Challenge Forum: Day One

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Polarisld33

Joined: Oct 11
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Posted: 09 Jul 2012, 08:18
Well, today is the first day of the challenge. I designed this particular challenge with one main thing in mind: success for everyone. I think making small goals and being successful with them will be much more beneficial that going gung-ho into a challenge that any of us may not be able to stick to through the end. I know that's been my problem. And along with not completing a challenge successfully comes the guilt and blow to one's self-esteem. I hope that the success of this challenge will get everyone the self-esteem to be successful in future challenges.

Do you feel like past attempts that didn't work out hold you back from being successful with your new attempts? I personally feel that mine have. I had given up for a while, but decided it's time to try again, only this time in small steps so I can stick with it. Good luck to everyone! We can do it!
cbob122009

Joined: Jul 12
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Posted: 09 Jul 2012, 10:10
What a wonderful idea!! I have "dieted" before...back in January of this year my fiance and I got engaged. That was my first motivation to start to get healthy! I started off at 185lbs (and at 5'1" that's a pretty high BMI :/ hmm). Then by the end of June I was at 158lbs! Now I am currently at 162lbs. I REFUSE to weigh what I used to simply because I couldn't walk up steps without being winded! It was horrible...

What is helping me this time is the previous success. I am trying to remember how hard I worked and the awesome payoff. That success is pushing me-I know I can surpass my goal of 150lbs!

I am so glad that I am starting up again with a challenge like this! I really agree-small goals may lead to small successes, but each success is a total win!
ifihadacat

Joined: Jul 11
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Posted: 09 Jul 2012, 19:57
I'm really excited about starting this tomorrow (it's like, 2am here. I don't count it as a new day until I wake up).
I've never really tried to do a proper diet, I'm prone to giving up before I even start but this seemed a good challenge to get into the flow of things. I'm doing this alongside another challenge that starts in about a week, and a lot of the steps I can merge together.
I'm 200lbs and 5'8, which is my highest weight I've ever had, and if that little step into the 200s hasn't given me a kick on the butt for motivation I don't know what will.
I'm trying to believe hard in myself this time and come prepared for major tests of self control, but we'll see how it goes. And I wish you all the best of luck C: