TODAY is the last day of my strength training program! But it's not the end for me. I got so much out of these last 8 weeks than I ever imagined I could. Perhaps most importantly, I began to have a better relationship with food. I ate more on a daily basis than I ever allowed myself to do in the past. I'm not going to lie, it wasn't easy. There were days when I wanted to restrict, to give in to those old habits that I knew were self-destructive but fed my need for control. But I didn't. I fought. Hard. And then I pushed myself in my workouts and gave EVERYTHING I had. .
It may not show it, but I can lift more than double what I did before I started. I can get halfway to doing a full pull-up (this is HUGE for me!!). I can feel and see the strength in my body. And, if I'm being a bit honest (and tooting my own horn), my jeans are filling out quite nicely 😉. But all of that aside, the mental toughness I got from this program has given me so much. Being able to push yourself and succeed does more for your confidence than you could ever imagine. In the photo on the left, I was 118 lbs. On the right, 125 lbs. My journey is not the same as many others. I was looking to gain weight and was finally at a point in my life where I knew that, mentally, I could handle it. This program helped give me that. Each person's journey is different and we all have different goals. My journey is not over, it's just beginning and it's only getting better-and if you are ready to start your own, know that I will be there with you every step of the way. Now it's time for round two!💛💪