My fitness journey actually started 20-ish years ago. While I participated in sports in highschool, I really only started to incorporate exercise into my life when I was in my early 20's. There were periods where I was super consistent, but there were definitely a lot of stops and starts. I think my only goal ever was to lose weight or not gain weight....it was always just about the numbers on the scale.
I was introduced to Rock Solid Health in 2015 and really enjoyed the classes and the evolution of the program. By July 2017, I was entering another "period of consistency" and was 13 pounds away from what was then my goal weight. Two weeks later, I found out I was pregnant. I exercised pretty consistently throughout my pregnancy, up until 36 weeks, which felt great! Unfortunately, after a few attempts to get back to a schedule remotely resembling the one I had before becoming a mom, by the end of 2019, I had not only slowly stepped away from fitness classes but I also stopped paying close attention to my diet.
Then COVID hit.
In April 2020, I found myself working from home and feeling more sedentary than ever...and that's when I noticed Rock Solid was offering virtual classes. The virtual classes at noon were perfect, as it was easy to block my work calendar over the lunch hour. I thought I'd give it a try for a month, just to get myself moving and feeling a little better. I spent those next 5 months getting reacclimated to exercise, but I noticed that the scale didn't budge. The numbers weren't going up, but they definitely weren't going down. Enter the 10-week Rock Solid Challenge! Throughout the challenge, I had some good success, losing almost 9 pounds and attending virtual classes (or recorded classes) 4 times a week. After the challenge was over, I was able to lose a few more pounds, but then came the holidays. By the end of January, I noticed the scale had once again stopped moving. After an accountability session with Blair, I realized that while I was being mindful about eating during the week, I was way less mindful throughout the weekends...two steps forward and three steps back. Since our accountability sessions started about 6 weeks ago, through consistent workouts (5x a week) and mindful eating every day (not just weekdays), I've lost a total 25 pounds since September (and counting!). The opportunity to train virtually through Rock Solid has been truly life changing. The access to coaches for accountability has helped to stay focused on my goals, which are no longer just weight loss. While that's still a part of it, I also want to be strong and mobile, not just for me, but for my daughter. Having a 3-year-old at 46, I want to be around for a very, very long time. Thanks to the program at Rock Solid and the habits I've been able to solidify, I feel I'm equipped to do just that. Health and fitness is no longer for a point in time...it's a lifestyle.
For new members of Rock Solid, I would encourage you to take advantage of the whole program - strength classes, yoga classes and accountability. Do the work. You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish!