The End of the Beginning

FitJourney Photo 2

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Well, i’ll start off by saying this is a really emotional post for me to write. Today is the last day of my 8 week boot camp. The first photo was taken a few weeks before I started my #FitJourney. The second photo was taken a few days ago. I don’t know if you can tell, but what a change my body has gone through in the last 2 months! I started this journey very unsure of how it would go. I had read all the success stories online about this boot camp I was joining but I was still skeptical. However, after a year of sickness and feeling horrible about myself, I decided to try it. What could it hurt? Well 2 months later I am here to tell you that it was the biggest blessing ever.

I joined my gym not realizing the complete transformation my mind, body and soul would go through. I really didn’t expect to have a total makeover, but apparently God had other plans. After starting boot camp I was teamed up with a coach named Teah. I loved how uplifting she was and encouraging in all aspects of my life. She probably doesn’t even know how much I have cherished talking to her everyday for the last 60 days. Sure, the goal was to shed a few pounds and feel better about myself but Teah also helped me with something else. My walk with Christ. There is something completely amazing about having a coach who motivates you to eat well, to push yourself in your workouts and to trust God’s plan in your personal life. I can honestly say I gained a friend through out this process.

I have also learned a thing about balance. I am notorious for cramming my schedule so full that I can barely breathe. I have now come to realize that it isn’t healthy. Down time is a good thing. Lesson learned. I have learned to push myself. On days I don’t think I have the strength to pick up a kettle bell I some how find the will power to push myself through 45 minutes of hard work. I now understand that if I put in the time, beautiful things happen.

I am sad to see boot camp end, but I am excited to continue working toward whole health. As much as society wants to tell you that life is measured by what your waist size is, it is not. You are not defined by the clothes you wear, the way you look in them or how other people view your body. Only you will know what true beauty is when you finally feel confident with yourself. It was never about being a size 4 and looking good in a bathing suit. It was all about how I felt about myself and how I felt when I looked in the mirror. I am excited to see what the next year holds for my health and body. I know what I am capable of and can’t wait to see what I can accomplish next. So my #FitJourney doesn’t end here, it is only the end of the beginning! <3


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