Monday, September 22, 2008

It seems strange that 12 weeks is over.....

September has really flown by. After 10 days in Hawaii, then right back into work at Delta and also running our business, it seems incredible that we are on our last week of the fitness program.

I cannot emphasize enough what this program has done for me. I feel so much better about myself and look better. I do get a bit discouraged when I look at pictures of me, I should look like ...humm, Megan Fox or something like that, cause I sure feel like her....:) But then, reality sets in and I realize that I still have a "ton" of work to do. Chris has given me the tools to change my life for the better. I whined in the beginning because I was so lethargic, but after the first 2 weeks it all came together.

I still struggle with the hand to mouth thing, I sometimes cannot control the hand feeding the mouth. However, I in the past I was unconscious of the hand to mouth syndrome, now I can recognize it before it happens. So a lot of stuff doesn't actually make it.

I also have learned that paying attention to when you are full makes a difference in how much you eat. I know I used to clean my plate and wonder where dessert was. Now, I try to eat mindfully (which is a struggle) and chew slowly. I do believe I consume less food than I used to.

My thanks goes to Loretta who has been so helpful to me in keeping up and gently prodding me to keep it up. She is truly an unsung hero. I look forward to being the same type of support to her as we end the 12 weeks but want to keep going!

I welcome continuing and growing the relationships of all that I have had the honor of being on the project with.

Last of all, in this post, I am so very grateful for Chris, his guidance, his gentle spirit and kindness that encompasses all he does. He is a great ambassador for fitness and is very easy work with. Not to say he isn't a drill Sargent, but that's also what a great teacher does, he challenges.

I would not have done this project if it wasn't for Chris. I was very unsure of myself and didn't know if I could really be fit ever. I think he sees us for who we can be and helps direct us to become that person. Thanks Chris and all of you for your support.

I will continue my blog on my fitness journey and really enjoy reading all of yours too!!!