I’ve done a few of these challenges, I’ve always been a great starter but not so good on follow through, this time was different. I actually followed through on the goals the challenge set for me and the goals I set for myself and I am really happy with where I am at.
Lots of changes during the challenge. Lots of changes still happening. Lots of changes in my future. Thank you ATH for the wonderful opportunity to participate in the 21 Day Challenge and the wonderful changes that you’ve made in my life.
Love, love, love the exercise program. It was exactly what I was looking for and fits perfectly into my life. Still feeling a few of the muscles protesting but that just convinces me how much I really need to do this. It’s so easy to lose the ability to do simple exercises with your body and you don’t even notice. It really is true “if you don’t use it, you lose it” when it comes to flexibility, strength and balance. I needed the reminder to get moving again and how can I make excuses when I need no special clothes, no equipment, no need to leave home, nothing at all just a 1/2 hour of my time every day.
My diet was already pretty clean but I’d had a tough time giving up dairy and sugar. During the challenge I gave them up, a few little slips but I’ve lost the cravings which is huge for me. Last night I had a bowl of ice cream ;( Cold, creamy, sweet. Yuk! I felt absolutely awful. Even thinking about it now makes me feel queasy. No ice cream cravings for me anymore.
I’ve still got a ways to go. The food is cleaner than when I began but I still have a few habits to work on. Especially my mid afternoon grazing but changes take time and I’m more aware of what I’m doing now thanks to the challenge. I intend to keep going through the challenge until I get where I want to be to keep my motivation levels high and the Facebook group will still be here. Didn’t think I’d ever say that but the community has been a really big influence too. It’s crazy, I’m not a social media fan. Wasn’t a social media fan, another change!
One of the things that surprised me the most was that as I thought of something, it seemed like that was when the topic would come up. It was like the challenge knew exactly what I needed to know and when I needed to know it. How amazing is that!
Thanks Christian Turbide, Michal Ofer and Angella Thompson and for everyone in the ATH Facebook community for making it such a great experience.