30 Days with Craig | The Final Two Days | Minnesota Wedding Photographer

March 18, 2016  •  2 Comments

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

Week 1: http://www.memoriesintimemn.com/blog/2016/1/30-days-with-craig-week-1-minneapolis-wedding-photographer

Week 2: http://www.memoriesintimemn.com/blog/2016/2/30-days-with-craig-week-2-minnesota-wedding-photograph

Week 3: http://www.memoriesintimemn.com/blog/2016/2/30-days-with-craig-week-3-mn-wedding-photographer

And Week 4 : http://www.memoriesintimemn.com/blog/2016/3/30Days/Memories-in-time-Photography/week4

  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!

 


Comments

Angela E Lauterbach(non-registered)
So so happy for you - Let's re-shoot when you are ready!
Craig Capurso(non-registered)
CONGRATS!!!... Proud of you and what you accomplished. I hope those were tears of joy that it is over and more importantly that you did it.. YOU DID IT.. your support is your support but you took your body mind and soul 30 days and made changes well done..
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