As many of you know, I’ve started my Project Get Healthy to, well, get healthy. I’ve been going full steam since June 23rd, after a 2 week vacation. Of course, that vacation included the typical eating, drinking, and being merry. So, I had my work cut out for me. Today I did my 6th week weigh in, as well as the 1st week for the twitter #tweightloss challenge.
It’s hard to believe that it’s 6 weeks of being on this new, healthier path in life. It doesn’t seem that long, yet I can’t really remember how it was before hand. I am grateful for that, because I wasn’t exactly the happiest fat person in the world. And while I am no means thin or skinny, I am MUCH healthier now. I have had some great support from friends, online especially, that has made this journey easy.
Without further ado, here’s my week 1 result
The power of Twitter, and friends, is pretty strong. Through the support we’ve given each other, some people have begun their own Project Get Healthy. They’re being more active, they’re paying more attention to their food choices, and they’re feeling better. However, isn’t that one of the goals of Social Media, to engage people on different levels? This one happens to have tremendous beneficial side effects.
Part of what I like about having twitter to track our challenge is it makes you accountable. First, you are accountable to yourself. You’ve committed to a project, a challenge, and you need to update people about it. You can update publicly as I do, or via the team leader in email updates. Second, you’re accountable to your team, as you are part of it’s success. And while it’s my opinion that no one fails in this kind of challenge, because we’re all getting healthier, it does help motivate you when others count on you.
I am excited to have seen my team mates report in their week one results. Some were less than satisfied with their progress, but they still were accountable and reported in. I respect that tremendously. Getting fit, and leading a healthy lifestyle, isn’t easy. However, with the support of our friends we’ll all be successful!