This first month of the FIT Challenge has definitely been an eye-opening experience for me.
I have learned a lot, not only about how to work out and eat properly, but I am learning a lot of things about myself as well.
One of the things that I have really struggled with in doing this challenge is having the confidence in myself and trusting that I can actually succeed in losing the weight that I need to.
I realize that ultimately it's not a game or a challenge. In reality, it's my life that I fighting for in the end
Babe Ruth once said, "Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
For me, this quote seems so fitting because I have sat out in the game of life far too long because I have been so scared of failing and not being good enough for others or special events in life.
I have missed so many things in life because I have let insecurities get in the way.
My trainer, Ryan Rose of Health & Strength, has been really great at pushing me to do things in the gym that I never dreamed that I would be able to do so early in this challenge. He doesn't hold back on telling me that I need to do better, what to change and how to do things the right way.
There are days that I really struggle in and out of the gym and get frustrated. I am learning to look past those frustrations and just let the right decisions come naturally to me about what choices that I need to make in order for me to be healthy. I have to do this no matter how hard it may be at times.