The end is near. And I’m on track to come out on top (I think, I hope). It’s crunch time. Not a lot of room for error so I have to balance my summer fun around continuing to work hard for this.
At first this was all about the money… and the win. Now, my life has changed for the better. I hate to sound like a broken record about this, but I’m doing things I never thought I would and they have become a part of my routine. I couldn’t be happier about this path I’m on and will continue down long after this challenge is over!
I’m currently down 29 pounds total. I’m 5 pounds away from where I was last year when I focused on healthier eating habits and running 5Ks. I have muscle definition forming (strong is my goal, not skinny) that serves as a visual reward for all this hard work.
As one of my favorite new workout shirts says, “REAL WOMEN LIFT HEAVY” and it has surprisingly become a goal of mine. In fact, yesterday, one of the trainers at the gym (not mine) paid me a nice compliment because he was shocked at the amount of weight I was preparing to lift.
GUYS. I maxed out my deadlift at 155 LBS! 5 reps at ONE FIFTY-FIVE!
I’m still in shock I managed it! But this is exactly what I’m striving for. STRENGTH. The stats, the numbers… that’s all just for the challenge. When this is all over, I want to continue to progress. Keep building on that strength. Ain’t no stopping me y’all!
Robin Williams as John Keating, Dead Poets Society
RIP Robin Williams.(via ikindajustdomyownthing)