We made it! Week One COMPLETE!
No matter how you did, congratulations on being on board and making that first step in taking charge of your health. One down, a lifetime to go!
Before I give you your Week One homework (oh…did I not tell you about that?!?), I have to tell you that my worst fear came true when I got a message shortly after posting my final Passengers on the Fitness Train.
We forgot someone at the platform!
What’s worse is that she was the first to arrive at the station and was possibly one of the most enthusiastic passengers! So please hold on tightly while I slam on the brakes for a huffing-and-puffing Judy to step on board after chasing our train for a hundred meters!
While she catches her breath, I’ll introduce her to the group.
Judy is a mom of two grown kids who has done an amazing job of making lifestyle changes and losing 100 pounds in the last two years! After re-gaining a few pounds recently, she’s joining this challenge to find new motivation in reaching her goal weight. Judy wants to build the strength and endurance to run…any distance will do because she knows that by doing this, she’ll open new doors to all that life has to offer — things that her weight has often kept her from doing. But Judy is saying “no more!” and is blasting through the fear of the unknown while holding to the faith that it’s going to be the best thing she’s ever done for herself. And it will be! To achieve these goals, she’s committed to attending her AquaFit class three times a week, doing light weights at home, and eating clean. Last year, she discovered her love of golf and also plans on using that as a way to walk off these pounds! I love that and only wish we could play a round together!
Oh, and wait! Who’s this lone girl waiting back at the station? Join the party, little lady!
And well, she really is little. Meet Michelle — she’s our first passenger who is looking to gain weight. Now before you hate on her, give her a chance to explain!
Michelle admits that she’s never struggled with being overweight, but she is also quick to admit that she’s scrawny (her words, not mine!). With a healthy percentage of body fat, Michelle wants to gain seven pounds of muscle mass to give her some definition and sleek curves. Remember the “squishy toothpick” I mentioned in an earlier post? Well, Michelle’s done with being one of those and wants to get strong! Her action plan is to follow P90X (2-3 times a week), give her muscles the hydration it needs (she’s using my bracelet trick), and after eliminating wheat and dairy from her diet (there’s a reason she’s skinny, folks!) she also needs to come up with more healthy meals. Being single means that she’s prone to eat whatever’s within reach so making an effort to cook well-balanced meals will be a great way for Michelle to build that muscle!
Now for Week One homework!
- Post a comment below with your progress report on how you did this week with your goals and action plan!
- Some of you are opting to re-measure and weigh yourself — that’s up to you. If you’re comfortable sharing that with the group, great! Just post a summary of net loss/gain. Or, just send it to me directly. Some might want to just wait until the month is over to re-measure/weigh and that’s fine, too.
- Some of you have already told me that you want your stats/weight to be private between you and me. But if you’re okay with me using your progress as a way to motivate the rest of the group, either on this blog or in our private Facebook Group, please let me know! I think it would be great for you all to see real numbers.