So, yesterday, I didn't have anything "weight loss" related to talk about. Today, I get to share how yesterday I won the motivational jackpot. I'm not just talking about a thought, an epiphany, or a decision that it's finally time to stop making excuses...no, now it's serious - money is involved!!
Just in case a Biggest Loser competition isn't enough to really light the fire under me - and it is - I got an added bonus at the end of the day yesterday. The assistant principal and I met regarding getting the Girls on the Run program started. We are hopefully going to get the required training sometime next week, and then the program will officially start the following week. So, not only am I planning on working out for the competition, I will also get added work-outs in and be a part of a great after-school program!! Being a part of this program means that I will be training to run another 5K in November. I will get to work with 4th grade girls to help build their self-esteem AND help them train to run the 5K. How awesome is that???
So, as you can see, tomorrow was quite an exciting day for me. I was desperate for something - anything - to help fuel my fire once again. I'm a competitive person, so having a weight loss competition may be just what I need to stop complaining, stop being wishy-washy about how much I'm working out, and really get serious again about losing the weight. I'm setting my own goal to be under 200lbs by the time the competition is over. That's 10 weeks to lose 6lbs, right? Well, according to my scale - yes. According to the scale being used to do my official weigh-ins each week, I have 10lbs to lose (I weighed in at 210lbs yesterday morning). I know I haven't gained 4lbs, because my scale still says the same for me as of this morning - but I know that scales can fluctuate so I'm not worried about that. I really don't think I can win this competition by losing 10lbs in 10 weeks....so who knows how much I can really push myself to lose. This is going to be fun - and I can't wait to see the results.
That's it for today - tomorrow I will share my "game plan" and see what you think. I'm also going to be looking to some of you for advice, tips, and support to really help me through this. All comments and suggestions are always welcome.
Till next time. ;)