Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Ten weeks from now, BLC 18 will be coming to a close, and hopefully when I look back on this post, I will have accomplished a number of goals.
Maybe the biggest thing I'm hoping to gain this challenge is a feeling of having made progress in my weight loss. I'm not too concerned with a specific number, but I've spent 2.5 months hanging out in the same 4 pound range, and while I'm glad to know that I can maintain, I need to lose. I'm transitioning to low carb eating, focusing on basically eating real foods and avoiding grains (which I mostly do already, I just also eat a lot of refined sugar). I'm hopeful that this will feed my metabolism the way it wants to be fed and my weight loss will finally progress a little bit.
I also hope that I've continued to work out, and by the end of this challenge, I'd like to be able to run a solid mile without stopping. I don't think this is too unrealistic, because I'm pretty sure endurance wise, I could do this now. I also want to be able to do it without causing injury, though, so I'm going to continue to build up to it slowly. In the realm of fitness, I also hope that I've completed Hip Hop Abs, and have continued to work on the ballet technique classes I've just started taking!
For personal gain and motivation, I hope that I have continued to meditate, focusing on goals I have for my health and well-being. Meditation has become a pretty powerful tool to me these past few weeks, helping me relax and relieve stress, and also helping me focus more easily and act more deliberately. I definitely feel like it would be beneficial to keep doing this, so when I read this 10 weeks from now, I hope it's doing even greater things in my life!
My final goal is to have remained engaged and to have been a successful leader throughout this challenge. This is my first time as a leader, and I'm excited to experience things from this side. I also want to have served in this role well, and to have been helpful and encouraging to as many people as possible who are participating in the challenge.
My overarching theme this challenge is just to try. As long as I do that, I hope that when I look back in 10 weeks that I am able to celebrate myself for what I have accomplished, be kind to myself if I fall short of any goal, and be proud of the last 10 weeks!