I did it. I finished my first 90 day challenge! No skipping days. No doubling up. No "oh, I'll just do extra tomorrow" or "I walked a lot today, that counts as cardio" etc. I successfully completed 90 straight days of working out. That may not seem like a big deal to you, but it's a huge thing for me. I've tried and failed at this process dozens of times and for me to have acheived this goal is amazing.
I have to be honest (because I promised I would), I am not impressed with my weight and measurements. I lost 4 pounds in 90 days. That's it? At this rate, it's gonna take me 540 days to reach my goal. I don't accept that. I lost a total of 5.75 inches. Not awesome. Especially since I want to lose about 4 just in my waist. These things alone made me question whether these last 90 days were even worth it. Then I took my fit test.
Look at all those pretty numbers!! Unfortunately, my thighs started to give out during the lunges, so those aren't where I want them to be, but check that shit out! I kicked my own ass. I doubled some of my Day 1 scores. DOUBLED!! I'm so freaking proud of that. I started out doing modified burpees, and planks. Today's scores were 100%, no modifications.
But they are always real and perfect.
I am a very self conscious person, and I generally don't like to show too much of myself (physically and emotionally) because I feel like there's a great deal of improvement that needs to be done. However, in an effort to show that all women are beautiful and all bodies are perfect, I will be posting regular photos of my physical progress and writing posts about my journey to a healthy lifestyle.
My goal is to motivate others, specifically moms, who are worried that they aren't as attractive as they used to be for whatever reason. Life is too short to be stressed about what other people see when they look at you. I don't want to worry about what size I am, or if I look good in a bikini. To be completely honest, bikinis make me uncomfortable and I don't know if I'll ever feel confident enough to wear one in public. Public perception shouldn't be what matters.
I know my body is kick ass because I've seen the 2 little humans this beastly body created and they are amazing. I know my husband loves me and appreciates my body. I'm not doing this for him. I'm doing it for me. I want to be healthier and have the energy to keep up with my boys. I want to feel comfortable in my skin and not second guess myself.
This is going to be a very physical and mental process. I hope y'all are ready! I know I am.