12 Week Challenge

Onwards and Upwards

When you’re running a race, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the mirror as well as the road ahead, or so my great uncle always told me. Then again, Uncle Tommy did end up behind bars for grand theft auto, so take that advice with a grain of salt.
The whole point of setting goals is to fully commit yourself to an ideal and to have a measurable approach on your path to achievement. So while your eye should always be on the prize, it’s never a mistake to look back and take stock of your progress to far. Ask yourself: what’s worked? what hasn’t? and maybe even show yourself a little wraparound love by dishing out a well-deserved self hug (assuming some unsuspecting strangers or trees aren’t available to receive a quick squeeze.)
This post is all about what HAS worked. I know all of you have faced an uphill battle sticking to the challenge. Kids, the job, early morning, illness, and injury have all played the villain for you at one time or another. But kudos to the lot of you for untying that damsel looped to the tracks and foiling the dastardly villain of despair – you’ve all come through in one way or another! So in a big public group hug, let’s take a look at the success so far.

12 week success
week 1 week 2 week 3 week 4 week 5 week 6 week 7 week 8 week 9 week 10 week 11 week 12
947 lbs 932 lbs 927 lbs 919 lbs 916 lbs 880 lbs

So what that little chart shows is the communal weight for all the 12 weekers who have weight loss as their goal over the first 5 weeks or so (the data doesn’t totally match up and isn’t completely synced, so it’s a ballpark estimate).  For those who are more visual, check it.
So there you go! Look how awesome you’ve been so far! A communal drop of nearly 30 pounds. BOOM. Good job everyone.
But, as always, there’s plenty of work to be done. So jump on that horse, desperados, and giddy up. That little black dress/power to blow that little dress straight off an attractive woman with just a flick of your glutimus maximus is in sight.
Hi ho Silver, awayyyy!! (that’s an old Lone Ranger reference. Google it.)