Guest post: For once…

As this barre n9ne challenge is in full force, my sister was inspired to send me a guest post for this week – all based on a particularly awesome barre class experience , one that resulted in an incredible breakthrough, especially for her as she works through some body image issues.

Sis – I’m so proud of you!! I told you, you are beautiful, strong, and fit, I’m so glad you finally believe me. 😉 xoxo

Guest Post: For once….

…I am seeing real results that match the level of workouts I am doing.

…I am feeling lean, strong, and toned from a workout that promises that you’ll get lean, strong and toned.

For the very first time.

…I realize that a food log is a good idea. While I wasn’t eating badly before, I was simply just eating too many calories (whether ‘good’ calories or not, a calorie is a calorie!)

…I don’t hate my body….because I see it transforming before my very eyes. Tangible. Concrete. Not just ‘well I think I am improving…” without actually knowing for sure if I am.

…I can run without shin pain that is so distracting that I cannot run more than every third day (I ran 5 days last week – many of those in a row. Who am I?! What have I become?!) <—a runner, sis!!

…I now look forward to running to focus on my breathing, increase my distance and enjoy the beautiful summer around me, M by my side (or my sis, who is, I might add, the best running coach ever. Thank you sis). <—aww shucks, you’re welcome! xo

For the very first time, I feel better than I quite possibly ever have. And to think we are only halfway through our barren9ne 60 day challenge journey is absolutely astounding. I cannot wait to see what the next 30 days bring.

And to continue sharing all of this with my sister Jess? Is quite simply amazing.

What completes your ‘for once’ moments?

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16 thoughts on “Guest post: For once…

  1. Thank you sis. I am proud of You AND Me. We’ve really focused this month and I can’t wait to see what month two brings! Don’t even want to think about it ending!

  2. You already know I love this!! You guys make me smile b/c the relationship is so similar to the one I share with my sister. We’re each others cheerleaders and strongest supporters. I am so happy that you seem to be changing your perspective of “you.” Just like Jess said: you’re strong, beautiful, and fit. Now it’s time you saw that too 😉

  3. You two remind me so much of how I feel for my sisters. Unfortunately, one sister’s in DC, I’m in VA (SW), and the other sister’s in GA. I miss them SO much!!!! 😦

    As for Jolene, your words are beautiful. You sound exactly like I feel recently (most days). There’s something about being dedicated that makes you realize that quick results are really, honestly unattainable. At least they aren’t if you’re doing it correctly. It takes time, and patience is certainly a virtue. What’s even more beautiful is your faith in yourself…and your sister’s faith in you definitely shows to be of extreme importance to you. I love it!!!

    • Aww, I would miss my sisters SO MUCH if they lived that far away. Boo!!

      As for results – you are right, nothing worth working for comes easily (or quickly). Once you start putting the time in, you realize how great it is to be so dedicated to something and to see the outcome of that hard work for a change. It’s an amazing feeling.

      • Aww, thank you Melissa! I am so glad you can relate too. having faith in myself is a new feeling, but I absolutely love feeling this way vs. negatively.

  4. So great you’re getting good results from these workouts and it’s such a nice bonus that the two of you get to spend time working out together.

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