I am proud to say that I am a committed Challenger. My life has gone from just doing this to trying to lose a little weight and get back into shape and a full-fledged lifestyle. I watch what I eat, exercise regularly, take vitamins and supplements, and try to be as active in regular day activities as I can. Over the past few months I have learned a lot of new tips and tricks. Every week I have learned something new. I have trained my body to crave healthy wholesome food and I lost the cravings for fast food and other junk food. I have not had a soda, juice, or any other unhealthy beverage in the entirety of both Challenges. I have only drank water or Life Time Protein shakes.
My confidence has really gone up since the weight started to go down. Not only confident in the way that I look and feel, but confident in knowing that I am inspiring others to take action and change their lives. My mother saw how I changed my ways in the Summer Challenge and noticed how much better I was feeling. She decided she wanted the same so she signed up, and I am proud that she stuck to it and did an amazing job in the Challenge. The Challenge is really a special program. It brings together a lot of different people that feel uncomfortable walking in to the club and not really knowing which direction they should go. Not only is it helpful inside the club, but in every aspect of your life at home as well. Most of these people I probably would have never spoken to because I am a little shy to strangers, but I am proud to call most of the Challengers my friends. We have gotten to know each other through different events and Try-it-Tuesdays, but also a huge part of it was from the Facebook group. Honestly, the Facebook group has had the biggest impact on me. The sharing between each member of things that have both helped and hindered them has been extremely beneficial. What I am most excited about is finally getting the RMA/AMA done which will help me burn fat the most efficient way possible. I’m planning to go back on the Transformation Challenge during the holiday session and doing some damage on the leaderboard!
I love the “new me” that these Challenges have created. I have more energy than I have had in a very long time. I feel much better physically, mentally, and emotionally. My confidence is restored and I’m living more in the present now instead of looking into the future when I would be skinnier. Done with procrastination!