The 21-day fitness challenge is over. I am proud of what you accomplished. You certainly made an impression on me.
You were entertaining.
“Dear Angel, the Skinny By Friday team needs to come up with another word to describe you beyond INSANE!”
“I’mma try to meditate after I meditate these dishes clean.”
“I almost turned into kale.”
“Oh lawd, I can only get through 1 round. Code 10.”
“I need a massage.”
You were honest.
“I’m going to have to do the extra credit tomorrow… The pb & j that I brought to work for my lunch was consumed at 930 am. Yes, I am a mess and I know it.”
“Ahem, my continued goal is to not eat past 8pm this whole week. My success rate for this was 50/50 last week – I get up early and start the day great, then I get knee deep in work, go home, get distracted and don’t start roasting cauliflower until 8pm. Tisk tisk. The kitchen is freaking CLOSED PEARL.”
“Got off the train a bit and caught up to Day 12. There was birthday cake.”
“Having this challenge be at such a stressful time in my life has been awesome. I’m dealing with the madness in ways that are much healthier than I otherwise would have dealt with it.”
“My downfalls are sweets and fast food. I work in a pretty close knit office, so if one person is craving sweets, they usually bring treats to share with everyone. If I see other people eating sweets, something in my mind tells me that it’s ok for me to eat some, too. Unfortunately, once I start eating sweets I have a hard time stopping.”
You were motivated.
“I did my mile in 9:58 this week. I’ve never run for speed before. This is fun!”
“I can’t sit down. I hurt everywhere, but I will get better!!!”
“I have short little legs (and old knees!) that don’t let me run faster than 5MPH on the treadmill, but I’m working on it!”
“With each assignment I complete, I feel excited and eager to see how much stronger I can get.”
You deserve a hug. The kind where your legs are swinging in the air.
You are all winners but I can only give prizes to a few. The winners of the challenge are: Carrie, Darlene, Elena, Nomi. You get the choice of new workout gear or a fitness consulting session with me. I will email you directly with details. Congratulations!
[Note: I wanted to give prizes to everyone but Oprah wouldn’t return my phone calls. The restraining order has expired. I don’t know why she still acting funny.]
The next challenge is in September. Until then, I will be posting fun, useful information here at least once a week. Don’t be a stranger. After what I put you through, it’s official. We family now.
Got feedback about the challenge? I’d love to hear it.