The INCHES I have lost since we started this challenge approximately 30 days ago. Combined with my sister’s? 14.25 inches!!!
I am FLOORED.
Honestly, I was hesitant to know what my numbers were since I have such a problem comparing to my sister and to anyone and was worried that if I only saw nominal results, that I’d be discouraged. But then Tanya told us that she just had to share our numbers – if we would let her – because they were that good. (and side note: Tanya has to be one of the most caring people I know, she truly cares about progress, it’s not just her job, it’s her passion and desire to help others reach their goals. Inspiring).
I knew I had some improvements, but to know that I personally lost a good chunk (no pun intended…lol) of that total number is just incredible. I have never seen results like this. EVER. But, on the same token, I have never worked out this focused, continuously and with a solid eating plan. The eating plan is obviously a huge factor here, but the workouts, well, damn, they are intense. They are like nothing I have ever done before and they work. Whoa, do they work. And that, combined with my running finally being as solid as it’s getting and I feel simply amazing.
I feel strong, knowing that I am conquering my body issues, by facing them head-on. You wouldn’t think it would make a difference, but staring at myself in a huge mirror five days a week in class makes me face it pretty constantly. And looking at what my body is doing, not the flaws that I see
is was a struggle, but with each class, I focus less on that and more on form, focus and stretching.
I feel amazing, knowing this journey is something I will never forget and one that won’t end. I am gaining more and more convinced that this style of workout is what works for me and what I will continue to do in the future as part of my regular workout routine. So confident in that, in fact, that I have canceled my gym membership. I have not had a gym membership for probably 10 years, at least. This is the first time in a decade that it doesn’t scare me not to have one. Who knew??
I feel happy knowing that I am sharing in this with my sister and we are doing this together, every step of the way. This. Half marathon. Together.
I feel like a new person. Already. And there is so much more to come.
I am floored. With what my sister and I have already accomplished. And knowing there is 30 more days of this challenge (and more to come) is incredible.