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Rhonda’s 12 Week Weight Loss Journey: Weeks 7 and 8

Posted January 30, 2016 by

What does it take mentally, physically and spiritually to successfully reach your weight loss and health goals?

Follow along with Rhonda Guzman and she addresses this question in her 12 week journey as she takes control of her weight, health and happiness by investing the time and effort into following a workout and nutrition program at our training facility.

Each week, Rhonda will update us on how her program has been going and what’s going through her mind as she jumps into the journey with both feet.

Continuing on from Rhonda’s Weeks 5 and 6 Diary, here’s parts 7 and 8…

Week 7: Hey there! So, this is my seventh entry of my 12 week transformation! I am almost to the home stretch!

My stress and anxiety have gone way down this past week as I got some good news and now all I have to focus on is me, my health and moving when that comes up! I am so excited to start life in new surroundings in the hopes that I will be much happier which in turn will make me much healthier in mind and spirit as I have the body part almost completely down.

I have never in my life been able to say that I love to work out because I never did. Even though I knew for fact that it would help me get to where I want to be, it always seemed like a chore or punishment. Not to mention the fact that I was not even at the point to give up certain foods or start eating a certain way. Now, I welcome all of that and more with open arms.

I may never be able to lift more than 25 pounds over my head or lift my full body weight off of the ground and that is A-OK by me. Even if I am never able to accomplish those small feats, I know that I have accomplished so much thus far, losing weight, losing inches which in turn I am able to wear smaller clothes which is majorly exciting in itself, learning to love every inch of myself, because I will be honest in saying I never really loved me before, feeling mentally fit knowing that I am doing good for my body, mind and spirit with the working out and eating healthier, being able to stick to an eating plan as well as committing to a work out regime. None of which I have ever done.

Ok, so maybe I have lost weight here and there, but then I kept on finding it again. My take on that is once I get rid of the weight, that’s it, there is no finding it. I will ensure that it stays long gone, out of my life for good! As long as I remind myself that the only competition I have is the person staring back at me when I look in a mirror, it’s all I need to keep me motivated for the rest of my life. Sometimes, we need that gentle reminder that we are only in a race with ourselves and when we hit the finish, no matter how long it takes and what we have to wade through to get there, we are the WINNERS!

If you happened upon my journey, yet have not taken the step to try out TGTN, please do! I can’t even explain how everyone there makes you feel like you can do anything. The push, motivation and inspiration they give is totally and completely AMAZING and it will work you wonders all the way around. Stay up, peeps!

Rhonda's dramatic personal transformation over the past several years

Rhonda’s dramatic personal transformation over the past several years

Week 8: Hi all! Well, I am finally in the home stretch, a little over 3 weeks to go here! I am a bit apprehensive about my progress as I had lots of stressful points in my life working against me beyond the holidays. My eating has been fine, but not so sure the weight and inches I have lost are exactly where I want them to be.

For me, starting the 12 week transformation when I did may be wasn’t the best idea because I have encountered unforeseen situations in my life that I didn’t think I would. That being said, we really cannot always be ready for what life throws at us. These last few weeks, I am working diligently on my eating and working out and overall sense of happy being. I’ve had more than a few people say they have noticed change in my, not just physically, but personality wise. They say I exude much more confidence than I ever have and am thinking about my life more clearly because I know how I would like my life to be and I am striving to make things better for myself.

Like I said in my last entry, I will be moving to a different place, which I hope will make me happier and more centered on me and what I want out of life. I’ve always put others before myself and I have almost stopped doing that. It’s a weird feeling, for me, to put myself first. I almost fee selfish, but I know it’s something that has to be done. If I am not the best me, then how can I even help someone be the best them?

Looking forward, I know that I will always struggle to maintain a healthy weight and eating habits. However, with the support of my fit family at TGTN, along with myself being more supportive of me, I know that I will surpass where I want to be! I get excited thinking of the future Rhonda and what she will hold for herself. I see her out there conquering the world and helping people attain their goals in any way she can whatever the goal may be.

As much as I’ve always stated that I have no interest going back to school, I wouldn’t mind taking a class on nutrition. I would welcome learning all I can about food today, as I read some pretty scary stuff about how food is prepared, packaged, etc. I want to be around for a long, long time to live and be well always.

This challenge has taught me a lot about myself. No matter what I always need to be on my side even when I have a fail situation or day. It’s one thing that can be turned around for the better. No reason to give up just because of one issue that can be rectified for the better.

All I can hope is that I have motivated or inspired just one of you to give yourself your all because you are totally worth it! I’ll be seeing you 🙂

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