How did I not update on Monday? Or at least Tuesday. I was so excited, I won my challenge! I’m excited, and happy, and proud of myself, and a little bit disappointed. I know I should have pushed harder and gone farther, but I did what I did and I need to start learning to let things go.
So anyway. Yeah! I won! And to celebrate winning and a good 12 weeks of dieting, I’m doing it again! Yep. One of the girls from the challenged decided to host her own, and I’ve become friends with her over the last couple months, so I joined up! I recruited one of my cousins and my stepmom to come along this time, too! I’m really excited. This time the group seems to be off to a really good start, we all get along and are much more talkative.
I don’t know if I can manage to win this one again. If I go for my same percentage weight loss as I had in the last challenge (12.2%) it’ll put me all the way down to where I was at in high school. I know it’s possible, but it sounds SO intimidating! It’s totally a mental block.
But I’m going to try. I’m going to try even harder this time around. I’m running more and enjoying it more. I love seeing how much faster and how much longer I can run every time. I easily get to my old calorie goals when it’s a gym day and I’m just doing the elliptical. Crunches, squats, pushups and all those bodyweight exercises are getting easier. Obviously, because my body’s weight has gone down.
I’m just so excited to be so obviously seeing the difference in my body. And to be knowing that everyone else is seeing it too!
I need to start including some recipes and my food experiments in this blog. And, you know. Updating it regularly.
I’m so excited at how far I’ve come. 🙂