BLC-22 sign ups are this week.
The Biggest Loser Challenge here on Spark People has been the single most helpful aspect of Sparking for me. The 22nd edition begins on June 5th and I look forward to it. The BLC is tailor-made for me, and quite probably for you, too. It’s got a universal appeal because there are so many paths to success available to all members.
If you are having problems achieving the level of weight-loss or the level of fitness you long for, the BLC is probably for you. If you are a social butterfly the BLC is for you. If you are a reclusive hermit, the BLC is for you. The BLC is equally hospitable to the young, the old, the atheist, the religious, the morbidly obese and the maintainer. The BLC works if you are a turtle or if you are a hare. It works very well if you are competitive but it also has great guidelines to work within if you shrink from competition. It works well if you are a wretched cynic, like I am and it works even better if you are not cynical.
The BLC is divided up into various teams and each team has weekly challenges that are carefully thought through to be motivational and to get you headed in the right direction and to stay in the right direction.
I am not, by nature, a joiner. Nor am I by nature an enthusiast. But the BLC really works. I think it works its magic in different ways for different people. First, you need to believe that you can make progress and improve. If you believe in yourself just a little tiny bit…just a smidgeon…then you are at a good starting point to have the BLC help you.
There are many ways to succeed at the BLC. My own way is that I look at it like I looked at school. I was always good at school. I like homework. I like directions. I like goals. I like benevolent leaders and teachers. My instinct to do well kicked in when I joined the BLC. I wanted to get good “grades” (i.e. “grades” come in the form of improved health, stamina, and weight loss).
You can succeed if you look at it as a social experience. You can succeed if you look at it as a scientific experience. You can succeed if you look at it as you, competing against yourself, to achieve more than you once could. If you plunge yourself into the BLC world, and have just a little bit of motivation you should find a way to make it work for you and for your body and for your emotions. And yes, even if you hated school---I use the “school” analogy because it works for me. You can find your own illuminating metaphors and analogies.
Use this link to go to the sign-up BLC team:
and here's the link to the Team Descriptions:
I believe sign-ups begin on May 15th.
❀ Make it Happen ❀
Sign-ups have commenced! Let the games begin on June 5th!