Challenge is done.
But my work is far from over.
I was anxious to compare my before/after pictures and before/after measurements (which I totally took incorrectly the first time...). While I feel a big sense of pride in myself for making a change/dent in those 30 days - I feel a little disappointment too. Not a 'woe is me,' disappointment, but an, 'oh...' disappointment. As if I was expecting more.
I know I am my own worst critic and am going to analyze (OK, over analyze) my bod and flaws more than anyone, but I guess I just "felt" better about my progress before comparing the pictures and measurements. If that makes any sense at all.
What's important is that deep down, I know that I've worked really hard and did my best - so I need to cut myself some slack and be proud of what I have accomplished in these 30 days. And I am proud! I guess the feeling of slight disappointment is just fuel to motivate me to continue working and keep working harder.
I must have asked Ryan every day for the past month, "How am I looking?" Poor guy. I've never been that person either but I needed that encouragement that my hard work was noticeable. Just the other night I asked and he said, "Definitely less jiggly." Gotta love honesty.
I am thankful for this challenge and the opportunity to get my jiggle in gear. When I get down on myself, I need to remember that I met both of the goals I set to achieve - lose a little bit of weight and tone up. I did that! Today, I feel stronger, healthier, and happier then I did 30 days ago.
The work doesn't stop here!