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BLC20 Week One Homework

Friday, September 14, 2012

On the BLC20 team, as we participate in Back To School Week (ie get back to healthy eating and fitness activities) one homework assignment is to blog about our 12 Week Plan For Success.

Mine is directly related to the vision collage I made in the pre-challenge activities

emoticonEstablish and uphold a Strength Training Commitment (minimum 20 minutes, 3 days a week)with specific attention to working on firming and toning my arms.
emoticonAs a fundraiser for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, I’ve committed to walk the Las Vegas Rock ‘n Roll Half on December 2. During the timeframe of BLC20, I will be following my Team Challenge schedule of training which includes both walking and strength training.
emoticonBe consistent with 5 servings of Freggies a day. I am surrounded by fresh produce markets (Whole Foods, New Seasons, Trader Joes, our local Chuck’s Produce or Joe’s Farm, and in a pinch I can see from my backyard both Safeway and Winco). I have no excuse to say I can’t ingest 5 freggies a day.
emoticonMaintain my weight or lower it.
emoticonAchieve a daily average of one hour of cardio.
emoticonAim for a lower blood pressure reading. My current walking regime gets full credit for this year’s 20 point decrease in cholesterol and my bone density scan improving enough that my doctor stopped my osteoporosis meds. But that stupid blood pressure reading hasn’t budged.
emoticonAnd I want to curb the urge to snack at night. I know it’s simply habit so I’m going to really work at staying out of the refrigerator at night. Even if I have to go to bed at 7:30!

That’s my plan

For the Picture Day part of our Back To School Week, we’re to post a full body before pic. We’ll just drop that puppy in here. Everyone knows school pictures almost always stink.

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    Wow! super impressive plan, Tomi!

    I'm with you on the night time eating goal. That is often my downfall after a great day of healthful choices.

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    Here's a few freggies to get you started out right.

    I'll look forward to getting to know you as we work our way through BLC20.
    3200 days ago
    So true about the school pictures, but they are a great way to document change (or maintenance. :-)

    Great plan. Love the vision collage -- wish I would have thought of that!
    3201 days ago
    Great blog--humorous and well thought out plans. Also enjoyed the vision collage.
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    Heehee! "Everyone knows school pictures almost always stink". Mine's worse than yours, I promise! Should have made mine tiny like yours is... that was smart, Tomi! emoticon

    Speaking of smart... good plan you have there! I'm jealous that you have so many good stores nearby -- that has to make eating healthy a little easier. I share your habit of snacking after dinner... let's keep each other accountable on that one. Matter of fact, I DID go to bed at 7:30 last night, 'tho it had more to do with fatigue than staying out of the kitchen... emoticon

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    3202 days ago
    Great blog! Your goals are perfectly outlined! Way to put it out there!!
    3203 days ago
    great blog, clear and a plan to follow
    3203 days ago
    I love your blog-- both your ideas and the way you express yourself. I also really identify with your goals; I could take every one of them for my own.
    emoticon job!
    3204 days ago
    Way to go! I love that you incoporated your photo into the blog! Great idea!
    I also LOVE that collage!!
    You have a full proof plan in place!
    Best wishes for a wonderful journey!
    3204 days ago
    Good luck with your plan. It sounds doable and not like too much.

    And, good luck with your Rock 'n Roll walk and the fundraising! I did the Arthritis Walk this year and raised $2700 personally and $3500 total with my team so if you need any suggestions for getting more money, just ask me.

    3204 days ago
    Uggggg, Strength Training.....it may be the death of me!!!

    3204 days ago
    THe strength training is hard!!!!
    3204 days ago
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