And I WILL win! Ha! Don't even know yet what the heck color T-shirt I will be wearing but I am five exits past excited!
The competition is actually called The Biggest Winner (which, come to think of it, does sound more positive dontchathink? But it's due to copyright and trademarks and all that jazz). You can read more about it the Biggest Winner from our local paper (pssst.. keep this under your hat as it is NOT from the local paper I work for, but a competiting paper).
I'd been thinking about entering this competition for the past few weeks. It was always at the back of my mind and being a bit pushy, bit by bit edged its way to the front of the line in the thoughts department. Other than the challenges at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, I have never participated in something like this. But these challenges over the last few months, combined with the support of the folks who use the site, and my fabulous teammates, really inspired me, motivated me and for the first time in a long while, I began to see results. I grew excited about health, fitness and weight loss. I no longer think of it as a chore. I think of it as an adventure and I can't wait to see what is in store for me. That is what led me to sign up for the Biggest Winner. In fact, I was the first person to sign up at my gym. I knew it was first come first serve and I did not want to miss out! So I went extra early and now I'm an official participant.
The program kicks off Jan. 22 with my first weigh in and a kick off party. My team will be competing with teams at two other gyms. We will meet twice a week with a personal trainer and workout as a team, plus have mini challenges over the course of the program. Ya KNOW I want to win the whole shootin' match!
It was not cheap to join but as I told the woman at the front desk, "I consider this my 2011 investment in ME." And I know already, no matter what, it will be worth every penny.
You can bet I will be blogging about my progress. Go TEAM _____! (I will fill that in once I learn my team on Jan. 22!)