Friday, March 16, 2012
And so it's about to begin again. This will be my 4th 5% challenge, my 3rd as ML (motivation leader) of the awesome Teddy Bear team. Last spring I was really getting off track and had regained about 12 lbs when THETURTLEBEAR invited me to do the Summer 5%. That completely got me back heading in the right direction.
The past couple of weeks I haven't been able to exercise and ate more than usual so my weight is up a bit. My goals for the Spring 5% are to get as close to my lowest weight as possible and to rack up those fitness minutes concentrating on ST and interval training. I will be focusing on a lower carb regime by eating a variety of foods, and am slowly moving to a plant based diet, adding more grains, legumes, and veggies.
Being the ML means that I have to set an example for the Teddy Bears. How can I be motivational if I'm slacking off? This is a good way to keep me on the right path. We have a wonderful team and I'm looking forward to getting to know the new members. I'm available to give advice, encouragement, support, and to cheer everyone on towards their goals.
It is a lose 5% of your weight challenge but I'm going to continue to extol the virtues of giving credit for NSVs or non-scale victories. It's so important to stay committed, no matter what the scale says. Just don't give up and you'll reach your goals. Even if we don't lose 5%, we'll make friends and make progress.
Spring 5% Challenge, here I come!