The Final Two Days
I'm active on My Fitness Pal, http://www.myfitnesspal.com If you haven't checked it out, you should. There's some amazingly great people there. But a special thanks goes out to Bernie, Gary, Jim, Adam, Jonathan,Jeff, Chad and especially Brian. It was this group who pulled me through the last 2 workouts. I didn't want to tell them, I failed.
Day 29/30: I have one more day. My eyes are on the prize, firmly planted and attainable. My goal was to be down 10#, I hit that several days ago. Because I focused on my eating last night, I'm actually down a .5# from Sunday's weigh in. I'm beyond exhausted. Twenty-Five minutes into my 60-minute session I wanted to give up. But I'm focused. I've lost all sense of hunger, and I WILL have to make myself eat today. I don't want to drink, but I will force that so I don't hit a state of dehydration. I talked to my dad yesterday, and he asked, are you planning on competing at YOUR AGE? (thanks, dad,lol!) I've competed in BB twice - took 1st at 17, 3rd at 19. I know this feeling, I've gone through it before. Twenty-four more hours, only 24.
30/30: Goal ACCOMPLISHED!! 12# DOWN!! (beating that goal by 2#) So, I got to the gym this morning. I knew that I had reached my weight goal. One more workout, just one more. Seriously, I thought for 5 seconds, who's going to know if I just phone it in? Take it easy, just be there, Light workout. And then I realized, I had to face all of the people who started following me, and I couldn't do it. With sheer determination being the only thing that pulled me through I did it, and with that last interval, I just crumpled. With tears starting to stream down my face, I realized, that I just defeated a program that no one thought I could beat. A women doing this, damn near unheard of, but a 40-something person, (be it man or woman,) EXTREMELY rare, and yet, I did. I have so many of you to thank, that I can't even begin, and I don't want to put focus on just one. You all know who you are, the little messages of support, the Snapchats of, "Damn girl, you're a beast", the funniest one, "I'd smack that" when I posted the pic of my butt in the skinny jeans that had now become baggy, and the little flirty messages that told me somehow I must be on the right track. Thank you!
I'll be taking a slow cardio day on Wednesday, the day AFTER this, but on Thursday, I'll be back at it, 3 days of lifting,3 days of cardio, 1 day of rest. Wish me luck!
To all of you who have made it this far, Thanks. Leave me a little love in the comments!
And once again, Here's the set up:http://www.memoriesintimemn.com/blog/2016/1/30-days-with-craig-minnesota-wedding-photographer
And as a side note, total pounds of fat lost during this ~ 16#. Total pounds of muscle gained ~ 4#. Since I finished this February 9th, I've lost 4 more pounds of fat.. My after pics were taken prior to finishing my challenge. I'm still in transformation. Watch to see what's on the horizon!