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Strong to the Finish Challenge – Week 6

Hello to all you wonderful people, it’s time for another update on my fitness challenge… I am TWO WEEKS away from the end – isn’t that crazy?

It seems like just yesterday I was searching for that new adventure, that new challenge, that spark of passion and this challenge so graciously crossed my path. I think that’s how good things happen; they find you, but they don’t pursue you. They make themselves present, but it’s up to you to grab it.


The lighting this morning was terrible, which you are about to realize when you see the comparable ones that I took in my bathroom (hah!). But this one is a better overall view of me.

I made it through the challenges of week 5 only to meet week 6 with a renewed enthusiasm. I promised to not let anything going on in my personal life keep me from my goals, and I have kept that promise to myself.

I envision myself as a hunter, and my prey are my weaknesses. I find them, I face them, I destroy them. The insecurity, the doubt, the anxiety… obliterated in the gym. I don’t want to be held back anymore. I don’t want to be seen as someone who is struggling or sick. That’s why I continue to find the things that keep me from being my best, and I beat them to death. I am strong.

Back to the challenge: I stopped counting calories this week. I felt like I learned all I could from that process, and I’ve moved on. It gave me a much greater idea of what I actually need to be putting in my body and I can tell I’ve had a lot of improvements.

I see it mostly in my face. I have lost almost 15 lbs since I started this challenge. But sometimes when it’s you, and you look at yourself in the mirror every day, you just don’t notice the changes. The unveiling of my abs is a good indicator too! As they slowly peek out a little more, week after week.

Abs were the first thing I ever set a goal for when I got into fitness. I worked them almost every single day! I think I had them looking pretty good last summer! Being able to see them a little bit once again brings me back to that time – when I was fresh-eyed and excited at the prospect of where I could go with my body! And although I am no “newbie” anymore, it is great to be brought back in my mind to that time, to know that I have and will continue to keep accomplishing my goals.

I guess you could say I’m feeling positive today!

With only two weeks left to go, if I can keep up this mentality then I’ve got this in the bag!

 

Thanks for following along this journey with me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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