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PUMPING UP FOR MY 12-WEEK CHALLENGE...

Monday, July 07, 2008


I am gearing up for my 12-week challenge-- July 8 -to- October 7.

This will be a GREAT 12-weeks! My weight remains the same because of all my exercise... (my trainer says not to worry, I'm building muscle)... but my body fat is going down (according to my new scale that measures my weight, body fat% and hydration%. I am soooo happy I invested in this scale because if I don't see progress with my weight, I do see progress in my body fat% lowering each week.

THIS IS WHAT I AM REMINDING MYSELF:

Achieving my goals never seems to come easy. There is no accomplishment without work, and no "win" without something to beat. It's easy for me to get discouraged when roadblocks appear-- but I remind myself that it's natural that roadblocks do indeed appear. And, I must continue to remind myself... "PATIENCE!"

I've invested time and emotion into creating my perfect plan, and then something has to come along and muck it all up (like a holiday or weekend temptations). But I tell myself that all I have to do to beat that barrier is to get back up and move forward again.

I read recently that obstacles are like the Wizard of Oz--they're a lot less intimidating once I see them up close. Next time I take a step back I won't let guilt pile it on top of my previous "stumbles"... I'll just move forward and realize that I'm still further along than I was before! It doesn't matter how many walls I face... I only have to get the better of that last one.

Have a GREAT journey... and remember to eliminate excuses that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there. WE ARE POWERFUL! WE CAN DO THIS!!!

=0) Camille
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"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."
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  • STEPHSWORLD
    WOW....thank you for posting this. I needed those reminders also.

    I know you will do wonderful! You are such an inspiration.

    Steph**
    4692 days ago
  • BIGGIRL2082010
    So, how was Day 1 of the challenge? I'm sure you're kicking butt - and you have a BEAUTIFUL face, just FYI (but you already knew that!) - definitely muscle is more dense than fat - and I'm glad the new scale is confirming that you are making progress!

    Having a trainer is a WONDERFUL gift to yourself - you'll definitely be at goal a lot sooner than those of us who're just "winging it" - myself included. :) You GO, girl!

    Cheers,
    Maya

    4696 days ago
  • no profile photo CD534346
    emoticon AWESOMEentry....so glad you arePINK!!!!!

    I KNOW with that attitude and determination you WILL meet your goals this BLC!!!!

    be blessed! emoticon
    4696 days ago
  • BEAUTIFUL_WRECK
    Great attitude! You can do this!
    4697 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1935667
    Definately a positive affirmation Camille!
    Great mindset!
    You are right - fear is often greater than what we actually base our fear upon.
    You are Ready!!

    Dianne
    4697 days ago
  • MRSHONEYC
    WONDERFUL goals!
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    4697 days ago
  • SMALLERSHEEP
    Camille, you have a great mindset! I really like that about the obstacles not seeming so big. I am so eager to see your transformation over the next 12 weeks! I am so glad that you are PINK!

    Hugs,
    Jeni
    4697 days ago
  • HUGS2015
    Great Blog, Camilla! Best wishes to your success!--Deanie
    4697 days ago
  • GLENDAO
    Yes excuses must be eliminated if success is to prevail..
    4697 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2335586
    That's the spirit Camille! I loved the Wizard of oz analogy.

    As for lifes little road bloacks I have decided to stick with "If you change the way you look at things, you'll find a lot of the time the things you look at change"

    Gatta think positive!


    I also just realized in reading this, that this challenge will end just 5 days before my daughter's 2nd birthday. I started this journey about 5 days before her 1st birthday, so it would be AWESOME to reach goal by then!!!

    Thanks for sharing this with us Camille! I love all of your quotes and positive outlooks!

    4697 days ago
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