Archive for the ‘Challenges’ Category

h1

And the winner of the 9/9-10/10 Challenge is …

10/11/2010

And the winner of the 9/9 – 10/10 Challenge is ….. 

Deb with Deb Will Be Free

      What a fantastic month.  Way to go Steve, Loretta, Deb, Vicki and Tracy!!!  I have been so encouraged by each of your postings.  I think this Challenge came around at the perfect time.  We needed a short time of focus that would solidify some new habits.  Let’s keep it going.   

h1

9/9 to 10/10 Challenge Check In #5

10/10/2010

Goals
2x Workout with Angie my trainer
Monday & Friday workouts are great but there is a lot that can happen in-between.  On Monday each lift was in reaction to one of my classes. “Period 8 — Grr Period 7 Grrr” and then by Friday I just had to pound the treadmill to find a little peace.

7x Log my food – 1800-2000 cal. Yep I predicted it last week an “all at once” mentality is a sure-fire way to sabotage success. The carb thing really tripped me out and I had to make concerted efforts to eat correctly.  Not a good place to be because I was eating according to the plan but I was too critical with each decision. I’ll need to keep this carb thing on the back burner but I know it is an area for improvement.

5x I will be in bed by 10.
Hee Haaww 100%!!!!!

  64 oz of water a day.
This goal is coming along nicely. I need to budget more in the morning hours. It’ll make for better sleep.

7x Prayer and study
As stated in the Hot 100 update I was really at a point of white knuckling it on Friday and the thought of the gym just aggravated me.  Fortunately, I paused prayed and pounded it out on the treadmill.

Proud  Whew! We made it! 

Thanks for taking this challenge with me.  From your postings I know it challenged us to refocus and grow.

I’ll announce the winner of the Challenge on Monday. 🙂

How was your week?

(I know it’s a little redundant for all us Hot 100’s. The benefit of any Challenge is the support and being accountable for a period of time.
Whatever it takes it’s what we do).

Here are our fellow Challenger Winners:

Have a great week!

FlashBack
Day 30 – “That’s my girl”

h1

Drop Dead Gorgeous By December Update

10/09/2010

The host of this Challenge has changed the parameters but I’m continuing on.

These pictures serve as an added reminder of what I’m focusing on.    I then added them as my desktop picture.   My students have also enjoyed the new shot each week.

What are some of the things that you put up as a motivator or reminder?

because I'm packed and ready to go for the week.

h1

9/9 to 10/10 Challenge Check In #4

10/03/2010

Goals
2x Workout with Angie my trainer
Worked on more Boot Camp style routines.  I have no rhythm and my head keeps telling my legs to be careful and the override command is winning.  Rebooting is difficult.
7x Log my food – 1800-2000 cal.  Really discovered how many carbs I’ve been eating.  It is a high number.  I’m going to try not to concentrate on too many new things.  All at once is a sure-fire way to sabotage my success.  I’ll keep it on the back burner but I know it is an area for improvement.
5x I will be in bed by 10.
This is still very difficult. I need to focus on this. I need the rest.
5x Drink 64 oz of water a day.
This goal is coming along nicely.  I need to budget more in the morning hours.  It’ll make for better sleep.
7x Prayer and study
I’m enjoying teaching my class on Wednesdays and the time spent in the Word.

Proud I’m so very proud of the Masters Swimming Team that I joined.  Most importantly I survived the work out. I thought the first two warmup sets were tough but then came the Main Set.  During the Main Set I swam 4 – 50’s as fast as possible with a 10 second rest between 50’s and I did that 4 times with a 3 minute break between sets. Whew, what a mouth full.  Are you just tired from reading it?  Now you know how I felt. Whew!

 How was your week? 
 (I know it’s a little redundant for all us Hot 100’s.  The  benefit of any Challenge is the support  and being accountable for a period of time.  What ever it takes it’s what we do).

Here are our fellow Challengers

Have a great week!

FlashBack
Day 30 – “That’s my girl”

h1

9/9 to 10/10 Challenge Check In #3

09/25/2010

Goals
2x Workout with Angie my trainer
Workout once but had an incredible lesson at the grocery store.  Healthy is 80% food.  Without that knowledge I’m just spinning my wheels
7x Log my food – 1800-2000 cal
5x I will be in bed by 10.
This is really difficult.  I’m in bed but not asleep. Which is funny because my Flashback is about this subject.
5x Drink 64 oz of water a day.
I white knuckled this one.  It’s not a habit yet.
7x Prayer and study
I’m enjoying teaching my class on Wednesdays and the time spent in the Word.

Proud This week was more difficult than I had expected.  I left my desk a mess so many times so the victory was that I left each and everyday at a decent hour.  I then did positve things to stick with my goals.

How was your week?   

Here are our fellow Challengers

 Even though it’s to late to be eligible for the prize drawing at the end, anyone can still join in. The major benefit of any Challenge is the support from the other participants and being accountable for a period of time.
Come join us!

FlashBack
Day 17 – Sleep

h1

The Hot 100

09/22/2010
Here we go again. Steve at Log My Loss is hosting the Second Annual

We’re going to end the last 100 days of the year strong and on target. It begins tomorrow, September 23, and runs until December 31st.

I’m already in a few Challenges so I’m adding one HOT 100 goal.

Here’s how my goals stand in order to celebrate m9/9 to 10/10 Blogoversary Challenge and to be Drop Dead Gorgeous by December for Maui and to finish the year off strong with the HOT 100:

    • 1. Take 10,000 steps a day
    • 2. Workout with Angie my trainer
    • 3. Go to bed by 10 on week days
    • 4. Drink 64 oz of water a day.
    • 5. Pray and study

So here’s to the end of 2010.
As Steve said (with a 1st person modification) …


“One hundred days to make this my year.  One hundred days to achieve my goals.  One hundred days, each and
every one of which can be a great day!”

Are you in?

Flash Back
Day 12 – Do I have a witness?
Day 13 – I’m getting a little nervous.

h1

Drop Dead Gorgeous By December

09/19/2010

     So here we go again.  I entered another challenge.  The Drop Dead Gorgeous by December Challenge is being hosted by Jess and you may join in at any time. 

     I’m headed back to Hawaii in December to celebrate a very dear friend’s birthday.  So I really need to make significant progress. It’ll be so wonderful to celebrate this victory in sunny Maui.

I’ve added one new goal to my 9/9-10/10 goals and that is to walk 10,000 steps a day.

So ALOHA!!

Flashback
Day 11 – Yes be Yes