Last month, I took time to map out which fitness programs I would be doing in the beginning of 2017. I did this because putting dates on things makes me work for harder to accomplish them. I decided to do the 3-Day Refresh because I thought it would be a great way to start off my year. Plus, others were doing it or had just done it before the holidays, so it sounded like a good idea. It was actually a terrible idea for ME.
You see, when I decided to do this Refresh, I did it for all the wrong reasons. I wanted to fit in with the ones who had accomplished it before me. I wanted to do it at the same time as my coach. I wanted to prove to everyone else that I could do this. But the truth is, neither my heart nor my mind was ever in it. This wasn't something that I felt I needed...just something that I thought sounded like a good idea.
I've spent most of my life making decisions for myself to please others or to try and fit in, even if it wasn't something I wanted to do. Instead of focusing on doing the things that meant something to me or made me the happiest, I would sacrifice all of that just to please others who honestly, really didn't matter. It wasn't until my coach asked me why I decided to do this Refresh if I didn't want to that all of this started to make sense.
So, after a pretty rough day of this program, I made the best decision for me. I called it quits and refocused on what I was most excited about, my new program, Cize.
Some may look at this as a failure, and believe me, I struggled with that, too. At the end of the day, I actually see this as a huge success for ME. I made the best decision based on what I believe in and I couldn't be happier.
In all fairness, I will say that the 3-Day Refresh is awesome! My coach dropped 11 lbs. and 5 inches alone and add that to what the other three ladies lost, they achieved a 26 lbs. total loss!* And I'm proud of each of them for sticking with it. Maybe I'll give it a try again one day...maybe.
*I am an Independent Beachbody Coach. Results for any program will vary and are not guaranteed.