Sad. (but very few knew this)
Feigning confidence (that most mistook for genuine confidence)
Working harder, not smarter. (and getting nowhere fast)
Frustrated with her current “path.” (career path, life path, fitness path…all of it)
…I don’t even recognize this girl anymore.
This is me.
The “me” I’ve always dreamed of being but never quite got there.
The “me” that is joyfully confident and not afraid to say so.
The “me” that loves her path…career, life, fitness, all of it.
The “me” that works smarter (not harder), always.
The “me” that is the happiest she’s ever been.
…I love this girl.
Honestly – I can’t properly put words to paper to adequately describe what this past year has meant to me. And for my sis. And our sisterly bond since we set foot in the barre n9ne studio on May 12, 2011 as the inaugural 60-day challengers and barre n9ne spokesmodels.
It’s been life changing, transformational, joy-filled, intention-driven.
Sure I could sit here and tell you how many pounds I’ve lost, how many inches I’ve whittled away and how many classes I’ve taken in the past year to get me where I am today. But that’s not what this is about. The numbers part is the obvious part. You can see it in the before/after pics clearly. What’s harder to show and share is the way I’ve changed on the inside.
This picture (below) was taken on May 12, 2012, one year to the day since we started the 60-day challenge. The look on my face and my sister’s face says it all: pure joy, happiness, confidence, pride. We did this.
All I can say is this: I am blooming right where I’m planted. And loving every single fit-filled moment.
…and I owe it all to the barre (n9ne).