Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Shifting My Focus: BodyBack Final Results

I have gone back and forth about sharing my results from my final round of BodyBack mostly because I didn't meet the expectations I set for myself, body image wise. I still see so many things I wish to change, while fully appreciating how far I have come. I have a lot of "soft" spots and places I wish were more toned than they are but this body has been through a lot and I need to remind myself of that.

 I hold weight in different areas and with having to modify workouts to a certain extent because of my arthritis it takes longer to lose the extra pounds and inches. 
I am not perfect but I don't aim to be. I am who I am and that's enough.

I am not and will never be someone who wears a size 6, it's not my body shape or size and THAT IS OKAY. Actually, it's more than okay.

I am healthy
I am strong
I am more fit than I was before this journey began in September

Will I get back to where I was before having Molly weight/inches wise?
But I have stopped focusing on that. 

I have improved in every area of our assessments but the part I am most proud of is the mile. Running is not and has never been my friend. It hurts my knees and it's hard on my lungs because I do not breathe properly, but it's a big part of our workouts so I cannot avoid it anymore.

Session 1: I couldn't complete the mile run at our initial assessments and didn't bother trying at our final assessments.
Session 3: I ran the mile and then in 8 weeks I shaved an entire minute off of my time.

That's a huge accomplishment for me and something I want to continue to work on, slowly.

Working out isn't just something I have to do, it's a part of my life I "get" to do, so 
instead of focusing on how far I have to go, I am focusing on how far I have come. 

1 comment:

  1. I love this post girl! I need to realize what you said that my body created a human just 11 short months ago. But it makes me sad thinking about where I was in my weight loss journey a few years ago. I guess I'm still getting the hang of this family balance thing...working out is soooo much harder now. I'll get there...gotta stay positive! P.s. I'm so proud of your results!! And that you stuck with it and found the time is amazing! Great job Car!!