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Week 1 of my Fall 5% challenge

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Honestly, I was not sure that I was going to be able to do this.

I stink at dieting.

I hate exercising.

I think everyone gets to a point where they realize that age, children, and lifestyle has caught up with them and we just can not continue down the same road if we want to feel good about ourselves.


This is incredibly difficult but necessary in all aspects of our lives and the one that is confronting me now is my body. Not only how it looks but how it feels. It is begging me to CHANGE.

So here I am, week 1 completed. I am drowning myself in water and black coffee. I cut out carbs which brought on 3 days of intense headaches, which are now gone. I have gotten my butt out of bed at 5:15 every morning so that I can exercise to my favorite Jillian Michaels videos before I have to shower and get the kids up. My energy is one hundred fold in the mornings now! I even got up and did it this morning, on a Saturday! I feel focused and clearer then I have felt in some time.

I have also cut out all alcoholic beverages during the week. Let me tell you, I was most worried about that. Having a glass of wine while making dinner after a long day was my salvation. I wanted to cry thinking about not having it anymore but I happened to see a part of a show specifically talking about alcohol and how it hurts your chances of weight loss so I knew it to had to go. The first couple of days were rough but honestly I am feeling less tired at night and am kind of enjoying knowing that I do not "need it" to relax after a long day.

Now granted....I weighed myself this morning and after all of those changes I have lost


actually I have gained .2. Now I could let that defeat me and eat a loaf of bread along side a giant bowl of spaghetti....oh yum! But I am going to tell myself it is my body burning that fat off and replacing it with heavy muscle! haha Ok, so probably not true but I am not going to lose my motivation. I am going to concentrate on how I am feeling and not on how that evil scale makes me feel. That thing will not rule my life. I am in control and I am going to lose at least 5% for this challenge!! Woo hoo!!

Hope all my other team mates out there are having a good week and making the most of this challenge! Good luck everyone and keep sparking!
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  • MISSY455
    emoticon on a wonderful first week to the challenge! The scale isn't always our friend. The fact that you have more energy should have you feeling very positive about the healthy changes you are making for yourself. I hope you can relish in your non-scale victories this past week, and propel forward from here.
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    2128 days ago
    I was always told that beginning e excise yah might gain up to 4 lbs in muscle! But....that will help you in the next few weeks. Keep going, now you have a routine it will be easier. You can do it!
    2129 days ago
    Awesome changes - it is so true - I feel so much better when I get up and get some activity in first thing in the morning - love my wine - have not given it up yet but have cut back on it.
    2129 days ago
  • TEXANMOM81275
    Small changes and stay the course. Just make sure you are not eating too little and you will get there.

    2129 days ago
    First, hats off to you for all the positive changes you got to do in a week. Sincerely, that's emoticon
    Second, it is really HARD work but, let me tell you, worth all the suffering emoticon You'll see, your body and mind will appreciate it.
    The weight detail, it will show, just give it more time. When you start an exercise regime, the muscles tend to get sore and retain more water, but it all will settle.

    You should be extremely proud of yourself. And please, keep up such good work!

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  • no profile photo JJARMOSS
    It will be worth it
    2130 days ago
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