Monday, July 01, 2013
I'm aware that the deadline to sign for the summer 5% challenge is coming very soon. I'm having trouble deciding if I should sign up for this round. While I enjoy the challenges, the accountability and the friendship and would miss being part of the starfish, I'm thinking my participation would not be fair to my teammates.
You see, my husband and I are leaving for the US this Friday and we'll be gone for a month. While I totally intend to eat mindfully and exercise and live healthfully, there will be a lot that is not in my control. Doing the challenges may not always be possible and I'm not even sure if I will have access to a scale for weigh ins.
There will be many celebrations to participate in...the birth of a new granddaughter, the first birthday we've celebrated with our daughter in about 10 years, the graduation of our son in law from college and another sil becoming a licensed engineer. Our son will also be in the US from N Ireland!
Plus just the inevitable extra calories from US food...
But, those same reasons seem to make it even more important to have my team members to help me be accountable. If I have to post everyday, then I will be more likely to look for time to exercise and keep up with LTGL points.
What do my teammates think?