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Biggest Loser Challenge Kicked Off Today

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Last year at this time I was helping to lead our Biggest Loser Challenge at work. I was confidant with my efforts and felt that where I was at (my lowest weight) that it really wouldn't benefit me any. This year I decided not to lead but to participate...

Last March I was at my lowest weight since who knows when! I was confident & comfortable. Only 20ish pounds from my Ultimate Goal Weight. Things were going great. I was getting ready to go on our family vacation and just relax and enjoy myself. And that is exactly what I did. With the exception of a fabulous burger bar & dessert every night I behaved for the most part. The first two mornings I even got up early and worked out. But then I decided that i was on VACATION! I deserved to kick back and relax after all the hard work I had done! I wanted to sleep in on a week day for the first time in almost a year! No alarm clock, no stressing out about workouts! I made a deal with myself to just love life for the next week and once I got home I would start back up again.
Do I really need to tell you how that went?? It didn't go as planned. For the next month i struggled to get back into my old routine.. Then there were some personal issues that popped up at home. Some too personal to blog about but some were directly related to my working out. Long story short these issues needed to take priority over anything else. So for the next 4-5 months my time and effort were all directed at my family and how much they meant to me.
I slowly started adding workouts back in, but not consistently. I was always an early morning workout person. As much as i hated getting up that early it was awesome when I was done and didn't have to worry about it for the rest of the day. I didn't even have to think about getting up, it was automatic.
This is something I still have not gotten back into the routine of!! To add to the fiasco we recently got a new puppy & I am not sure how I am going to incorporate her into the equation.. (she will bark as soon as i get up thinking it is morning and time to eat & I don't need her to wake up the kids that early! And once i start my workout I don't want to stop it to tend to her)

I trained for a 1/2 Marathon & did some training for a Triatholon that I am doing this June. I did random workouts in the evening when I could. Indecisive of what workout I should be doing. Will I get more results from Insanity vs Jillian Michaels? What if I did Body Pump and JM? Or BP & Insanity.. i couldn't decide so what did I do? Order T25.. which I am still indecisive about. I am crazy about the 25 minute work outs but I just don't feel beat like I do from Insanity..

So here I am today. Participating in the BL Challenge at work. Hoping the extra accountability will help me. I am currently training for another 1/2 coming up in May & need to resume my Tri prep soon. But I know to regain the muscle I had defined (and lost) & lose the remaining 20ish pounds I am going to have to do more than the above. What would give me the best results????

A lot of rambling I know but I needed to get it out there and I feel better already :)
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TWISTEDMELODY81 1/8/2014 10:06PM

    I agree with Dog_Mom, go with what feels best, or do all of the above and just cycle your days. Start off slow and work your way back into it, you don't want to overdo it and then feel like a failure, just ease into it. emoticon

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DOG_MOM 1/8/2014 9:20PM

    You did it once you can do it again! You know the steps. One day at a time one choice at a time one meal at a time.

Regarding workouts do the ones you enjoy the most. You're going to get results. And if you enjoy it, it'll be easier to get back into the early morning workout groove.

I'm so jealous about the puppy! Give him/her a hug for me. :) I love puppy breath, it's the fountain of youth.

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