“Feeling healthy & feeling good about yourself is not a luxury —- it’s an absolute necessity.”
MOTIVATION—sometimes you give it, sometimes you need it!
Please feel motivated by Jayne O’s journey! Jayne wrote this story of her 8 weeks of the Rock your jeans challenge, and I felt it may touch a lot of us who are struggling with a reason to stay on track!
Remember why we’re named Ellipse! Life isn’t a perfect circle. The straight and narrow path is filled with turns, curves and pot holes! To stay on track you may need support! Or—you may want to offer support to others! We’re all in this together!
Way to go, Jayne!
The past 8 weeks were such a turning point in my life. My first task in the “Rock Your Jean’s” program was to develop a mission statement to keep me focused and on track. Knowing that I needed a drastic change in my lifestyle I came up with the following statement: “Feeling healthy & feeling good about yourself is not a luxury —- it’s an absolute necessity.”
I knew I needed a change in my life and it needed to start NOW. I was working out prior to “Rock Your Jeans,” but when this opportunity came along I jumped at it. The program was such a whole body experience for me, educating me on the importance of nutrition, taking time to de-stress, as well as exercise. Ellipse always stresses that 80% of what we do in our nutrition and sure enough, once I tighten up the food plan I saw and felt amazing results. Ready, set, GO……..
The first week of my journey was the hardest. The bootcamp/cardio night scared me. Typically when done with a workout you feel so good about yourself, this one was different for me. I left that night and I drove home with tears in my eyes thinking, I can’t do this. It was a tough workout for me. I got home that night and took a nice warm bath and talked myself into how good this was for me. My motto I grabbed at that point was “Feel the fear and Do It Anyways.” The next morning I got up for strength class at 5 am even though my whole body was completely sore. As the weeks went on the soreness got better but I continued to push myself. The coaching and camaraderie with the RYJ members was outstanding. I have never been pushed so much in my life!! Wow who would have thought I could do so many squats, lunges, fire hydrants, and high knee runs. It was a great journey for my husband and I to accomplish together, too! We have helped and encouraged each other through the journey.
At 4 weeks when we tried on our jeans (2 sizes smaller!) and I was able to button them. I was so proud of the progress I had made, but I wanted more. I started my journey in a size 22. At final jean try on I was able to button a “16.” WOW!!!! I finally accomplished a goal in my weight loss journey. I am excited for the next few months! Even though they are the hardest with holidays, I know that the support of Ellipse is what I need to succeed. Ask me motto now…“Still Rockin It!”