Thank you Orangetheory Fitness for sponsoring this post.
I never had to worry about my weight my entire life. I was extremely skinny and basically just meat and bones as some would say. I played every sport I could and was just naturally little and tall. It wasn’t until after I had kids did I start to see skin that wasn’t going anywhere. After having 3 children this past March was the first time in over 8 years I worked out consistently thanks to Orangetheory. I was invited to do the 8 week transformation challenge and was super excited!
I was excited and nervous. I had never devoted myself to something like this before. I would have to give up an hour of my day. I would be doing this for myself. I needed to do this. I was stuck in a place where I knew I could get out of. I just needed something like this challenge to get me off of my feet.
I went in full force, worked really hard, met my expectations, earned at least 12 splat points every single time, and gained muscle! I did lose weight, 3 pounds over the course of 8 weeks.
Did I get down on that number? Yes. Is it just a number? Yes. Does muscle way more than fat? Yes. Was this a weight loss competition? NO.
pants and sports bra are from Senita
and the way I looked at the end of the challenge:
That is one up close and personal photo of my stomach. The stomach that has CARRIED THREE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. I will not be ashamed for the jiggly skin or the tiger marks!
I love this quote:
“I have a belly. And I have cellulite. And I still deserve love.” –Amy Schumer
I knew these things going into this challenge.
- I wanted to learn to maintain healthy habits
- I wanted to be consistent in my work outs.
- I wanted to prove to myself I COULD DO THIS.
- I wanted to get stronger.
I honestly believe I met all of these goals I gave myself. I absolutely LOVED OTF and would recommend it to anyone regardless of where you are at on your fitness journey! You can go in being a walker, jogger, or runner. Your trainer is amazing and that was probably my favorite thing about the challenge.
I loved being able to ask any questions, they showed me if I was doing something incorrectly and how to fix it, and they encouraged me to not give up!
This transformation challenge not only helped me to see that I COULD DO IT but that I am stronger than I think! I would highly recommend finding where the nearest OTF is and signing up for a FREE CLASS!
I may not have lost a ton of weight but transforming my mind was worth it!
Cultivating a positive body image starts WITH ME. Ladies we can do hard things!!!
If you’re in The Woodlands area I am giving away a 4 class pack! All you need to do to enter is leave me a comment on this post telling me why you love your body!