Monday, June 4, 2012

Ready for Summer Challenge Summary

I loved this challenge! The best part for sure was 'meeting' so many new bloggers and having the opportunity to share their journey with them. It's been amazing. Like I wrote in an earlier post, I never thought having a blog about health and fitness would be so rewarding!

So, it's the end of the challenge - how did I do?

I have to say that I didn't hit all my goals. That is definitely very frustrating because it makes me think, if I had 10 weeks to sit down and focus on reaching my goals and I couldn't do it - will I ever be able to?

I think a bit of self-criticism is good. I'm very glad that the voices of self-hate are slowly being silenced and I'm not longer saying to myself 'You're such a failure/loser. You tried to lose x amount of weight in this period of time and you couldn't do it!' No. No more of that. However, I do realize that I have a long way to go and a lot of work to do.

Anyway. I ended the challenge 12 lbs lighter than when I started - that's 3 lbs shy of my goal. I think I've done an excellent job with my exercise. My main focus now has to be nutrition. I need to be more watchful of what and how much I eat. That's going to be my main focus for the next challenge. I'm updating this on my phone so I'm going to save proper Summer Sizzle post later. I'm absolutely exhausted.

Got back from Abu Dhabi this evening and I'm back at the airport less than 6 hours later for my flight to Mexico! I apologize for the sporadic posts over the next few days while I'm traveling. Oh just one more thing, I did workout while in Abu Dhabi - weights & C25K week 2 day 1 :)


  1. Ok, 12lbs is FANTASTIC!!!!!
    Way to go girl, you are kickin' ass.

  2. Wow! 12 lbs--That's really great! And you did that well with a LOT of things happening in your life!

    :-) Marion

  3. 12 lbs in 10 weeks! You give yourself a huge pat on the back. Great Job.

    And thank you for joining in on the 5 mile challenge with us!!! :)

  4. 12 lbs is seriously awesome! Congrats!!

  5. 12 pounds in 10 weeks is wonderful. I know you've had a hard time losing weight quickly, but this is more than 1 pound a week - great job!


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