It doesn’t seem that long ago that I decided to sign up for the Ludus Transformation Challenge BUT tomorrow is my final weigh in …
What does that mean for me?
Well it means that tomorrow at 2.20pm, I’ll stand on the scales for the first time in weeks (I ordinarily don’t “do” scales – I don’t see the point), Pax will throw a measuring tape around me and grab my fat and then tell me what percentage of my body is fat.
Well I’m guessing once everyone on the challenge weighs in (with some weighing in as late as Monday – which wasn’t an option for our group, I could have gotten all annoyed that some people have an extra three days, but meh) anyway, I digress (again) – once everyone is weighed and pinched they’ll announce a winner of the Ludus Transformation Challenge BUT otherwise life (for me) carries on pretty much exactly the same as it has for the last 10 weeks.
I’d be THRILLED to win but honestly, although I entered just to win, I’ve come away with so much more than I ever expected! I can fit into clothes I haven’t worn in years, I’m fitter and far more confident and outgoing. I never would have jumped on board Sober October if it hadn’t been for this challenge and if I hadn’t given Sober October a go I never would have signed up for the SOHK boot camp (which I’m loving, but that topic deserves a post of it’s own).
I’ve established better eating habits with a return to a more paleoesque type diet and throughout this challenge I’ve continued to eat things that probably should have been off-limits BUT I’ve seen (first hand) what denying yourself food does and I did not want to have the same type of post challenge blow out that I used to have when I was bodybuilding. I’m pretty happy with what I’ve achieved and thankfully as I’ve kept eating relatively normally I shouldn’t put it all back on again, I’m actually hoping that I might lean up a little more for summer, but again, not enough to give up m&m’s, dessert and burger fuel.
I’d like to finish this challenge at 19% (which is WELL down on what I was going for when I started) but if it’s not, I’m dam well not going to be all depressed about not reaching my goal like I was when I had the half way point weigh in – I’ve come way too far for that carry on!
Till next time