Chapman: 'I have proven to myself that I CAN get my weight off'
Jun 26, 2013
Wow, six months has really flown by!
At the point I am writing this, I know that I am not going to win the FIT challenge, but I also know that I am 41 pounds lighter than I was six months ago, so I truly am a winner after all.
I have done things in the past six months that I never thought I possibly could do, and I have proven to myself that I know how to do it, and I have proven to myself that I CAN get my weight off.
I actually have a very different outlook on the FIT challenge now. When I had found out I was chosen I really thought that I would have a "personal trainer" who worked out with me and did lots of crazy exercises with me.
Being chosen by Curves this was not how it was for me. I more or less had a coach. I went to a weekly weigh-in.
I learned how to eat properly, and the ladies at the club were very supportive of me. I also ended up buying a membership to the Norwalk Rec Center.
I did not have a trainer to work out with me through these other exercise adventures, but what I did have was a lot of great friends that I made along the way. It really made me dig deep and do this because I wanted to, not because my trainer told me I had to or that I should.
I learned how to be successful without relying on anybody else, and that is what I need to do as I continue my weight loss journey. I am not quitting because it is the end of June my friends, this is a total lifestyle change.
I want to congratulate Cole, Stephanie, Alan and Jeff on all their success. I think that as a whole, this group has been very successful. I am very proud of all of you and thankful for the friendships we have made.
I am very grateful to the FIT challenge and to the Norwalk Curves because they actually got me started and were the motivation I needed. If it were not for that, I would not be where I am today. Thank you.
Also, I want to thank my family. Kipp, Hunter, Mom and Dad and even my brother George and sister-in-law Cathy. They all look out for me on my diet and ask me about my exercise and encourage me to continue. I love you all.
Also, I want to thank the members of my church family. All your prayers and support mean more than the world to me. You have been there through thick and thin and I truly appreciate it.
All of my friends who have gone to crazy exercise classes with me, on walks in the middle of winter, done 5Ks with me so I didn't have to do it alone, thank you. I love you all.
Hopefully, I have inspired at least one person with this blog, because let me tell you, if I can be successful so can you. With God all things are possible, my friends.
Thanks for coming along this life-changing journey with me.