As I stood before the group with all the kids running around playing & enjoying their time together, I spoke of the COMMITMENT this woman had made not only to the challenge but to HERSELF first. This woman choose to come to each class & work at 110% during her workout, showing STRENGTH that I believe she was unaware that she had in her. As the I concluded I had to recognize that SMILE that was on her face each & every day, not dread, but true happiness.
When I announced her name as our winner, Shannon looked surprised, excited & proud. All of the hard work, commitment & dedication had paid off not only in her measurements & physical improvements but now she could continue on this journey for three more months.
I would again like to congratulate Shannon, she showed me that real change is possible when you GIVE YOURSELF permission to enjoy working out!