It’s been a little over a month since we started the five pound challenge and I have been pleased with all the people who have joined in and/or made comments! Some of you still have a week or two to go on your personal challenge, but I look forward to hearing how you’ve done. Make sure to comment below!
I am pleased to say that I met my first five pound goal and am one pound into the second five-pound challenge. Let me know if you’re up for another challenge! Keep going with us. It’s been a lot easier to have friends involved and to help cheer each other on. Even my husband has signed onto the challenge, so that has made it a little easier when faced with temptations at home.
Rich and I are on our way to a spa resort in Boulder for the next few days and I intend to collect my reward for the first five pounds while there. I also plan to do two-fers in my workout routine while at the spa. Rich has business meetings all day while we are there, so that will leave me free to workout and get some rest. After a grueling eight weeks on the road, I need a little break.
I’ve noticed that the loss of weight becomes a reward and a motivation in and of itself. With five pounds gone, I see a difference when I look in the mirror after stepping out of the shower. And my jeans are a little more comfortable. It becomes an investment that I want to protect and I want the number to grow—not stay flat. I know there will be the inevitable back-slide, but it seems like it’s easier to lose the weight again
I look forward to reading your comments on the five pound challenge and hearing how you’ve done—for better or for worse!