12 Week Challenge

12  Week Challenge.

In January 2009, the gym I went to held a challenge for its members to sign up to lose weight and get into better shape.  I signed up thinking it would be a perfect opportunity for me to lose the weight I had gained from eating dessert every night with Frankie.  Plus, Frankie would be getting home just before the challenge had ended, so I would be looking good for his R&R, and the prize money would pay for our amazing vacation I had planned.  

Well, then March 27th happened, and with just a few weeks before the final weigh in, I  was planning my husbands funeral instead and the challenge fell by the wayside.  I stood a really good chance of winning, and had worked really hard to completely transform my body, but now....all that did not matter AT ALL.  Even though I would have probably won from the additional 15 pounds I lost after Frankie was killed, I honestly could care less about it.

Now, two years later, I am signing up again at the end of this week.  I usually do things like this without too many people knowing, but I have been lacking motivation lately, and have never really needed help in this area, until now.  I love(d) working out, but it just has not seemed important to me lately.  So, I am putting it out there into the blog universe that I am going to get my butt into gear and I am actually really excited to get back to the gym, and feel those endorphins lifting my mood.
Trust me, I need it.

I am looking forward to feeling better, and looking better, and I can't wait to capture that top prize!

And I will NOT be posting before pictures --- :)  No way, no how.   I will keep you updated on my progress though!


Jenielle said...

Do keep me posted dear, because I too need the motivation. I have decided I want to run a 5k for Danielle this year. I have only told one person about it and so far I have done nothing!!! We will have to check in on each other for moral support :) Thaks for continuing to inspire me xoxox

Stacey said...

You go girl! I am sure you will be very successful! I have found that I need some type of event or something for motivation, so the contest sounds like its a great way to get back at it :)

Anonymous said...

Brooke, you have so much drive and determination within you that you will succeed and find motivation as soon as you step into the gym. It has already taken motivation for you sign-up! That is a GREAT start! Good luck and we will all be here to support you!