It has been 26 days of discipline for me of Eating Clean and working out hard!! It has been paying off big time! I am feeling great and challenging myself with every workout!
I had my Check-In with my coach on Friday and it went awesome! I was so glad to tell her lots of good things:
~ Sticking to plan 100% (except for when I was battling my cold!)
~ Eating 100% Clean! It is going on a month now with no cheats or junk! Amazing!
~ not missing one workout that I had scheduled
~ Setting a PR for me on my Treadmill workout! Running @ 6mph and an 9% incline for 40 seconds. It is a tough workout!
~ Strength gains increasing my weight on most of my exercises.
~ Attending a few Hot Yoga classes to give my muscles a good stretch.
So have there been changes….YUP! Sorry for the big frown! I need to try and smile when I take these darn pictures!
So I am down 6.9lbs and a total of 5.5 inches! I look leaner and my muscles are starting to show a little more. I have also noticed my posture is getting much better…no more slouching! I am also getting some definition in my abs…hello oblique’s! Still need to work on that butt though! HA!
Strike a pose!
Clearly I need LESSONS! and to smile! Some boobs wouldn’t hurt either! HA! Why are those always the first to go!!
But seriously I am so happy with how I am changing and the dedication and commitment I have been holding myself to these past 4 weeks! Sometimes it has not been very easy but I keep telling myself that if I stick with it it will pay off in the long run! With these kind of results I KNOW it will!
So my directions for my coach – I am doing an AMAZING job! She also has told me to incorporated ONE Free Meal per week into my meal plan! I was so unbelievably happy when I read that! ACK!! Now I am not going to go HOG Wild and pig out. I am going to think about what I truly want, take my time and enjoy it! No alcohol though…that is for after my competition! A REALLY nice bottle of red and some cupcakes! That is what I want post competition to celebrate!
So just to prove that I was not always this fit and dedicated. There was a time in my life when I was young and before I had two children that I did not look well….all that healthy!
I cannot believe I am going to show this but here it goes…
This is June 2000 I was 28 years old. This was before I found out I had melanoma on my back, before I got married and before I had two kids! I think I was around 150lbs in this picture and brave enough to put on that bikini! Bah!! what was I thinking!
Never the less my point is I am now 41 years old, in the best shape of my life and going for a huge dream! If I can do it anyone can!
You just have to want it bad enough! AND BOY DO I WANT IT BAD!!
When I googled “you have to want it bad enough fitness”
This is what I found….
I have to say that I am so lucky to have found such a great coach and a spectacular bunch of ladies who offer unwavering support! They are going to be a HUGE part of my success!