I’m sitting here trying to draft this post and I’m honestly at a loss for words. ….which never happens. (just ask my husband!) 

Today, 60-days in and the barre n9ne challenge has left me, well…transformed.

I talked a lot about how I hoped to feel when we started this challenge.  And this word still very much defines how I’m feeling now that the official challenge is over: Refined.

I am me refined. 

It’s as if someone took a paintbrush and gently brushed me into a new shape.

…a thinner more curvy waist. (it’s where I lost the most inches, which totally shocks me)

…longer, leaner legs (that I swear, I didn’t even realize I had until I looked in the mirror during class the other night…).

…toned, strong shoulders that I’m damn proud to see in that mirror.

…a strong core that gets me through some of the toughest barre work I’ve ever experienced.

But most of all? I am confident. I feel so much more comfortable in my skin than I’ve ever felt in my life.

And I’m so freakin’ proud. Because I did this.  

I guess that’s what 11 inches gone (forever) does.
(yes, I said 11 inches!!)

I am me: refined. 

<editor’s note – I promise….lots more to say about the challenge, the next ‘phase’ of the challenge, etc. in a future post. This post was all about capturing my exact feelings after getting home from class last night. I didn’t want to let them go…so thank you, for indulging me…but more importantly, for supporting me. Your words of inspiration have been so encouraging and amazing to say the least. xoxo>