So I'm in on a challenge. My trainer has a team and we are competing against other teams for most body fat percentage lost. My trigger response was no. You don't want me on your team. Historically I lose weight at a slug's pace. It's ridiculous. I keep losing, but so painfully slow it's almost laughable.
But I quickly realized that this was something I needed to do. My own Biggest Loser episode. I have to cut out anything with higher fat for 12 days. I don't eat a lot of high fat foods but I definitely allow myself the occasional indulgence so I don't feel deprived. But not for 12 days. I keep repeating to myself, "What can you not do for 12 days?"
I did my weigh in for the challenge. I won't give you all the dirty details because....well, because I'm still a bit ashamed of them. I have the second highest body fat percentage on the team. This was a somewhat humiliating realization. And some added pressure because I clearly need to pull my weight (pun intended) in this challenge. The good news is that I also got my measurements taken and I have made some pretty significant progress as far as losing inches. That was uplifting and I will focus on those numbers to motivate me!
Game plan is clean eating. Lower intensity cardio. Some 2 a day work outs. And weight training with lower weight at higher reps.
I got this.