“Set goals, hold yourself accountable, and no excuses.”
the NPC (National Physique Committee) Big Sky Championships (body building, figure, bikini competition) scheduled for April 9, 2011, in Missoula.
On January 1st of this year, I weighed 132 pounds. With the help of the Well with Blue Weight Loss Challenge, I began a vigorous training and dieting program. The Challenge website helped me be accountable for my caloric intake and track my exercise and
success. I also took advantage of the Zumba sessions and BCBSMT Fitness Coordinator Anneliese Smith’s cardio/strength classes offered to our employees.
Last weekend, I competed in my first Figure competition. I was in the B class, which is for women 5’2 ½” to 5’4”. I placed 3rd out of 9 competitors. I now weigh 119 pounds and lost 4 inches from my hips. I did this all without a personal trainer.
The internet, and our Well with Blue website in particular, is a wonderful source of information on diets and workout plans. I will be the first to tell you that it is not easy. Working full time and having children involved in everything presented its own challenges—such as 4:30 a.m. cardio and bringing baggies of chicken while have to watch my kids chow down at Burger King. I feel strongly that anyone can do this. Set goals, hold yourself accountable, and no excuses.