Maureen Turner: We Are Family


Weight Loss Challenge

Making Healthier Choices

Well, my New Years Resolutions lasted about 3 days just as I expected. There is just something about a resolution that I can’t stick to. So, there I was, on January 4th sitting on the couch (with a snack) in front of the tv after the kids went to bed.

Tom was there with me, and we both want to get back in shape, so when I saw on Facebook that some friends had challenged one another to a weight loss competition, a light bulb went off. Maybe if Tom and I could motivate each other, we would stick to it. I proposed a challenge and he accepted.

So, starting tomorrow, February 1st (until April 1st) we are doing a weight loss challenge of our own, and I’m totally going to kick his butt! I think fate is on my side since, on Saturday I went to a charity event, and I won a 3 month gym membership. I may be looking for your support too, and perhaps you would like to join in too? Feel free, we can share our progress together.

I do have the knowledge I need to do this since I have taken a course to become a nutrition counsellor. The first step will be to drink more water. If you need to do the same, here is what I suggest, get a large water bottle and fill it in the morning, now be sure to finish it before dinner time.

My next step will be replacing my night time snack of ice cream or cookies to something healthier, veggies and humus maybe? Eventually, I’ll get rid of that snack all together, but I’m going to take baby steps.

And then there is the gym. That membership is not going to activate itself, and I’m going to have to make the time to actually go. Again, baby steps, I’ll start out with half an hour on the elliptical and move forward from there. Don’t have a gym membership? Start with a short walk, and as you get comfortable with that distance, make it longer.

Weigh-ins are this morning. Let me know if you’re playing along and we can motivate one another.