For the 12 weeks of March/April/May, I was in a company sponsored weight loss challenge (think biggest loser). The Tupperware Tupperfit Challenge consisted of six 3 person teams, seeing who could lose the most % of weight in the 12 week period.I’m proud to say, my team, Team Weight Crashers, took second place. Each team worked out twice a week with an assigned trainer, plus one other on-site activity on our own. Olga was our trainer, and yes, she LOVES to make people suffer. Tough workouts, twice a week with her, then we did at least one other workout together or in a class. Of course, I did quite a bit of other stuff on my own.As a team, we lost 8.7% of our body weight in 12 weeks. Personally, I lost just over 25 lbs. That was the most of anyone on my team, and the 3rd highest pounds lost of all 18 people. Kind of funny, as when we were doing all the initial meetings and weigh-ins, there were several references to how whatever team I end up on needed a handicap, since I didn’t have any weight too lose, can’t count how many people asked me why I was doing this, I didn’t need to lose anything.I’d say 25 lbs is something, and about 5 more will have me right where I need to be. Needless to say, there were a few surprised folks when they started naming biggest losers and winning teams!
Good thing about that is that with the heavier weight lifting and cardio work we’ve been doing, my overall fitness is really coming back. I feel great and I’m MUCH stronger than I was at the beginning of the year.