:: 21 Day Challenge :: Day 4

Day 4 is starting out strong 💪🏼🔥🍑

I woke up without an alarm, feeling physically better than I have all week. I am so sore. My muscles have been turned on and they are showing up with every move I make. What up, lower abs?! Nice to meet you 🤣

5:15 am, stretched and got to work with my new friend Bill leading our class. Ashley had to do her challenge first thing, so my new friend Holly got to make my dreams come true this morning!

I whispered, “I’ve never done battle ropes before. But guess what?! It’s one of my dreams!”

It was pretty cool actually. Ash was cheering on cousin Darrick while I was trying my hardest to go apeshit on some giant ropes (which are totally freaking humbling, but I think I fell in love 😍). The community within those walls is incredible. I just can’t say enough about it 💖

I’m not sure if it was written on my high school weight room wall or if it’s something my brother brought home from the Marines, but the saying “Pain is weakness leaving the body” has resonated with me for many years. But never, ever like this. I can literally feel my mind and body getting stronger on the daily. Every time I move and with the fuel I put into my body. Every time I dance with my hoop and every word I type.

Strength is a feeling. I like this feeling way better than how I was previously feeling 💖

I’m taking the weekend off from workout sessions and using the next 2 days to find balance in my daily schedule to ensure I’m strengthening my mobility.

All the things, people. There are so many things to do. But I’m doin’ it, and doin’ it and doin’ it well 😉

:: 21 Day Challenge :: Day 3

Challenge day 3 was different that the past 2 days. I got more sleep. I didn’t go to an early class. I woke up and worked for an hour and a half. Anxiety spiked. Went to counseling. I didn’t eat or drink enough throughout the day.

I got super nervous before class because I didn’t know if my sponsor was going to make it. Tears, scared of being without her. Then I remembered how awesome I am and I trusted that someone in the room would help me 🧡 I breathed through it with positive affirmations.

I am. I can. I will. All the things ⭐️

A little glitch in scheduling delayed class for enough time that she arrived. I didn’t want to do it without her and after all that anxiety, I didn’t have to. It all worked out. So we did, too 🔥💪🏼⚡️

Truth is that I didn’t know how I was going to move today. My body is shoulders-to-ankles sore from the past two days. In a good way. But as soon as people start moving around you and you start moving, you forget the sore.

I’m a huge believer in the transfer of energy. I’m very sensitive to it. Being in a room full of people who are there to better themselves through moving their body is a great feeling to me. People who can smile while they’re kicking their own ass, hold space for others and throw good energy around are the people I want to be around. I need them.

To my pleasant surprise, Katie came in to lead the class 💛 She smiles with her eyes, gives me thumbs ups and takes my picture. I’m very grateful for her energy and her playlist was tons of fun 🎶

Physically though…
I jumped on a box, people! Like, more than a handful of times! Granted it was a very small box, but I did it! I took a wall ball to the face. That’s a thing. I did pushups like an awkward squatting dog. That’s uncomfortable and very humbling.

Today was a mind/body struggle, but my soul was good. It IS good. SO good. I’m drinking water in a candlelit jacuzzi listening to my favorite music 💖 Totally looking forward to Ash picking me up at the end of my driveway before the birds wake up tomorrow ☺️

Even on the tough days, I choose to smile through it all 😊🚪💫

:: 21 Day Challenge :: Day 2

4:45 am class with Bill in Hartland has me feeling like some sort of warrior 🔥💪🏼🔥🍑🔥 Thank you, kind sir, for your assistance and motivation ⭐️🙏🏼⭐️

I am pleasantly surprised about how good I feel today. Not that yesterday didn’t kick my butt, but I ate super good and just making it through Day 1 is an accomplishment!

Yes, it’s early, but it sets you up for the day. When you do the work first thing, you don’t want to ruin it by making bad choices throughout the rest of the day.

Good fuel, lotsa water, jacuzzi, shower, hoop dancing and I’d say I’m ready to do Wednesday 💥👊🏼💥

:: 21 Day Challenge :: Day 1

Up at 3:33 am – no alarm needed. I waited for her at the end of my driveway. It was pitch black. I heard the deer huffing. I was sweating already.

We walked into the building. I met her people. I followed her around like a puppy, then she left me with a warm, kind, motivating woman who showed me the ropes.

I sweated harder than I’ve ever sweat in my life. I believe in smiling through it all, which I did, but apparently my face shows everything and my smile wasn’t very convincing 😬

We stretched and bumped fists. “See you at the 4:45 am class tomorrow!”

On the way home, I was salivating uncomfortably. She pulled over so I could puke. I didn’t – I breathed through it. She gave me gum, we chatted and I calmed down.

She delivered me to my house. I grabbed a smoochie from AJB as he headed to work. I went straight to the jacuzzi. Comfort at last 😌

Day 1 of this 21 day challenge started before the birds woke up. I’m trusting myself and my people more than I’m doubting myself and my people. I have the support I need. I’m kind of ridiculously excited ✌🏼💖💪🏼

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