Summer Challenge Recap

Saturday, September 03, 2011

So I guess we are all going to have a lot of blog entries this week, huh? LOL

When I first read the rules for the week, I thought, no way. I don't blog much anyway. I usually don't have a lot of time to sit and blog. But, tonight, I decided I would recap the summer challenge, and at least sort those thoughts out.

I started the Summer Challenge with enthusiasm. And honestly, I ended with enthusiasm too, but it was completely different. I felt awesome at the beginning of the challenge. I felt invincible. I was ready to lose 5% of my body weight. I was ready to meet goals and get closer to my goal weight. But instead, I had trouble. I lost weight the first couple of weeks. And then, I started dragging during my workouts. I started getting out of breath really easy. I was tired a lot. It seemed like I was regressing in my fitness. I couldn't figure out why... until one day when it struck me to take a pregnancy test and it was positive! Suddenly, my questions were answered! No wonder I was dragging! No wonder I was tried! No wonder I stopped losing weight!

So I entered into "maintenance mode" so to speak. But I kept at it. I kept working out and I kept "Living the Good Life" and I tracked faithfully every day! And I loved it because it kept me accountable.

So, I didn't lose 5%... in fact, I think I gained 2.5% LOL And that part is very disappointing, but at least I know why! And the best part? I have alread signed up for the Fall Challenge because I know it will help me stay on track. I honestly think about working out each day and plan my minutes, and the days that I don't want to workout, you know what gets me up and moving? I tell myself that MY CLOVERS NEED ME! And it makes me move! So yes, I plan to go again this fall! (But not this Spring as I will be having a baby then and the docs probably won't care that my Clovers need me! LOL)

So how about you? Do you want another reason to move this Fall?

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