Sunday, January 16, 2011

Gym Challenge Results

The gym challenge results were announced tonight AND...I didn't win. But I DID come in second place! Yep, so close, yet so far. I really, really wanted to win - it meant 12 free training sessions and 6 months free gym membership! That works out to around $1100 worth of prizes, so I'm sure you can understand my disappointment. However, on a personal level, I really did just totally rock this. Could I have worked harder? Lost more weight? Yes, absolutely. But when I consider what I managed to do, especially over the holiday season, I'm pretty damn proud. Below are my results from the last 3 months. And some of you may notice a little surprise in the below chart:

Yep, that's right. 148! I hit the 140's very conveniently - just in time for the weigh in. And on top of that a body fat percentage loss of 7%! Guys, I'm just thrilled by this. Looking at these numbers, I'm so close to the "normal" range for everything. I just can't imagine it. I've ALWAYS been fat - always in the obese or at least overweight category. And I'm really happy about my muscles. I know I've blabbed on and on before about weight training, but I'm telling you, it just does wonders. It makes me feel so much better about my body. Things just don't constantly jiggle anymore. I don't hate looking at myself. I still have a ways to go, but this was such a great confirmation that I HAVE accomplished something.

Anyway, before and after pics do exist. I haven't seen them yet, but I'm going to get them emailed to me. I have a feeling the before pic will not be flattering - my first 6am session, total deer in headlights.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend - even you lucky ducks who actually get tomorrow off for the holiday!


  1. I think that is great! I have been working with a personal trainer, and I am quite fond of my muscles too. Your % body fat loss is very inspiring.

  2. Way to go, Maude!!! I think you did most excellent! So stinking proud of you!!! :)

  3. WOW WOW WOW!! now thats impressive!

    I do some weight training with my trianer and theres no way I could live without it now!

    Congrats on your accomplishments!

  4. Second place is awesome! You better be so proud. I wanna know the second those before and after pics are up.

    I am thinking of doing a similar challenge at my own gym. Any advice?