Monday, October 28, 2013
A little over a year ago I found the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge). I was at a point in my Spark Journey where I needed something different. I needed an extra push. I needed some different challenges. I needed to try new things. I also needed a good kick in the boot-tay.
Here’s why I love the BLC:
I love how STRONG and CONFIDENT I’ve become!
Before the BLC I was doing circuit training at a local gym. I was always using the same equipment and it was getting boring. I actually dreaded going. When the first Tighten N’ Tone (TNT) challenge was posted, I remembered thinking, “Seriously, you expect me to do that”. Each week I tried something new. There were some exercises that I had to modify or substitute and my TNT leader was there to offer suggestions. Today, I’m now the TNT Leader and loving it. I love strength training and look forward to it. I love not only how it has changed my body, but I love how ST makes me feel. I feel STRONG and CONFIDENT. If it wasn't for the BLC, I would not be where I'm at today. I have GUNS!
I love how EMPOWERED I feel!
Before the BLC I was a long distance walker. With the encouragement and support of my teammates, I tried running. Never in my wildest dreams I ever thought I would become a runner, but seeing others around my age doing it got me INSPIRED. I have run in several races this year and now have the bug. I felt so EMPOWERED crossing the finish line at my first race.
I love STEPPING OUT of my COMFORT ZONE!
This team has not only encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone with fitness and eating but other things also. My first round I didn't want to post my actual picture because I was so uncomfortable. Today you will see a few actual pictures of me on my spark page. Thumbs up!
I love the CHALLENGES!
Yes, there are a lot of challenges within the BLC; even some teams within the BLC participate in more challenges than others. My team participates in Last Chance Workouts, Weekend Challenges and Strength Training Challenges. They can get overwhelming at times but our motto has always been “Participation, Not Perfection”. It’s these STRUCTURED CHALLENGES that have helped me reach many of my GOALS.
Spark People's Structured Challenge teams are not for everyone. The BLC is not for everyone, and even the SILVER SPIES team is not for everyone. But for me, it’s the BEST FIT. Today, I’m one pound away from my ultimate weight goal.
So… BLC Admins for all the work you do.
So… BLC Leaders for all the work you do.
So… SILVER SPIES for all the support that I’ve received this past year. Seriously, I couldn’t have done it without you.