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5% Spring Challenge

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Today is the start of the 5% Spring Challenge and I admit, it's a bit daunting joining a challenge and a community where so many people are already so familiar with. It's hard breaking in as a newbie and figure out what the h*ll I'm doing but so far, my fellow Cats have been amazing and super supportive.

For me, the reason why I joined the 5% challenge is because I've got about 10 lbs to go and these last 10 lbs have proven somewhat stubborn. I'm not discouraged or anything because I have never felt more fit in my entire life. Never in a million years would I have thought that I'd take up running. Never would I have thought that I love the exhilaration that comes with running.

I know a lot of why the last few lbs have been so stubborn is because I've been eating out a lot these past few weeks when I normally don't. A lot of that has to do with the fact that 2 of my friends recently got engaged and we've been celebrating with food and alcohol. But hey, I don't beat myself up over it because I'm having fun. So I'm losing the weight a bit more slowly now but at least I don't ever feel deprived or that I'm missing out on the fun. I think that part is important. To reward yourself a little without completely sabotaging yourself.

The January Jumpstart challenge worked very well for me and I think the 5% spring challenge is just what I need. I tend to be competitive so this a great way to kick my butt into gear and losing hopefully more than my 5% so that I can get down to my goal weight in 8 weeks!
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    I have done several of the 5% challenges. They help keep me on track without a lot of nonsense activities. emoticon
    3059 days ago
  • SELINA2512
    I'm new to the challenge as well and so far I'm enjoying it a lot!Our team is very supportive!So, fellow Cat, let's motivate each other and shed the pounds! Go, emoticon !
    3061 days ago
    I'm new to the challenge and looking to lose that last little bit as well. Best of luck to you and all the Cats :)
    3062 days ago
    Best wishes on the spring challenge. I joined one for last summer and was overwhelmed(and I've been here for 3 yrs).I hope it goes well and you reach your goal!
    3062 days ago
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