The Transformation 12 Weeks is over, but a life style of eating healthy and staying physically fit does not have an end date. My goal was not to get to the point to compete or to model, but to be a healthy woman. To gain the tools and education to maintain and continuously improve.
The Bodybuilding.com website and employees have been tremendous in keeping me motivated. When beginning a transformation such as this, it is very difficult. Going from eating what you want, when you want, not worrying about how many glasses of wine I've had, or having a lazy day or week for that matter and not going to the gym - to restricting my diet, being the only one at the party not drinking, and making sure every body part got attention throughout the week wasn't easy - but the results feel so good! After a while my cravings for the unhealthy foods started to disappear. My body reacted differently when having a glass of wine that made it less enjoyable (which I never thought possible), and my body feels so much happier after a good workout.
During this transformation I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma. At first, I thought it was going to hold me back, but I decided to push harder. I now had an inhaler that allowed me to breathe better and workout longer. It felt great! I haven't been able to do that in years!
Although I have not had a major weight issue, I also hadn't been taking the best care of my body. It feels great to know that even in my 30's, I am able to have such pleasing results after only a matter of weeks. It is exciting to be beach bod ready in March! I typically just start thinking about getting in shape now. I look forward to where I will be in July and August! I have definitely enjoyed the journey!
It feels great to see progress and to watch the numbers go down!
I am determined to be bikini ready by the end of this and try new ways of working out! I did Bootcamp a couple days ago which was Awesome and pushed me a lot harder than I would by myself. I may continue doing that if possible!
For the first time I am going to challenge myself to not just workout hard, but combine that with the proper diet. I see ladies all the time in this industry that are 30+ and look Amazing - I want to be like that when I am 40+! I would love to see how I can train my body and get into the best shape possible at this point in my life.
I am already at a decent weight (3 pounds more than I was in high school), but would like to see more muscle definition.
It would be cool to inspire my siblings and show them what they can do at this age, and that it is not too late to hit the weights hard and change their eating habits.
It is awesome to work for a company that encourages good health and fitness on a daily basis!
Watch out BBcomers - Jill is going to kick some bootay!