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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Week 1: Weight Loss Challenge

  We are one week into our Weight Loss Challenge with the 6 Women, so I decided to ask each of them the following 3 questions:
   1.  How much weight have you lost so far?
   2. What has been the biggest struggle for you at this point?
   3.  Is there an exercise that you are currently really enjoying?

Participant #1: E1
1. How much weight have you lost so far?
     So far I haven't lost any weight, in fact I technically gained .2lbs.  That has been a little frustrating.

2. What has been the biggest struggle for you at this point?
     My biggest struggle has been figuring out how to increase my calories.  I didn't realize that I wasn't eating enough calories and therefore I was unknowingly putting myself into starvation mode.  If you are in starvation mode it is really hard to shed some unwanted weight! Hopefully I can figure out how to increase my calories while staying healthy and not gain weight!

3. Is there an exercise that you are currently really enjoying?
     I'm really enjoying weighted burpees as well as burpies into pull-ups.  The pull-ups are really difficult but they are another total body workout that I really enjoy.  It really helps with my upper body strength!

Participant #2: E2
1. How much weight have you lost so far?
    So far I have lost 1lb!  Which is better than nothing!!

2. What has been the biggest struggle for you at this point?
    My biggest struggle has been exercising everyday.  Between work, doing things after work and spending time with my husband, its been a struggle to find ample time to workout everyday!

3. Is there an exercise that you are currently really enjoying?
     I've really been enjoying just walking on the treadmill for 45-60 minutes.  I haven't expanded too much yet due to being so busy, but I am looking forward to it!

Participant #3: K3
1. How much weight have you lost so far?
    So far I have lost 2.5lbs! I plan on kicking it up this week, so that I can lose more!

2. What has been the biggest struggle for you at this point?
      My biggest struggle has been a conflict of scheduling... there's only so many hours in the day!  I also came down with a cold, which set me back this week!

3. Is there an exercise that you are currently really enjoying?
     I'm really enjoying the elliptical... you burn twice the amount as running on the treadmill in the same amount of time.  Plus your whole body is moving, not just your legs.

Participant #4: M4
1. How much weight have you lost so far?
    So far I have lost 2lbs!


2. What has been the biggest struggle for you at this point?
    My biggest struggle is convincing myself that I don't need the extra food or that I actually do need to eat more food.  It is a fine line between eating too much and not eating enough.  My days fluctuate often, depending on what is going on.

3. Is there an exercise that you are currently really enjoying?
    Right now I am in the middle of my basketball season, so I am really enjoying playing with my team.  We are currently 16-0 and I like the constant challenge that comes with every game we play!

Participant #5: L5
1. How much weight have you lost so far?
    So far I have lost .8lbs... :(

2. What has been the biggest struggle for you at this point?
    Morning workouts!!! I am struggling to get out of bed in the morning.  It's something I definitely want to work on, even if it means I start small and only do morning workouts 2 to 3 times a week and then slowly bump it up to 5 times a week monday thru friday.

3. Is there an exercise that you are currently really enjoying?
    Running is surprisingly starting to grow on my! I look forward to the days that I get to run!

Participant #6: K6
1. How much weight have you lost so far?
    The first week of this challenge I have only lost 1lb.

2. What has been the biggest struggle for you at this point?
    The biggest struggle for me has been this nasty cold, which is making it impossible for me to workout.  Its a lingering cold that lasts for two weeks or more according to the Dr. and it has completely knocked me off my feet! I'm hoping it goes away soon, so that I can get back to working out!


3. Is there an exercise that you are currently really enjoying?
    I don't have a current exercise that I am really enjoying since I am unable to workout right now due to the cold.

Thank you ladies for the update!  Good luck in your continued Weight Loss goals!  Keep up the good work and remember, Nothing is Impossible if you set your mind to it!!

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