For the first time in more than 8 years, I fit into a size 14. I have been pushing my body to the extreme with Jen’s workouts over the past few weeks. Her approach is making such a big difference for me! The workouts are short (30-45 mins) intense and sometimes we work out so hard I feel like I am going to puke. The best part about doing this is that it makes me feel invincible! I feel so strong and accomplished. I can tell that this is sort of hard on my body in that I am experiencing aches and pains. I just take ibuprofen, break out the tiger balm and carry on.

More than anything I want to be strong, fit, confident and energetic. I want to continue this feeling of strength – and push my mind and body to its limits. I want to stop hiding, and I want to get past my issues with self-confidence and live my life NOW, instead of putting things off. I want my kids to look up to me and see that I have taken life by the horns and took control of my destiny.

“Strength, Courage & Wisdom” by India.Arie
Inside my head there lives a dream that I want to see in the sun
Behind my eyes there lives a me that I’ve been hiding for much too long
‘Cause I’ve been, too afraid to let it show
‘Cause I’m scared of the judgment that may follow
Always putting off my living for tomorrow
It’s time to step out on faith, I’ve gotta show my faith
It’s been illusive for so long, but freedom is mine today
I’ve gotta step out on faith, It’s time to show my faith
Procrastination had me down but look what I have found, I found
Strength, courage, and wisdom
And it’s been inside of me all along,
Strength, courage, and wisdom
Inside of me