Some friends and I decided to start our own version of fitness challenge – maybe not as strict as some others and not really following any kind of plan.
Just a basic everyone pitch in $20, we will do a first weigh in, and whoever loses the biggest percentage by the last weigh in (in 6 weeks), wins the money.
It is more of a “kick in the butt” kind of challenge for us to maybe give each other some motivation and a bit of support to try getting in a little better shape before the summer.
For me, I don’t really have a lot of weight to lose. When I had my reconstructive surgery after my mastectomy, I basically got a tummy tuck so they could use my stomach fat. Then, a year later I got to have some liposuction to try smoothing and evening out my stomach around the scar.
Now, it is just really my upper abdomen that I need to work on. And, I would like to lose a bit around my hips and on my sides.
My biggest thing I want to do is get in shape again. Before I was diagnosed, I had been working out a lot using Turbo Fire, (awesome, fun workout program that was really working!!), and I was losing weight and really getting into shape. In fact, I have no doubt that by getting into the shape I did before this happened, it helped me to recover and get through the surgeries and treatments way easier than it likely would have been otherwise.
So that’s what I want to do again. I want to get in shape – even try running. I am hoping maybe I could run the 5K in the annual CIBC Run for the Cure in October. I have walked the past couple years, because my daughters come around with me. But, maybe they are old enough now that they could train too and run with me….we will see.
All I know is that the minute I stepped off that scale this morning from our first weigh in, I have been STARVING! Like seriously – I am never hungry like this until I know I have to start being more careful about what I eat.
Wish me luck! Because I have a LOT of weaknesses when it comes to food. But, I am determined to work my butt off and get into shape. Any ideas of what work out programs have worked for you? Or, is there something you tried that helped to motivate you and get you exercising?