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Going into Week 3 of Summer Shape-up Challenge - It's not about "easy"

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Well week 2 is about done. Some are seeing this isn't as "easy" as they thought it would be. What we don't realize is that easiness got us overweight. It was easy to get that second helping. It was easy to reach for the dessert. It was easy not to exercise. Now's the time to do things that aren't so easy, but are worth it in the long term. The pride we feel for accomplishing something that most won't is incredible. Especially when it's something that just about anyone can do, but the fact that one made a decision to do it is awesome! I'm so proud of this Challenge Team!

Went to the mall yesterday with my husband and went into Ann Taylor Loft. I love this place and hadn't shopped there in over a year because I felt too big for all their cute clothes. The last two pairs of pants I bought there were size 12 and they weren't loose either. I just wasn't willing to get a 14. Well I went there just to try on some pants and HEEEEYYY, a size 8 fit very nice with plenty of room!!! I was so excited. I didn't buy them, didn't even like them, just wanted to see what size I was in. Ha ha!

My personal trainer told me last week that my workout clothes were too baggy, and I should get some that fit better. So that was my excuse to go shopping for new workout clothes (it's been ages). The best part about that experience was that I fit into a MEDIUM!!! I can't even tell you how long it's been since I wasn't a large. And they're not even tight! Woo Hoo!

This is 6 months work in progress. It hasn't been easy, but it's been SO rewarding and I know the best is still yet to come.

TOTALLY enjoying the process!

  
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RHEINA 6/15/2009 10:06AM

    Congrats, chica on your size 8. Thank you for being a constant source of energy and excitement as we've kicked off this challenge.

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NYCOLA44 6/15/2009 9:36AM

    Dont you just love when that happens? What a great surprise, keep up the great work. Your progress keeps me extra motivated.

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 6/15/2009 4:15AM

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Hi Slim Tia
Girl you ROCK.
I am so pleased for you a size 8.
This is a great blog very motivating I know your team will do well with you at the helm
Luv
Caz
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ONE6OH 6/15/2009 12:01AM

    Great job and great blog. I am happy for you. You are so right about it being easy to gain but very hard to loose. Determination and commitment. Sounds so easy but truly not. Right now I am deficient in both. But reading blogs like this does SPARK something in me to keep on trying. Keep up the good work.

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Day 10 of Summer Shape-up Challenge

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Today was my first day since before the challenge that I didn't have to "work" on the challenge. I think I've got just about everything taken care of, templates, trackers, etc.

Organizing this challenge so far is already rewarding beyond words. To hear people talk about life changes they're making, seeing people make new friends, seeing someone that was drinking 24 cans of soda a day, now drinking two and drinking over a gallon of water a day - WOW! I'm so inspired by everyone's commitment to themselves.

Sometimes we just get busy with life and stop to think how the decision we're making now will affect us 5-20 years later. Many people doing this challenge will make lifestyle changes that will save them from having heart attacks, getting diabetes, etc. I am so thankful to my friend Jennifer who had the idea and suggested I organize this. Funny thing is, Jennifer isn't even doing the challenge, though she told me she needs to lose 50 lbs. Oh well. I'm just glad I took her up on the idea. This challenge keeps me focused on doing the right things for myself even more.

I just know that when these 90 days are over, I will have made some lifetime friends.

Really enjoying the process.

  
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EMATTHEWS37 6/11/2009 9:32PM

    Hey Tia!

I'm glad you decided to take Jennifer up on the idea too!

TTYL, Eva

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 6/11/2009 4:50AM

    So pleased for you and your challengers Tia
As you say, they are starting along a path of improved health and that can only be good.
Good luck with the hard work ahead
Luv
Caz
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This Summer Shape-up Challenge is AWESOME!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Ok, so when I decided to do this, I had no idea it would be this much work up front. I'm not complaining because I'm loving the entire process. At least once I have everything down, when (or if) I do this again, it will be much smoother. But I have spent several hours a day logging, tracking, reviewing, etc. for the team. Now, the majority of the work is done.

It is so fulfilling, seeing people make positive changes in their lives. It keeps me motivated knowing I want to be a good example for everyone as well. Especially having people get on the Sparkpeople site. I've learned so much from SP this year and I know others can benefit the same way, and having a competition just takes it to the next level!

Getting used to getting up earlier and working out. Great thing is that it's done for the day, and it's so much fun working out with a friend (Grace).

Just loving life and enjoying the process!

  
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NSG4729 6/10/2009 9:37PM

    This summer challenge is wonderful. You are motivating people to change their lives for the better. We sooooo appreciate your hard work and efforts!

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NYCOLA44 6/10/2009 1:58PM

    We appreciate you Tia ! Thanks for putting this together :)

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 6/10/2009 5:23AM

    Tia
You are doing a great job.
Keep doing your what you're doing, the rewards will be tremendous
Luv
Caz
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Friday - Great Week! Day 5 of SSC!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Ok, so my plan was to use today for my day off of working out. Then, my wonderful husband comes home and wants to take me out for a glass of wine. So we grab a bite from a place called Cosi at Shoppes at Wiregrass and had the smallest sandwich I had ever seen! I couldn't believe how tiny this thing was. But it was filling, with the tomato basil soup. So I had less than 500 calories there. Then we had our glass (ok, two glasses) of wine. So on the way home, I decided I HAD to work out. So went to the gym at 8:30pm and did the Glider for 30 minutes, burned 311 calories, so got rid of the 200 calories from the wine!

Long story short (too late I know), I treated myself, but I worked it off! So no guilt!

On to Day 6!

  
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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 6/6/2009 4:15AM

    Hey Tia
Don't knock it.........at least he takes you out emoticon
Seriously it sounds like a nice off the cuff outing that you thoughly enjoyed.
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Caz
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PRECIOUSSHERELL 6/6/2009 12:04AM

    OH , how fun, sounds like you had a wonderful day , good for you ! emoticon

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Finishing Day 4!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

I'm so sore from my workout yesterday, but didn't let it stop me! Did 40 minutes of cardio with Grace, then got home and ran 2 miles. I just felt really good! I forgot to mention that yesterday my personal trainer told me my workout pants were too big to be wearing! That's a good thing, so after the workout Grace and I went shopping and got some new workout clothes!

Ok, I can officially say I tried to eat cottage cheese, but it literally makes me gag! I'll use it in recipes, but I can't eat it straight!

Day 4 of the SS Challenge. It was a little quiet today, so I think I'll touch base with many of the teammates tomorrow! Looking forward to the first weigh-in this Sunday!

Enjoying the process!

  
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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 6/5/2009 4:52AM

    AT LAST! I've found someone who hates cottage cheese too emoticon emoticon emoticon
Great workouts Tia,
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Caz
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