Then I said: “Hey, I want to do that!” That’s when I expanded my goals. Can you imagine all the emotions when finishing 140.6 miles under your own power & will must feel like? I want to experience that one day. 😀
As mentioned in my Jan 29th post, in Nov 2009, Tom Venuto & gang had announced an upcoming 50-Day Body Transformation Holiday Challenge which was set to begin on Nov 19th. What better time to get the party going by having something like this show up!
The purpose of this challenge was to set goals & stick to them even through the tough times like the holidays. In Tom style, this is not just about weight loss, but fat loss and/or muscle gain, hence “body transformation”. Here’s the breakdown of what my goals were, and the results I ended up with:
Tot. Weight (lbs)
Fat Loss (lbs)
Lean Body Mass (lbs)
I consider those numbers a success. Keep in mind this was through Christmas (and all associated xmas parties), and New Years. But the main thing that it did, is fire me up (mentally, and the metabolism 😉 ) to keep going. Although I was not one of the Challenge winners, I won my own battle, and that’s the most important part. On that note, Congratulations to all the Challenge winners. There were some impressive transformations in those 50-days.
Here’s a before & after pic of my 50-day transformation…sorry if this is too graphic for some 😆
Now, what’s the purpose of this blog? It will keep me accountable in my future journeys to fat loss & as an endurance athlete, and also maybe help inspire other couch potatoes that YES it’s possible for anyone to get up and do something, and fell good doing it.