Overkill….but I LOVE it!
If a little is good, a lot is better! Right? Well, not necessarily, but in some cases…
I’ve decided that I need constant reminders that one of my goals is to lose weight. I need the encouragement of others. I need to be reminded daily of what other people are doing to be successful. I need accountability somewhere each week. So, I’ve gone and joined two weight loss challenges and one facebook workout group.
Here’s what I’m up to:
- The Evolve-SLC weight loss challenge: This is a weight loss challenge headed up by my good friend Blake. My two favorite work out buddies, Josh and Karen (more about them in a future post) joined me in this endeavor. We started on September 10th (yes–one month down already) and have six weeks left to go. There is a $1K prize for the highest percent of weight loss. So far….I haven’t done the best, but it has kept me thoughtful about what is going on and I’m kicking things into high gear this week.
- The Logan Weight Loss Challenge: This challenge was started by my friend Jenn and her friend Krista. Every participant chipped in $20 bucks and the person with the highest percent of weight loss after 10 weeks walks away with all the cash. We are currently in the middle of week 3. So far…a struggle, but I’m feeling inspired and have been so grateful for the public accountability of a weekly in-person weigh in.
- And…I’m participating with a group on a P-90X challenge on facebook. I haven’t met any of these people in person, but have benefited from their encouragement and positivity. Week one was very difficult for me. Today starts week two and I’m tempted to start my workouts over as if this was week one.
My overall goal is not to “win” anything except my life and own good opinion of myself back. Between these three groups I will have had some sort of outside accountability and encouragement for the last four months of the year. I started September at 323 pounds. My goal is to make it lower than 290 by the end of the year. It is a pretty tame goal, but in light of how difficulty the addition of fibromyalgia (I’m hoping to post soon about the effects of fibro on my workouts) has made my exercise attempts I feel it is probably a more aggressive goal than it seems, but yet very doable.
So, thanks to my friends and these programs for helping me keep my goals at the forefront. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.