Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Another 6 Weeks of the Find Your Fit Challenge For Me

First of all I would like to apologize for not writing a post on Monday or Tuesday.  I know that I told you that I would post my "After" pictures the next day.  I should have said the next blog post.  It's been a busy work week, and my son's class is having a bake sale this Friday, so I decided to make use of the cake tops and scraps that were left over when assembling the anniversary cake.  So my nights have been busy with not so healthy things, causing me to be too tired to sit down and write a post.  I was busy making them and NOT eating them.  I had to make 7 dozen.

I have taken my "After" pictures.  And I'm not sure if I am ready to share them yet.  I can tell you this though...I feel better than I look in the pictures.  I can't really see a difference from Day 1 of Week 1 to Day 5 of Week 6.  Unfortunately I did not take any measurements before starting this challenge.  It was a challenge to get my motivation back, and if I gained strength, lost fat and inches, then that was a bonus.  Well, I did get stronger and I am sure I lost some fat and inches.  Back-fat-Betty has started to ship out, taking Tina-the-talking-tummy with her.  I have definitely got my motivation back too.  I have submitted my pictures to Chris Cole of <<<email Chris to start on your way to Find Your Fit.  I also asked him not to share them on social media.  I mentioned to him that most people unfortunately judge a book by its cover and would not be able to see the change that HAS occurred within me.  I will be using the photos that I took as my "Before" pictures for this 6 weeks ahead.  I can't say it enough about HOW MUCH this challenge has helped me.  I never knew that I could do so many Burpees and still not mind doing more the next day. 6 weeks ago I didn't want to do  Well...except maybe for eating like crap and watching T.V. between renovation stuff.  Oh yes, and sleeping.  Sleeping in everyday.  Now I wake up at 5:30am or 6:00am on weekdays.  Yes, there have been the odd day where I have slept in until 7am(like yesterday), but for the most part, it has been early wake up calls.  I have been gardening again, creating edible flowers for that cake, been busier with work and I have been writing to you again.  This challenge has made me stronger again.  No, I am not where I was 2 years ago, but things have changed since then, and now is the time for change.  A good change.  A positive change once again.  I have found my positive self again.  I know that by not showing my pictures is a little UNpositive, but it will help keep me in a positive light and frame of mind.  Does that make sense?  So just bare with me and give me a little more time to build up my confidence once more.  We all fall in life, and sometimes it just takes us longer to stand up tall again.  But remember how I said that I was stuck in that pothole on my journey.  Chris and his Find Your Fit 6 week challenge definitely has me back on the road with the potholes behind me...far behind me.

Continuing my journey to A Healthier Version of ME...

All of my Find Your Fit workouts are now in this note book of mine.  
Plus, I have them all entered into my Seconds PRO app.  Easy reference for travelling.

Monday morning I started round 2 of the #FindYourFit Challenge.  As I mentioned in my last post, it is 6 weeks until my birthday, and I will finish the day before, on the 25th of July.  I am trying to incorporate more cardio into this round.  Yesterday morning, Tuesday, I slept in...tisk, tisk...I did not beat myself up over it though.  I went for a walk with the daycare children, pushing 3 out of 5 of them in the triple stroller that I have.  So THAT was a workout in itself.  After a long day with the kids, and then cake pop decorating and packaging, and then gardening, I was ready for bed.  But before I went to bed, I set my alarm for 5:30am.  An early wake up call to get things done.

And that is what I did...Day 2 happened this morning.  29 minutes of the Find Your Fit workout, followed by a 32 minute spin session.  I was a sweaty mess, but feeling great.  I hope to get some sort of cardio in almost everyday.  Whether it be a spin, a run, a walk or something else, I hope to add that little extra in.

Day 3 of Week 1 will be taking place in the morning so I will be getting to bed shortly.

I hope that some of you that follow me will email Chris at to join the next #FindYourFit 6 Week Challenge starting Monday June 22nd.  Let me know if you are and I will be there to support you.  Well not there right beside you like a spotter, but I will be there in spirit getting you through those Burpees and Jump Squats and Push Ups...I will be there.  Been there, done that, doing it again.  It's SO worth it! WHY?  Because YOU are worth it!

Until next time...Stay Strong!



  1. Great post Trina! Good luck with #FindYourFit round 2, we're all cheering you on!

  2. How did the challenge go Trina? Anything new planned for fall?

    1. Hi Meghan,

      Thanks for your interest and so very sorry about the very late reply. The challenge was not completed. Summer vacation got in the way and then back to school...excuses...excuses is more like it. I needed to find my focus, and still do. The first 6 weeks of the Find Your Fit challenge brought me back to the surface and I was able to feel semi motivated again. For the fall I signed my husband and I up for an end-to-end hike of a portion of the Bruce Trail (72km over 2 days). We completed about half of it. It was a beautiful weekend weather wise, however, the hike wasn't as enjoyable as I thought it would be. As we were on the race against sunlight, I felt like I couldn't enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Caledon Hills. I did train for it by going out for long walks in the weeks leading up to the hike, however the terrain was much harder than my training hikes and took a toll on my feet and the rest of my body. This year has been a year of de-cluttering our home, and that feels wonderful. I want to live with less stuff and do more. So hopefully this winter I can get back onto a training schedule and back to blogging. I do miss it a lot.

      Have a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family. All the best to you in the New Year.