The first thing you need to know is I did not sign myself up for the challenge. My daughter, Lauren, signed me up after I told her I would sign up if there were to be a second challenge. After attending the nutrition talk with Becca, who carefully went over all of the things I would not be eating for the next 21 days, I knew I was in the wrong place and needed to escape quickly, but I also knew that is exactly where I needed to be at that moment. I have embraced all of the changes and have not looked back.
After the 21 days of eating from the earth, I realized I did not want to return to my old habits. If changing my diet wasn’t enough, I had to add exercising to the mix. I cannot lie, getting up and down from the floor was a challenge at first, but after a few weeks it became easier. P90X was not something I ever thought I could/would be doing four times a week. The endless support and encouragement from Jamie, Becca, Betsy, Jessica, and Mark has been incredible and will keep me on this journey along with the friends I have made at Haka. I am proud of my accomplishments during the past eight weeks. I lost 18lbs and several inches. I have joined Haka and will continue my new and improved lifestyle and will keep reporting my success along the way.
I have to say a very special thank you to my husband, Ken, and Lauren for starting this journey with me and helping me realize we can do this!