End Of My 90 Day Challenge

I can’t believe it’s been over 90 days since I approached Chris to be part of a Blitz challenge.

I remember our first meeting about it, I was terrified. I wrote: “This is just a meeting right? You aren’t going to make me barf, are you?” into my email.

That day, I made a decision to change my life. My goal was to feel healthier and stronger. I wanted to show myself that I could do this. Little did I know, this challenge would change every aspect of my life.

My physical strength lead to strength of character. This strength is what I needed to end an unhappy relationship.

The habit of getting up and going to boot camp helped me gain a new habit- focusing on myself.

Almost every day, my internal self-talk and preconceived thoughts about my body were changed. In the beginning, I told Chris I had no hand-eye coordination and couldn’t jump. This week, I jumped up on a bosu ball and did rows with 15 pound barbell in each hand. Assumptions be damned.

The way I look at my body now is so very, very different than it was. I think you’ll agree that it looks different as well.

Here are my before and after pictures.

March 1, 2013 to June 1, 2013.

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When I bought it, I couldn’t even get my arms into the blazer and it certainly didn’t do up.

This is a side view of the change from March 17, 2013 to June 1, 2013:

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My “after” jeans are now 4 sizes smaller than the ones before. I barely recognize myself in the mirror anymore.

I would love to tell you that these changes were easy, but they were really difficult.

Getting up at 5:30am 4-5 days a week is a challenge. Add in getting the girls up and to the dayhome for 6:20am so I can get to the 6:45am boot camp classes and it felt impossible at times.

It wasn’t easy to end my relationship, take time for myself or to challenge the views of my body. It was even hard to be alone in my head for my 35 minutes runs after class. But, at the end of the day, I think the hardest piece of all of this was initiating it and stopping the excuses. It’s been well worth it.

I feel very lucky that I chose to do this challenge with Blitz. Without their encouragement and ability to make me push myself without even realizing, I would not have seen the big changes I have.

This is why I’m so excited to have been asked to keep going on this challenge with Blitz.

I still have a long way to go before running my first half marathon on November 17th in Vegas (yes, I just wrote first. I have a feeling that I’ll get addicted to crossing the finish line) and I’m absolutely thrilled to have the Blitz team guiding my training and soon, nutrition. I’m a very happy girl right now. So very happy.

Thank you for following my progress this far and I hope you’ll stay with me through my my new fitness challenges.

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