able to spend a bit of time with my new friend before all of this happened... so I got some 'me' time in... Today ... I will take care and try to plan things for us to do including perhaps a walk in the sunshine if it chooses to join us.
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  • AME4IT
    emoticon thinking of you and your daughters during this tumultuous time.
    1820 days ago
    I never had these issues with my daughters but I hope you can get this resolved. There is so much pain here. Please know I will be thinking of you and praying that you get the help you need.
    1822 days ago
    So sorry to hear about your older son had a lot of challenges but we managed to make it through and he is healthy now. Thank God for the helpers, I never could have done it on my own. Will be saying a prayer for you and your family.

    Take care,
    1823 days ago
    I am hoping that your daughter is OK and that you all can have peace. So sorry for all you are going through.
    1823 days ago
    It's good that you and your daughters can talk
    My heart goes out to you. It's good that she's getting therapy, and that she has your support to count on. It must be very difficult for you. Stay strong you will get through this.
    My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

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    1823 days ago
    I am so emoticon you are having so many problems with your girls. I think it is very hard on mothers raising girls. I wish I had some words of wisdom but I don't, just hang in there! Have faith and pray a lot!

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    1823 days ago
    You can do this. Best of luck!
    1823 days ago
    emoticon to you and your two daughters a walk and talk in the sunshine will help it is a start
    1823 days ago
    1823 days ago
    My heart goes out to you. I didnot know it was that bad with your daughter how scarey that must have been. glad that she is open to therapy. SO glad that you had some me time with your sweetie yesterday! YOu have so much on your plate. I really feel for you and your struggles.
    1823 days ago
  • CARE4ME2
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    1823 days ago
    OOO I may have to check that book out. 5 mins to prep/cook sounds like a winner to me!
    Be strong for your girls. I was a secret cutter/burner and was suicidal as a teen. My parents had me very late in life and were dealing with my mom's illness by that time. They sent me for therapy and I was hospitalized a couple times, but my parents were not able to be there for me. It was very hard to just kind of be "given up" on. (At least that's how it felt to a 13 year old girl). It's awesome that they can come to you!
    1823 days ago
  • KIPPER15
    So many challenges with your girls. You are so strong. I know it is tough to deal with this. You are doing so well. Love the new goal board. I am thinking about copying it for my fridge. emoticon
    1823 days ago
    You are going to do it! emoticon
    You've put in so much planning emoticon

    Sorry about your family problems.
    Just be sure to take the time to listen.
    I found it really helps with teens.


    1823 days ago
  • MLH148
    best wishes both for your weight goal and 5 program but also with your daughters
    1823 days ago
    It is very hard to be a teenage girl in the world today. emoticon
    1823 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/21/2013 8:02:05 AM
    That goal board is such a great idea!! I like that!

    I'll be praying for you & your daughters. emoticon emoticon
    1824 days ago
    I'm so sorry about what you are going through. My family is no stranger to these issues. My niece is a recovering cutter and my daughter is a recovering bulimic. There were depression, anxiety issues and drinking involved with both of them as well.

    That is good that you understand taking care of yourself is important. They need you to be strong.

    I will be thinking about you and hope recovery goes very well!

    The five factor sound interesting. Good luck!

    1824 days ago
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