I have been doing the BLC challenge with the prism Panthers, the maintenance team, since I think someone posted it on here. I think three rounds for me. It is a very active team and keeping up is impossible, but people do comment on what you share and do answer questions. It is really a great place for socialization and for support.
How does it differ from the non-maintenance team? I can't really answer that, as I was not doing the BLC challenge before I reached maintenance level. I do find some of the challenges helpful and the fact that the team encourages participation, not great scores, it helps. Sometimes I still find that I don't feel like the challenge is something I should push myself to do, as I am in maintenance. But overall they do encourage good habits. I find it helps encourage me to do strength training, as that is my weakest area. Can encourage other things too, like tracking, etc.
Mainly, I say the team is helpful, but impossible to keep up with, even though I so want to keep up with it. I think sometimes I disappear after I get so far behind, because I know I will never be able to catch up and I feel a tad guilty. I do think there is still a bit of an emphasis on weight loss, so sometimes I do feel I let the team down because I am in maintenance, but they do encourage participation, not clean sweeps of the challenges, or wonderfully high scores. Some of us on the prism panthers team was also doing the 100 pushup challenge. That was nice for encouraging me to do some needed strength training.
3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes
4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6
10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6
12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon, hopefully in under 3 hours!
| current weight: 6.5 over