I'm officially half way through my fit challenge = 34 days in. Woot Woot! Month one flew by, and today was my first workout in my beta (second) round. I honestly was so scared to start this round since the workouts in month one are quite challenging, but i was pleased that by my last week in Alpha i was completing all of the pushups and today's Beta start was a success. My foundation has been built and my strength is ever increasing.
For those of you just tuning in let me preface this blog entry: If you know me well you'll know that I've been unsatisfied with my body for quite some time. Its not that i felt i was extremely overweight, but rather unsatisfied with the results i was getting from my regular workout regime. My body fat percentage was on the higher end of the safe zone for my age and size and i had trouble accepting that as a fitness professional and someone who works out a lot and eats clean most of the time that i can't have the body like so many others who work out less and eat worse. I was 'skinny fat', even though i felt that i should be feeling lean and strong based on my activity and diet.
After trying so many different fit regimes: yoga, pilates, bootcamp and trainers, i still was left frustrated that nothing was breaking me out of my plateaus (the pudge that softly surrounded what i knew was a fit body hidden underneath it all). I had to break out of the mindset I was in and allow myself to step into a place of vulnerability, trust in the process, detach from results, and just follow a plan that had proven results that i could watch others succeeding on while receiving their support and support from a coach. That's what brought me to this challenge, and inevitably allowed me to truly begin to see the changes i desired.
I took my official half-way measurements today and had the BF take my first 'after' shots. I'm so thrilled with my success so far that i can't wait to see where the next month takes me! Here's the stats...
Since Sept 18th:
Down 5 inches
Down 6 pounds
from 28.3% body fat to 25.5% body fat :)
starting weight 138.5 ---> 132.5 after alpha (first month of the challenge)
starting waist measurement 32" ----> 30" (lost 2 inches at my waist)
starting love handle measurement 35" ---> 33.5" (lost 1.5 inches on the ol' love handlebars)
starting chest measurement 35" ---> 34" (yes, the boobies got a little smaller but i think they look better :)
If you want to join in on what i'm doing, I have a November Fit challenge starting soon to get you in your best shape BEFORE the new year. There are NO EXUSES this year to be hiding under baggy sweaters and moo-moo shaped dresses. Joining the T25 challenge* is a great way to set yourself up for your best healthy habits through the temptations of the holiday season, and truly allow you to reach your goals in a super supportive and inspiring community. *Enroll with me to be in my exclusive challenge community and have me as your coach.