Monday, April 21, 2008

I Want To Be A Loser

As I mentioned last week, I'm going to make some changes around here. *points at self*

When I was working out last year, I felt good. I wasn't trying to become a supermodel - I was just trying to get healthy. I need that feeling again.

So, this morning I packed my workout gear and joined the gym in my building. I have to say I'm LOVING it. The woman who runs it, Cindy, is just so darn perky! She didn't faint when she weighed and measured me, and I appreciate that. Although I almost did. Yowza. Those are some harsh numbers.

Her gym is having a Biggest Loser competition. It starts today, and runs for 6 weeks. You pay $5 to join. Weigh-in is Monday morning. If you don't gain weight, you don't pay. If you gain, you pay $.10 per ounce up to $2 max. At the end of six weeks, whoever loses the most wins half the money, then the other half is split between 2nd and 3rd place. I don't think I'll win but the motivation of not paying is good. I like that the weigh-in is on Monday, because I tend to indulge on the weekends.

Cindy also suggested that I email her daily what I'm eating and she'd give me tips on how to do better. I'm hoping that will make me a little more cognizant of what I'm eating and try to substitute grapes for Doritos.

Oh, and the upside is I get to go shopping. Remember the bras? Yeah, sports bras might be a good idea when running on the treadmill. I don't want to put out my eye.

PS to my STL readers - Enjoy the weather today. I think we might actually have Spring now. Here's hoping!


MamaB said...

Good Luck Kim!

We have done something similar here in Nevada, although we don't have a gym in our building we have been doing a weight loss challenge. It's 5 bucks every two weeks with the biggest percentage of weight-loss winning the lions share. My hubby won a year ago and the payout was 750 bucks. I am in 4th this time around and the payout is 1100 this go around, so I need to get my butt in gear and take this thing by July!! Good luck to you and I hope you at least start feeling good!

Raquita said...

We should keep it goin together! I'm about to start running I need the work out.

A Buns Life said...

Good luck! I always need the little bit of accountability, either the nagging friend or $$ usually does the trick! :)

She who said...

You go girl. Accountability always helps. Me, I'm unaccountable.

Amen to the St. Louis Spring weather today.

MP said...

OK..the gym sounds awesome..what a great motivator..we were going to do something at the office and it fell through. I REALLY need to do's just by the time I get home from work I don't FEEL like last night for instance..I SO should have walked..

Spring Showers today...LOVE the green!

Melody said...

That is awesome Kim! We have a walking competition at my work for the next 5 weeks that I organized a team for. I think little things like competitions are awesome motivation! Even just wearing the pedometer motivated me to take the steps to the 5th floor :) Good luck. lady!

Zookeeper said...

It's great to have encouragement and motivation like that. Stick with it, girl!!

Jeannette E. Spaghetti said...

So, we've talked about switching out your desk chair for a giant exercise ball..... and I just had a CLOSE call.

You see, I'm wearing blue jeans and it's 10pm...I've eaten a lot today and apparently not exercised lately (wait, just realized I'm wearing a size smaller jeans as of today! yeah me!)....

Anyway, I leaned back to unbutton my pants and almost fell off the ball.

Stay motivated, but be careful.