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Days 431-442 on the Journey!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hey Sparkies,

I must say that things have been going well for me for the past couple of days. emoticon I got back on track with my workouts last week and since the start of the Fall 5 % Challenge on Saturday I've been on track with my food!! emoticon I am in the final week of the Maximum Results program for Turbo Jam and I hope to start Fat Burning Elite come Monday.

I'm still trying to rebuild my 4 a.m. exercise habit though and boy is it proving to be a challenge. I have yet to get out of bed when the alarm goes off at 4 despite trying for about 2- 3 weeks now. I won't give up however because I know that I've had the most consistence with my workouts during the times when I've gotten up at 4 to do them. I am going to try yet again tomorrow morning and I'll tell you all how it goes.

On the whole I'm aiming to hit my 5 % weight loss with this challenge because I know that I am more than capable if I put my mind to it.

I'm am going to be DETERMINED!!

Who's with me? Let's give it our all Sparkies especially my Awesome A's!! emoticon emoticon

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JUDITH316 10/22/2014 5:29PM

    Came back again as I wanted to say: you are doing emoticon cheering you on as always my friend... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KIM22211 10/3/2014 12:14AM

    Had a great weight loss today for the first time in a long time! Then I had this huge birthday dinner tonight and it may have wiped it out! lol Oh well, I have a week to work on it. How does the 5 percent actually work? that 5 percent of your goal weight? or weight you have to lose or what?

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JUDITH316 10/1/2014 12:17PM

    Dropping by to say hi and to cheer you on your journey, you are doing a fantastic job, keep up the great work Chalecia... emoticon emoticon

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VTORIA3 9/24/2014 7:15AM

    You super committed and following up with action! You're on your way to results and success as the Fall Challenge gets underway! Miss you on The Champions, but am enjoying our doing the Fall Challenge together. And, thanks for stopping by my spark blog to offer some encouragement.....I'm off to a pokey start, but intend to turn this week around before weigh in.

Let's keep pushing! emoticon

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KIM22211 9/24/2014 4:15AM

    you do so incredible with working out. I rarely do but I will always walk around enough to see to it I get in 10000 steps. For me, that is exercise! lol

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CATTUTT 9/23/2014 2:39PM

    Totally with you! We awesome As are gonna kick some butt!

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PATRICIA-CR 9/23/2014 10:43AM

    I'm totally with you!!

First emoticon you are doing a wonderful job. Love both of the quotes, so so TRUE.

emoticon Let's work for this together emoticon

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JUDITH316 9/23/2014 12:08AM

    We can do this together Chalecia, you are doing emoticon let's have an emoticon week together "Sparking" 1 day and 1 step at a time...WE CAN!

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Days 423-430 on the Journey!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hey Sparkies,

What can I say? Despite claiming that I would, I HAVEN'T been making the most of September!! Unfortunately the balance is currently tipping in the favor of bad days over good ones. I've only had 4 good days compared to 6 awful ones. The month is far from over however and so I'm trying to kick my butt back in gear and be the me that makes me happy.

I'm so CONFUSED and FRUSTRATED however that I allow myself to slip into bad habits when I KNOW they don't benefit me in way, shape or form. They make me tired, cranky and depressed actually. Then on the other hand when I'm exercising and eating healthily I feel so emoticon in every aspect of my life so the question then is WHY???? Why do I make excuses when I should exercise and why do I stuff myself with junk? It's such irrational behavior but yet it keeps on happening.

Still while I try to figure this out I'm just going to try and refocus. Get back on track with my exercising and my eating one day at a time.

Let's do this folks!! emoticon emoticon

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HAKAPES 9/21/2014 12:51AM

    Great that you don't give up!
Imagine what would it be, if you wouldn't keep coming back!
Great attitude, way to go!

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JUDITH316 9/13/2014 4:43AM

    Yes, emoticon 1 day and 1 step at a time, keep pushing and keep up the great work, cheering you on as always. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KNIBARG 9/12/2014 5:45PM

    That is the big question for so many of us. The other day I started by running 3 miles but somehow around 4 that afternoon, I ate almost half a box of mini Oreos. Obviously this self sabotage is coming from somewhere. I find myself saying things like - other people can go out and have a frozen yogurt or other people grab fast food for dinner because they have had a crazy, hectic day. But, I am not other people. When I make these choices, I gain weight. Period. Telling myself it is "unfair" doesn't change that. Dig deep, make the right choices. Instead of focusing on the bad days you have had, maybe you can challenge yourself for the rest of the month. Maybe if you have 20 good days you will treat yourself to pedicure or a new shirt. Focus on the positive choices you make and one will lead to another. You CAN do this!!!

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SEVERINA418 9/11/2014 9:47AM

    You can do it, Chalecia! I'm so sorry I haven't been here for you for a while now. I haven't even been here for myself. But change is coming--soon I hope!

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KIM22211 9/11/2014 4:43AM

    it is one day one hour one minute at a time you know the long haul is what matters

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PURPLEPEONY 9/11/2014 2:59AM

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Days 405-422 on the Journey!!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Hey Sparkies,

Boy has it been a while since I blogged. I guess I was living by the saying that no news is better than bad news because BELIEVE me these past 2 weeks ALL I had was bad news. I've just been eating out of control for the most part and last week I only got in 2 days worth of workouts. emoticon

September has begun however and I WILL make it an emoticon month!! I am officially one day back on track already!! emoticon (It should have been 2 but unfortunately yesterday followed the same vein as the previous 2 weeks) Anyway I stayed within my calorie range TODAY and I did my Turbo Jam workout despite feeling a little sick. emoticon I'm determined AGAIN folks and loving it. I just have to keep my eyes on the prize and always have my goals front and center in mind.

