I can’t believe that 6FIT is already over. Some days it felt like it had been going on forever, but now it feels like it went by so incredibly fast. It has been nice to have a support group when dealing with many summer events. I think any time you are trying to make changes to your ever day habits, you need someone you can talk to at any moment. For 6Fitters we had a very active Facebook support group. People shared struggles, victories, meal tips, and exercises. I don’t think any one of us would have been nearly as successful without it.
For me, 6FIT came at just the right time. I started my first round of Whole 30 in early May, and was finishing it up when 6FIT started. I had really great momentum finishing Whole 30, and jumping right in to another program really kept me on track.
Before I share any numbers, I want to talk about how I’m feeling. With 2 young kids, coffee is pretty essential and sometimes sleep isn’t as great as you would hope. It was almost cyclical, I’d be up late or get up in the middle of the night with the kids, and then at that 3 pm slump I would need that second cup of coffee, and with the coffee sometimes I would have a small piece of bread with chocolate peanut butter on it. Those extra coffees and snacks were definitely adding up. When I started Whole 30, the hardest part was finding a coconut milk that I enjoyed that didn’t have any added sugars. Eventually, I started finding that some mornings I didn’t make coffee and I made it to the afternoon feeling great. The only time I have had an afternoon coffee in the past two months, was because I had a late-night long drive. I’ve also found that I have been sleeping better. I can’t control kid wakeups, but I’ve been able to go to bed much quicker after their wakeups than I have in the past.
Now, lets talk numbers. I know that non-scale victories are some of the best victories ever, however, numbers are what keep me on track. I enjoy the fact that I am doing well with this. I don’t feel deprived, yes sometimes I whine about how badly I want chocolate, but I feel proud that I don’t let those cravings dictate what I eat. I had lost 10.8 pounds during the Whole 30, since my last day of the Whole 30 was June 7, I weighed myself on June 8 so that I could get a an accurate reading of how well I did on the last 22 days of 6FIT. In those last 3 weeks, I was able to lose an additional 6.1 pounds, so that’s 16.9 pounds for two months. I am extremely proud of myself. I know that I can get to my goal weight and still enjoy spending meals out with friends and family. I’ve learned some valuable lessons about how to fuel my body in a way that makes me feel great, and that includes the occasional indulgence.
I know a lot of the things I have blogged about seem overwhelming. This is something I have been working at for years. Getting to a place where Whole 30 or 6FIT, doesn’t feel hard isn’t something that happens overnight. It takes time and patience and consistency.
I want to end this with a thank you to all of you following my 6FIT journey and reading these blogs. Thank you to Gina for starting such a warm and welcoming community and for selecting me as a spokesperson for 6FIT. Thank you to all the teachers who always have amazing energy in their classes and push the students to their limits. Last but not least, thank you to the other 6Fitters! You all have done amazing, thank you for being a wonderful support group and for lighting that competitive sprit. I hope you all found success with your goals in 6FIT.
Mom of 3, wife, business owner, ballet teacher and fitness instructor. Trying hard to raise healthy, happy and grateful children while running the studio of my dreams. Trying to stay FIT, flexible, stylish and take care of myself in the process!