I have been at this fitness transformation for a LONG time. Too long really to have such small noticeable physical changes. Why? Because I cheated on myself! I remember back in 2009, when I was finally sick of hiding under baggy clothes and knew we weren’t having anymore babies that it was just time to start changing the way we ate. We ate fast food a lot. We ate out a lot period.
When I saw P90X on an infomercial, I had to get it. When it came in, I was afraid of it, so I put it in the closet and would just look at it once in a while (when getting a snack most likely). I finally did it and felt SO good in the first few weeks. By the end, I had gone from a size 12/14 to an 8/10 (depending on the brand of jeans). I felt really good. I remember feeling like I was finally where I was supposed to be in my life.
Since then, I’ve gone up & down but mostly, I’ve stayed the same. This is the first time in my adult life that I feel good about myself. Keeping myself accountable by putting myself out there has helped me so much. I belong to some great groups, host my own Challenge Groups and have an accountability partner. I joined a kickboxing gym at the urging of one of my friends and I love being around fitness minded people. Its not a bunch of cardio bunnies either, these women kick ass, literally. I love getting stronger each week between kickboxing, Turbo Fire, P90X, Insanity & running. I feel like there isn’t anything I can’t do. As a matter of fact, on June 2nd, I’m participating in the Tough Mudder at Gunstock, New Hampshire! VERY excited…and a bit nervous about that one. When I’m done though, I’ll feel like I accomplished something huge. Nothing to do with being a mom or a wife, but for ME.
What have you done for YOU lately?!