50×50 Challenge – Month One Check-In #50×50

50 x 50You may or may not know, but one month ago I began my 50×50 Challenge. In short, the goal is lose 50 by my 50th or 5 pounds a month for the next 10 months (now 9).

More importantly than just the 50 lbs, I am working to get myself healthier, in my food, exercise etc.

Giving myself a goal of 5 pounds per month is more realistic than saying 50 pounds, therefore I am working in small increments to get there.

Today is the end of my first month, I stated June 28th at 232.4 today one month later 227.4…. EXACTLY 5 pounds.  I didn’t have an ounce to spare.  That may not sound like a lot or enough to most of you, but for me it is a victory.  I am proud of that 5 pounds because it represents a lot of new attitudes, new routines and changed mindset.

This month I have eaten better, I have exercised an average of 4 days a week for at least 45 minutes a day and yesterday and today I actually did some running, not a lot, but it was running.

I have a LONG way to go, but baby steps will eventually add up.

If I am honest I have to admit I was really scared I wasn’t going to make this five but I did.  I feel better, my clothes are fitting better and I am enjoying the process.

Goal for month 2…. another 5 pounds.  August 28th should read 222.4 or less.

Thanks for the encouragement and support!