Today is the last weigh-in day for my GAG Challenge and I can't believe it's been 16 weeks already. I gotta say I'm really disappointed in myself. Here is my week 1 scale-shot and body pict:
And here's week 16 (I'm embarrassed to say that I'm wearing the same exact outfit in this picture... so shame!):
Not much difference huh? That's a two pound difference in 16-weeks BUT... my inches and body fat percentage are down so I'll still take it. In my journey right now, my weight-loss has slowed down a lot but as long as it keeps moving in the right direction, I can't be mad.
There's also a second part of the week-16-weigh-in. An essay to answer these questions.
Compare and contrast your reasons for joining GAG in September to the way you feel today. For example: What did you learn? Where did you succeed? Where did you fail? What did you accomplish that you might not have without this challenge? What surprised you? What motivated you? How do you feel about the results you achieved? Would you consider joining a challenge again? What are your final wrap-up thoughts?I joined GAG on the very last day of sign-ups because I wasn't sure if I wanted to do a challenge because when I set goals and expectations for myself, I always seem to disappoint. But on the last day I changed my mind and knew joining the challenge would hold me accountable. It was my goal to come out of the GAG challenge healthier and fitter then I was going into the challenge and I think I accomplished that. As far as a number goal, I set my sights on being 10 lbs. lighter after these 16 weeks but I obviously didn't accomplish that.
The GAG Challenge kept me motivated and accountable during the holidays, the hardest part of the year, so I'm very thankful for that. The best thing I liked about the challenge was that it was about health, not just weight-loss. Other challenges I've joined it's always been one or the other: exercise or pounds dropped. But the GAG Challenge incorporated exercise, nutrition, and weight-loss. The other part that rocked: I've met a bunch of wonderful people who I know I'll keep in touch with long after this challenge is over.