Sunday, June 5, 2011

FAMILY CHALLENGE - This morning marks the start of our family’s weight loss competition. My husband, myself, my daughters and sons-in law are all taking a “Biggest Loser” challenge starting today! We all weighed in this morning (all using the same scale) and will have a final weigh in on Labor Day where the winner will be determined by the percentage of weight loss. Just to make things ‘interesting’ each person puts in $50. There will be an individual winner and a couples winner. Although the money really sweetens the deal, I’m excited about the health benefits of losing weight too. It seems like a no brainer, but it will come down to changing old habits and making a sustainable life change in the way we eat. It’s not that easy though. If it were, everyone would be fit and trim! And of course exercising and being active will be a big part of the program. That doesn’t mean going to the gym for hours on end, it could be yard work, or a bike ride. Just something that gets you off the couch and out the door. J
Having the challenge last until Labor Day will hold us all more accountable and we’ll have to stay focused to reach our goals. It’s easy to stay on track for a few weeks but for 3 months, that’s much more difficult. So…Here we go! The competition begins! J
*Thought for the day*
"The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach."
~Benjamin Mays

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