Part 2 of reflecting back... on the BL challenge experience overall
Monday, February 18, 2013
Post an overall reflection of your Biggest Loser Winter challenge experience. Losses, gains, favourites, things learned rtccc.
I'm sure the different teams create different experiences. I joined the BL challenge for the challenges so to the people who participated in the challenges (inner team challenges and Yellow team challenges), you are my inspiration. Thanks to those who "made the challenges" including team leaders and team members who stepped up. Debs of course, the Yellow Warrior Queen being tops but also to those who set set other challenges (Heather and John). Even if I did not participate I had the choice to participate (I did not do the pedometer challenge but what a great idea). I appreciate that it was not all about losing weight. It was about getting in veggies, trying new things, cardio and ST, SLEEP! It was about pushing outside my comfort zone. Committment and consistency. It was about meeting new spark members and becoming a bigger community. It was about sharing recipes, ideas and some laughs.
Thank you to team members who BLOG. I got to know you, found strength in your motivational quotes and accomplishments. Rachel and Lynn and John, you are amazing. I cannot thank you enough. It felt like we were working so hard together... like morning meet ups. This was my favourite part of this challenge to tell the truth. Some members were not bloggers but regularly posted on the yellow team thread and made good effort while juggling work, kids and personal challenges which in it's own way was inspiring because I certainly felt like they were doing all that they could. Others were silent members, seldom or not posting but who I could see by their numbers were doing their own thing. A couple did AMAZING things without much trumpet flair... they just chugged away at the numbers. Then a few members just were tag alongs not exercising or working on healthier living goals, not cheerleading for the rest of us or getting to know anyone. Maybe waiting for the right time?
I loved the crunch club. I enjoyed the weekly challenges. It helped me get through a Christmas and Valentine's and maintain my healthy habits. I know from being part of other teams that it is very hard to get new motivation and be in a team that is always posting and active. BL teams certainly do that. There is a lot of time needed to participate fully but it is only for ten weeks and I think the committment is worth it. It is what you put into it.