Welcome to Week 6 (June 25 to 30) of the free Meet My Goals Fitness Challenge! You can join in at any time, so please don’t hesitate to add your fitness goals for this week in the comments. If you’re just now joining our challenge, catch up with these posts:
- Introduction to the Goals Fitness Challenge
- Getting Started on the Challenge
- Fitness Challenge Week 1
- Fitness Challenge Week 2
- Fitness Challenge Week 3
- Fitness Challenge Week 4
- Fitness Challenge Week 5
Week 5 Report (6/24 to 6/30)
This is a few days past my typical Sunday weigh in, but I did warn you I’d be late in last week’s post. Oh My! Have I been busy! First I had my 9 to 5 job, plus an event with Tillamook and D Bar Desserts last Wednesday, then flew out for the Type-A Conference on Thursday, returning Monday night, up early Tuesday morning getting back to work and up to speed on how my kids’ weekend went camping with Coleman.
Phew! I’m exhausted just typing it. The conference was AMAZING – I will post about it soon. Promise.
I didn’t expect to lose weight last week due to my trip to Charlotte and having a hunch I would throw my good eating out the window for the duration of the trip. However, before I went I made sure to get in 2 days of running my Couch to 5K program and had every intention of exercising at least once while at the conference.
Did you catch that? Every intention.
I bet you know what happened, right? I didn’t exercise.
But, but, but…
All those but’s are how my butt got so big in the first place.
To be fair I packed my sneakers, ipod, and workout clothes and committed to working out at least once to justify the space my shoes took up in my suitcase. But (yes, I hear it too) the YMCA was closed on Sunday – the only day we had any sort of down time during the entire conference. So, no, I didn’t get a workout in.
I did eat fairly well during the day at least, but did allow some poorer choices in the evenings – although tasty! After all, who turns down creme brulee? It’s my absolute weakness every time.
Actually I do know who turns it down – women that are at the weight they want! Remember that old slogan “Just say NO.” Simple really, but (yes, I hear it again) I didn’t deny myself. And it showed.
My Weekly Results
For 6/17 through 6/26.
- Last Week’s Weight – 209.6
- Week 5 Results – plus 2.4
- Current Weight – 212.0
- Total Loss – 11.0 lbs
Yes, hanging my head in shame. On the bright side, I get to experience the excitement of breaking that 210 barrier again!
Ugh. It gets better.
Remember that naked feeling I told you about after I posted my real weight? You can imagine just how naked I felt when I met two people in real life this past week that asked me how Week 5 was going. Apparently more than 3 people read my blog and they KNOW how much I weigh!! Yikes! Why, oh why, did I put those numbers out there!?!
I remember. It was to motivate me to get that number lower so I wouldn’t be so embarrassed. I have to admit I am feeling uncomfortable and that it is pushing me to try harder.
So, I suppose my negotiating with myself is working. I wonder if this is the same as putting my inner fat kid on a street corner with a big sign telling the world what I did wrong. Have you see those kids with those signs? They call it embarrassment discipline I think. Not sure how I feel about it, but if it’s anything like writing my real weight publicly, then I think it’s probably effective.
By the way, last week I added some basic food tips and said I’d do exercise tips this week, but I am going to do them Sunday instead. If you have any, please include them in the comments and I’ll add them to the next post.
How did you do? Please leave a comment saying if you met your goals Yes/No for entry into the weekly drawing.
Comments will be open until Wednesday.
My Week 6 Goals (6/25 to 6/30)
- Exercise 2 times. (It’s already Thursday)
- Stick to good food choices – limited carbs and lots of water.
What are your goals?
Please leave a comment letting us know what you are committing to this week (6/25 to 6/30). The winner will receive Neuro Drink.
You do not need to share your weight in order to win prizes. Each week you get to pick your goal and if one is a weight loss one, just let us know how much you lost (no need to share starting and ending weight). At the end of the 10 week period, the person that lost the most pounds (as self reported) will win a prize as will the person that exercised the most minutes.
The following have graciously offered to add a little more incentive by sponsoring this challenge with some small prizes:
- Nutrisystem - Facebook & Twitter
- Neuro Drink - Facebook & Twitter
- Missy Hacker (Beachbody Coach) - Facebook & Twitter
- PopChips - Facebook & Twitter
- Plum District
- Any other brands interested in participating, please contact me at mominmanagement (@) gmail (dot) com
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Congratulations to the participants that met their goals!
Week 1 (5/20 to 5/26)
Week 2 (5/27 to 6/2)
Week 3 (6/3 to 6/9)
Week 4 (6/10 to 6/16)
The winner of last week – Week 5 (6/17 to 6/24) – is going to win a month’s supply of PopChips! Make sure to let us know how you did last week (Week 5) to qualify.
Can’t wait to see how you do!
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