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week one

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

My main focus this week is to keep up with the BLC fitness challenges. My son and DIL are coming to visit from NY- we will all be down south with my other son and DIL. In the past I have NOT had great success with exercise while down there visiting-too many distractions. One thing I will try is to get people or a person to take walks with me. It will be great bonding time as well as get me moving. Also I will have access to a new pool this trip so will try to indulge in that. So that's the plan!

  
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HEALTHYHEIDI12 6/6/2014 7:50PM

    Getting people to take walks with you is perfect. Enjoy your family time!

Ha! I just noticed this was from last year. LOL. Oops. IT's been that kind of day for me. :)

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INSPIRATIONAL3 7/15/2013 5:13PM

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CM_GARDNER78 6/9/2013 12:39AM

    Have a great time!! I think that sounds like a great plan! I hope it is working for you!! :-) See you when you get back!

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KRISTINSGOALS 6/8/2013 11:36AM

    You can do it, Kris!! I hope you have a wonderful time and don't get more steps than I do!!

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SLIMLEAF 6/8/2013 11:15AM

    Have a great time with your family and remember that your Heavenly Father will always be glad to take a walk with you even if you can't persuade anyone else!

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BELIEVING-N-ME 6/6/2013 8:56PM

   
Good luck with your plan! Enjoy your time with family!

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TURTLETALK 6/6/2013 6:40PM

    Good luck with the plan but don't forget to enjoy your family!

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RISENABOVE 6/6/2013 9:17AM

    Awesome plan! Being away is hard, but enlisting someone to keep you active is the KEY! Think of us sitting on your shoulder...that shoud help keep you motivated to move!

Go get 'em! emoticon

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WOUBBIE 6/5/2013 10:51PM

    Sounds like a great plan, Kris! Enjoy your family time!

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ABC's of ME

Sunday, June 02, 2013




A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition give you an extra push? YES
B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? I've done one
C is for CHILDREN...you have? 2 grown sons
D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation/excuse? release after an event
E is for EARLY Bird or Night Owl? Night owl
F is for FURRY FRIENDS...you have? a boxer, named Mugs
G is for GROCERIES...what do you fill your cart with? protein and diet soda : (
H is for HOME...where do you call home? California
I is for INSPIRE...who or what is your roll model/inspiration? my friend, Kristin
J is for JOB...What do you do for a living? retired
K is for KEEP IT SIMPLE...What's your healthy focus when short on time? eggs
L is for LOG...Do you use the Nutrition and Fitness trackers? I'm trying
M is for MARRIED, Single, Involved? M
N is for NAME...What's the meaning behind your sparkname? I can read it two ways- I want to live immediately, not when I lose the weight OR I can live now, with healthy, smart choices
O is for OUNCES...How many ounces of water do you consume on a daily basis? over 100
P is for PRODUCE...How many fruits and veggies do you consume daily? 2
Q is for QUOTE...what's your favorite?
R is for ROUTINE...Average number of days and minutes you exercise weekly? 6 or 7
S is for STATURE...How tall are you? 5'5"
T is for TIME...What time zone are you in? Pacific
U is for UNWIND...What is your favorite pass time or hobby? playing with grand daughter or dog
V is for VACATION...If you could travel anywhere, what destination would you choose? Italy
W is for WEIGHT WORKOUT...Do you follow a consistent ST program? no
X is for "X" MARKS THE SPOT...What do you want to see happen these 12 weeks, other than the scale move? I want to feel back in control
Y is for YESTERDAY...Do you dwell on poor choices or allow them to push you forward? I move on
Z is for ZERO...name one weight loss tool you couldn't live without? Spark People!

  
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BLOOIZEANGEL 6/5/2013 8:18PM

    It is time to get more fruits and veggies in you. I think you find some control this round!

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BULLETGODDESS 6/4/2013 11:07PM

    emoticon Let's rock this round!!

