Friendly my ass. I wanted to win.
It was tough.
For one thing, Victor and Gabe are sadistic basterds who think up exercises like around the world and make me do things like dips. I love those sadistic basterds, but still. Dips.
For another, my competitors included people like Tony. And Mary. And Robert. And Kirby. And Megan.
It was tough.
My partner was Julia. Julia is a dark haired beauty who works with children. She is gentle and kind. She is friendly and smiling. Fortunately, she is also focused and unstoppable.
Julia jogged to the bootcamp, worked out as hard as she could, then jogged back home. Julia worked out 6 or 7 days a week, and then in her spare time played kickball. Julia was the best partner ever.
At the end of the challenge, I lost 14 lbs, a percentage of body fat and several inches off my waist, hips, thighs, arms and most of all -- boobs. At the end of the challenge, Julia had arms like Michelle Obama's.
Between the two of us, we lost 30lbs, 17inches & 6.9% body fat. Overall the V Fit Challenge Teams lost 84 lbs, 66 inches and an average of 6.7% Body Fat.
This is one contest where everyone who finishes is a winner.
I'm not being trite -- I mean it. I didn't take top prize last year, but participating in the 2010 challenge was one of the highlights of my year. It started me on a path I never expected to follow. It made me strong and healthy and gained me lots of friends.
So I am not lying when I say that Tony emerged a winner just for competing. And Mary. And Robert. And Kirby. And Megan. And everyone else that participated. All of them are winners.
As for me & Julia, we both felt it was an honor just to compete.
Vic announced the winners on October 8th.
Drumroll please. . . . . .
JULIA AND I WON
WE FUCKING WON!!!!!!
|Kirby, Julia, Caitlin & me. It was a 70's workout. Shaddap.|