I blogged a few weeks back that I had entered a weight loss competition in my community. I’m still going strong, and I am not about to quit, but it’s been a rough start so far. This week I will be checking in with our coach and getting my “new” measurements, and some new routines for my workouts. I know the scale is not the only way to measure how you are doing, and I thank God for that, cause the scale is definitely not my friend yet. I have a fantastic support system, in the group I’m doing this with, but also with my friends… I have almost daily invitations to walk, and one friend can’t wait to get me to her gym. My husband and son’s have walked with me and even helped me with my weight training. Eating healthy hasn’t been as hard as I thought, and I am already used to eating smaller portions. So, how am I doing in the competition? I have been asked many times, so I thought I would give you all the top ten reasons why I think I might not be in the running, but I am still in the game!
Top ten ways you know you might not be winning a weight loss competition…
- You don’t loose any weight the first week.
- You miss your first mandatory conference call.
- You have oral surgery the first week…pain meds are not conducive to exercise.
- You’re the last one up the hill at a group exercise event.
- You’re the last one down the hill at a group exercise event.
- You run into your trainer at a dessert table.
- You already have unchangeable plans, and will miss the biggest group boot camp of the competition.
- You exercised with a fellow contestant and you had to lay on a bench while she did extra laps.
- When your trainer asked you if you could start taking your coffee black, you responded with, “I’d rather die”.
- After you lost 4 pounds, you gain a pound and a half right back
So there you have it. I’m only 4 weeks in to this 12 week competition. Despite my rocky start, I am still motivated – I’ve also come to the conclusion that even though I would love to win this thing, I want to loose weight for myself even more, and I know I can, no matter what. Really.