Countdown to Maui: DAY ZERO!

Poor guy knows we're leaving.

Poor guy knows we’re leaving.

Seeing as I’m leaving for Maui TODAY, this will be a short post. So how do I feel about my 50-day progress? While I’m not where I want to be in the long-run, I’m pretty damn happy with my results for this trip!

Over the past 50 days, I lost about 5 pounds. Not much, right? However, my body has changed tremendously. My legs have more muscle and shape than they ever have. My delts are starting to pop again. My stomach doesn’t resemble a tire in my clingy beachy dresses. All in all, I’d say the past several weeks have been a major success.

I can’t begin to describe the freedom that comes with feeling comfortable and confident in beach attire—shorts, dresses, even bikinis! Part of my newfound confidence, I believe, is simply a matter of age. In my teens and early 20s, I was in pretty fantastic shape and yet never felt confident. Boy do I wish I could go back and slap myself 🙂 But now, at 30, I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished and realize that perfection is an unrealistic (and unhealthy) goal.

Am I where I ultimately want to be? No. Am I okay with that? Absolutely. The best part of this journey has become the journey itself—the hard work, the dedication, the challenges, the process, the making of a lifestyle, and the satisfaction that comes with even the smallest of wins. And I’m so excited to continue on this fun, fulfilling path toward a healthy, rewarding lifestyle.

Alright, I’ve got a plane to catch – updates from Maui soon to come!

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