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Goals for BLC-12 weeks!

Monday, June 10, 2013

I, as much as the next person, would like to lose weight. Over the past few rounds I have had a hard time doing that. Granted I know being in the “real world” everything changed…figuring out the balance between working out and a job was brutal however I made progress. Now I am on summer vacation and trying to get into a routine so I won’t be lazy. Therefore the following goals will not only help me try and lose weight but become more fit!

Food Goal: Track every meal using the nutrition tracker. When going out to dinner with friends, research the dish beforehand. If needed, I will ASK FOR HELP!!!!

Fitness Goal: In 12 weeks, I want to be able to run at least 5k without stopping to walk for a bit. Also, I am doing 2 more triathlons this summer and I want to measure my success by beating my last year’s-time!
My last goal is to feel good in my body. I will achieve that by positive self-talk daily!

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TACONES 6/12/2013 12:01PM

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DRADDIE 6/11/2013 12:34AM

    emoticon This is the summer of you!! I'm excited you're focusing on some running this summer!! :D You've done awesome in the past pre planning your social events out foodwise---I have no doubt you'll do fabulous again!! Your last goal is one I struggle with so much! I'll be right there with you working on that one- thanks for bringing that to my own attention!!! *hugs*

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SUZIEW27 6/10/2013 10:45PM

    Love your goals! I know this will be a good summer for you to focus on yourself!

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Plan for 2013

Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012 brought a lot of changes in my life. I graduated in May, moved back home in August and started my new job. In the midst of all the changes, I have had some highs and lows in my workout/healthy lifestyle endeavors. My “high” was all the training I put in ( in the first half of the year) for my Olympic- distance triathlon. I competed in the race that May and was very proud of finishing! My “low” would have to be what I am feeling right now. I look back at this year and see how hard I have worked to lose weight/get healthy. After starting my job I had to scale back on all the time I usually used to work out. In September I joined a gym at home and have seriously tried to make time after work to go. So far it’s progress…. I feel like I have regressed(gained weight) since leaving Athens (college town) at the end of July but this is my life now. Now it’s “GO” time…it’s the real world…now is the time I take everything I have learned these past few years while living in my bubble and apply it to living a healthy lifestyle in the real world. That brings me to the New Year of 2013.'

I have never been one to make resolutions…the last resolution I made was when I was 8…I made a resolution to eat at the local ice cream shop once a day for the whole year…that lasted all of ONE day. Haha good thing! So for this New Year, I will not make resolutions but concentrate on living the best healthiest lifestyle that I can. How am I going to do this? Well here is my brainstorm thinking…

There are 8 weeks until my birthday (February 23rd) I would love to treat myself to a cute new SMALLER sized dress/outfit for my birthday dinner with my girlfriends. Based on the past year, my weight loss on a weekly basis has been minimal…a little here…a little there…gain back a little here…gain back a bit there… but I want to stop that cycle. Therefore I am going to try and lose 10 pounds in 8 weeks… I wish I could lose at least 12-15 pounds in 8 weeks but I need to be realistic. To me 10 pounds is a big undertaking but I am going to give it my best! I already pack healthy lunches for work. I need to continue those over to my weekend meals. Also, I am currently in the process of making my “free time” calendar and scheduling swimming at the aquatic center 2x a week. I am going to concentrate on running..I have picked out a running plan that will help build my cardio. Anyone who knows me knows that I do not like to run. I am not good at it. I look like a doofus but I sure as heck going to stick to it! I want to be “a runner”!!

Planning the entire year of 2013 stresses me out so for now its until Feb 23rd :) Stay tuned for post birthday updates and ** hopefully** a picture of a cure new SMALLER dress!

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PAMAPPLE 1/13/2013 9:18AM

    Great resolutions! Maybe you'll be able to slip on that new dress by Valentine's Day! emoticon

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DRADDIE 1/1/2013 11:39AM

    Yay Claire! Ilove the birthday day resolutions!!!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 12/30/2012 7:49AM

    Good luck with your plan! :D

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Holiday Plan for SUCCESS

Sunday, December 02, 2012

My plan for holiday success!

In the years past I have done well during the holidays. That was because I would finished my college exams around Dec 8th-ish and wouldn’t have to go back until Jan 8th-ish. Spending a whole month at home I would go to the gym 2x a day. I would wake up early in the morning and go to a ST or spin class, come home fix a healthy lunch, do Christmas-y things and then go back to the gym that night ( usually with my mom to Zumba). It was an ideal schedule. This year will be WAY different. I do not get out of school until Dec 20th and return back Jan 7th. I am grateful for this time off and I know since it is limited, I need to use it wisely. Before my last day of school I will be battling Christmas parties ( my kiddos, the staff, church) as well as impromptu sweet giving. I LOVE sweets but I know that they are very detrimental to my journey. My plan for attacking those sweets is to PICK and CHOOSE CAREFULLY! To be kind to the sweet-giver, I will take a bite and “save the rest for lunch or dessert”. I don’t want to hurt their feelings but sweets are what got me to where I am today. Anyways back to the holiday plan…..

I have joined the Sapphire Furlough team . This will help me stay on track and push in the challenges. We have introduced CICO (calories in/calories out) although I am still getting the hang of it and trying to post everyday this will become more of a “normal” in my life. I can’t wait.

The most important thing for me is watching my food intake. I feel like I am doing okay with fitness but I still have weak areas in healthy eating. I have been doing better but still have a ways to go. I do very well during the week day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is the weekends that I have really been working on trying to stay within range. Planning my weekend meals has been a help. I am going to continue to do that during this crazy holiday season.

Striving to be the best version of myself in order to propel me into a fabulous new year!

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GENEVIE5 12/4/2012 3:16PM

    Good for you! I better start thinking about my holiday plan as well!


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EMILYROSEBUD 12/3/2012 2:28PM

    Thanks for sharing! You inspire me to come up with a plan for the holidays as well! emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 12/2/2012 2:10PM

    emoticon job of thinking ahead!

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PURESTILLWATER 12/2/2012 11:39AM

    Good plan

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Movie Quote Game Part 4

Monday, November 12, 2012

I *THINK* I only know one of these!! Ahh I need to see more movies!

1. “Even a poor tailor is entitled to some happiness!”

2. "I know you are, but what am I?”

3. "They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God.”

4. "Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

5. “How's it going, royal ugly dudes?”

6. “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."

7. "They're here!"

8. "Yo, Adrian!"

9. “Come back to me.”

10. "No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again.” ~ The Incrediables?
11. "Feed me!"

12. "When I shall sit, you shall sit. When I shall kneel, you shall kneel. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera."

13. "So let it be written, so let it be done."

14. "George Bailey. I'll love you 'til the day I die."

15. "Damn the torpedoes! Full steam ahead!"


Movie Quote Game Part 3

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Oooh these were hard!!! It gets harder and harder!

1. "...Bond. James Bond."- James Bond

2. “I'm sorry, sir. I could never answer to a whistle.”

3. "Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye."

4. "Hasta la vista, baby." - The Terminator

5. "I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries."

6. "Surely, you can't be serious. I am serious, and don't call me Shirley."

7. "My precious."- The Lord of the Rings

8. "I'm the king of the world!"- Titanic

9. "Say 'hello' to my little friend."

10. "A's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a tiger
mixed - bred for its skills in magic." -Napoleon Dynamite

11. “I’m your density. I mean, your destiny.”

12. “When someone asks you if you're a god, you say "Yes!"- Bruce Almighty??

13. "They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom."

14. "That'll do, pig, that'll do."- Babe?

15. "You are a sad, strange little man. And you have my pity."

EDIT: 2 points


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