28-Day Challenge Wrap UpPosted on June 8, 2015 at 12:49 am
Happy Monday, y’all (: I had a half relaxing/half productive weekend. Perfect balance! Anyway, today I wanted to do a wrap up post about the first Glisten Girls 28-Day Challenge!
If you don’t know, I released my first e-book a few weeks back. In this book, there is a 28-Day Challenge. It includes 28 days worth of workouts (that you can do at home or at the gym), 7 days worth of recipe ideas, and daily tasks for you to do to increase your self-confidence/self-love.
I’m SO proud of the girls who participated (and stuck with) the first 28-Day Challenge (: Their results (mentally and physically) blew me away!
Here is a look at some before/after pictures and some challenge testimonies:
“Jessica Massey, with tears in my eyes I say thank you again! I have ALWAYS struggled with my weight. Every morning I get notifications from Facebook telling me about memories. Everyday is something about working out from years ago. I felt like a hamster in a wheel always chasing this body that I could never get or I was so unhappy with my results. This is the first time in my life that I feel confident with and accepting of my body. You did that for me. The Glisten girls did that for me. This challenge did that for me. I did this for me. Never again will I look in the mirror and hate the person that I see. I’m embracing this beautiful and strong body that I have. I’ve learned that my journey is my own and I can do and see something all the way through.”
“This journey has also taught me how to have confidence in myself as well as how to love myself for who I am. In this crazy world we live in, where society tries to tell you
how you should look or feel, it is not easy to be accepting of yourself. However, through the Fierce, Fabulous, and Fit challenges each day, I have learned to love myself for my mind, body and spirit. In my opinion, women in today’s society are even harder on themselves. We rarely take enough time, not even a few minutes, to point out our strengths and various things we love about ourselves. During this challenge, I found that it was very refreshing to take time to focus on myself and become my own cheerleader – because we all deserve that.”
“I’ve always struggled with body issues since my eighth grade year. It’s a constant yoyo of up and down body fat. I was always the “fat cousin.” In late November 2013, I started adding protein shakes for supplementation and began exercising regularly. This is the first time in my life that I kept myself motivated for more than 2-3 months before falling off. I started falling off this time around February 2015. It’s hard staying motivated when you workout by yourself at home. That is the only option I have right now. The Glisten Fit Challenge is the first online challenge I’ve ever done. I also allowed myself to break down some guards and allow total strangers to follow my IG! Big deal for me. It was wonderful having support from these women and being motivated by their posts. I wanted to quit early so many times but pushed through each time thinking about the #glistengirls! I have never glistened so hard in my life! I also picked up wearing bold color lipstain. I feel fierce with it on! And I know people notice it too. Makes me feel tough! I don’t have a big heart warming story. I’m just that mom in her 30s trying to finally get that goal body I’ve always wanted. I’ve had self esteem issues like many women have, but with age and experience, I’ve learned not to give much damn about the negativity around me. I have been inspired from women like you to keep improving myself each day and surround myself with women who support my fit lifestyle journey, even if they are strangers on IG. They aren’t anymore and I’ve made new fit friends to help me never fall off track again.”
I’m so happy to be a small part of these ladies’ health & fitness journey. Knowing that they love themselves more today than they did when the challenge started reminds me why I do what I do!
I’ll be sharing more before/after pictures as the weeks go on, so be on the lookout for those (: If you;re looking to do these workouts make sure you grab a copy of my e-book and get your Glisten on!
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