- 10 personal training sessions
- 10 group training sessions
- 6 team challenges (there will be one team from each of the 4 gyms in our gym network)
- Fat/body-composition analysis
- Nutritional counseling
- Weekly weigh-ins
- Prizes and an end of challenge banquet (with healthy food, of course...)
I really want to do this.
I mean I REALLY want to do this. I've been happy with my progress to date, but I must admit that I could use a huge push when it comes to my exercise routine. I tend not to stray too far from what I usually do (treadmill, stationary bike, upper and lower body lifting.) I have yet to take a class at my gym or utilize a personal trainer. This Fall Fitness Challenge is the push that I need to get me to the "next level" of fitness and weight loss.
But my challenge is...drum roll please: my job.
I'm heading into the busiest time of year for me. Lots of client meetings and presentations all over the state so I have to be up and out crazy early to get to where I need to go. And chances are that no matter how much I say that I'm not going to work late this year... I probably will.
So, my time for anything other than work is extremely...limited.
I hate it that I have to even question whether or not I can do something like this Fall Fitness Challenge (which I know will be SOOOOO good for me) because of my job. For the last 4 years my job has been all-consuming from August through December. Recently my parents wanted to come for a visit one weekend in October and I told them not to come because I would just be too damn tired to be a good hostess.
How sad is that???
My life seems to get put on hold during the busy season and I hate that.
My fabulously motivated husband has already signed up for the challenge. Another reason that I want to do this is because it's something fun and interesting that we can do together. A continuation of the hard work we've already put in this last 6 weeks. I really want to do this with him.
But I'm afraid that I'll let him and the team down because of this crazy job of mine. Afraid that I'll miss team training sessions or team challenges or that I won't make it to the gym the required 5 times per week. I don't want to be that one team member who lets everyone else down.
Man this pisses me off!
I don't want to be afraid. I don't want to miss an opportunity to do something really good for myself, for my health, for my marriage, and for my ability to be an active, healthy mom when our Schmoopie finally arrives.
I have a few days left to figure all of this out.
I just hate that it's so challenging to sign up for this challenge.