So this is the 2nd month of highlighting some of our awesome customers, because YOU guys are why we are here and successful… and your stories, no matter what they are, are important, and they should be shared with all of you because maybe they are going through something that relates to you!!! How do our customers of the month get picked??!?! Well, actually it’s random. We email you, say hey, want a free shirt, and do you want to talk on our blog, and that’s it!!! So, look out for an email from us, and now, check out this awesome story from Sara!!! 🙂
My Journey to Being Awesome:
Through exercise, healthy eating, sheer determination, and a crap ton of motivation, I said goodbye to unwanted pounds and hello to a healthier, happier and fuller way of life!
My name is Sara and there was a time when I gave myself every excuse in the book for being a overweight. I had always been active, playing many sports since I was a kid, but I’ll admit that I wasn’t in the best of shape. So, after over a year of a friend trying to convince me to try her cool crazy gym, I caved and went to a friends & family day. That day I fell in love…with CrossFit. I lost about 30 pounds over a 6 month period, but I soon plateaued. Makes sense since I ate whatever I freakin’ wanted. I convinced myself that since I work out…like hard core, so it’s ok…it kinda balances out, right?
Well, I soon became discouraged and unmotivated. This isn’t working. I stepped on the scale and saw it teetering very close to the 250 mark and decided that’s enough. How did I let myself get to this point? I was so disappointed in myself. I needed to change what I was putting into my body. I needed to stop making excuses and start working on me!
I went through my cupboards and fridge and began boxing up basically every bit of sugary and carb-loaded goodness I had. Out of sight, out of mind, right? I did not want to set myself up for failure. I knew my weaknesses. I also knew my strengths, so I set my goal weight: 150 pounds. I made a deal with myself that I would not give up and I would not make excuses. In addition, to motivate myself even more, I decided that when I reached my goal I would reward myself with a red velvet cupcake and personalized pair of CrossFit Nanos.
The first week was the hardest, but I saw results! I was consistently losing about 1-3 pounds per week. There were temptations, I’m not going to lie, but I wanted so desperately to reach my goal and show the world how awesome I could be! No excuses, just be awesome!
Fast forward to today: I am 99 pounds lighter! My outlook on life has completely changed! My attitude has greatly improved, my energy level has skyrocketed, and I am overall…just happier! I did it! I didn’t do it alone though. I had many people, near and far, in my corner backing me up. I relied on these people who cheered me on, lifted me up, held me accountable, didn’t let me down, and motivated the crap out of me. I wouldn’t be where I am or the person I am without them. They say you should live without regrets, but I will admit that I have one regret: I regret that I didn’t do this sooner. I wasted so many years not living them to their greatest potential! I don’t want others to do the same, so my new goal is to spread the motivation! I will be in your corner cheering you on and motivating the crap out of you!
Believe in yourself! You can Be Awesome!
No Excuses! Just Be Awesome!