Transformation (aka Where I’ve been for 6 months)
I’ve been gone for awhile. I’ve been busy working on a few new endeavors … so I had to put the blog on the back burner for awhile.
One of the new endeavors has been me. I finally started working on me. This year marked some turning points. My youngest started kindergarten, so now both kids are in school full time. And I turned 40. I’ve been passionate and focused on getting my education, building my practice, caring for my clients, creating and nurturing my family for the last 20 years … but I neglected myself, my body. I did what I needed to do to get by, but I wasn’t healthy nor happy about how I looked.
So, in January – the day before my 40th birthday, I made a change. I started a fitness challenge at a local gym, VIP Fitness, to lose 20 pounds in 6 weeks. The well-designed premise of this challenge was to put money up front and commit to back-to-back 6 week challenges until one’s healthy goal weight is achieved – and then you get your money back.
On June 8th (6 months, 5 days later) I started my FOURTH six-week challenge. I have lost a total of 60 pounds and approximately 10 dress sizes. I feel so much stronger, healthier, energetic, and happier. I still have at least this challenge (and possibly one more) to go … plus a lifetime of maintaining the progress I’ve made. But every day I am in awe of the transformation.
I not only did this transformation for my body, health, and esteem – I did it for my husband. So I can grow old with him … and feel sexy. I did it for my kids – so I can be there for them and be active with them. And so I can model healthy choices for them.
I’m sharing all of this with you for two reasons … one, to let you know where I’ve been. And, more importantly, two … I want to encourage others to do the same. Take care of yourself. Take a risk. Take a challenge. Maybe it’s to lose weight, get fit, eat healthier. Or maybe it’s just to try something you’ve always wanted to, but just haven’t yet. I’m telling you … just do it. AND … if something is standing in your way … identify it and figure out the steps to get around/over/through it … so that you can reach your goals.
When you put your mind/heart/body/soul into it … you can accomplish anything.
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I love this entry on your blog! It’s a great testimonial to the awesome transformation you’ve made in the last 6 months! Keep up the hard work – it is so paying off! You look fabulous! …. and very happy!! 🙂
Hooray for you!! It takes a lot of work – I am so proud of you!
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You are awesome! What a challenge and worthwhile endeavour. You deserve some you energy and its been inspiring watching all you do and all the hardwork you are putting in. Thanks