I began this 8-week challenge with the idea that it would change my life! It has.
I was overweight & feeling tired all the time. I had been walking a lot during my lunch breaks from work, but I still kept gaining weight and had quite a muffin top. My eating habits were out of control, snacking on things that were not good for me. I didn’t know if I could make it for 8-weeks, but I was going to give it my best shot!
At the beginning it was very hard to do some of the exercises, but I would at least attempt them & do as many as I could. I gradually worked up to doing more & more of them & it took me less time to accomplish than at the first. I started feeling like I had more energy right from the first week!
Sometimes I would get discouraged when I didn’t think that progress was happening, but I was encouraged by my instructors and other teammates in the Challenge. My husband has been such an encouragement to me also. He even gave me a challenge that if I just finished the 8-weeks without missing a day of workouts that he would take me on the train to Chicago and buy me a new outfit. I can buy a new outfit anytime, but this was something that really kept me going! I picked out a picture of what I would buy in Chicago, as well as a picture of the train so that I would have a visual of my goal. (Goal accomplished!!! We are going to Chicago tomorrow!)
The pictures I had at the beginning of the Challenge were so embarrassing, but I was resolved that I would never look that bad again. I am so excited to say that the picture I have at the end of the Challenge looks pretty good! I still have goals I want to reach, but I am so far along!
The best part is I have so much more energy & am much more healthy & happy. I feel stronger than I have in a long time.
This 8-week challenge was the best thing I have done in a long time. It’s been a “life-changer!”