Well, if you follow me on Facebook, you know I was SICK last weekend. So between being busy, then sick, and now having to catch up on all I missed, I am just finally getting this post done. I am putting it ALL out there with this one! I know I should be REALLY proud of these pictures considering how far I have come, but I will admit I am still very nervous about putting these out there. But I said I would, so here Ya go.
This is the suit that I intend to wear IN PUBLIC for the 4th of July! I know, this is about as “public” as you can get, but I am going to wear it and BE PROUD to do so by then! I have gotten soft over the last couple months, and I am ready to kick it back into high gear and show myself exactly what I am made of! 🙂
So far, I spent 3 of the days since I started with a HORRIBLE stomach bug! I decided since that was as far as I had gotten, that I would just start over on Day one as of this Monday. So today is Day 5, and the workouts are going GREAT! I am still struggling to get my macros the way they should be, but my calorie level has been pretty good.
Well, if you know me, you know just how “Out of my Comfort Zone” this post is. But it is only the beginning! With my determination, Beachbody, Shakeology, and a great support group, I am going to achieve AWESOME results! Ya’All will be knocking down my door to get on a Challenge Group! LOL!
BTW…I know I haven’t kept you all too much in the loop about my training for the Illinois Half I-Challenge coming up in 2 weeks! That is a 5k on April 26th and a half-marathon on April 27th in Champaign, IL. I am meeting a big group of friends that I met on weight loss support groups(NOVO Wellness and BLC)! Many of them I have met before, but some I have never met, and I am SO excited! Training has been….pretty good. I still get frustrated by the speed I lost after my injury, but I am learning to accept it. When I try to press the speed too fast, I am in pain. When I let my body just do its natural thing, I LOVE running again. So tomorrow is my last LONG run before taper week. I can’t believe how fast that seemed to sneak up on me!
I will be updating these pics in about 3 weeks! I hope to see some improvement by then. Until then, follow me daily on Facebook at Body By Brenda, and I will keep you up to date in here as often as possible.
MAKE today GREAT!