In reading many reviews of other bloggers' experiences, I noticed that a lot of the negative reviews had to do with the frustration of people who tried to cheat the system and rig their weight loss attempts. While I understand their frustrations, I think that if you go into this challenge only worrying about meeting your own goal, then there is nothing to be frustrated about (although, I'm only on day 4, so it will be interesting to see if this changes as I go along!)
I picked Alex's team for several of reasons: 1. I got to talk to Alex when auditioning for EMWLE a while back, and he was a really sincere guy. 2. I think he and Courtney Crozier make a very cute couple, and she has been a huge inspiration for me, as she and I share a lot of similar attributes. 3. It's a Dietbet with many people, so there will be lots of support and opportunities to get to know other people. There is another Dietbet that I am looking into joining that is a 6 month challenge. While I like the idea, I am not sure that I want to invest in that financially right now.
In other news, I am excited to share that I now consider working out to be a good habit! I have heard other people talk about how, eventually, exercising just becomes part of your routine. I never thought I'd be one of those people, but I noticed this week that exercise was no longer a negotiable thing. On Friday I taught all day with a really nasty soar throat and a little bit of a fever (I know, I know, I shouldn't have gone into work, but if you are a teacher, you know that sometimes it's just easier to go in than it is to write sub plans!), and I still managed to walk 1.5 miles after school. Success!