Sunday, August 19, 2012
I can't believe another 8 weeks has gone by so fast. This challenge did not turn out the way I wanted. I didn't lose. I gained 1.5 lbs. I have been going up and down with these same 5 lbs for the last year or so.
Reflecting on this challenge...
I think it was difficult for me to keep my head in the game between my mother's illness, passing, family stuff and work stuff. I'm not making excuses. That was my reality.
However, I do think I am now a stronger person physically and psychologically. I am able to work out longer and harder and I can recover quickly. I am back to strength training and am starting to see some definition in my arms.
I have removed those people from my life who are not good for me. Both with my family and work. I know I am emotionally stronger because I am not bothered by it anymore.
I also feel good because all of my hard work this summer is paying off. Wrote another offer yesterday and it was already verbally accepted. That means 3 closings coming up. Possibly 4 if I can get the deal for the nice guy to work.
While I may not have lost any weight this challenge, I think I lost some unnecessary baggage and gained a whole lot of insight.
I am ready for the Fall Challenge. Bring it on!