I also need to get rid of my all or nothing mentality because every single derailment from my goals and progress has been a result of it. I'm am going to


I will also be patient because

Thanks for your time and support y'all. emoticon emoticon

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KIM22211 9/10/2014 6:05AM

    good for you!

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KNIBARG 9/5/2014 6:49PM

    You can do it! I am working to get back on track in September too! One step at a time - we've got this!!'

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JUDITH316 9/4/2014 2:53AM

    Just want you to know I stand with you cheering you on..Keep up the great work Chalecia emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VTORIA3 9/3/2014 5:34AM

    Nothing like the hope that comes with every fresh start. And, there can never be too many of them, I always say. Excellent start of a new streak for you....keep it going, buddy.

And thanks for stopping by my blog to encourage me.....sure appreciate it!

Let's keep moving and stay the course with Food Plan! We got this!

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JUDITH316 9/3/2014 12:47AM

    Good Job, great to see you back, cheering you on as always, emoticon

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SEVERINA418 9/3/2014 12:01AM

    I'm way off track, too. I don't even log my food anymore. But that's going to change! I hope you're doing well. :)

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Day 404 on the Journey!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Hey Sparkies,

I have been maintaining my staying with my calorie range streak and I am 4 days strong with today going to be 5. emoticon emoticon I am suuuuuuuuuuper happy about this because it so true that we should


Unfortuanetly my 1 day wake up and exercise streak didn't really become a streak because it didn't make it to 2 days. I had a HARD time getting up this morning so much so that I was even late for work. Anyway I won't let that get me down. I plan to get my workout in this evening when I get home. I'm looking forward to it because it will me my first time doing this video. Also

Anyway that's all for now folks. Thanks for your time!! emoticon emoticon

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JUDITH316 9/1/2014 12:18AM

    Cheering you on my friend... you can do it...keep up the great work Chalecia...

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CHANGEOLA 8/26/2014 9:57PM

    emoticon work Chal! I am glad that you are still fighting the good fight and that nothing is standing in your way emoticon emoticon

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JUDITH316 8/17/2014 12:43AM

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Came back to cheer you on, you are doing emoticon

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KIM22211 8/16/2014 3:17AM

    I am 2 weeks in staying under control with calories but not getting in enough steps in!

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JUDITH316 8/16/2014 2:28AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on staying within your calorie range the past 4 days... emoticon I cheer you on your journey, keep up the great work! emoticon

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PURPLEPEONY 8/15/2014 4:26PM

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    Really liked that last poster...

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SUPER_CIARA 8/15/2014 2:01PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Sounds like you're doing great! Keep it up.

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Day 403 on the Journey!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hey Sparkies,

Guess what? I exercised last night. emoticon I know you were probably expecting something more exciting but those four words are a sign to me that "I'm back." Those four words mean that I've regained the Chalecia of old who got her workouts done no matter what and I am SUPER happy about that.

So yep despite sounding like I wasn't going to do my workout yesterday in my blog (and believing when I wrote it) I went home and did my Turbo Jam 20 minute workout (at 9:30 p.m. no less). After writing my blog yesterday I decided to re-read (since I get points for that now emoticon ) Coach Nicole's series on the Habits of Fit People and one of the habits was "Work out like it's your job." That article is what allowed me to work out last night despite several thoughts popping up in my head from in the evening to my actual workout about how tired I was and about how I would end up tired tomorrow and a whole host of other excuses. I was able to dispel those thoughts by saying "If you had something to do for work you'd have to do it tired or not so you're working out." It was such an emoticon NSV for me.

Not only that but I loved the workout. It was soooooo much fun. I've done only 2 of the Turbo Jam videos so far and I loved them both. They don't feel like a workout even though I know that I'm working but it's like you're at an intense dance party. The music is emoticon and Chalene's vibe and attitude is emoticon too. The only drawback I have with the videos is that I do have co-ordination issues so I'm having trouble learning some of the moves and the overachiever in me is finding that a bit frustrating. I have every intention of pushing until I get them down though so that's just a minor inconvenience.

I did the same video from last night this morning (another victory- waking up and exercising) and I was already a little better. This wasn't the scheduled video but it was the one I had time for this morning so I'll have to do that next one tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to it.

In other news, yesterday also marked the beginning of the 100 push-up challenge which I convinced my DH to do with me. Really we were supposed to start on Tuesday so we can do it on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays but he had a headache on Tuesday and wasn't up for it. Anyway that means we're going to do day 2 today even though the program is designed to give you a rest day between days but I don't want to end up on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule because those days are not convenient for us so I'm going to push for us to do it today. I hope he can manage it though because I'm sure he's pretty sore today from yesterday so here's fingers crossed. Day 1 of the Challenge was pretty challenging but I guess that's why it's a "challenge." emoticon I'm pushing through though because

Also on the eating front I'm now on a 3 day streak and today will be 4. All in all as I said above "I'm back!!" and happy about it. emoticon Thanks for your time. emoticon emoticon

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KIM22211 8/15/2014 3:39AM

    good for you and hubs! I like that work out like it is your job!

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2BDYNAMIC 8/14/2014 9:16PM

    This is great .......... and I like what you shared from Coach Nicole ......... "Work out like it's your job." ............... and you can be proud of yourself .................. not to mention having your hubby join in too ............. Good influence ....... emoticon

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JLOVESDOGS 8/14/2014 1:38PM

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You have every reason to be proud of yourself!! Great job! And great job getting your DH to join you in 100 pushup challenge! Wish I could get my DH to do something like that emoticon

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