3 Year Anniversary in the Gym.
They say that it takes consistency for 21 days to form a habit. Doing something for 21 days straight makes it an ingrained habit. That was my thinking on November 18, 2011 when I joined the gym. Goal 1 was 30 lbs by New Year’s Eve, to accomplish that goal, I would spend a minimum of 1 hour a day at the gym working out, I also changed my diet drastically. And January 1, 2012. I hit my goal.
No, I have not worked out 7 days a week for the past 3 years. There are times I am there 5 times a week, and others seven. There have been whole months where I let it slide and just quit going. However I always go back and I have to say I am very consistent. I know that my well-being is much better when I spend time on me, and my “me” time involved some serious heavy metal.
That being said, I am into “B-O-D-Y-B-U-I-L-D-I-N-G” and that means the longer, more often and heavier you lift consistently the more you can change your body.
The picture on the left is November 18 2011, as you can see I won’t even look in the mirror, looking back I wish I’d taken one head on so you could really see what I was dealing with.
Second picture was a year later. As you can see a lot had changed. I was beginning to get ready for the first competition I would do in April 2012.
Third Picture was 2 years in the gym November 18, 2013. 2 years of lifting, clean eating, and having competed in 2 bodybuilding competitions.
Today’s photo. Well 3 years later. All of that hard work has definitely made a difference in this Mama. It’s never too late to change your life
To every one of my readers, friends, and especially my family that have supported me through this crazy journey, both the ups and the downs I want to say THANK YOU. There have been days I just want to say enough is enough, I’m going to eat the cheesecake like everybody else. And there are days when I have. But those days are the exception, or a planned treat. I wake up every morning and lift, I am proud of my strength, proud of my accomplishments and very happy with the way life has turned out. I couldn’t of done it without you.