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I'm so excited!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Today I joined a 9 week Holiday Challenge and although I'm Canadian and I have already indulged in Thanksgiving, my holiday worry is Christmas. These challenges help me keep on track, I find more accounability in myself when I have a team I have to answer to. Does that make sense? lol. I'm so excited by this and I just can't hide it.

I've been slipping in my workouts and when I mean slipping I mean that I have only done some walking (20min a day) and nothing more. My husband even went and got me a large excercise ball and some kettlebells for strength training, all surprise gifts to aid me in my weight loss journey. Well due mostly to intimidation and lack of knowlege on how to really use them for beginners I have ignored them in the week he got them for me, I've even ignored my elliptical. Bad me I know, but the strange thing is I have been watching what I've been eating still, Quinoa has become my favorite staple, and I've still been losing weight so I must be still doing something right.

However, by Christmas I hope to be at least 25 lbs down. I'm almost there, I have 6 weeks to lost 5 lbs and if I lost even 1 lb a week I'll have met my goal! I plan on really stepping it up though, because as of yet I haven't really got any compliments on my weight loss, I guess 20 lbs isn't really enough for anyone to notice much in my size. And my goal is to prove to my family that I am trying my best to be the best I can be.

I need team challenges like this to help me reach my goal, virtual or not, this is the motivation I need because if left to my own devices I will make any and all excuses not to work out and i just can't have that. This is about being a better healthier me and I'm not happy with myself, so the only one who can change that is myself.

Ok enough with going on and on and more with reaching my goals. I'm so excited to be apart of the Holiday challenge and part of Team Skater, I hope I can nail this one better than the last!!!!

Here is to a healthy life!!!!

- Mel
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MDKM80 11/12/2012 9:54AM

    Thanks everyone for the encouragment, I really appreciate it!!!

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HOLLYBELLE77 11/11/2012 10:22PM

    Let's go Skaters! I wouldn't put too much stock in other people noticing. Sometimes the people who see us every day are the last ones to notice any changes. What's important is the changes you notice, not even necessarily how you look, but how you feel.

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FORBANDE 11/11/2012 3:43PM

    With this attitude, you are TOTALLY going to ROCK this challenge!! I completely believe that this is mostly a mental battle. And girlie, you are there!!

I look forward to cheering you on!!! Let's go SKATERS!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 11/11/2012 12:02PM

    I think you will be great and I know you can handle Christmas. You've got a great hubby to get you surprise equipment. Congrats!

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HEALTHY-SPARK 11/11/2012 11:47AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss success thus far -- I bet people have noticed, but maybe been hesitant to say anything just yet. Sounds like you are doing everything right -- it's motivating to hear from someone who is making progress!

I too love quinoa -- one of my favorite staples. And now I'm trying to learn what to do with amaranth (very similar to quinoa, only tiny in comparison). I love those ancient grains -- so much health and protein and YUM in them.

Keep up the good work!

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