Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Beachbody Challenge Update #4 (Final)

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!

Take Luck,


  1. Congrats on this accomplishment girl!! Keep up the good work! I envy your drive :)

  2. holy moly, chica! you look fantastic!!!! heck, you looked pretty darn good in your before photos! you should be super proud of yourself. way to go, mama!

  3. Not only do you look FABULOUS, I just want to point out that you had a baby. A BABY. In your uterus. For nine months. He's only been out for six months, and you still look slammin'!

  4. I came across your blog post while searching for the 30 Day Fitness Beach Body Challenge, which I started today. Your Before/After is amazing! You slimmed down beautifully and your posture really improved. This is very encouraging to me! Incidentally I just finished doing 30 Day Abs and had some of the same results, albeit subtler...
    Looking forward to my own "After" with Beach Body. Thanks for blogging yours! :D

  5. Excellent post about the Beach Body. You are right. I like that. Also i have some videos about how to do that. Check it out. Beach Body


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