My goal for the 2nd 90 day challenge was to start to tone! Tone is something my body has never seen! HA! I have been skinny before (around 2006--wedding time) but I was skinny fat. Always "soft" as my husband would say. I wanted to change all that around for the first time in my life!
Now on to my results from round 2:No...I didn't lose any weight. But I didn't really need to. I needed to replace fat with muscle! I needed to get stronger! And that is what I did!! I went from barely making it through a few modified push ups to easily (well kind of) doing 24 regular push ups in 50 seconds during my last fit test! My planks went from on struggling to hit 30 seconds on my knees to full planks up around 1:30. I lost 3.5 inches from my waist and 2.25 inches from my hips. I can finally see definition in my arms and legs!! My abs (my problem area) are finally strengthening after having two babies and I am not quite as embarrassed as I used to be about showing them! I can pretty much see a difference in every inch of my body!
Wanna see pictures?? I hate pictures of myself...especially ones in a sports bra but I figured that if I wanted to be real.....I have to bare it all. I want you guys to know that if I can do this....you can! I am just like everyone else. There were days when I DID NOT want to work out!! There were days when I wanted to eat a ton of ice cream and give up! There were months when I was frustrated because I didn't see the scale move!! BUT I realized that I had to keep going! I realized that I was making progress not matter how big or small. I realized that giving up would make me feel a lot worse than getting off the couch, putting on tennis shoes and GETTING IT DONE!!
There is really nothing better than committing to a challenge and completing it! Trust me on that. I really hope that this will inspire you to start adding fitness into your life. Speaking from someone who has never been athletic a day in her life....fitness can be like therapy. I workout not only to change my body but for the energy boost and mental clarity that it brings me. I used to hear people talk about that and think they were insane. How can getting all sweaty and killing yourself make you feel great?? It used to sound miserable to me but now I crave it!!!!