Thursday, February 11, 2010

Let the Games Begin!! The first ever Mommy To Be Olympics!

Those who know me well know that I am motivated by challenges, logging, count downs and so on. There is something about setting a goal then working hard to reach it that I just love. Back in 2008 I joined a team on sparkpeople which at that time was called Losing the Weight in 2008. The team really helped me reach my goals as we had team challenges that were just so much fun. The team is now called Rockin It Again in 2010 and it is by far my favorite team on the site. We recently finished an Olympic challenge and I found it a great way for me to stay on track durning my pregnancy.

I am really excited about the Olympics starting tomorrow! Ever since I was a girl I would love to watch the games. Ice stating was always a favorite of mine. I would be in our backyard twisting and turning acting as if I was on the ice competing for the gold! Go USA! I have won many goals during my life in the sport of backyard ice skating on grass!

In order to stay on track over the next 17 days I am starting another challenge for myself....The first ever Mommy to be Olympics!!!

There are 2 events. Fitness and Nutrition. I am setting goals today for what I want to reach by February 28th. If I reach my goal, then I win a gold for each event, if I fall short, then I can qualify for a silver or bronze medal.

My Olympic Goals are as follows -

Fitness - Walking, Biking at the gym, Elliptical -

Gold Metal - 17 Hours
Silver Metal - 14 - 17 Hours
Bronze Metal - 10 - 14 Hours

Nutrition - Staying within Calories and Water intake -

Gold Metal - 14 days staying on track with calories and water intake
Silver Metal - 12 - 14 days
Bronze Metal - 12 days or less

Join me in this challenge! Set your own goals to reach over the next 17 days. Just think what you can accomplish by the end of this month! You know I could just sit back and say I am pregnant and cannot do a challenge because I am limited with my activities or I can make the most of where I am during this amazing journey I am on.

I urge each of you to do the same. You may be limited in what you can do because of various factors in your life but do not let that stop you from reaching daily goals. If you cannot walk, make your goal to log your foods everyday. If you struggle to drink water everyday make that your goal. Maybe your struggle is just staying consistent, then make your goal to log and be consistent over the next 17 days.

I wanted to give a BIG THANKS to Shawna one of our team leaders who started the Olympic challenge on our team. It gave me the motivation to start my own challenge, so thank you for always being there as a motivation for our team. I am so grateful.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!! Can you hear the music playing now?!?!


anotherFATgirl said...

this is such a CUTEEE idea!! good luck! i really hope you get those gold medals! (:

katiefeldmom said...

This is such a great idea so I had to de-lurk to tell you. LOL. I think I'll give it a go too. This is my first time posting even though I've been following you for quite some time ..... I am simply amazed by what you've done these past couple of years and I can't wait to see your next move, being a Mom. Congratulations.

Becca's Dirt said...

Well - that sounds encouraging. Great challenge to everyone. I'll get back to ya on mine.

Mark said...

You are an amazing youg lady! I love the olympics. It took some years before I appreciated the Ice Skaters but thanks to my wife I now enjoy.