Crosland adjusts to the new her

FIT Staff
Mar 17, 2014

It's hard to believe that it has been two months since I've started the FIT Challenge.

In these two months, my life has changed on so many different levels.

The different lifestyle changes have been hard to make after living a life of bad decisions. At times, it;s been a bit emotional to go through those transitions.

 This challenge is about making healthier lifestyle choices versus the bad ones that got me to the point where I was before this started.  

I know that making all of these changes in my life are going to be worth it in the end. I

t has been a struggle at times and emotional at times, too.

Wanting this change in my life is something that I wanted more than anything in this world, and I'm embracing the change more every day.

The physical changes are occurring. I feel them, but have not "seen" them.

My clothes are too big on me, and I have to get a new belt and new work clothes.

I've also noticed that I am able to move about much easier and I am more flexible than what I was before.

Before I entered the gym to meet Ryan Rose at Health & Strength I was nervous, and unsure of what to expect.

However, after spending the past two months with him, I can say that he is exactly the person who I need as my trainer.

It's only been this past week that I've realized that Ryan is the most important person in my life at this moment in my life as he helps make this transition.

Ryan and I get along really well, and I don't have any problems going to him if I have questions or concerns about the process. Though he is extra hard on me, especially when I mess up, I have a lot of respect for him and what he does.

After leaving the gym on Friday, I went and spoke with my friend Tammy for a few minutes. I was telling her how I had been feeling off, or stuck the past week. It really felt like there was an invisible string or something holding me back. Tammy explained, (and this is a very paraphrased version), it is most likely that I'm mentally adjusting to the new me that was sitting before her versus the old one who started the FIT Challenge.

Tammy later posted on this quote on my Facebook. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined". –Henry David Thoreau. It seems so fitting to overcome this "stuck" feeling I've been in. I know that once I get past that, the weight will come off much easier and faster than what it has been for me. The new Trina will be unleashed like a little spitfire, and watch out world when that happens.

I truly am grateful that the Sandusky Register, Health & Strength, Brandi Barhite and Ryan Rose believed in me enough to take a chance on selecting me for this FIT Challenge. I will be eternally grateful to have my life back when it is all said and done.