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Summer Challenge Recap

Saturday, September 03, 2011

So I guess we are all going to have a lot of blog entries this week, huh? LOL

When I first read the rules for the week, I thought, no way. I don't blog much anyway. I usually don't have a lot of time to sit and blog. But, tonight, I decided I would recap the summer challenge, and at least sort those thoughts out.

I started the Summer Challenge with enthusiasm. And honestly, I ended with enthusiasm too, but it was completely different. I felt awesome at the beginning of the challenge. I felt invincible. I was ready to lose 5% of my body weight. I was ready to meet goals and get closer to my goal weight. But instead, I had trouble. I lost weight the first couple of weeks. And then, I started dragging during my workouts. I started getting out of breath really easy. I was tired a lot. It seemed like I was regressing in my fitness. I couldn't figure out why... until one day when it struck me to take a pregnancy test and it was positive! Suddenly, my questions were answered! No wonder I was dragging! No wonder I was tried! No wonder I stopped losing weight!

So I entered into "maintenance mode" so to speak. But I kept at it. I kept working out and I kept "Living the Good Life" and I tracked faithfully every day! And I loved it because it kept me accountable.

So, I didn't lose 5%... in fact, I think I gained 2.5% LOL And that part is very disappointing, but at least I know why! And the best part? I have alread signed up for the Fall Challenge because I know it will help me stay on track. I honestly think about working out each day and plan my minutes, and the days that I don't want to workout, you know what gets me up and moving? I tell myself that MY CLOVERS NEED ME! And it makes me move! So yes, I plan to go again this fall! (But not this Spring as I will be having a baby then and the docs probably won't care that my Clovers need me! LOL)

So how about you? Do you want another reason to move this Fall?

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CMPEARL 9/8/2011 3:49PM

    I love that you are signed up for round 2 :) I know that the Clovers are a HUGE part of keeping me motivated to move and explore LTGL!!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 9/5/2011 11:14AM

    emoticon I liked your blog.

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MUSICMOMOF2 9/4/2011 11:55AM

    Your enthusiasm is contagious! Good luck with your challenge this fall and keep yourself healthy for that baby!

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MELLIL 9/4/2011 10:33AM

    emoticon I'm so GLAD you'll be with us through the fall! How 'bout WINTER? There's that one too! When is the baby due? You'll want to be BACK with us for SUMMER to get rid of that TINY bit of non-baby weight that you gained. (it will only BE a tiiiiiiiiiny bit!) emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 9/4/2011 12:33AM

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KATHYPETERSON62 9/3/2011 11:15PM

    Congratulations!! And you still are doing awesome living the good life!!

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MINDA31807 9/3/2011 10:46PM

    emoticon We Clover's are going to rock next challenge!

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GLORYBLOGS 9/3/2011 9:35PM

    Woo Hoo! Congratulations!
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