post competition difficulties

Since the weight loss competition ended I’ve really been struggling with my diet and exercise.  Part of this is the obvious “I don’t have anyone waiting for me to show up in the morning” and the rest is that I’m lazy.  I’ve slipped back into some pretty alarming habits and I’ve got to nip them in the bud before they become the norm again.  I truly wish I could afford the massive amounts of cash required to maintain a membership at the sport academy.  I have many friends who go there and they offer classes I could take and they have a pool I could swim laps in.  However, I’ve already struggled to accept the amounts of money I’ve spent to join the competitions that I’ve done, I just can’t justify a $600+ yearly membership.  However, I have a little light in my tunnel.  Last week I got a flier in the mail for another local gym.  They are offering a year long membership for $100 (that would cover 2 months at the SA).  So I took my birthday monies and joined.  It’s not far from my house and they open at 4:30 in the morning so I can go as early as I want.  I wish I was disciplined enough to exercise using the obvious economic way… running around my neighborhood but I am not.  I’m reluctant to post my intended exercise plan here because I always fail when I do but let’s just hope that this birthday present will be what I need to lose the remaining pounds I’m sporting!



  1. mok Said:

    Good for you! A gym membership would be a waste of money for me, but it sounds like a good investment for you! Keep on losing weight. You look wonderful and healthy.

  2. Teresa Said:

    Good for you, Karen. I’ve had a lot of guilt through the years because I don’t seem to be very motivated to workout at home where it is cheap, etc. However, I’ve come to believe that everybody has a different workout style and I just really do my best and work my hardest in a gym setting and particularly in a group setting. Just embrace whatever works best for you and go with it!

  3. Coach A Said:

    Karen, just don’t quit, that is the only way you can lose the game. It doesn’t matter how or how long it takes you to get there. It just matters that you get there. Keep moving forward, you will win the game. Time to set new goals and win!!!

  4. Mongo Said:

    You are a stubborn person so get stubborn about what you are doing. Having to report to someone is a good way to keep going.

  5. Cara McKeown Said:

    Your journey is inspirational. You seem to be at a dangerous point right now (with the competition ending) where you could slip into old habits or continue taking control over your life. Just keep in mind how far you have come and you are so worth it to continue. We are always going to have ups and downs. You can do this! Thank you so much for sharing your story!

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