“After the first two weeks of (3 a week) classes, I ran a half marathon and then another one a week later with out hurting and it felt good”
- What were your reasons for accepting the Lean for Life Challenge?
I had just joined Fitmania and thought this would be a great kick start to my fitness journey. I have had good success with prior challenges at another gym. I was looking for a way to keep my self motivated and accountable.
- What were your successes, obstacles, life changes, etc. during the Challenge?
After the first two weeks of (3 a week) classes, I ran a half marathon and then another one a week later with out hurting and it felt good. I did my first duathlon and was pleased with my times.
I lost inches and have more muscle definition. I sleep better at night.
Meal planning was my biggest obstacle. I did try to eat healthy. Without planning, it made for fast food choices since I have been on the road so much with work.
Afternoons and stress was a food trigger. Food that we were trying to eliminate seemed to find it way into the house and into my mouth. If someone else is eating, I right there with them.
I have been dealing with menopause for a few years. All of those emotions were de-motivators. They seem to getting lighter.