Monday, February 27, 2012

BDHQ-over 1 month check-in

It’s hard to put into a few words how my first month of my BDHQ-over has gone. I have lost 8 ½ pounds and 10 inches, which feels incredible! It has been amazing, awesome, challenging, hard, fun, and a huge step on my journey of transformation. I’m definitely not a small woman, so getting my body (and my mind) to actually work out 5 or 6 days a week has been tough – I have never worked so hard in my life! I'm realizing I am actually capable of doing things that I thought were no longer possible. That is exciting! The trainers at BDHQ really are the best – they are equal parts encouragement and motivation, with a little bit of “you want me to do what??” thrown in! I definitely would not be able to do what I have been doing without them. Thank you! In fact, everyone at BDHQ has been fabulous. The friendly smiles and comments of encouragement, the laughs when we sweat together, and the suggestions for how to make that piece of chicken look and taste good for the 10th time this week!! It is a great community of people who care about their health and fitness, and about encouraging each of us to be the best we can be. I feel so lucky to be able to be a part of it all, and am looking forward the challenge and triumphs the rest of this year holds!

Bust : down 1.5 inches
Belly: down 4.0 inches
Hips: down 2.5 inches

Thanks again – it has been amazing so far – you guys are the BEST!

Well, the first month into my BDHQ-over is complete and it was a hard but an amazing month. It was hard in the sense that it was physically demanding, but let’s be honest, BDHQ did tell me “every workout is your hardest!” It shouldn’t have been a shocker, but oh boy was it ever!

The trainers at BDHQ pushed me harder then I thought possible this month and I’m grateful. I was amazed at the things I could do when they pushed me. I was also amazed how that little voice inside my head saying that “I can’t” got quieter and quieter as the month went on. Initially, I couldn’t do a regular push-up without dropping to my knees and now I can do 5 in a row. Those little gains that I’m making is what keeps me going on the days that are difficult and I’m having issues with motivation or making the right choices. I am realizing that these gains need to be recognized and appreciated along this journey, so I can see the positive changes happening in my life.

So this month, I’ve lost 7 lbs and 10.5 inches so far. I am very pleased with this progress and want to do even better by my next big weigh-in. Luckily I am surrounded by great people at BDHQ and have no doubt that I’m in the right environment to do just that! I can’t wait to see where the BDHQ-over takes me next!

Hard to believe its been a month already. Never thought I would be doing workouts 6 days a week, but I am! I tried spin class and I have never sweat so much in my life and I work in a kitchen, cooking in front of stoves. BDHQ is truly a awesome place. It really has changed everything I do. I get up at 6:30am to go to the gym, then I eat breakfast, then go to work. The workouts are hard and they push you, but for me it is about changing my eating habits. The one word that rings I my ears when ever I think of eating as Michele tells me a lot is 'protein'. I have noticed that I have an increased amount of energy and feel way more alert. I have lost weight and feel stronger. When I first arrived I could barley do 8 sit-ups now I can do over 40. All the trainers and the people who workout there really make you feel like they care about how you are doing. I cant wait to see what the sculpt me into in a year. If I feel this good after a month the rest of the year is going to be even better.
Thanks BDHQ - you guys rock!