The journey...

Life is in the journey, not the destination, so do what you can and take it one day at a time. Go slow, do it right, and make your changes permanent — then help out others who are where you were.

~Jillian Michaels

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Friday, January 15, 2010

A body that is WHOLE...

It's time for another good challenge!

As of January 6th, I began hosting my SECOND 9 week "Biggest Loser" competition at work with 18 motivated contestants for 2010.

With the #1 Resolution being to LOSE WEIGHT/GET MORE ACTIVE and a close competitor being FINANCES…I thought:

"What better way to kick off 2010 than the HCB “Biggest Loser” Competition with a chance to win some cash!"

Not to mention…our competition ends JUST in time for those healthier bodies to be ready for SPRING!!!

If any of you know me, I LOVE this stuff! I'm competitive - YES - but more than that I love the opportunity to encourage others on this journey the way I've been blessed with encouragment from all of Y-O-U!!! It's rewarding when you watch people change their lives and pursue better health. In one week the small changes are already occuring, some feedback received:

  • One co-worker went from snacking on Girl Scout cookies to Kashi Go Lean Triple Berry Crunch at work.

  • One cut out her DAILY morning stop to Burker King and is now drinking Protein Shakes or eating Special K cereal bars for her breakfast.

  • SEVERAL cut out pop and sugary beverages and saw the payoff on the scale for our first weigh-in.

38.5 lbs was lost between all the contestants this week and I managed to lose 6 pounds for week one! We are off to a great start and I'm excited to see what happens over the next 8 weeks.

This year I really want to focus on being WHOLE! I hope to blog more about what God is doing in my life not just physically, but spiritually, emotionally, mentally and even socially. I can excel for awhile in BODY or in MIND or in SPIRIT but in order to truly be WHOLE...ALL of me should come in order with CHRIST being my center. This year I am out to gain ALL of my life back...my body, my mind AND a right spirit inside me that has been purified, tested and tried by the Holy Spirit!

ARE YOU READY...here's to 2010!!!

Verse of the Day:

John 10:10 (NKJV)

"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."

4 comments:

Ali Trier said...

I absolutely LOVE reading your posts! They are so organized and pretty, tee hee! I am so proud of your journey so far, and you know I am your # 1 supporter when it comes to this comp at work, YOU ARE A ROCK STAR for helping others and not only yourself. I applaud you for being able to do this, and keep a healthy outlook on top of it. You ROCK girl. Seriously. We could all learn something from your testimony!

Tricia said...

Congrats on your loss!

Kendra said...

Congrats Mesha! God Bless you on this new challenge! You look awesome!

Ashley said...

Good job Mesh. You nailed it...it's all about the whole person. Oral Roberts had it right.:) But really, even doctors are starting to see that now- you can't just focus on one area, for example the physical, because there could be some other area (like the emotional) that is causing physical problems.

I'm proud of you for coming so far.I won't start bugging you yet but expect to hear it about those finances once the weight is in line!!