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And so it begins...

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The EPIC Challenge has started!

Our challenge participants have been divided into two teams:

Frodo's Fat Fighters: One team to rule them all!
Luke's Legendary Losers: Weapons of mass reduction!

I'm on Frodo's Fat Fighters. I was born to be on this team. I'm a Lord of the Rings junkie. I adored The Fellowship of the Ring. I identify so much with two of the characters. I'm a lot like Samwise Gamgee, Frodo's loyal sidekick. I'm both leader and follower. Like Sam, I may not be able to carry your burden for you, but I can carry you by giving you my attention, support, encouragement, and friendship. If you fall, I will pick you up and carry you until you can stand on your own once again. I am not shy at all like Samwise, though. In that respect I am more like Gimli because I can be quite gruff and outspoken but I have the softest heart. I am also a warrior at heart, always ready to do battle when I feel someone or something I care about has been wronged or is in danger.

My new profile picture reflects my two personas of Sam and Gimli in female form. She is part Hobbit, part Dwarf, and 100% EPIC warrior! Isn't she darling?

Our team leader Lillie (VEGLILS) is so into this challenge. Those on the Frodo team are called "my Preeeeecioussssessss" by her. There will be a lot of camp and schtick along the way as we have fun playing on words such as when Lillie says we are "changing bad hobbits one day at a time". So silly, so goofy, so FUN!

I still have the cardio portion of my work out schedule for today left to do. I am going to do that this evening by walking 15-30 minutes. I did my 10 minutes of stretching first thing this morning and completed 30 minutes of P90 sculpting around noon. Okay, I say completed but what I really mean is I attempted 30 minutes of P90 sculpting. It is going to take me a bit to get into the groove of what I am supposed to be doing. I did find that I could do most of what was asked of me, but I have a ways to go before I am comfortable with it all. You really do feel like you have worked out, that is FOR SURE!

I think what is exciting me most about this challenge is that I truly feel like I am on an EPIC adventure. I am facing a foe that has kept me down and held me back for so much of my life. I am not talking about my fat as much as I am talking about my fear. Fear is paralyzing and Fat just helps you to stay paralyzed. This challenge, for me at least, is as much about facing things that have held me back and paralyzed me as it is about getting fitter and healthier. I am no longer a slave to my fears. I have escaped from them. Now I am coming back to CONQUER them. This is MY epic adventure and I will not bow to fear every again!

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  • LYNLE0423

    I wish both teams lots of luck. Maybe next time, I'll be able to commit to the challenge myself.

    3836 days ago
    This is going to be sooo much fun.
    3836 days ago
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