Another 5% challenge comes to an end.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Well another challenge comes to and end. This one went by so quickly. I have been so busy I haven't been here like I like to be. I did good to keep up with posting my workout time and weekly challenges but I did the work and I met my 5% goal at week 6. I have lost another 12.5 lbs. Plus I have made some really big changes in my life in this 8 weeks. On Aug 6th I will have completed a full 90 days on Turbo Jam. Gonna send in my pics and get my free completion Tshirt. I will have been on Shakeology for 90 days and the difference is amazing to me from drinking it. My skin is beautiful. Soft like I have lotion on when I don't. I normally have little bumps on my upper arms. Gone! I have lost all of my cravings for junk and have been actually craving fruits and veggies. Like I can't get enough of them. I am not using Shakeology as a meal replacement, although that is what it is designed for. I am using it as a nutrition adder because this stuff is packed with 70 superfoods that I could never get the vitamins and effects from in my normal daily diet. Plus I am an all natural girl. I don't believe in chemicals and won't put that crap in my body. This stuff is all natural! It has been one of the best things I have added to my nutrition. I will take pics and measurements this Saturday but I can tell and see a big difference in my results that last 8 weeks. My belly bloat is gone!
I also decided to start my own business and become a beachbody coach. Which is a big step for me after being at the same employer for the last 19 years. I did a lot of research and soul searching before I made the choice though and I accredit part of that to the things that I have learned and done here on sparkpeople over the last several years. My desire to help people has come from the struggles that I have seen not just here but also around my life, my friends, complete strangers that I have watched. We have a huge obesity epidemic in this country and I too have been effected by its dangers. I entered a fast track training program by the top coaches in the industry and just finished phase one basically and start the next on Monday. I have learned so much that I it has just drove my passion for wanting to help others live healthy all the more. I have been doing a lot of personal development and am really getting a lot out of the things that I have been learning. Learning is growing so I have always been open to learning new things but this has been putting me outside my comfort zone and pushing me beyond things I knew I might be capable of to seeing and knowing I am capable of anything I can dream about and set my mind to.
I am taking all the steps to live my dreams and have the life I want. I am so excited about what the next 8 weeks will bring into my life!
I am also working on my own web site and hope to have it up in a couple of more days and I will share it so you can all give me your feedback on what you think!
I also promise that I have more spark time scheduled in so I can keep up with everyone better!
I want to say Thank you and how much I love the 5% challenges and all the work that goes into making it happen. I am proud to be a part of an amazing group of people no matter what teams we are on!
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    Thanks Allie and Mickey!
    2943 days ago
    Congrats on meeting your 5% goal, but more importantly, on all the other changes you have made. I love how happy you sound and how good you obviously feel. That's the biggest win of all. Change and how we embrace it is the key to all success in life.

    I'm also looking forward to the next challenge to see how everyone is able to move ahead on their individual paths.
    2947 days ago
    Congrats for meeting your 5 % challenge. Thank you for being such a inspirational teammate. For me this challenge was tough challenge. My first 5 weeks of challenge, I did not see any loss. I was on my plateau. Matter fact, I gained 2 pounds on week 5. The last 3 weeks of challenge, finally I kicked my butt after the gain and started seeing some result. Last Saturday's weight in I found out, I have one more pound to go to meet my 5 %. Will see tomorrow.
    2947 days ago
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