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I began this 8-week challenge with the idea that it would change my life!  It has.

8 week progress
8 week progress

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!

I lost almost 9 pounds.  But the best part is the inches I have lost in areas I had a hard time losing them!  I lost 3 inches in my chest, 4.5 inches in my waist, and 3 inches in my hips.PhotoGrid_1446827430412

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!”