Body Image Fitness

Progress Not Perfection

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So the first 30 days of what I hope is a lifelong change has come and gone. And by gone, I mean long gone. Soo sorry for the late follow up to this post, life happened and I wanted to enjoy it! The #FitnFabFallChallenge has official ended and while I feel fantastic, I’m not as proud of myself as I should be. I’ve obviously been meaning to write this post but the task became daunting because I found it difficult to put my thoughts down without stating the obvious or sounding trite. I’ve come to realize fairly apparent observations but feel like what I did take away from those first 30 days is something to be noted. I’ll try to keep this as short as possible and if you’d like to hear more about that first month, why I’m doing this, or anything else feel free to email me directly at

Observation 1: About 3 days into the challenge I realized that I’m not doing this to lose weight, per say, but to change the way my body looks. Your thinking, “yeah, you want to look skinny.” This is not the case, my friends. There was once a time in my life where my body was capable, strong, and lean, and that is what I’m aiming for. I want to feel strong. I want to feel capable. I want to be agile. I basically want to look like I can kick someone’s ass and be able to run around with Remy when the time comes.

(Obvious) Observation 2: Food has a massive impact on anyone’s weight loss journey. I have worked out consistently for the last 60+ days and have lost a couple pounds, however my eating habits could have been way better. I started off strong but as days went on, I started getting busy and healthy food preparation flew out the window. Once I knew I wouldn’t be eating as healthy as I’d like I started looking at my portion control. Still, I know that physically I would look leaner if I would have stuck to eating clean. A struggle that I plan on working on, that’s for damn sure but also not a priority because let’s face the facts, I LOVE FOOD.

Observation 3: I’ve identified my trouble zones. My thighs – I hate them. While my mid-section is definitely something I can work on, it doesn’t bug me nearly as much as the jiggle/rubbing of my thighs. They are my target area for the next month; they just need to disappear.

I thought I would close this post with some final thoughts. Overall I feel fantastic. Once I get my eating under control I know that I will notice more changes in my body, but for now I’m happy with where I am. I am currently 5 pounds down. However I am no longer looking at the numbers. I will no longer let the scale define me. In reality, my body keeps a more accurate journal of my progress regardless of what I write down. In the last two months, I’ve woken up in the wee hours of the morning to attend gym classes (even during vacation!), ran a 5k, and I’ve never been so proud of my dedication. That, my friends, is something I can be proud of! So I’ll continue to keep my work outs as consistent as possible and eat as best as I can, because really that’s all that I can do. I do plan on occasionally sharing my progress here on the blog, along with workouts, tips, recipes and anything else that might I have found helpful in my journey.

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“For every moment you don’t give up; is a moment you get better, a moment you grow stronger and a moment you become more unstoppable.” – Eddie Harris Jr.


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