Friday, May 23, 2014

Day 61.

Barre.

It's over guys! I survived the 60 Day Challenge! I'm actually really sad that it is over. But...would you like to hear my results?

Where are the drums?

DRUMROLL, PLEASE.................

In the past 60 days I've lost 14 pounds and 20 INCHES!!!!!!!!!

Can you believe it? I can't. I mean, I know I put in the work for it. I know that I gave it my all. But, I was still totally nervous to see the results.....because I don't get results. I've been trying just about everything under the sun (for as long as I can remember) and nothing ever seems to change.
Well, that's not entirely true. I'd have some loss and then spend YEARS on a plateau.

You know why this time worked?

Booty Barre.
Tracey Mallett.
Logan Hutt.
My challenge classmates.
And ME.

I changed this time. That's the key. I stopped telling myself no.

Cheers to that. YAY ME.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Day 57.

Barre.

The 60 days are almost over! On Friday, we will be weighed, measured, and do the after photos.

I'm nervous.

I'm excited.

My knees hurt.

Just because this journey is coming to a close DOES NOT mean I'm done with my fitness/health journey. The next segment of my journey comes in the form of a personal trainer.

Granted, this personal trainer lives on the other side of the country. But, Week 1 with her was amazing (through email, texts, and Skype).....and today's workout was fantastically brutal.....so, this is shaping up to be another amazing and life changing 60 days!!!

I've finally discovered that this is not a means to an end...this is a way of life.

I'm ready.

Still nervous.

Mad at my knees.

Bring it on!!!

Friday, May 16, 2014

In the Stillness

The stillness of morning....
     Wake up with the sun
           and go to the mountain.
     Enjoy God's quiet....

     While Man drinks coffee
           and starts to make noise.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Day 46.

Barre.

WHOA! You guys! I was super surprised when they weighed me today. I've lost 5.6 pounds in the past two weeks. That's almost as much as I lost in the first month!

I don't really have words.

Well.

I could say, SEE?!? STOP WORRYING ALL THE TIME AND JUST KEEP MOVING FORWARD!!! GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING! YOU CAN DO IT!

I could say that. And I did.....so.......that's done.

But, I'm so surprised and pleased that it has left me sort of speechless.

It's working. That's all I know and all my brain will really let me feel today.

It's working.

SHUT UP AND KEEP GOING!!!

(Not you. You don't shut up. My brain. My brain should shut right up and report directly to the corner for punishment.)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Day 43.

Barre.


Well, Folks, we are getting closer to the end! Let me give you a little update.............

On day 32, they weighed and measured us. I had lost 6 pounds and a few inches. I was pleased with my results, but I also wanted more. Duh. I mean, that's the way our brains work, right? They expect everything to happen in no time at all.
It's annoying. Shoosh, Brain! SHOOSH!

Honestly, I'm not really sure what I was expecting. I wasn't disappointed AT ALL with my results.....but, I also wasn't totally inspired. So, I tried to carry on and step it up!!!

And then, this past weekend, I feel like I hit a wall. I got really frustrated and let my brain say horrible things.

Around 3pm on Sunday, I finally told my brain to shut up and started pep talking myself to the Nile and back.

I'm not going to give up this time. This is my life now. Becoming healthy, strong, and (hopefully) fit is my life now. THERE WILL BE NO MORE GIVING UP.

It's on the Internet now. :D It has to be true, right?

You know how, sometimes, you feel like you have to say something out loud to make it real? Well, this is my super out loud version of that.

THERE WILL BE NO MORE GIVING UP.