Little did I know that this intimate and amazing group of motivated individuals, most of whom I've never met, would inspire, support, encourage, influence, and push me further toward my goals. Sharing stories, triumphs, pitfalls, tips, articles, blog posts, business opportunities and just friendly check-ins.. we've grown into a little family unit and I believe will be a part of each others' lives in one way or another for quite some time.
So here it is.. the results...
the following picture are: before, after my 3-day shakeology cleanse (around day 50) and after
Before: Weight-138lbs Body Fat- 25.2%
After: Weight- 129lbs Body Fat- 21% (as low as 20.4% around day 30)
There is NO way I could have done this alone. (and trust me, I'm not done yet.. I've still got goals and I fully intend to reach them)
But I love to give credit where credit is due. Thank you to the Fitness Challenge peeps: Suzy, Maida, Hector, George, Mark, Stephanie, Allyson, Anna, Jessica, and Tiffany. Also BIG thank you to the rest of the Beachbody family: Thank you Joy for reading the blogs, commenting and inspiring me with what looks to be an AMAZING and butt-kicking boot camp that you put on (I'd love to come up sometime). Thank you Stickel for helping me maintain sanity, especially during my Cleanse (Summit 2k12, watchout!). Last of my beachbodies, but certainly not least, biggest thank you of all goes to Coby Linder. Coby, for those of you who don't know, is the one who initially roped me into the Beachbody life. We reconnected at Summit this year where he shamed me into changing my diet. He gave me all the information that I needed to literally change my life. My diet (and newfound love for egg whites and oatmeal) can be credited to his influence, motivation and persistence and his LeanWithLinder lifestyle. I could not have made my transformation without him.
The Club One Family has also been a huge part of my transformation. The amazing staff including Bo, Brian, Emil, Tobias and of course Casey have taught me that Fitness Never Sleeps and inspired me to Get Better Everyday! They have led by example and fed my desire by recognizing my accomplishments and dedication (which fueled my fire even more). The Club Circuit crew who are not only great to work out with, but give me some of the best ab-workouts with our ridiculous inappropriate jokes and tomfoolery.
Of course, there's Katy Casellini - my rock. She's been there through the ups and downs (on the scale and otherwise) and she's unconditionally supportive. I'm proud to be a part of her fitness journey, but I hope she realizes that she's just as vital in mine. I also got lucky that my kickass boyfriend not only will put up with my constant obsession with diet and exercise but happens to be equally or more interested. I love listening to his insight and tips, and thus far he's failed to make me cry during any of our workouts together even though KokoHead was close (well done, Ryne). To the rest of my friends and family, I appreciate you too.. I just scrolled up however and realized how long this "thank you" section got. It's like I freaking won a VMA or Nobel Peace prize or something.. honestly, I just feel really fortunate to have such great support systems and there's nothing I want more than for those people to realize how much I appreciate their contribution (however great or small).. and with that, if you've made it to this point in the blog - thank you! Thank you for reading; comment or something so I know who you are cause you deserve recognition for surviving the whole entry.