Well, on April 30th we took third place in the entire state of Colorado. Out of 270 teams.
Right???!! And that’s just crazy. It hasn’t even sunk in. I’ve lost 3″ off my waist, 2″ around my chest and 3″ off my hips.
I’m still going through my clothes trying to figure out what fits and what does not. The boy asked me the other day why my boobies ae getting smaller. Ha ha! Don’t worry about it, kid. They aren’t for you anymore anyway.
OH! And HEY GUY, the whole shirtless thing in the pics isn’t because I think I’m smoking hot. It’s because I entered the program with a BMI that didn’t meet the minimum to receive the cash prize for body weight percentage loss. I would have earned over $30 if I had. So out of defiance, I started doing my weigh in pics with no shirt on.
Yeah, y’all I have a floppy belly button thanks to the boy, I am not sexy (and not fishing). Ha ha. Do they do belly button lifts? Not that I would, but, hey, maybe.
The very best part of our team taking third is that we got to donate $1,000 from Kaiser to Food Bank of the Rockies, a nonprofit that touched all our hearts.
We also won foam rollers, which is like they wanted to punish our team. Jokes! Really I couldn’t have found success in this without the support of Team Heckle!
Believe it or not, Kaiser is going to film a success story video to post on the Weigh and Win site. I’m so happy we get to share our story. And I will be wearing a shirt in the video.
Since the challenge has completed my scale has actually gone up. But, it’s because I’m lifting weights! I’m lifting! It’s hard and a fun challenge. My lbs. aren’t impressive by any means at this point, but it’s about working up to new goals. I ended up with a spot in front of the mirror the other day in my BodyPump class and I shamelessly checked myself out. I am thrilled to see the change in my upper body.
Now, the whole booty butt region. Oh lawdy. It’s hard to trust in the process as I see little to NO progress in the back.
But then I see those stats. I can do it. I just may have to wear booty shorts to keep things under control again this summer at the pool. And that’s okay. I have my insecurities, and no stat can change that.
Unexpected Consequences From The Team Challenge
I learned a hard lesson at the end of the challenge. I could no longer contribute to lost lbs. I injured my knee and was sidelined from practically even walking in a cardio manner. Lame!
A positive lesson was to get on some lingering health issues that I kept putting off. I ended up finding out that my abdominal wall had separated during pregnancy and never really came back together. I was doing some physical therapy and was given some modified exercises to strengthen my core without exacerbating the problem. It’s not the biggest deal in the world, but it is why I just can’t seem to do some of those ab exercises in class.
I can’t wait to see what happens next in this journey! Maybe we can get a proper Team Heckle photo!