If you saw my post from a few weeks ago (Fit by Luwamé: 30-day Fitness Challenge), I talked about the value of our challenge and how it calls for competition while giving us something to look forward too. Not to mention, it’s so much easier to enjoy your workouts when you have friends or likeminded people are doing it with you and rooting for your success.
With every challenge I feel more empowered, strong and more determined to meet my goals. This past 30-day fitness challenge was everything I hoped it could be and more. We had more than double the people from our first one join and we were able to provide workout videos and a meal plan that strives to kick start your healthy living journey. I teamed up with the fantastic Coach Mahi from VIDA Fitness to bring our 70 participants guided workouts via YouTube which were posted weekly along with our meal plan. I was intimidated at first and almost let the fear of failure stop me from posting my workouts that were filled with flaws online for all to see. What pushed me to go through with it though was the constant mental reminder that one woman’s journey is another woman’s inspiration. Basically, my journey to stay healthy and get the body image I want can inspire so many women to do the same. Also, when faced with fear we should always act first and see where the road takes us. We can’t be scared and not try!
I won’t lie and tell you it was easy because it definitely was not. There were days I wanted to quit and didn’t, days where all I wanted to do was sit and eat a pint of ice cream but I never did. Knowing there were people in the group right there with me and posting their results kept me motivated. Truth be told, the fact that the meal plan was straightforward really helped me stay on top of my goals.
My favorite part of the challenge was the fact that my whole family was involved. The children loved helping me meal prep on Monday evenings. On some afternoons, we worked out together as a family, and I would let one of them lead as though we were in a fitness class. It made them feel “grown up” to do Mommy’s workouts, and it gave me extra bonding time with them. I hope those that joined were able to do the same with their families because this could be one way it becomes part of your lifestyle.
Apart from my children, it was the responses I got that kept me posting and excited every day. People were inspired and felt empowered to tackle their weight/fitness goals.
The challenge is over, but that doesn’t mean the work ends here. Keep using our workouts as a guide, they can be found on my YouTube page. Feel free to email me if you would like to try the meal plan.
As always, I’d love to hear from you. If you were part of the challenge, hope you made some new friends and learned the discipline you need to make it a lifestyle! Leave me a comment below on how it went for you, what you liked or didn’t like. I’m always trying to improve these challenges and would love to know your experience.
If you weren’t a participant but have done other challenges, what worked for you?
Until next week!