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Friday, January 04, 2013

The first week is always easy, hey. Motivation's high, novelty's strong. It's week 2 that matters, though. Can I make it a streak: Two weeks weight loss in a row? Two weeks consistency with exercise? Eating well? Yes I can! I want to be healthy and strong more than I want to eat what I want to eat!

I've joined 2 challenges on sp. The Jillian Michaels Body Revolution January challenge, and the Biggest Loser Competition 21. They are SO different. JMBR is cosy and personal and I can see that I'll get to know the women on my team as we work to reaching our goals - we have our respect for Jillian Michaels as a strong link. BLC is much bigger, seems SO complicated (and it hasn't even begun!) and I feel daunted and intimidated with such a diverse group of people - the only common thread being our membership on sp and goal to lose/maintain weight.

I am very happy I've joined both. I think they'll both work together to help me reach my goals, and hopefully I can help others at the same time. I am both competitive and loyal. Team challenges are the greatest combination for me. The duel prod of wanting to win (HAVING to win!) while at the same time keeping my promises to others means that I'm using both the stick and the carrot to keep myself moving.

If you haven't joined any challenges I would encourage you to do so. My weight loss journey began with a Biggest Loser challenge on a homeschooling forum I used to be part of. That led me to sp. I love challenges!
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  • CHERBEAR7997
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    I too am currently in the JMBR challege!!! I am on day 5 today and as far as the workout program.... so far I really like it and I can honestly say, I'm looking forward to what the weeks ahead have in store for me!!! Good luck to you!!
    1904 days ago
    WOW! That's motivated.
    I made a personal challenge outside of Sparks. A few guys at our church (including my son) are challenging each other to loose 15 pounds by Feb 25th. $20 entry fee gives a small degree of motivation for some.

    A bit of Christmas weight and a major head cold has given me a jump start on the first week. A loss of 5 pounds. WoHoo !

    It will be a challenge from here on as I developed a sudden onset case of Achilles Tendinitis that has made the use of a cane necessary to even hobble around the house :-( No treadmill or street walks for me for quite a while.

    Good luck figuring out BLC.
    1904 days ago
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