Stay on Track
Well, it’s mid-week and I’m just getting to the blog (sorry about the delay, I’ve been sick for a couple days). I’m really bummed I missed out on the potluck, but I heard it was really great (with yummy food, as always!) I hope you’re all staying on track with your challenge so far – we’re almost halfway there now! I know we’ve lost a few people since we started, but we still have quite a few participants, which is very encouraging! I’m missing some checklists from some people, and as soon as I get them I’ll start posting weekly results.
I really love reading fitness blogs for support and motivation, and I found this letter on ‘Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat?’ – it made me chuckle and think about how important it is to get support while you’re trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It was a little too long to post here, so please visit the link. (Click on ‘letter’ above.)
I’ve heard so many people complaining that they’re not losing any (or enough) weight during this challenge…so I wanted to post some food for thought. Even though you may not be losing weight, by exercising and eating healthier and making all these healthy lifestyle changes, you are becoming healthier! The scale is just a number. Don’t get discouraged after only a couple weeks of this challenge – it took more than a day to put it on, and it’ll take more than a day to take it off. Plus, fat takes up so much more space than muscle! Just look at this graphic of the grapefruits vs. tangerines.
Stay positive. Stay encouraged. Keep it up!
What are you doing to keep yourself motivated?
Do you have a good support system?
Do you have a mantra to help you to keep going?
Please continue to share what’s working – and not working – here on the blog!