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Reflections on BLC25

Sunday, July 20, 2014

BLC25 ends this Wednesday and I've got to admit that it hasn't been my best round. The good part is that I haven't gained much if any (final weigh-in is on Wednesday). The bad part is that I haven't lost anything either (at least not yet).

I was thrown a curve ball in May at my doctor's office when I was told that I definitely have tendonitis in my shoulders and that I shouldn't use my shoulders for anything for SIX MONTHS!!! I must admit that I have not been happy with this prognosis. Previous rounds of BLC have taught me to love ST and not doing ST for six months was a lot to handle. Consequently, I've been in a bit of a funk about this especially considering that my shoulders are still hurting even though I haven't been doing anything with them. emoticon

However since I haven't been doing any upper body ST, I have been doing a lot more lower body and core workouts than normal and I'm hoping that my final measurements will show that. I told my husband that my new goal is to finally fit into my size 18 jeans that I've owned for a few years especially since my size 20 jeans are getting really thin.

One NSV (non scale victory) from this round is that I've exercised every single day since the beginning of BLC25 except for one day. It helped that we had a cooler than normal year this year so we've done more walks at lunchtime.

My plan for maintaining or losing weight over the break is keep on exercising and tracking my food. For me, these are the two most important things I can do to stay the course.

The best thing about this round of BLC was getting to meet so many new members from other parts of the world like Australia and Nigeria. Way cool!
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    1398 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    WOOHOO! YOU ROCK! I know how hard it is to be consistent with exercise, especially when your favorite form is not allowed. Good luck with the final WI. Have fun over the break!
    1398 days ago
    Joann, that's incredible that you exercised every day but one this round. That's way impressive!!!

    I like how you are doing more core and lower strength training since you can't do the upper for some time. That's a smart move.

    1399 days ago
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