CrossFit · Health & Fitness

I DID IT!

Y’all it’s been a long time since I’ve committed to something so fully. I made it through the Advocare ONE/80 Transformation Challenge! For people like me who want instant success, well this is not the case. But there was change and progress. And that’s a win! I know most of y’all don’t care about what I have to say, so let’s get to it. Drumroll please…

Day 1 weight: 186.3

Day 80 weight: 168.8

Day 1/80measurements:

Chest 39/37, Left Arm 14.5/13, Right Arm 15.25/13.5, Waist 35.25/31, Hips 41/38, Left Thigh 24.25/22.5, Right Thigh 23.75/22

Me being super honest with everyone is not easy. Showing pictures of me full body, is not easy. But here you go.

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For those of you who still want to read something, read on 🙂

First let me say THANK YOU to everyone who has cheered me on, said really nice things about my transformation, and just overall supported me, even if you didn’t understand any of it. Second, the journey isn’t over, so hopefully I can count on all of you to rally me on when I get weak! And third…. NO MORE MEAL REPLACEMENT SHAKES! yahoooooo!

There’s still so much more work ahead. I’m nowhere near where I’d like to be but I’ve made a good dent. If you’ve been following along, my 41st birthday is coming up and I’m gonna see where I get by August 15. I don’t have a specific weight or size in mind, just a goal of being an overall badass, lol! I think in the next week or two, I will make a goal so I have something to work for, but I really have no clue what it is right now. Any suggestions? I need help!

What I’ve learned from this is that really anything is possible when you decide to do commit. I know, “Stephanie, you are so cheesy!” But so many people have said that they just can’t imagine being strict for 80 days, that they can’t do it… and believe me, I didn’t wanna and I wasn’t sure that I would be successful. I TRULY wanted to lose weight and be healthy, so I did it. I had to do it. There’s no if’s, and’s or but’s. SERIOUSLY. There are so many clichĂ© sayings about this and guess what? They are all true! I know some of you just vomited in your mouth a little bit, but it what it is (see what I did there?).

If you want it bad enough, you will find a way!

You can’t change without CHANGE!

Push yourself cause no else is gonna do it for you.

Do something today, that your future self will thank you for.

When you feel like quitting, remember why you started.

But it’s all true. It’s cheesy, I know, but I’m pretty sure I thought a version of each of the above sayings a hundred times during the past 80 days. I had to have some tough love moments to myself. I threw some tantrums, I pouted, and I fought this journey a good part of the way. But I stuck with it. I committed. I win!

It’s damn hard too. But as I’ve been saying over and over and over… It’s not impossible.

I’m typically a go with the flow kind of person. Life is short, have fun! But at the same time, life is long and I want to be around for all the things my kids grow up to do and be and their future families. I don’t want to be struggling. I don’t want to be restricted. I want to grow old with superb health! Not just barely scraping by. I want to travel and see the world and not be achy or out of breath. If you are a spring chicken, you have no idea how much harder it gets. I’m only 40. I still feel young, but my body wants to feel old! I can’t imagine how much harder it might get as I get older.

So my go with the flow personality had to go all in or stay the same. And looky looky, I didn’t stay the same. Change has happened! Physically, I’m smaller! And I’m still making gains! Mentally, I know I can persevere! My brain has rewired a little bit. I don’t crave sweets. I don’t need shitty food.

Gosh y’all I’m just happy that I had great success! I want you to find similar happiness. If I can cheer you on, support you or do anything to help you please let me know! In the end you have to be strong enough to do this on your own, but a good support system is always helpful!

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