…yes, I said “geeking out.”
On a whim, I submitted my STS results to Cathe.com after seeing their call for entries on the Cathe Forums a couple of weeks ago. Afterwards, I didn’t think much about it and sort of thought it’d be a long-shot that my personal results and testimonial would be posted to their website.
Just for kicks, here’s a snippet from my STS results submission – it’s a lot of what I talk about on this blog, about how strong and empowering a weight training program like STS can be, as well as a little bit about how it gave me the confidence to take the plunge with Kick:
When I started the STS program a year (or so) ago, I was not one to weigh myself, take tons of measurements and take before/after photos. While I was hoping for results, I wanted to feel them versus document them, if that makes sense. I wanted to experience all that STS could be, but not focus on checking off the box of “well, I lost an inch on my thigh” this week or “look at that, a couple of pounds lost on the scale.” And by taking this approach to STS, I have not only experienced the physical results that STS is bound to provide, but it’s worked wonders for me, mentally.
I feel strong, I feel empowered, I feel confident. I owe a lot of that to STS (and Cathe, of course!). When I kicked off the STS program, I was hoping for visual “proof” of my hard work and I think I succeeded there. I’m stronger and more muscular and that is empowering in and of itself. But what STS also did was helped me to kick my workouts up a notch or two or three which has improved my overall health and fitness immensely. As for confidence? I give a ton of credit to STS for giving me the physical and mental strength needed to fulfill a lifelong goal of mine. To teach a fitness class of my own.
Equally awesome to my “geek out” moment last night? I posted this to my Facebook page and Cathe actually commented on it! It, in all honesty, made my WEEK (which you know, was not the best of weeks for me), here’s what she said: