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Fit Transformation

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Day 1 of my Fit Transformation Lifestyle Makeover

My gym/studio has changed my life. It's a small place called Fit for Fashion. The owner, Bekah, will begin my "Fit Transformation Lifestyle Makeover" today! I am so excited!

I joined Fit for Fashion in January because they were doing a Biggest Loser Challenge. That challenge and Bekah truly changed my life. If I hadn't walked in the doors on January 7th, I wouldn't be writing this now. I wasn't a blogger, and I certainly wasn't a fitness freak! I was a sad girl who was bordering the line between 100 and 200 lbs. I weighed in that first day (first thing in the am with no food or drink in my system) at 198 lbs. (Wow! I am actually putting that in writing on the internet! I will tell you that I am amazed by      my courage in doing that right now!) I hated looking in the mirror, and I hated how I felt.
This was the first week of the challenge.

The challenge put me on a team of about 14 strong and caring women who right away began supporting me. I was accountable to those people, and I did not want to let them down. Bekah, the owner, made it so easy to get to know others and to encourage us to work as a team. She built us up and helped us feel confident. We competed in weekly challenges that took us to a level of fitness that I didn't think I had in me. There was one challenge that we competed in at the park, and I invited my family to attend. I'll never forget the pride in my dad's eyes (he's a high school football coach of 33 years) and the tears in my mom's eyes. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done. And the best thing was my son said, "Wow Mom! You're strong! It consisted of army crawls, wheelbarrows, bear crawls, running, frog leaps and burpees, TONS of them!!! I remember putting my hand in dog poop and hearing Bekah yell to me, "It's okay, just keep going!" You may think that is just crazy, but it wasn't. It made me tougher. Things changed for me that day. I realized that I wanted to be a competitor, I wanted to be part of this group, and I wanted to be a champion. Putting my hand in dog poop and not stopping...  that pretty much made me a BEAST! And I liked it!

This was the GOD AWFUL challenge... that's me
My team won the challenge that day, and we won the Biggest Loser Challenge! I lost 18 lbs and made a great start to my journey. After the challenge ended, I decided to start a facebook page for fitness because I knew that my friends were probably getting sick of hearing all of my motivational quotes. I had no idea that my facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/mindysfitnessjourney would take off like it has. I had no idea that I would be a #fitfluential ambassador and opportunities would be arising for me through fitness. I am so humbled by it. I can't wait to see where this will lead.

This is me now.... 
I have found a lot of success at my gym, and I credit the people and Bekah with a lot of the success. I have gotten into a funk with my diet lately. I am having more cheat meals than I used to, and I have probably put on a few lbs. this summer because I am a teacher and off schedule. I look forward to these 2 months to get me focused and to empower me to be that champion beast that I know I am.

I am going to give you updates often about my journey in these next two months. I want Bekah to know that I am giving my all! I also want all the Fit Angels from Fit for Fashion to know that without them, I wouldn't have made it this far! I love you girls so much!!!

I hope to make you all proud. I will vlog about my training tonight at post it on the bottom of this blog!
Here is my VLOG!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwQvYagAGxY
My workout schedule for the week
My schedule of workouts for the week.
I think I will be adding some things in each day
like the Burpee Challenge and plankaday!

15 comments:

  1. Awesome job girl! You look smokin' hot! Keep up the great work!

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  2. Keep it up Mindy!!

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  3. You are such an inspiration Mindy! So happy I got to be a Bandit with you!!

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    1. Thank you Renee! Coming from you, that means more than you will ever know! Go Bandits forever!!! We will always be a team!

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  4. What an inspiring story - I love reading about the transformation that is possible when you put in the work! Awesome! :)

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  5. Love the magic pill pic - so true!

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  6. YAY! youre on fire---this is totally why I love our FF family too.

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  7. Aww bandits for life!! Keep it up girl!! Wish our workouts were together like they used to be, I miss your pretty face!!

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  8. I love the way that you plan your week - too fun!

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