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Summing up SUP

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

If you never try then you will never know if you could or not. That is how I feel about the Shape up Pascagoula contest. When I started off the month of February I did so coming off injuries and illness. I started with not only a weight gain but i had also gained inches back. Not many inches but none the less across my body had felt the effects in more than one way of all that had occurred. The weight was bad enough but the gain of inches is something that is alarming to me. Which brought me to join the contest no so much for the contest but more for the training time. It was a great price to access the knowledge of the personal trainers. Besides who cant use a little extra something.

My weigh ins :
1/27 268.8 starting weight
2/5 271.1
2/12 266.6
2/19 268.0
2/24 265.4 final weight

Total body fat lost was 1.58%

Last night was the presentation of awards and the final weigh in . At one point I felt really down because the numbers the others put up were so extreme. The woman who won the contest lost an incredible 6.28 % of her body fat. Wait dont yell at me yet.

I took a look at her and realized something as i did about the rest of the contestants, they are not me. There was not one person that needed to loose the weight I do. There was not one person that had come from where i have in the last two years to where i am today. I reminded myself that I started this to get my strength and my endurance. To get knowledge and to tone back up. I reminded myself that I have always done this one pound one day at a time.

Now going on what my personal goals were i can honestly say that I won so very much more than the contest. I have been disappointed I have had my strengths I have shook and fallen in public but not once did i ever I say that any exercise was to tough for me or I cant do that.

lessons learned through this :
1.) i play alright with others i just have to remember that we each have our success and failures I cant take theirs on my shoulders.
2.) I am stronger than I sometimes believe I am.
3.) that if pushed hard enough i can hold that plank
4.) I enjoy the challenge of HIIT
5.) that loosing any amount of actual body fat is tough so take pride when you can

Learned a lot for $69.00 but most of all I learned what i already knew That no matter what the real throws at me my spark friends are always there for me. Thank you all for all your support emoticon

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WATERONE 2/26/2014 7:49AM

    emoticon realizations. I admire what you did by joining the contest, sticking with it and what you brought out of it. You Rock!

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MSEMBERSTORM 2/25/2014 10:28PM

    You rocked it! I am so proud of you! Big hugs and congratulations!

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WHYNOTJ1 2/25/2014 12:58PM

    I am so proud of you, Darlene! You tried something very difficult and really put yourself out there. You overcame a lot of obstacles without making excuses and you learned a lot about yourself. How awesome is that! emoticon

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WIZKEY 2/25/2014 11:39AM

    So proud of you for trying something new and stepping out of your comfort zone - plus you lost weight in the process!! You go girl!!

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