Happy February, friends!
We are well into 2018 and I have big goals for this year–for myself, my family, and my business! 2017 was a little bit of a dumpster fire for me at times, but the end of the year brought me some really great improvements from #mySADexperiment and it’s been great to keep that going!
By focusing very intentionally on my nutrition and my fitness (plus continuing the medication my doctor prescribed me last spring, of course), I have been able to manage my depression and anxiety SO MUCH BETTER than last winter. I have been feeling more confident and more even-keeled, and not dealing with some of my usual issues like bloating, indigestion, and poor sleep.
I knew I wanted to keep up my progress with this going into 2018, so I committed to something I have NEVER done before–and honestly it kind of freaked me out. A brand new fitness program launched in January, and at first I really wasn’t sure if I wanted in or not. First of all, it’s longer than any other program I’ve done before: 90 days total with 80 workouts. That’s a lot!!! Second, the workouts themselves are longer than I’m used to, ranging between 35 min and 60 min, where I usually stick to 30 minutes. I was pretty content to let this program go by without getting involved; it was way out of my comfort zone and I honestly didn’t think I could do it. I didn’t believe in myself or my ability to do hard things.
As soon as I saw the before and after pictures from the test group, however, I was in. Like, got super excited and ready for a challenge, ALL IN. I committed not only to doing the program, but doing it full out, exactly as written. That means following the meal plan for the entire time, doing all of the workouts, not skipping a day, not talking myself into a sweet tea during week 2, not having some birthday cake for my kiddo’s birthday. ALL IN.
Plus, this program was created by my absolute favorite trainer, Autumn, so that made it easier to say yes to it. My biggest motivation for doing this, besides continuing my progress from #mySADexperiment, is the trip to Mexico I’m taking in April with my hubby. I earned an invitation to this trip, and will be there with other health and fitness coaches–and I’m really excited!! But I also know that I don’t want to spend my time there around a bunch of other really fit women and compare myself–all that will do is make me feel bad about myself, and that’s goofy. Doing this program, regardless of my outcome, will help me build confidence and feel awesome, and I know that will help my confidence on the beach in April, too.
I’ll be sharing my progress after I finish Phase 1 (out of three) next week, and I’ll also give some more info about the nutrition plan for this program–because it’s different than what I’ve done in the past and I am loving it!
Here are my starting pictures. I don’t have specific goals as far as weight or inches lost by the end, because I really want to focus on just doing the process as written and see what happens. I’m excited for the journey! If you need some badass results in your life, too, contact me! Let’s chat and get you in to my next group!