It’s been a busy few months! Not only have I started a new job, moved 1,100 miles, sold AND purchased homes since May, but I’m in the middle of a brand new fitness program! When I last posted about my fitness journey, I was following ChaLEAN Extreme’s Burn Phase calendar. I really loved ChaLEAN Extreme and will probably return to that program at some point in my journey. However, I decided that I needed a bigger challenge to help me burn off the stress in my life. When my coach expressed interest in trying Sagi Kalev’s Body Beast during her next challenge group, I figured – why not?!
We are now in the sixth week of Body Beast and I’ve learned a lot about myself over the past five weeks. First, I’m much stronger than I thought. I remember when I thought 8lb weights were heavy – now I’m lifting 15-25lb dumbbells for arm exercises and 20-45lb dumbbells during leg day. Second, making the shift from a “lose weight” mentality to a “get stronger” mentality has been rough on my self esteem. I’ve been trying to get the number on the scale to drop for so long that seeing that number stall was upsetting at first – but I’ve been steadily losing inches and getting smaller, so I cannot complain! Third, finding a group of supportive teammates who are on this fitness journey has been key to my success and my happiness. There’s a sense of fulfillment that comes from cheering others on that is unbeatable, and having a support system to fall back on during rough times keeps me on track. It’s difficult to spiral out of control when you have a group of fellow challengers asking how your day is, or wondering what you thought of that day’s workout.
Now that we are in November, I thought I’d extend the invitation to join me in December! Whether you want to challenge yourself and try a heavy-lifting program like Body Beast, start with a tried-and-true program like 21 Day Fix, or just have someone in your corner to keep you accountable, I am here to help you on your journey! I know how difficult it is to start, especially when you are doing it on your own. I’ve seen unparalleled success (and sustainability) since joining a challenge group – so if you want to ask me any questions or talk to me about your options, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’m looking to make Finish Strong December a great month and I hope that you’re in this with me!
Your Fitmiss in Progress,