Saturday, July 2, 2016

Reflections . . .

Believe it or not, 6FIT is over . . . here and gone just like that! What an inspiring and fun past month. I felt like this was the most energized, supportive 6FIT to date; I was so grateful to be part of such an amazing group of like-minded, dedicated, healthy, fitness driven, DanceFIT enthusiasts.

Virtual instructor Meg’s screenshot
from her Arms & Abs Class

In addition to the energy, this 6FIT was completely different than any other I’ve participated in. It was the most successful 6FIT for me, and you know why? It was the challenge with the closest resemblance to real life . . . there were no restrictions, and no “bad foods”. You were encouraged to not indulge every day, but I didn’t feel like it was a bad thing if I did (which I have in past challenges 6FIT & other).

The best thing I’ve learned over the last few years is that you have to eat how you plan to eat for the rest of your life. Yes I think a month here or there of cutting out junk to lose a few pounds that have crept on is good, and if you truly see yourself living the rest of your life never eating a certain food or food group- then that is for you. For me I am going to have the occasional treat, glass of wine or cocktail, and balance it all with lots of fruits and vegetables and water- always water : )

Wine & Salad

This 6FIT I made new friends (virtually), worked hard on achieving 80/20, I did not miss one workout. I took my one rest day every week, I learned to meal plan, and only had one jellybean binge : ) What were my results you are wondering? I lost 3 1/2 pounds, my arms are more toned, I feel stronger overall, and I feel like I have learned things that will help me continue on my fitness and life journey. As a designer by day I have always had such a thirst for knowledge in the fitness and nutrition field, I am continually inspired by challenges like 6FIT to learn more.

Lastly it has truly been an honor to represent DanceFIT on this journey, and I hope to continue blogging, I hope you will follow me : )

Happy summer! Remember- drink water, 80/20, and always DanceFIT : )