One year later…

If you’re going through hell, keep going. 

This year proved to have a few bumps and challenges, here is an update from a previous Facebook post.

July 24, 2017

This morning I woke up thinking that I was close to my “one year anniversary” with Roni Davis – Fitness and Nutrition, so I checked. Literally, today, is exactly one year from the day I first emailed her to see if she had any room for me. 😜

My original goal with training wasn’t to be thin and the number on the scale wasn’t my focus. I wanted to be strong. Really strong. And it’s fitting that we ran a Spartan Race yesterday. It was finally a chance to see if there was any improvement. And there was. Yesterday, not only did I conquer several obstacles that have left me paralyzed with fear in previous years, but I lifted some of the men’s weights instead of the “women’s”. To say my experience yesterday was “super” doesn’t even come close. 

This year was not easy an easy one. Far from it. Early mornings, illness, soreness – but it was great. I’m a glutton for punishment and I made it my mission not to make any excuses. (Roni held me to it!)

I’m proud of where I am today and I wouldn’t have gotten here without the help of others.

Roni – thanks for a year of laughs, tears, squats… the way you show people how important it is to love their bodies and change mindsets makes all the difference. You’ve gotten me through many ups and downs… (both figuratively and literally.) 🙏❤️

Kristi – my running/training partner – thanks for being a good friend I could count on. When I needed support and encouragement you were there to pull me along. You were so good to meet at times & places that were easy for me to commit to – I appreciate our friendship so much! ❤️🔥

Pat, Felix, Tessa – for making sure I was eating properly & keeping me honest. 🖤🖤

And of course the crew at Trico Centre for Family Wellness who create a safe place for their guests to work out. And I say “safe” because even from
day one, I never felt out-of-place or awkward. The fitness monitors are second-to-none; they showed me how to lift properly and answered my questions (there were/are usually lots….) 🙏🙏🙏🙏

The funny part of all of it is that I took my first pictures last August 1 and felt sick about where I had let myself go. I was ashamed. Embarrassed. And wasn’t entirely sure I’d have to do any revealing after a year (I wasn’t super confident I’d stick with it….) but here we are.

No diets. (I literally ate pizza and chips at least once a week. Plus I drank.) No pills. No magic shakes or teas. Just the overwhelming weight of not wanting to let Roni (or myself) down… 😉

Below are my results so far. I’m happy to keep going!

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