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BLC20 Halfway Check-Up

Monday, October 22, 2012

Our assignment is to revisit our goals from 4 weeks ago and see how we're doing.
emoticon1) Strength Training Commitment
Fairly vague goal because anything would be better than nothing. For the most part the only overall strength training I've done is for the weekly TNT. Although . . .
emoticon2) Work on Toning My Arms.
This is indeed a form of strength training but I can sit on my fanny and lift 5 or 8 pound weights while I watch TV. It's mindless. And the Granny Bye-Byes, turkey wings, whatever you want to call the jiggly arms, seem to be firming up.
emoticon3) Continue to Bring Blood Pressure Down.
Who knows with that one. I don't have a personal BP monitor so I'd have to go to the clinic to have it checked. I can say though that the last appointment I had was my best reading in about 4 years, comfortably in the normal range.
emoticon4) Be Consistent with My Freggies.
I'm not averaging 5 a day but I have learned to make roasted cauliflower. And thank heaven for V8 juice.
emoticon5) Maintain My Weight
I'm the opposite of a stress eater; the more I've got going on the more likely I am to forget to eat. During the past 4 weeks I've actually dropped a couple of pounds.
emoticon6) Knock Off the Nighttime Snacking
Surprised to say I've been doing pretty well with that. It's really a longtime habit I'd like to break.
emoticon7) Average One Hour Cardio a Day
Bwaaha-ha-ha-ha. The week the Challenge began, I became responsible for clearing out MIL's house. Between that and being my mom's personal concierge (her term not mine), and a day or two every couple of weeks dealing with 99yr old uncle Jack, the only cardio consistently done are my weekly training walks.
emoticon 8) Complete the 14 Week 1/2Marathon Training
That's going fairly excellent. The only session I've missed is the weekend I was in Las Vegas and SparkFriend Sherry & I did a nice little 7am 5k from one end of the strip to the other.

So there it is. Meeting Half my goals, not so much the other Half. Not sure that's what they meant by the Halfway point check-up but Half is better than none. 4 more weeks to chip away at the goals I'm not quite achieving.
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    Sounds like you're doing pretty well to me! emoticon
    3121 days ago
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    What a great idea to lift weights while watching t.v. -- I never thought to do that (duh!)! I'd have to get an extra set, since my dumbbells are in the basement...might be worth it, though, to get rid of that "jiggly" stuff! emoticon

    Congrats on keeping up with the 1/2 Marathon training, in spite of all you have going on. And, I'm REALLY impressed that you've been successful in curbing the nighttime snacking -- that's a tough one, and I still succumb now and then (I blame DH, lol!)!

    3126 days ago
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