determination. I am envious of her strength & power, she makes it look easy!
The first month of Femsport when we were working on cardio, I kept wondering why we were doing this and when the fun stuff was going to come. Then I realized after breathless classes, that I needed to improve my endurance in order to withstand a day of competing and sprinting when possible.
When we started getting into the second month and the workouts pushed my limits and intensified, there were times I left feeling defeated and would cry on the way home. I kept wondering why was my body fighting me? Why cant I push through this? But I did.
Things changed, my endurance changed and I was starting to be able to perform the exercises set out for me. I noticed others changing as well around me. Then when we had our final month of training. I was blown away by the Team support and love that radiated from class everytime. I was always looking forward to training days. With everyones determination, support, and we can do this attitude, I was getting more and more excited and less frightened of competition day. Now I have never been what I consider an Athlete...someone who is in extreme physical shape competeing against other extreme people. The idea of the competition had scared me in thinking that I was going to be waaaaaay out of my league. Being a bigger girl, I thought I would be embarassed competing against those who live, breathe and sleep fitness.
Well, I was pleasantly surprised. When the day of competing finally came and knowing I had the wonderful support of my teamates, I was ready. Ready to show the little miss crop tops of the world that I will be a fierce competitor, and show them my strength by pushing and pulling the tires around! The day of Femsport I was proud to say for once in my life, I was finally an Athlete!
This day could not have been possible without the encouragement and love of those on the Fit by Design Team. I knew this experience would empower me but I never expected the moment of proudness to be part of a Team who represented so much more than just a group of Mommies, we were a group of Warrior Women. Women who endured the tough training, competed in the hot sun, cheered on all the competitors, and successfully finished our day. I will remember this day for a very long time. Thanks Ladies!