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B2B Half Way Blog

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I first started this challenge because I wanted something to keep me accountable. I thought that if there was a team that I would be letting down then I’d be more dedicated to sticking to my plan. And I defiantly have been. I want to be able to help my team earn the most points and I want to make sure that I lose weight also. I have loved this challenge because of that. I like that someone else is telling me what I need to do everyday. I like that I have someone else I need to be accountable to. I like that I don't have to be in control.

But being at the half way point has started to make me nervous. It’s opened up a whole bunch of questions. What is going to happen once the challenge is over? Will I still be as motivated to eat healthy and exercise? Will I still exercise for as long as I been? It has made me realize that I need to find my own motivation. I need something that will sustain past this challenge. I’m not sure what it is that will keep me motivated. But I know that I’m going to start looking for whatever it is that will keep my going. I don’t want to backslide when this challenge is over and I’m going do everything I can to make sure that doesn’t happen.
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    I join challenges on the message boards and usually pick ones that you weigh in every week so I can track my progress. My favorite one is 10 pounds in 10 weeks. Keep blogging and motivate yourself by setting goals for yourself each week. It always feels good when you succeed. The journey is hard but it's worth it. You can do it!!
    1816 days ago
  • KREESE116
    I agree with you, this challenge is great! It has been the extra push I needed. You bring up excellent questions. It is very hard to stay motivated when there is no one you have to "report" to. The great part of Spark People is I have noticed there is always a challenge going on. So you can always hop to another one. I'm sure you will find a way to keep everything going. My motivation is the results and as I keep seeing more, I know I have to keep up with whatever it is I'm doing.
    1817 days ago
    You can do this and I'm sure that you'll discover something to keep you accountable.
    1817 days ago
    May I also suggest you set a goal for yourself, i.e. running your first 5K? or 10K or a greater distance. If you set a goal, you are more inclined to work toward it. There are a lot of teams with similar goal minded individuals. Best of luck to you.
    1817 days ago
    I agree--once this challenge is completed, move onto another challenge. Life can be one challenge after another. After all, this is not a TEMPORARY diet to lose 'x' number of pounds--it's a LIFESTYLE, living healthy for the rest of your life. RIGHT? So maybe once you've completed the weight loss challenge and arrive at your personal 'goal' weight, you might set an exercise goal. Or maybe a goal to do a makeover of your wardrobe. Or maybe a makeover of your surroundings--your home, job, etc. Maybe you'll challenge yourself to take up a new hobby. Or join a new group to make face-to-face friends. The world is wide open and filled with wonderful challenges. You've been proving you're up to tackling them. So let your imagination rule. Where will you challenge yourself next? So long as each challenge is helping you become more healthy, GO FOR IT! You can do it and you DESERVE to try. Congratulations on getting 1/2 way.
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    1817 days ago
    You have proven to yourself that you can do it. If participating on a team helps - then jump into another challenge. But hopefully you also know at your core that this is for YOU & you're worth it!
    1817 days ago
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