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ABRANNEWME2014 6/4/2013 9:28PM

    Your water intake is amazing keep up the great work.....Let's ROAR my friend

Tema

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RISENABOVE 6/4/2013 7:44PM

    Another Italy wanna be traveler! No worries about feeling in control again, stick with us and we'll having you Roaring your way! Do you not like freggies or just not incorporate them? We're kinda freggie crazy here, so hopefully you like them! emoticon

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TLAIR0468 6/4/2013 10:56AM

    Great job on your water! That's awesome. Maybe we will both come to love ST by the end of BLC! :-) Looking forward to getting to know you!

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MYJUNIEMOON 6/3/2013 3:07PM

    Hi Fellow Tiger! I liked reading about you and look forward to sweating togather through many, many challenges!!!

Let's Go, Tigers!!!! emoticon

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TXTECH94 6/3/2013 10:39AM

    Looking forward to getting to know you in this round. Sweet background picture!!

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36ROCK 6/3/2013 10:07AM

    Welcome to Jungle! emoticon

This is my second BLC too. I'm looking forward to prowling the Jungle with you! emoticon

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CM_GARDNER78 6/3/2013 12:48AM

    Love your background picture! Ha! What a sweetie! I would like to go to Italy too..my hubby was stationed there when he was in the army. I have heard so many things about it! :-)

Can't wait to get to know you over the next 12 weeks!

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TURTLETALK 6/2/2013 10:25PM

    I like the "liver" right now picture my mind is making! Enjoyed getting to know you better in the blog. emoticon

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CRYS828 6/2/2013 9:47PM

    Hello Tiger emoticon Teammate,

I look forward to getting to know you during the next twelve weeks!

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MCELLO58 6/2/2013 6:39PM

    A fellow retiree. Welcome to the jungle. Looking forward to getting to know you during this challenge. By the way, what a little cutie you have posted on your background.

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LIVERIGHTNOW 6/2/2013 4:21PM

    Woubbie- I don't remember who but someone said they always thought of liver when they see my posts. Yuck! I had never even noticed that before they mentioned it....

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WOUBBIE 6/2/2013 4:10PM

    I always wondered about your name - if you preferred one interpretation or the other!

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SUZIEW27 6/2/2013 3:53PM

    Looks like we have a few tigers who live in California!! I am looking forward to getting to know everyone better over the next 12 weeks as we learn from and encourage each other!



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day 2 of March Madness

Sunday, March 03, 2013

I made 5 out of 5 baskets on day #1
I realized I need to up the step challenge so I am "shooting" for 11,000 steps.
My goal of this exercise is consistency at "aiming" for my goals
I have to acknowledge I succeed when I am accountable.
When I am left to my own devices...I wander (Kristin will vouch for that)
So if I put myself and my goals "out there" maybe I will keep my focus and this will be one heck of a productive month

  
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UNREADINK 3/9/2013 4:12PM

    emoticon I was going to say 'keep scoring all March' but that could be taken wrongly. I know nothing about basketball but um 'get those hoops?' And rock on! lol.

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MICKEYH 3/3/2013 10:00PM

    emoticon good job on that 5 basket. emoticon emoticon

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NUCLEARMUM 3/3/2013 8:13PM

    You have got this Kris! emoticon

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 3/3/2013 6:44PM

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QSULLIVAN 3/3/2013 5:50PM

    All I can say is:

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KRISTINSGOALS 3/3/2013 4:58PM

    You are definitely an amazing girl when you have those daily lists going. I'm constantly amazed at how much you can get done when you have a list. GO, KRIS!!!! We're rootin' for ya to get those baskets!!!

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WOUBBIE 3/3/2013 4:53PM

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Way to go, Kris!

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BARBIE176 3/3/2013 4:02PM

    emoticon blog and goals! It is nice to know that you too are guilty of wandering unfocused at times. 11,000 steps is an awesome goal! emoticon emoticon

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SLIMLEAF 3/3/2013 3:47PM

    Well done, Kris, both on achieving your goals and blogging!


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PREDFAN 3/3/2013 3:28PM

    Good first day! I read my goals everyday that way they are fresh in my mind everyday. No excuses that way. I stay mindful of what I want to accomplish! I know all of these steps we are each doing will really be helpful in us making our goals! Keep up your good momentum!

