Sunday was my 'off day'. My muscles thank me for relaxing and sticking to stretching even though it would have been a gorgeous day for an afternoon run and by evening I had barely any residual soreness and felt like working out. I didn't, instead I finished off my my day with family time, hit my core with some crunches and I headed to bed early. I was back and at it this morning, I did my one hour of jogging AND let me tell you, I feel rejuvenated. After kicking ass all week and feeling sore, tired, and grumpy I am finally feeling those endorphin's kick in and I just want to rock it! I am in G.I.Jane mode! I've got this! I want you to catch this feeling too!
I am really proud of myself for concurring this simple but tough program, I am keeping with it and already loving the results.
As for this whole published article thing... I haven't made it public knowledge yet, I have told my husband, my mom, 4 of my closest friends, and you sparkers. It isnt Facebook official or anything like that. I guess, a huge part of me constantly feels like one of my friends is gonna be all "sike, gotcha, there aint no feature in a Magazine for you!" I am not sure if it makes me a foolish girl for not fully believing it yet or if I am just being realistic. I tend to not believe ultra cool things like this until 'the check clears at the bank' or in this case 'the prints on the page'.
....and to be very clear. Although I maintain a healthy lifestyle without much struggle these days, I have wanted and tried to step up my activity, endurance, and clean eating for a while now. I am NOT training to look 'good' although I want to be in my best shape as possible. This is about confidence. I want to feel confident that I, Siena, have earned this really cool opportunity. I want to feel confident that every word is true. When I tell people 'my secret' for weight loss and healthy living is 'that everyone has that overly familiar voice inside them saying "I can't" and that its up to us to tell that voice it can "STFU!" And go after what you want and who you want to be, to prove to yourself you are unstoppable & just do it, then do it it again!".
I want to be confident that I have applied this in all areas of my life, right now I am very confident that this has never been more true!
And thats how I got from where I was(right) To where I am (left)
Thank yall for taking time to read this! Make yourself proud today!!!