Before the challenge. I was stagnant. Couldn’t drop those last few hard lbs even though I have the knowledge base to do it. For me… it’s always been the food and booze. I’m social. My house is a revolving door of friends, family and tons of kids – so there’s always so much temptation around. The working out is the easy part.
I joined because I’m always up for a challenge. I love doing hard things. I’m competitive as f@ck. I love the end game.
There are some days when I can honestly say I had never felt better, stronger physically, mentally and emotionally.
The old version of me…the insecure version of me… wants to focus on the weight loss (7lbs), but in my heart I know it’s not about that. It’s about the good habits that were formed. The rhythm I finally found with my schedule, my workouts and my good choices with cooking and clean eating. The examples I’ve set for my children.
Every time I’ve done one of these challenges (and I’ve done a few different ones), I always tell myself I will take a few of my key learnings and keep them in my tool belt for everyday life.
1) adjusting my sleep schedule so I can hit up a 5:15am at NL or 6am at CP.
2) holding true to a weekly food prep session that sets me up for success
3) remembering how much I love reading. I’ve probably devoured no less that 12 books since we have started.
I realized I won’t die if I workout after 4pm 😂. I’ve forged friendships.
I’ve found new purpose and new motivations to continue on this journey
Honestly, I’ve realized that I drink too much in front of my kids 😬