5 years ago today!!!! Aghhhh!!! Can’t believe it has been 5 years!! This was day 64 of my very first ever transformation & fitness journey.
It all started out with an infomercial on TV, me feeling crappy about myself around all these hot young baseball girlfriends, and a little nudge from my friend, Connie, to try something different and compete in a fitness competition.
I thought she was crazy. I was so against the idea of ME competing in a fitness competition. I mean, she (Connie) had the perfect body and I thought I would never be bikini competition ready. I felt so weak and kept saying, I’ll never look like that.
Quin was 18 months old and even though I wasn’t heavy or needing to lose weight, I was so out of shape and unhealthy. I felt soft and squishy.
We lived out of hotels and a half furnished apt. We lived on stadium food and fast food b/c it was easy. I had no clue how to eat clean or what that even meant. I didn’t know how to train for something like a competition and it seemed like more work than I was prepared to handle.
Late one night I saw an infomercial for insanity and decided right then to commit and go for it. My husband laughed at me. Told me it was a joke and that I would never finish it. I didn’t have a coach. I was determined to prove him wrong. I wanted it for ME! If I was going to do it…I was going to DO IT. Ya know. I called Connie and said “I’m going for it, and I gonna do all of it”. (The competition had 3 different elements)
The first workout I barely made it through the fit test and the second day I didn’t even make it through the warm up. By week 2 I was rocking that workout but at my own pace.
My friend helped me learn what to do and resources I could learn from when it came to foods. I followed the meal plan from insanity too. She wasn’t doing insanity but she held me accountable via text and phone calls. I put her picture on my phone as a screen saver to remind me of what I was working towards. I don’t know if I ever told her that. Lol
I worked full time and my day started at 6:30 am at the school. So 4:30 am workouts were a bitch. It’s all I could do though. I set this goal for myself to just go for it and do the best I could so I made it happen. If I skipped a workout I doubled up the next day.
On day 64 of this 60 day program I was in the best shape of my life (& I have been an athlete my whole life) I stood on stage and WON 1st place in the grace and physique competition for trifitness. I became a believer in at home workouts.
The programs work when you allow them too and you put in the work. Set a goal and go for it. Ask someone for accountability and help with the process. It changed my life forever. I’ll help if you need it.
Little did I know that that one little 3 am decision to buy insanity off an infomercial, would change the course of my life…even though I didn’t become a coach until 3 years later.
Thanks for the memory Facebook!!