A New Day

If there is one thing I took away from the first 20lb Challenge back in September it is that, “Everyday is a New Day.”  Josh Palmer told me that during one of our first nutritional meetings.  Of course you do need to be accountable if you slipped up the day before but move on.

It is also true that only you can make the change.   When I started the 20lb Challenge September 12th it was a new day for me.  I was still 15lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight but had lost 22lbs since delivery the December before.  The weight just was not coming off but in all honesty I really was not doing much to make it happen.  The 20lb Challenge was exactly what  I  needed.  The motivation from Josh, Krista and the other participants was amazing.  In the end it was about what I did, following the food advice they gave, logging on mynetdiary.com, and completing four extra days of cardio a week for 45 minutes.

My name is January I am a stay at home mom and I have challenges everyday.  I have been overweight since college and I want this time to be weight loss success.  I can admit since last November I have let some things slide but I need to start being serious again.  Ever since I gave birth to my son 16 months ago I have found new motivation.  I want to be an example for him.  I want him to make the right food choices and learn to love exercise.  I look forward to sharing my story, struggles and success with you!

  1. Wendy

    Thanks for being brave enough to share your story. For me, the accountabilty of the 20lb challenge is a huge help but having a group of people to share the struggles (stupid tight quads), and the small victories (I kicked the soda habit), who genuinely want you to improve and achieve your fitness goals, has been even more important. I haven’t felt that in other group classes.
    Recently, I read an article that there is a dogmatic shift happening in weight loss science that shows positive results are as dependent on having a social support system as they are on the calories in/calories burned equation. I know its true for me, too so keep on blogging!