Sunday, August 28, 2011

Slimmer this Summer Challenge….Last post…


So this is the last post for Debbi’s Slimmer this Summer Challenge. My goals were: *Crunches, planks, bicycle crunches and leg lifts. Two times a week for a minimum of 20 minutes. *To run a 5k in 24 minutes October 1st by using C25K. Well I didn’t follow my goals very well. At least not in the way I had written but I did do some toning up, I did do some walking/running. So all was not lost. I did stick with it, that was a plus.I just changed some of the ways I did these exercises which if you click on those words you can read what I mean. I was so proud of so many of you that did so well, that lost so much weight, that keep up with the challenge. Heck even just working on the challenge and working on goals was great.
So now for me this challenge is over and I have a new one that starts tomorrow. Brad's learn to run in 100 days and I am ready. I have got to get back to real exercise, get back to my weight loss because …….here’s the honesty part because for me that is all I believe in…I have gained back a bunch of weight since I started maintenance . So as you can tell I’m no good at maintenance. Which will also bring me to Mir's CHRISTMAS DRESS COUNTDOWN CHALLENGE 2011 which starts September 11th. I can do this, I can lose the weight I need too and I can learn to run and love it and I can fit into two dresses that I’ve wanted to since I started losing this weight. And eventually I can learn to maintain, I have too otherwise the rest of my life will be losing weight instead of working on living life.
CHALLENGE!  September 11 through December 18... That\Unsaved Project Medium Web view
So there you have it, one challenge did and done and two new ones to start. YEAH!!! I do so much better when I have a challenge that is for exercise and for weight loss.
I hope you all have had a successful Slimmer this Summer challenge. It’s hard to commit for a long period of time but with all the support, the idea’s, the suggestions, the recipes, the love, the challenge itself and the fact that really all of this is for me, not Jim, not Mike, not anyone else but me, the perfect reason to become who I want to be. A healthier, slimmer, a more able me.
Take care my friends and have a blessed week. I have a post in the works telling you about my camping weekend with mama. It was great, the weather was beautiful, the only down side…. we both came home with the flu. YUCK!!
Blessings my friends.

7 comments:

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I need to check out that 5K thing. I'm just trying to pick up the speed with WALKING the 5K, ankle isn't up for more than a few short sprints.

So glad you're joining Mir's challenge, hopefully it will do for me what mine didn't! I told her it would be very humbling to show my weight when hers starts!

downsizers said...

Maintenance is tough no doubt about it. That freedom is hard to handle. It will be a learning experience just like losing the weight in the first place was but you know what to do.

Michele said...

Well in my book you are still a success! Maybe maintenance did not go as you wanted, but how many times did that happen when you were losing and trying different methods until you found what worked? I bet many!! It is all a process of learning. Those two challenges sound great. Have a great week, Julie! Michele

Miss April said...

YOu have some great goals. Challenges do add some accountability and support - good luck with the new ones! See you in the dress challenge. let's rock it out!! :)

EmptyNester said...

I'm looking at the Give yourself the greatest gift challenge next. I thought, seriously, about joining Brad's challenge, but I chickened out. Anyway, here's to challenge successes!

SO FAT 4 NOW said...

Julie, email me and jump in tomorrow... Always for you..

upinthecosmos said...

Nice goals, I need to reconfigure mine so I'll work on that. I'm still ok walking a 5k but I've considered doing a program to teach me to run one just on my own with my treadmill just so I can say I can do it since I keep telling myself I can't:-)