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BLC 22 Registration NOW OPEN!!!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      2 comments

I just received notification that the next round of the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge) is now open for registering. The BLC has been a huge part of my healthy lifestyle journey since I first joined two (!) years ago, for the BLC round 16. ... Read more
BLC Week 2 goals
Friday, January 25, 2013      12 comments

This is a little late... I'm running behind this week, but here are the goals for this week: Nutrition Goal 1: Drink tea in the morning instead of pop Nutrition Goal 2: Eat (or drink) something for breakfast every day. Exercise Goal 1:... Read more
Thoughts on Meditation
Monday, January 21, 2013      6 comments

For this weekend's challenge, we had to come up with something we have been wanting to do or feel like we should be doing but for some reason we AREN'T doing. Perhaps we are putting it off because it's too daunting, or we feel we are too old, t... Read more
DVD Review: Misty Tripoli's Body Groove Delicious Dance
Monday, January 21, 2013      7 comments

A spark friend on one of my teams asked me about this dvd so I thought I would write a short review of it here. I first heard about this DVD based on a daily spark blog (which, sadly, I can't find now) and it sounded like something that wou... Read more
BLC Week 1 goals
Thursday, January 17, 2013      8 comments

Nutrition Goal 1: drink tea in the morning instead of a soft drink Nutrition Goal 2: Eat 5 servings of fruits/veggies a day Exercise Goal: 20 minutes of exercise 5 days a week Relaxation/Pamper/social goal: meditate 5 minutes a day this we... Read more
BLC 21
Thursday, December 27, 2012      3 comments

I just found out that the registration for BLC is now open! I hope that my sparkfriends who participated in round 20 are returning (I'm sorry I haven't been around much.... school is really kicking my tail) and that those who didn't participat... Read more
Sleep and Stress Relief
Friday, November 16, 2012      7 comments

Every weekend that Azure Destinations, my team for the BLC, is not participating in a BLC-wide challenge or traveling, we have a weekend focus that helps us concentrate on an aspect of healthy living that we may be struggling with. This weekend... Read more
Evaluating the Goals for the BLC Challenge
Monday, October 22, 2012      7 comments

My original goal for the BLC challenge was mostly survived the 12 weeks of the challenge without putting my health on the back burner. To do this, I had focused on four main categories: school, fitness, nutrition and taking care of myself. ... Read more
Cougar Challenge Cont.
Monday, October 15, 2012      6 comments

As the last day of the challenge, another list of three things I love about myself: 1) I love that I like to know things--that I like to learn, and that I can remember things I learn. 2) I love that I can focus on living my life NOW... Read more
Cougar's Challenge:
Saturday, October 13, 2012      6 comments

Three things I love about myself: 1) I love that I am open to trying new things 2) I love that I have a sense of humor--and a sense of fun 3) I love that I have diverse interests--I may be swamped, but I'm never bored.... Read more
Super Powers
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      9 comments

Back in September, FITNHEALTHYKAL posted a blog about finding your own, real super powers. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=5072926 (It's a really, really good blog! Do yourself... Read more
Personal Challenge Update: week 3
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      5 comments

As for the strength challenge component of the two personal challenges I've taken on, I've decided to cut back to just two strength training challenges--the push ups and squats. That works most of the major muscle groups of my body without 1) ... Read more
Personal Challenge Update: week 2
Thursday, September 27, 2012      3 comments

As for the strength challenge component of the two personal challenges I've taken on, I'm still on target but I decided today that I'm cutting down to just two--the push ups and the squats. While I can do the others, they are taking up way mor... Read more
Monday, September 24, 2012      8 comments

Last weekend, FITNHEALTHYKAL wrote this on my spark's page: "Zanna, I am so excited with and for you about the leaps and bounds that you have grown in your quest for fitness and being able to exercise. You walked FIVE MILES! You just got a ... Read more
Personal Challenges
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      6 comments

In addition to the BLC, I have two personal fitness challenges over the next 12 weeks. 4_1healthycyndi has challenged me to a consistency challenge with steps. My goal is to get at least 5000 steps a day on my "active" days (I get two rest... Read more

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