Sunday, May 20, 2012
I joined the Lime Team Biggest Loser Spring Challenge. I met lots of great people and our team is filled with wonderful, inspiring, & supportive people.
I learned a few things over the past 10 weeks. The biggest thing is, losing weight is not a Cake Walk. I started this challenge on a roll, losing steady weight every week. With as much as I still want to lose, I really thought I could breeze right through this. Maybe even win. However during the challenge, I experienced a lot of ups and downs. The first 30 - 40 or so dropped just like that. The last 10-15 have been a bit more difficult so I had to learn how to shake things up a bit to get things moving again.
I also learned that I have the best of intentions, but I dont always have the best of follow through, which really bothers me when people are depending on me. I have always posted my weigh-in but I failed in the other areas of posting. I usually completed the tasks, but didnt post. Mostly for the exercise department, I just didnt know how to post. Most of what I do is more of circuit type training. I should have just split it 50/50 between cardio and ST but I just wasnt sure how to post it, and so I didnt. And lately most of my exercise has been working around our property. Sweating more buckets than any video I have ever done, that is for sure.
I have enjoyed the challenges & I have enjoyed being on the team. It did somewhat take it's toll on me though. Not just this team and/or challenge, but I joined several so I was weighing myself 3 times a week. That was just mentally taxing on me. I have learned to not put to much stock in the number, and I had to remember that it was a number compared to a week ago, not to the number for a different weigh-in maybe a couple of days before. But still it was very hard to watch the scale constantly going up and down.
I had hoped to be farther along in the last 10 weeks. April was pretty much a bust. May started off great but it stalled in the middle. I am going to shake things up again this week so that hopefully it ends with a bang also. I wont reach my Memorial Day goal but I would still like to get a little closer than I am now.
All in all, it was a great experience though, and I am glad that I joined.