Last December I posted about the second journey of my weightloss challenge and I really had high hopes. You know, it shouldn't be a surprise to me that dieting during the holidays is nearly impossible and that laying on my couch watching tv would be more desireable than working out, but it happened. I managed to "maintain" over the holidays, but I struggled with having any motivation at all to workout or eat healthy. Then January came and I thought I could start over, but the motivation was still lacking and fries were a number one priority.
This brings me to today. Confession: I've gained a few pounds back (obviously). BUT, on the bright side, I feel like I've sort of "hit bottom" with being disgusted with my lack of motivation and the tightness of my clothes. I felt this way back in July and that's what kicked me into gear then.
So yesterday while working out in the gym, I noticed a lot of posters around me promoting the Gold's Gym 12 week Challenge. I've had family and friends participate in this in Wenatchee and had great results. I grabbed a flyer and read it while I walked on the treadmill, getting more and more excited that this might be the motivation I need! Basically you pay a small fee and they take before, during and after measurements and weight, and offer nutrition and fitness resources, but there is also money involved if you win. I called Aaron to see what he thought and he said I could just pay him and he'd take all the measurements (he's quite the funny man). He was supportive though, so I did it - I signed up!!
The Challenge officially starts today! I'll basically try to follow the same nutrition/fitness plan I followed on my very first challenge. Knowing that I will have to come in for "during" pictures will hopefully be the motivation I need. Oh, did I mention these pictures are taken in my swimsuit?? AHHHH!
Here's to 12 weeks of success!!