We’re closing in on the end of the competition, which breaks my heart. However, it’s what I do with my life after this is all over that really matters. It’s easy to push yourself when it’s in a situation where everything has been provided for you. I know that it will take so much more effort when I have to do it on my own. I’m not quitting. I have tasted what it feels like to be healthy and lose weight and I sure as heck am not going down without a fight. These past few months have given me the motivation and determination to keep on going. I’ll never be alone though. I have made some friends I hope to keep forever (I love you girls), I have great trainers (Lisa, Shanna, and Todd), and I have the most amazing family and friends. I know there will always be someone at my side encouraging me along the way.
I haven’t lost as much weight as I was hoping for, but it’s a start, around 20 pounds to be exact. I am proud of myself for that! I’m sure there are things I could have done better, but I did the best I could. I feel guilty if I miss one day at the gym and I don’t see that changing anytime soon… I am a success because I never imagined I could actually lose anything. I have and I will continue to do so. I hope everyone knows that I am in it to win it! Maybe not this competition, but in my journey! Someday I will look back at this experience and KNOW, this is where it all started, because Lisa saw something in me to take a chance on, and I hope to make her and everyone else proud. Love you all!!!