I truly think that was a big part of losing weight. Competing with others elevated the motivation I had. It also added some accountability for me.
We were competing as a staff for 90 days and it wasn’t just about weight loss it was also about getting fit and healthy. Some of the things we had to do were:
- Drink half our body weight in ounces of water daily.
- Keep a food journal
- Do a minimum of three 30 minute cardio sessions a week.
- Participate monthly in a staff organized 5k run/2k walk
- Participate monthly in an official organized 5k run/2k walk
With the contest we earned points daily/weekly for these along with our weight loss, body fat loss and measurements lost. Honestly I found this as the best way to kick start my way into losing weight. I wouldn’t suggest everyone try to lose the amount of weight I lost in that amount of time. I feel I did it in a very healthy way without starving myself and by doing some hard cardio work each week.
Over the next few posts I’ll go over more details my nutrition and exercise.
I would suggest if you’re going to lose weight do it with a partner or a few partners. Talk your office or your family into a little competition. This was probably the best motivation I had, along with making it for 90 days. There was something about doing it for this long that really broke me through many of the times I would have just found myself back in the same place.
I set some high goals for the contest. My goal was 50 pounds. I wanted something I was gonna work extremely hard for knowing I might not achieve but that if I went for it I’d lose a lot.
So set a goal and compete with others to kick start your weight loss. I am trying to figure out how we might could set up some Revolution You Fitness Competitions. Would you like something like that?