So let’s talk fitness for a second here, shall we?
Earlier in the Pandemic, I was super into running. My SRTT group had all sorts of challenges to motivate us to run solo and I was INTO it. I ran nearly 60 miles in May and then, I just stopped.
There were some aches. Some pains. A lot of loneliness. The miles felt daunting instead of refreshing and I just stopped.
June was a down month for me. Few miles. Fewer workouts. I walked a bunch, which was a nice change. July came, and I rejoined Fit4Mom. A village that was so welcoming a couple of years ago, a village that I had taken a step back from when work changed and was more stressful. But it turned out, amid the loss of my regular running group, it was just what I needed.
In mid-August, I signed up for a round of Transformation/Body Back. I had done 4 sessions two years ago and had great results. I needed to get back to what I knew WORKED.
We don’t call it before and after. It’s then and now. Because it’s a journey right? Getting to a place where we’re happy with our body – it’s a journey.
This round my goals were different than previous rounds and the goals are still the same largely.
- I will run a sub-9-minute mile by the end of this session.
- I will take time for me – 20 minutes per day or 1 hour per week.
- I will eat out only 2x per week
- I will workout 4 times per week
I’m stronger for sure. I lost about 13.5″ and ALMOST 5 lbs. 8 weeks of hard work.
Then & Now Pictures
These were taken in mid August – about 8 weeks ago (I think? Might have been 6? Pretty sure 8.)
Taken last week – after I shaved 10 seconds from my mile (I did my assessment after a TOUGH 360 workout the night before so my legs were HURTING). Added 30 seconds to my plank. And my measurements showed nearly 5 lbs gone, and 13.5″ lost. Yeah baby!
Fitness-wise, I shaved off 10 seconds from my mile (after a REALLY hard 360 workout the night before), added 33 seconds to my plank, and 5-10 respectively of air squats, bicep curls, and pushups (1-minute timer for each,).
Last week we had a final celebration of our group and I gotta say, this community was just what I needed. After months of running alone, beating myself up for whatever garbage caused the ghosting of my running pals, working out with my amazing coaches, and this fantastic community was just what my soul needed.