Gift of Fitness Challenge: Week 6 Check-In

Apologies for getting the check-in posted a day late.  I didn't have any power at my home from Saturday night until last night (Monday) due to the freak Nor`easter than blanketed New England with snow and then with fallen trees and power lines!  I did a little happy dance and yelled out 'woohooo!' when the power was restored last night.  I think sleeping in a room that is below 50 degrees is not exactly my cup of tea.  At one point I wondered how many calories I was burning from shivering! ; )

So we're into week six now.  I'm down 8 pounds since the challenge began which I'm happy with.  I know other challengers are doing incredible on their goals and have far exceeded my 8 lbs.  But we need to remember this isn't a competition against one another but a challenge to meet our own expectations and goals that we've set.  And it isn't all about weight loss, fitness is key, too. 

Are you walking, moving, biking, Wii'ing (lol...sounds funny that way, huh?) so you can Move It to Lose It? Check-in below and let me know how you're doing... remember there are incentives coming up for those of you who keep up with the challenge and continue to check in and support and encourage one another.  Also, friends... if you're struggling -- shout out to us and let me and others know you need support.  There is power in numbers.

Here's to our health!




ff12a November 1, 2011 at 2:04 PM  

I am lifting weights at home and swimming and walking the dog. I am trying not to eat the Halloween leftovers. Right now this week for me means to keep moving in a positive direction no matter how small. :)

SamanthaCrowl November 2, 2011 at 9:05 AM  

Well my weight is not my friend but I'm taking it one day at a time. My scale is retarded. I have my overall goal but I make it a new goal everyday that I try to meet. I've been throwing in a DVD to workout to or getting up and walking around the house cleaning or playing on the floor with my daughter. Trying to not sit all day. We don't have soda in our house and actually don't have alcohol either. Thank goodness the world series is over :) but still frustrated that I can't get out of the 190s

Lily Fluffbottom November 3, 2011 at 7:04 PM  

I'm in the process of getting signed up at a gym thats right across the street from my work. I've got a gym bag so when I finally get set up I can go before work.

If I can get up early enough to do it. Luckily, if I can't, I can still go AFTER work without it being such a hassle.

Miz November 7, 2011 at 8:01 AM  

checking in checking in...

cheering you on from the ATX.

HealthyLoserGal November 8, 2011 at 11:27 AM  

Lily? How is the new gym going for you? Helps me tremendously to have my gym close to where I work (and live) so I can go on way to or from work (usually after)!

Samantha, you're soooo close to the 180s... have a good feeling that by Sunday you'll be there! :) Hang in, friend!

Mel, how's that new scale? And how'd you do w/the Halloween candy? I brought mine into the office to get rid of it! :)

Miz... you're the best, friend...thanks for saying 'hi' here! ;)