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March Madness

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Trying to earn baskets in honor of the basketball excitement this month.
1. basket- 8 glasses of water daily
2. basket -1 Fly Lady mission daily
3. basket- 10,000 steps daily
4. basket- Mountain Climber/ 1 more each day of the month (so, for instance, March 2=2 mountain climbers
5. basket -M, W, F 30 minute cardio video
6. basket -1 mile walk video
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I can earn a maximum of 6 baskets, hopefully a minimum of 5

  
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DOROTHYBERO 3/3/2013 8:31AM

    Love your theme - I know you can do it!

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MICKEYH 3/2/2013 10:13PM

    Great basket bash!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PEGGYO 3/2/2013 7:35PM

    way to go

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MILADY_LCF 3/2/2013 7:06PM

    That is such a fun way to encourage yourself to meet your goals! Good Luck!

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MASTERCARE 3/2/2013 7:06PM

    what a great idea! what great goals!

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 3/2/2013 5:40PM

    Great idea without making it seem like work! emoticon

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KRISTINSGOALS 3/2/2013 5:15PM

    Rock on, Kris!! Way to make it fun! I like it!!

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MHNGJR 3/2/2013 5:13PM

    Sounds like a fun way to mix it up. emoticon

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PREDFAN 3/2/2013 3:36PM

    Love the way you did this Kris! Love using things to motivate an make things seem more fun! Good luck! I know you can do it!

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WOUBBIE 3/2/2013 3:07PM

    Good idea! Of course I PARTICULARLY approve of adding a FlyLady component!

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TURTLETALK 3/2/2013 2:44PM

    Great idea, I didn't know you were a basketball fan. Rock chalk Jayhawk!!!!

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Walk It Out Challenge Blog

Sunday, June 10, 2012

So the assignment was to find ways to change up your walk!
1. I love walking sideways. Totally feels like different muscles are being used!
2. I have lots of trees to water on our property. 7 are about a football field away from another 7. Have discovered I can set the hose in one tree well, walk the "football" field, set a hose in another tree well. Then return across the "football" field and move hose to another well. Repeat 14 times- hey that's a way to increase walking, rather than stand and water each tree.!!!!
3. Tried walking with my dog. uhmmm....not so great. He has to stop and pee on everything. Was a much slower walk!
4.Haven't tried this yet but am going to speed up for one minute, then go slower for one minute. Repeat for entire walk.

  
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KN1029 6/13/2012 10:58AM

  i love your walking ideas! i think i am going to try them out for myself...well, except the tree thing. we dont have that hahaha. but the sideways walks sound like a fun way to change it up! keep up the awesome work!

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BLUE_KARMA 6/11/2012 12:16PM

    Sounds like a great plan!
I can relate to the dog stop-and-go issue. Now if I take them walking I make sure they have done their business first. When they want to dilly-dally along the way I use a strong "WALK" command and keep moving. They learned pretty quickly. If we've done well I give them the chance to sniff and pee on the last quarter mile close to home during my cool down time.
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BLUE42DOWN 6/10/2012 8:34PM

    Sounds like walking with the dog might be more effective if you figure out something to do every time he stops. (Then again, not sure what he'd think of jumping jacks as he's leaving his calling card. =P )

Very cool on the other ways to change it up!

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KICK-SS 6/10/2012 6:25PM

    Good Idea Kris!! emoticon

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DEBSGETTINFIT 6/10/2012 6:16PM

    Great Ideas. I have actually been doing the walk fast for a minute, then slow it down and even a slow jog for one minute and then slow down and it does increase your stamina if you keep at it and according to my heart rate monitor burns more calories.

Great Blog. emoticon

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LOPEYP 6/10/2012 6:13PM

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WOUBBIE 6/10/2012 3:36PM

    Excellent ideas! (And look how adorable teh bebe is on your page!!!! I would SO be squeezing those cute little cheeks!)

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JEWELLE217 6/10/2012 3:09PM

    Great ways to chang it up! I love it!

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