If you've been following my health and fitness journey on my social media pages, you know that yesterday I completed 30 days of Cize. This is significant for so many reasons. For one, this is the first program I have actually completed. Yes, you read that correctly. Even though I have been on my journey for a while, I never committed to finishing a full 30/60/90 day program. I would start out strong, but would let excuses get in the way and would stop and move on to something else. When I started 2017, I made it a priority for myself to always finish what I start and I did it!
Completing this program is huge, but through this process, I've learned so many things about myself. I learned that I can be strong and confident. Taking a huge leap out of my comfort zone and posting my workout videos every day was something I NEVER thought I would do. I have people following me now and looking to me for inspiration and motivation on a daily basis. ME. I had no idea the impact I would have on others just because I decided to go for it and share my journey...the good and the bad.
I learned that I'm worth all of the sacrifices I've made this past month. Getting up for 6am workouts with my coach, saying no to going out for drinks with friends, and bypassing that extra slice of pizza knowing I really wanted to eat the whole pie was worth every second of the joy and pride I'm feeling today.
So, I know you're ready to hear the results I had with this program. I lost a total of 17.5 inches off of my body and 8.7 pounds. Pretty awesome, right? I honestly wasn't expecting those numbers to be so high, but then again, I wasn't really focused on them. The physical changes are just part of this journey for me. I knew that whatever the scale and tape measure told me today, it wouldn't change what I was able to gain this month. I did go down a full pants size and all of my clothes are fitting better these days. And, I was able to tighten up my Fitbit another notch. Great non-scale victories!
Mentally, I was able to finally connect the dots to figure out why I always gave up on myself. I was afraid to fail. And because of that, I was afraid to try to do more. Once I figured that out, it's like this amazing world of possibilities opened up. I'm trying things I haven't before. I'm wearing clothes that I like rather than what others think looks good on me and I'm loving showing off all of my curves. Instead of hiding out in the middle of my Zumba classes, I'm getting there early to secure my spot in the front row. I'm seeing that I really do have an opportunity to help others on their own health and fitness journeys through my role as a Beachbody Coach. Even though I used to be afraid to let people know I was a coach, I've learned to own that title and live up to it proudly because I know I can help change lives just by sharing my story and being there to love and support anyone who asks for my help. I'm not going to lie, the financial impact it has had on my family isn't too shabby either ;)
What's next for me? Tomorrow I'll be starting with TurboFire. This is a 90-day program (technically, it will be 80 days for me because I have to cut it short for my trip to Punta Cana that my coach earned - so 10 days will be double days so I can honestly say I complete it). I have my next success group starting tomorrow where I will be helping others on their own journeys and we will all be helping each other stay accountable to our goals. I'm continuing to work with my team to help them grow as leaders and to stay on track for earning their Beachbody programs and products for free and even earn a some side money to help supplement what they are earning through their full-time jobs. It' an amazing life, and I'm so glad it's mine to live. <3