Hella selfies! Left: the before, 1/5/14 // Right: the afters, 2/9 & 2/11
('Flawless' gif via Tumblr)
I haven't taken my 'after' fitness test and measurements, but I can safely assume that all of my test counts will be up and measurements down. More than anything else, I came into the Resolution Challenge focused on improving my fitness - and reconnecting with my love for it. In that sense, I'm proud of what I've accomplished in the last six weeks, and so grateful for Jenn's gentle guidance and steadfast support. I hear things like "You're the one I keep up with in class" (aside from Jenn of course!); "You look awesome!"; "You inspire me to work out as hard as you do." or "You can teach these!" - and am so humbled that those voices belong to other people, not just in my head! I go hard and I play to win - but I'm only in competition with my own last workout. I want to do the best I can and hopefully better that last workout with my next session.
*Insert bicep emoji here* Photo credit Sarah Lovrien
Food and nutrition-wise, I did fine, but feel like I've got so much to learn and improve upon. On this side of the Challenge, I followed the Superfood Diet and found my love for green smoothies and such again - I even learned how to make my own kombucha! (blog post on that coming soon.) I just didn't have the enthusiasm I did last year in getting excited about eating healthy. Maybe it's because it'd become a part of my life already? Maybe I'm being too hard on myself. I just let excuses like travel, busy days and 'special' occasions lead the way to bad meals. I 'slipped up' more than I did last year, but I'm also more acclimated to tuning into my body than I was last year. Every single time I had something with gluten, dairy, what have you - I'd feel like caca afterwards. Every single time. I know what's good for me, and need to continue building my willpower up so that good wins more often.
"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want in the moment."
I mean, I'm tryna Glow full-time again & the road to that is lined with kale! (among other greens)
My favorite Glow Girl after Jenn and myself (Another gem via Tumblr)
Like really bro, does it matter how much money I spend at Whole Foods? You don't see me asking how much you spent on all that GMO crap you just bought at your supermarket! I digress. Anyway.
I'm so proud of my fellow Glow Girls and so happy so many are now lifetime members of For the Glow. Looking forward to taking the momentum we've built here with the Resolution Challenge and running with it. Who knows how much we'll accomplish this year and beyon(ce)? The sky isn't the limit; it's just the beginning.
Finally, I don't think there's enough thanks and gratitude in the world to extend to Jenn for the Challenge and all she's done to help us Glow. I'll just keep giving thanks anyway :)
THANK YOU JENN!