TGIT – Thank God It’s Thursday!!
A day closer to the weekend and I am extremely happy about that! (I mean who isnt!?)
It’s been a couple of weeks but I definitely did not forget about you guys! I had just started this little challenge called PRX14 and wanted to complete it before speaking to you guys about it. So let’s get to it….
I was introduced to this program by my best friend, Melissa, who has done the challenge multiple times and has had great success with it. A couple of us wanted to join in on the fun and of course had our own fitness goals in mind, so on October 20th we started on our fitness journey with PRX14. PRX14 is a 14 day weight loss and fitness challenge. For 14 days you are required to change your diet, water intake and perform rigorous workouts. Of course the food and water intake you take care of on your own but the workouts are in a group setting with three amazing trainers, Margie Prado, Yusuf Myers and Patty. In these 14 days you learn about clean eating, proper form and to push yourself beyond the limits you thought possible.
A week before the challenge started, I was terrified!! Not about the food nor the water intake, but of the two and a half to three hour workouts we had to be a part of for 14 consecutive days! That just seemed like an eternity for me and I was freaking out inside. October 20th we had our informational/weigh-in and one of the ladies mentioned taking things one day at a time and putting one foot in front of the other. I was inspired by her words and did exactly that, took it a day at a time. It was hard but we all pushed each other and got through it.
The second week was a bit of a challenge in itself. Here on the east coast we had a little friend come visit by the name of Super Storm Sandy and she just screwed up every thing for us. A great amount of parks were closed, public transportation was ALL messed up and then we had a shortage of gas!! (things have improved with gas but there are still some gas stations with a shortage) BUT we still got workout routines from our trainers via text or the GroupMe app to do at our local gyms or at home. I was determined to do them and I did!! I stuck to the diet and was pleased with my end results …. a weight loss of 10 lbs, 3 inches off my waist and 2 inches off my chest.
PRX14 was an amazing experience and has taught me all about clean eating, working out (properly of course) and most of all it taught me that I CAN do anything I set my mind to!! So not only do I want to thank the trainers but I also want to thank the group of ladies that were all a part of this! They each were an inspiration to me!
Now the real challenge is continuing to lose weight on my own! Hope you guys continue to follow and see how it goes!