Over the next twelve weeks I'm undertaking a fitness challenge at my local Fernwood gym. Fernwood are one of the sponsors of the second season of Biggest Loser in Australia, and they are running the challenge while the show is screening.
I'm really keen to take part in the challenge for the following reasons:
1) I applied to be on the first season of The Biggest Loser but wasn't successful. At the time I applied I weighed 104 kg. Before the show screened I was up to 110 kg - still 8 kg less than my heaviest recorded weight (August 2004). Watching the show, I was inspired to work hard to lose weight and become fitter. By the time the second season applications were open, I had lost more than 25 kg. To date, I've lost 39 kg over the past two and a half years.
2) I reached a plateau with my weight loss over the Christmas / New Year period and I've found it hard to get started again. The challenge is team based, which suits my personality. I'm feeling really motivated about taking part in the challenge.
3) I have a goal to be able to run in a 10 km fun run in April this year. Getting fit now will help me to achieve that goal.