Thursday, July 30, 2009
Dear Boys and Girls,
Two years ago today I began my BeachBody journey. It was the same day that I was to move to a new state, from New York to Texas.
It might seem crazy that I chose to begin my journey on moving day. I was headed to a new city, where I knew no one but my employers and with nothing but two suitcases and my two dogs. But, I was ready. I had had enough.
The morning of the move, I woke up at 4 or 5 am to press play to Slim in 6's Start it Up. I bought some special K bars as snacks and a salad at the airport. The day that I arrived to my new apartment, I went to the supermarket to buy my food. Seriously, looking back, I don't remember quite how I did it. I think I microwaved my eggs since I didn't even have a cooking pan. But, oh, where there is a will there is a way.
I knew I was going to succeed. I feel myself getting emotional and goose pimply right now. I hated feeling fat and looking like I was four months pregnant. I wanted to start my new life fit and nothing was going to get in my way.
As many of you know, I partially tore my calf tendon on the 5th day of doing Slim in 6. After a few days rest, I modified my moves, and did what I could. And I haven't stopped since.
I really can't express just how much my life has changed since beginning my journey. I am me, but a much happier, better version! I am, I guess, who I have always wanted to be. I'm helping myself and helping others. That feels good. I am fitter than I ever thought I could be and only getting better.
Woah, I really do feel emotional. Well, I have a writing deadline to meet, but I wanted to stop here and celebrate my two-year anniversary.
Thanks to everyone out there in the BeachBody community and to those who read my blog. You inspire me daily to keep bringing it and keep sharing.