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
Establish and uphold a Strength Training Commitment (minimum 20 minutes, 3 days a week)with specific attention to working on firming and toning my arms.
As 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.
Be 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.
Maintain my weight or lower it.
Achieve a daily average of one hour of cardio.
Aim 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.
And 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.