Why why WHY does my stomach feel like it’s in knots whenever I go to post these photos? I realized I wanted to share my post 21 Day Fix extreme progress, but I was hesitant.
Oh, I know why! Because it’s the internet and people can be SO cruel in discrediting a person’s hard work (FYI, mine.) I’ve gone back and forth — should I share these, should I not?
I came to the conclusion that it’s only fair as you guys have followed me on my journey since day one.
Here it is. All or nothing. My post 21 Day Fix Extreme Physique Update!
I completed the 21 Day Fix Extreme in November of 2015. And now, nearly three months later I’m sharing the progress I’ve made, incorporating habits I learned to appreciate during the program.
I’ve taken a bit of a step back from at home workouts since completing the 21 Day Fix Extreme because I feel I need a fresh start. I was ready to start hitting heavier weight than what I have available at home. I became determined to get in the best shape of my life.
The thing is, I could look at the “before and after” and beat myself up. I could tell myself exactly what people will undoubtedly start to comment –> “I don’t see any progress.”
And for a second, I WAS telling myself that. But then I stopped. I reminded myself that only I speak for me. No one else can speak for ME.
Both photos on the left were taken immediately after waking up as opposed to the photo on the right that was taken after two meals, a coffee, and multiple glasses of water. But really, that doesn’t matter. The body shifts and changes hour to hour, day to day.
The TRUTH behind these photos is I HAVE changed since completing the 21 Day Fix Extreme. In SO many ways. I am stronger; both physically and mentally. I’ve picked up new habits such as eating a plant based diet. I have started to juice again. I’ve declared myself a minimalist and have started to simplify my life for the wellbeing of my mental health. Heck, I even chopped my hair off!
Maybe if you look quickly at these still shots, you won’t see a lot of progress. But what I see is new muscle. Cellulite reduction. Stronger, more defined legs. A stronger core. Lifted and bigger glutes.
I could go on and on because, while I have made slip ups in the nutrition department, I am DANG proud of my commitment to my workouts. I’m proud of the progress I’ve made and I am proud to say I am stronger and happier than I’ve ever been. In fact, I just got done telling my husband that I feel 800,000,000 times less stressed.
I’m discovering who I am, who I want to be, and what I want to accomplish.
And if that’s not good enough for others, so be it. It’s more than enough for me!
P.s. – can we just ignore the ripped bra? No worries, I just purchased some new apparel!