IF you've followed the link on Pish"s blog here and it looks surprisingly like a post that i did last Monday, you'd be right. It's the same one. The challenge is over. But not quite. There's a couple things left to be said.
Thing is, some of the stuff she asked us to talk about, i jumped the gun and talked about before the challenge was officially over. Now i just feel silly. You can skim through the part that you've already read if you'd like, i'm going to add an amended part to the end to talk about something Pish Posh asked us to talk about. You can go there now, You'll know when you get there.
Twelve weeks ago or so I stumbled across this blog, by this crazy, funny, smart gal calling herself Pish Posh. I liked what she had to say, so I bookmarked her page so I could come back later.
About that time, she introduced her Get Fit Challenge. The Pish Posh Get Fit Challenge. I thought about joining this, but at the time, I didn't talk to any other bloggers. Over the past weeks I've got to know her a bit and she's turned out to be a pretty darned good blogging friend. (even if I can't convince her that Clamato juice is awesome.)
Anyways, the challenge ends next week. The impetus to start it, was when I hit 190 pounds and discovered I no longer fit into the cool suit I bought a couple years back After about 3 weeks, officially in, I weighed 184 pounds, Friday morning. I'm trying to stretch more but it's harder during seeding time for me. Am I done? No, the reason I'm in this was to fit into my "suit of awesome" and I'm still a bit off from that. I've got to the end of June and I still plan to be able to get those pants buttoned up by then.
But the challenge wasn't only a weight loss program. It's also about shedding fears and inhibitions and at that, i think, with her help, I've made steps in a positive direction. I've made new friends through blog commenting and even started a little challenge of my own with Brett Minor to lose about 13 pounds by that end of June deadline. That would put me at 177 pounds. I hope he's still in.
So although I haven't been in all the way from the beginning, i think i'm headed in the right direction. And I will fit back into that awesome suit, i promise.
..........now if she couldn't only be as successful in getting a few pounds off her overweight, 3-legged cat, that smells like cookies, she'd indeed be a miracle worker.
THE AMENDED PART!!
You lose some you win some!
I think we've all lost at least a little weight through this challenge. Granted, some more than others. Some of us were on our way, well before the Pish Posh Get Fit! Challenge even started, like the Lady in Red. To them, it was a place to come and be around others with similar goals. Maybe you worked your ass off and the scale didn't reflect it. If that's the case, don't be discouraged, if you feel better, that's a step in the right direction. Lose some weight, lose some bad habits, lose the desire to sit on the couch and eat uncooked, peanut butter cookie dough from a bowl with a spoon. You will feel better for it.
I need to say a little more about friends. Or rather, i want to say a little more about friends. That's the winning part. I've made some really good friends here. Pish, Lady in Red, Brett, and Workingdan. It seems that i look forward to talking to these people almost everyday now. And new friends i'm just getting to know through this, like Cindy and Robin. Or Rachel and Reanna whose blogs, i've only just checked in on in the last couple days. This whole little support group, working together to make sure no one gets left behind. I know there's more and i feel guilty that i haven't had the time to stop by your site yet. Sorry.
Pish Posh asked that we choose a person to carry this challenge on with to help us reach our goals. I'm still in my mini-challenge with Brett Minor, The Transformed Non-Conformist. That's going to the end of June. It seems though, that the Lady in Red has chosen me to be her partner, so i will happily accept her offer and return the favour. It's pretty tough to go wrong teaming up with someone committed enough to lose 70 pounds over the last year, i think that i'm getting the better end of the deal in this arrangement!
Anyways. i hope that we can all continue to reach the goals we set for ourselves. Maybe the Pish Posh GET FIT! Challenge is over. I'm just happy that she invited us all along for the ride. :)