Yesterday, my sister and I ‘measured in’ at the five month point in our barre n9ne challenge (we’ve opted to weigh and measure for 6 months. From May – November) and I continue to be utterly amazed that each and every month, there is progress. And each and every month, I feel like a better, stronger, more fit and confident me.
At the 5 month point? My sister and I have both lost more than 15 inches (15.5 each, to be exact!).
Since mid-August, I have lost almost 7 lbs. 7! Un-freaking-real.
Since May, at the start of the challenge, I have lost more than 3 inches...from my WAIST alone.
Seriously. By doing something I love...barre workouts have honestly changed my body composition from head to toe and I couldn’t be more happy (forget what I said in this post…let’s just forget that overthinking moment…). I’ll say it again – the combination of barre workouts and running has been the magic bullet for me…combined with my mantra ‘food as fuel’ and the calorie plan I have been on. Absolutely amazing combination. It just WORKS.
I think that this feeling has completely flooded over me this time because I’ve had a week free from overthinking. After last week’s overthinking tailspin, to *not* overthink at all this week has made me feel like I have a free mind.
A free mind is a happy mind.
A free mind is a ‘roomy mind’ uncluttered by negative thoughts.
A free mind is not a fearful mind, it is a confident one.
A free mind means a less anxious, uptight and worried me. In every way.
I truly hope to harness this feeling and not go back to that negativity. It’s not only not healthy, it’s just not who I want to be. Ever.
So today, I am feeling a huge sense of accomplishment (not success…accomplishment!). I am feeling free. I am feeling supremely happy, content and grounded, right where I’m meant to be.
Happy weekend friends, make it a good one! I know I will