Saturday, December 7, 2013

Looking Forward

So I sent out a mass message to a bunch of my local people the other day - a bit of a look to the future, if you will.

I wanted to see who might be interested in joining a Biggest Loser type challenge, starting in January. I wasn't expecting much of a response but I was pleasantly surprised to find that 9 of those people jumped at the chance, and 2 of us have roped in our husbands as well.

We'll each chip in $5 and then take a picture of the number on the scale. At the end of March, whoever has lost the biggest percentage of weight will win the money in the pot.

It's really a win win for all of us. We all get to get healthier and lose some weight, and one of us gets to win some money. Motivation, and winning! WOO!

I'm really looking forward to this challenge because it is where my natural competitiveness (which seems to have developed in my adult years) will come into play and will do far more than any self motivation (which I seem to lack BIG TIME) has done for me lately. Hopefully we can keep doing this throughout the year and it will do us all the world of good.


I found this picture on Pinterest and thought it was great. For me, food has always been there to fill a hole. Happy, sad, angry, lonely, frustrated, and bored - food is always there for me. From what I gather, it is that way for a lot of people.

Years ago, I got into the habit of munching on things in the evening while watching TV. Boredom food. Restlessness food? Anyway, it's a habit I still battle.

What are some of the habits that you find hard to break?

The other reason that this picture jumped out at me is because of the exercise part. For YEARS, my mother has been telling me that aside from fitness and health, exercise can be good for my mood. And for years, I have brushed her off because hey, who really wants to admit their mother is right about something?!

But she IS right. A simple walk, or a run (if you're that way inclined - I am not), can do wonders for your mood and lift your spirits.

So.....challenge time. I want each and every one of you to go out and DO something this week. At least 4 days of the week. I will, too! It doesn't have to be something new, just DO it! And work on breaking some of those habits.

1 comment:

  1. I went out 3 times for a run this week so I'm super happy. Just gotta keep it up now :)