People keep asking to see my before and after comparison so here it is! 60 days of blood, sweat and tears! Haha kidding, not that dramatic – just some good old fashioned hard work and many ass whoopins from Shaun T.
The most important thing I desired when going into a program as intense as this one, was a stronger mentality of “YOU CAN DO IT” and “NEVER GIVE UP”. I am feeling pretty proud to say that I completed one of the hardest programs that the company has to offer! It was not easy. It was not a breeze. I did not just bust through 30 minutes without stopping. Sometimes I had to pause and sit there panting and think to myself “holy shit – is this happening?!” YEP. There were times where I wanted to only do half of the workout. There were times where I wanted to stop after 2 minutes! And yet, I kept going, I did not give up. That’s what this program is all about. Once you get over that mental hump of your own insecurities, the magic REALLY happens!!
Now let me say that I personally do have physical appearance goals for myself. I would be lying if I said I didn’t care at all about how I looked, because let’s face it, everyone cares about how they look in some aspect or another. However, the most important thing that I can’t stress enough to you guys is — > HOW I FEEL. I feel a satisfaction within myself, I feel proud, I feel healthy, I feel strong. I just know that I can do anything I set my mind to, and this program totally helped me in truly validating that. I said I was going to do it, and so I did. It was a choice. MY CHOICE. We make choices every single day in our lives. We make choices that have positive impact or a negative one, but no one can ever say that they don’t have a choice. Yes you do. I choose this. It did not HAPPEN to me. I am actively pursuing my dreams and goals to ensure that I have the life with my husband that I desire!
As I prepare to leave my current job with the state I had a 2-3 hour meeting with my direct district manager yesterday. He drove down from Sacramento to meet with me before I left and check in on our office as a whole. As we sat there talking about my goals, my vision, my future – he looked at me and said “It is really refreshing to see someone your age going after their passion!” HELLO!! I have so much respect and admiration for him that when he said, “You inspire me” to my face,my whole body got the chills.I just felt like in that exact moment, I am where I am supposed to be in this world, on the right path. I can feel the momentum building and I can’t stop. I do it for me, I do it for my future! Join me! We can do it together! WHY NOT YOU?? You are unique, you are the only YOU, share that with the world!
Inspirational quote of the day:
“Anytime you blame others and complain about your situation, you are choosing to be a victim. By playing the victim role you are putting yourself in an ineffective and weak position. It is virtually impossible to allow incredible miracles to enter your life when you chose to remain in this negative mental state.”