On the day of our wrap up it was so wonderful to see all the ladies come together to celebrate our 6 week session & the unity we created. At the moment I announced our winner she was in shock first and then very humbled. Christina had shown a desire, a drive, a fire each and every workout, even on little or no sleep. Each Challenge I put out to the group she completed, she found her voice amongst the ladies and showed compassion & support for those who struggled. Her body changed and her strength grew and she had very clear goals. She has since ran her first 10K pushing a stroller and is now training for Fem Sport which takes place at the end of May.
And the most touching part of this story are the words that Christina shared with the group after she had savoured the moment and allowed the news to sink in...
"Competition was thick for this challenge. All around me there you worthy ladies were. I had my winners picked and surely it was not me, but not because I discount my own efforts. I know I worked hard this session in all aspects. But because I SEE YOU. YOU are the reason I push for one more push up. YOU remind me to smile through the pain, skip my water break to keep moving and be ready for the next set. Because I HEAR YOU. YOUR cheers are the reason I picked my sick body up off the floor in week 3. YOUR grunts and heavy breathing remind me I have a bit more to give. YOUR struggles remind me that maybe mine are just tiny. I FEEL YOU. YOU're behind me on the stairs pushing me up them. YOU're my partner who keeps me focussed. YOU attending to your babe reminds me of where I was 1 year ago. YOUR calm is reminding me to let it go on the mat."
"I want YOU to know that I have been and will continue to be successful over the last 16 months because of YOU. YOU are a Warrior Woman because I am and we are connected."