Back in June, a group of PF bloggers started a weight loss/fitness challenge which took us through the end of July. Some people dropped out, but most of us soldiered on despite vacations, moving, and busy schedules. I’m particularly proud of my team, Gamma team, for all sticking with it to the end.
I found the challenge at times motivating and at times frustrating. It was good to have other people encouraging me, it was good to have a reason to keep at it. Except for a week’s vacation, I fulfilled at least half my self-challenge. My goal was to run/elliptical 3 times a week and to lift weights 5 days a week.
I was getting in cardio before, but I hadn’t ever done strength training. My workouts resulted in a small muscle gain and a definite improvement in toning. I’m also able to 100 crunches in 4 sets of 25. I’ve noticed myself holding the crunches longer as my abdominal muscles improve. My plan is to continue the workouts, at least 3 days a week.
Now for the final week’s results! (see below for info about the end-of-the-challenge results)
The team to lose the most weight in the final week was the other team which has kept up with the challenge, Beta team. So congrats, Betas! Way to stick with it and way to pull through in the final week.
- Grocery Hacks – How to Save Money on Groceries from @mattjabs (team leader & challenge organizer after Baker left for Australia)
- Book Review – Fire Your Broker from @MMarquit
- Unemployed Woman Sues College for Tuition from @Josh_Smith
- Friends With Money from @savingsnotshoes
- Frugal August @jessc098
Now that the challenge is over, Matt Jabs has posted the winning results for the entire challenge. Congrats to Beta team again, and congrats to everyone who participated and stuck with it.