Fight to Finish

Can I get some virtual high fives because all 3 kids are sleeping!!! I didn't even have to give them Benadryl. It won't last forever because they're sick, but I'm enjoying it while it does.

Guys, Body Back is almost over. I'm excited to have my nights/mornings back, but I'm also really going to miss it so much. My body craves the exercise and I crave the time away doing something for me.

Last night we had our "last" workout. Saturday is assessment day, so to not consider that a workout is silly because it's challenging, but it's not a structured workout we've been doing. I'm happy to say the last few workouts have been my best. I can say I've given it everything I had and it felt so good. One thing Tracy said last week was to pretend our kids were watching and to show them you can do anything you put your mind to. I don't know why that struck such a cord, but it did. I tell my kids all the time to never give up. It was a good reminder from Tracy to actually practice what I preach.

She also said a lot to "fight to finish." Also a great motivator. The time is almost up for the class and I want to be successful. I want to have inches and pounds lost. I want to be able to say that I gave it all I had.

More than pounds and inches though, I'm so proud of the physical accomplishments I've had, The running, the weight lifting, the planking, it's all getting easier. That of course means I have to push myself harder. Like Tracy said too, "we've come too far to just come this far." I tell her she should write a motivational quote book, she's got all the good ones! The transformation doesn't end here. I don't reach the end of the eight weeks and then go back to old ways. I do have a different mindset on exercise and food. It's important to make sure I'm taking care of me and my health and showing my kids this example. I don't want my kids to see healthy eating and exercise as a form of punishment, but as something beneficial that's enjoyable.

I'm so excited for Saturday. I'm excited to see the change in my body and the strength it's gained. I'll obviously report back and learn how to post pictures so you can see. But seriously, if you're even kind of considering doing this, just do it!! You're stronger than your excuses and so capable. You will not regret it. You'll have amazing support from instructors who are there for you, incredible workouts, and a great group of ladies who are on the same journey. I can't say enough good things about this program.

Can't wait to share my results! And nap time is over.