A few weeks back I shared that I entered a weight loss competition (here is the link if you need to catch up: The Underdog). The competition got close in the last two weeks, weights fluctuated and trash talk got real. I know that the suspense is killing you so I’ll stop here and let you know that I did not win the competition. Go ahead, let out a big sigh and “awwwwwe, poor Becca.” It’s ok. I learned a few things.
Here is a list of what I learned, brought to you by three annoying cliches:
- It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game. Meh, it’s a little of both. Winning would have definitely been awesome but I lost 6lbs in the last week of the competition, so that’s cool. It was fun to see what I was capable of doing!
- Ignorance is bliss. Ummm no. Ignorance is dumb. No, it really is. I learned that I need to periodically log my exercise and diet in order to keep myself aware of what I am eating. FYI I absolutely hate logging food, but I need to. That is why, for the whole month of January, I have committed to logging both. That’s 31 days people.
- Actions speak louder than words. Well, yes, this one is true. I can say that I’m in a competition and talk about how I’m going to win all day long, but in the end, actions speak. In this case, I definitely could have put more work into it. Lesson learned.
In closing, I do not have a great pic to go with the story because the victor refused to model (booooo). So here is a lovely image of two squirrels fighting. Have a nice day!