Sunday, November 18, 2012
10 weeks ago I wrote this letter to myself:
"Well, you did it! You completed your first Biggest Loser Challenge! Congratulations!!
Your goals for this 10 week journey included staying motivated, losing 20 pounds, and becoming more physically fit (more specifically, going from 26 minutes of cardio per day to 35 minutes per day, and going from doing "pushups" on the wall to real pushups).
Whether or not you met these goals isn't even the most important thing; the most important thing is that you are sitting here, 10 weeks later, still motivated to continue with your weight loss journey, and still making progress towards a new and healthy you!
In an effort to meet your goals, you tracked your calories every single day, you weighed and measured your food to ensure that you didn't misjudge your portion sizes, and you followed your fitness plan and exercised every day. In addition to exercising every day, you also looked for ways to increase your activity level in everyday life, such as parking in the very back of parking lots while shopping.
While I certainly hope that the completion of BLC#16 brings with it motivation, weight loss, and increased fitness, regardless of the outcome, as long as you can honestly say that you have given it your best effort, I am so proud of you. Keep it up!!
"Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality."
-Ralph Marston "
I am happy to say that I stuck with it, and sitting here, 10 weeks later, I'm still motivated to keep on pushing!
Lose 20 pounds- I lost 25.2 pounds.
Work up to 35 minutes of cardio per day- Done.
Pushups on the wall to real pushups- Check. Today I did 28 knee pushups and 5 regular pushups.
I have been in my calorie range every single day.
I have completed every challenge 100%.
I have done cardio every single day.
I have lost 21.75 inches.
I have dropped 2+ pant sizes (went from women's sizing to regular sizing).
Despite being quite stressed out about school and life, I have not given in to my urge to "eat my feelings."
And most importantly, I am proud of myself.