Monday, January 2, 2012
Challenge for $$ Reflections
I am debating about joining a local weight loss challenge. It begins this Saturday and goes through June 8th (my wedding anniversary!). The first place prize is $3000. If I could drop my sugar habit for six months, it is possible I could win this challenge. I am a winner you know???!!!
Four years ago I joined a fitness challenge at my gym. I was determined, I was motivated. It was a six week challenge and was measured by the greatest amount of fat percentage lost. There were only 8 people who participated, but I did have tough competition. I don’t remember all the details and numbers, but I do remember only loosing around 5lbs. But I lost 10% of my body fat and won the challenge! It was a great boost in my roller coaster of adventure. Here are my before and after pictures from the challenge.
I have always wanted to be trim and fit and have taken great efforts to do so. It has always been a challenge to keep my weight at bay, but since I have had kids, it has been even more difficult. The body I once cursed and felt like it was oh, so large, I would love to return to today. Perspective!
So if I join this challenge. I would like to return to the 150lb beauty, I was four years ago.
I am a numbers person. I looked up the past two years winners of this challenge and one lost 30% of her body weight and the other lost 26%.
For me to drop 30% I would be at my ideal weight of 140lbs. Can I get it accomplished by June 8th? It is possible, but being a mom now, can I do it??? I know I can do it, I am just not sure how the road there will look exactly. Dropping everything and going to the gym doesn’t exactly work with two toddlers who need a lot of attention from mom. Even when I plan it into our day, things come up (teething, sickness, need of a nap or just plain cranky! All of which seem to happen a lot in my life!).
Oh decisions, decisions! Maybe if I could make a goal of what I would do with the $3000. The possibilities are endless. A new camera housing for my 50mm Nikor lens. A cruise vacation with the hubs to
. A nice little nest egg for the kid’s savings accounts. Or maybe a special trip shopping and to the spa, ahh... a day of relaxation. Alaska
I have almost talked myself into the challenge. We will see what happens between now and Saturday. It costs $50.00, so for me if I drop the money on the table I will need to commit to make it worth it. Of coarse I aim to win if I join, but I do know that the ultimate winnings are a healthier, leaner more in shape body! If I can get my sugar habits under control this is very possible!!!
Any advice or words or encouragement are welcomed!