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Time to evaluate my progress

Friday, October 19, 2012

We're six weeks in to BLC20 and one of my weekend challenges is to review and assess my progress before moving forward into the next six weeks. To review, here's what I said I was going to do: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa


Breakfast: I learned that if I eat before 7 or 8 in the morning, I feel really sick to my stomach. I fixed that by having nothing more than a coffee and banana before my morning bus run and then coming home and having something more substantial.
I've been good at eating at home for this so that helps. I haven't really "planned" anything and have been flying by the seat of my pants. It's worked okay so far: sandwiches, salads, soups, leftovers, etc. All mostly good.
Again, flying by the seat of my pants BUT I've stuck to the plan for the most part where contents are concerned. Paul's had to do most of the cooking because, at least for the first three weeks, I haven't been getting home til after he does. One thing I learned is that, if he's not here to make it for me, regardless of what school I drive for I do NOT have time to make my sandwiches before running.

Week one: I ran three times, did BodyPump twice.
Week two: I ran twice, including my 26th Half Marathon, and cycled once. Classes did not happen.
Week three: I ran 3 times, went for a very long walk but, again, no classes. Did my TNT.
Week four: I ran three times, including my 27th Half Marathon. I also went on a nice hike with some Sparkfriends in beautiful Kelowna, BC. Did my TNT.
Week five: I ran twice, went to NewBody once and BodyPump twice. Did my TNT.

The first week of BLC I was "unemployed". Weeks two through five, I was driving a route that had me getting home in the mornings and evenings too late for classes at GoodLife. Heck, I was almost getting home too late for run club. Now that I'm driving a more sensible route, I'm getting more exercise and OH BOY do I feel much better.

Sleep - I'm not even going to go there. My new "sleep in" time is 8:00. Not impressed.

emoticon Checking in with my team. I've been pretty much keeping on top of that even when it's just to say "Hi, I'm thinking of you". They sure do keep me motivated and on my toes.
emoticon Fitting in the minutes. Okay, maybe this is only half met because the first three weeks it was all I could do to get out for a run BUT I'm calling it a win because I've turned it around.
emoticon Food, when I'm home, is still 80/20. That's my goal so I'm still hanging onto this one.
emoticon I traded the skort & tank for a really nice hoodie. It seemed more appropriate. The new sneakers are pretty darned snazzy.

So that's me and my first 6 weeks of BLC20! Oh, and for what it's worth, I've lost 5 pounds (ish)
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    I'm impressed Penny! You are doing great.
    2715 days ago
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    You have always inpired me and thank you for the time to time checking up on me..really means a lot to me .

    2716 days ago
    emoticon job so far! Making it work as the job adjustments were happening can be tough, but you didn't let is just become an excuse. emoticon
    2717 days ago
    The 5 lbs says it all. You'll really kick butt now that you can settle into a better routine.
    2719 days ago
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    Congrats on all your accomplishing and especially the 5 lbs which helps to show your efforts are paying off.
    2720 days ago
  • LJOYCE55
    Congrats on meeting your goals and buying a new hoodie seems like an appropriate reward. emoticon
    2720 days ago
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