I’m really excited to share these result with you guys but I’m even more excited to give you a few thoughts about my experience over the past 3 weeks. There comes a point in your fitness journey that you just don’t think there’s much more you can do nutritionally or physically to change your body anymore. Whether you have been gunning for ripped abs, toned shoulders, a lifted back side, or strong legs… sometimes you just reach that point where you let go of the picture in your head and you accept that “this is good enough.”
I’ll be honest. I reached that point. As most of you know, I’ve been working hard over the past 3 years changing my lifestyle, creating new and fun ways to stay active and to enjoy healthy simple foods. My #1 goal is quite simple… it’s to wake up saying “I’m in the best shape of my life!” But recently I’ve been sort of stuck. I’ve reached a point where I’ve started to think this is it and “it” was ok. Then, I was asked to be part of this **EXCLUSIVE** Coach Test Group for the 21 Day Fix Extreme and I jumped all over it but what unfolded was something that I wasn’t prepared for.
For the first time ever, I was a member of a challenge group. I wasn’t the one actually coaching the group. I felt a bit scared, a bit intimidated, and slightly overwhelmed. When Week 1 came and went and I didn’t share my photos in the group because to me they looked exactly the same. I felt better but didn’t see any significant changes like others in the group. Then Week 2 came and went and I still didn’t share my photos because I was seeing how many of these other test group participants were dropping pounds and inches left and right and for the first time in a long time… I was disappointed in myself. I was pushing myself as hard as I could, I was prepping and eating exactly as instructed, and I was losing a little bit of confidence. I’ve never really compared myself to anyone else throughout my fitness journey, but I was starting to by being in this group as a challenger and not as a coach.
Now finally we have completed the group and I feel AMAZING! I honestly didn’t think I would get the “extreme” look that has been locked up in my head for so long. I came pretty close with P90X3 but here’s the thing, that program was 90 days long… this all happened in 3 weeks! 3 weeks!!
The best part of this entire experience had NOTHING to do losing weight, inches, and getting a defined physique. This journey has been completely eye opening for me as a coach! For the first time ever, I felt what it was like to be a challenger. I felt what it was like to be scared, to be intimidated, to be self-conscience, and to feel a bit defeated. The feelings that those I support go through each and everyday in my group when I ask them to trust, to believe, and to keep pressing forward, I felt for the first time! I understand therefore I can relate and help more people going forward! THAT… was worth every second I spent in this group!!
I honestly cannot wait to share this program with the world. I have been unbelievably inspired to do more, to be more, and to change more people’s lives with the use of our programs! Thank you for allowing me to share with all of you!!
I will be forming my own Test Group when the program is released next February 2015. If you are interested in knowing more about this program and would like to be kept in the loop as I’m allowed to share my experience, you can pre-register for details below!