6 Weeks ago I walked into the first day of this challenge terrified. I was a shy timid girl with very little confidence. I had so much self-doubt that I’d always be telling myself “I can’t do it”. “It” was anything (and everything) that was scary to me.
But for the first time that I can remember, I didn’t quit when it got hard. The coaches (Allison in particular) were incredible. There were a few times (especially in that first week) that I really wanted to quit. But Allison and all the coaches made me feel like they truly cared about me. They believed in me. And so did the other women. I had never been a part of such a special team. We have become so close, so quickly, that it’s crazy to think that they were all strangers just 6 weeks ago.
This challenge has transformed my life in a way that I couldn’t even imagine possible. As I look back and try to figure out how this happened, and why this program worked for me, when so many other diets and training routines I’ve previously tried, failed me, I think I know the answer. I think it was the other women in the class. The “New You” Challenge does such a great job with the application and interview process that I was surrounded by motivated women who promised not to quit, followed the meal plans, supported each other when times got tough, and held each other accountable when a a class was missed, or if effort was lacking. It would have been very easy to let myself down. But I found it much harder to let my fellow challenge ladies down.
On the last day of class, we repeated the workout we did on Day 1 (As many rounds as possible in 7 minutes of 15 air squats, 10 sit ups, and 5 pushups). The first time, I finished 2 rounds & 7 air squats. This time, however, I completed 6 full rounds and 3 air squats!! If there was any doubt that my fitness had improved, there is no more. I lost a total of 32lbs, 6 and half inches on my waist, 3 inches on my arms & 7 inches in my hips
AND LOOK AT MY PHOTO!?! I look great!
I’m just thrilled it doesn’t have to end here. Almost the entire “New You” Challenge class is continuing our fitness journey together at CrossFit Las Vegas. Will normal classes be as special as the classes in the “New You” Challenge? I don’t know. But I sure hope so. Thank you “New You” Challenge, for creating such an incredible program. If you’re reading this review of the “New You” Challenge and you’re still not sure this is for you… DO IT. DON’T QUIT & THANK ME LATER!