"Your transformation has changed you night and day. It's awesome. I'm super excited you're getting the results you want! Keep up the good work!" This is a message I woke up to this morning from my boyfriend. It's so nice and supportive. It's a great feeling knowing other's are supporting me and noticing the changes. It's not just about the physical changes too. He's noticed my confidence has changed a lot too. That's something I really wanted to work on and I guess I've changed without realizing it. It's a great feeling and it was great motivation for the day!
After another day of training camp, I met with my trainer in the evening. After warming up on the rowing machine, I started with a circuit. I did pull-ups using a resistance band for assistance, 1 arm dumbbell snatches, cross body mountain climbers on the bosu, and push-up to a one arm row. It was a cool circuit since all the exercises were completely different. I saw progress with my pull up. The band helped me pull myself up from an extended position which is the part I've been struggling with the most.
I moved onto leg press afterwards. I crushed my previous record and pressed 5 plates and 25lbs. It was huge accomplishment for me. It was my 6th set (every set we increased the weight) and I was still able to do it! It felt great!
I did some chest press on the machine and then moved on to ab exercises. I did different variations on hanging lower ab exercises. I ended with a plank. I held it for 2 minutes and I wasn't even shaking.
It's crazy how much progress I've changed and improved over these last few months. I would've never been able to hold a plank for 1 minute and now I got to 2 and I could've kept going! I crushed the leg press machine. I'm getting better and better. It's not only about the look, it's about the strength and the confidence I've been achieving during this journey. I have to remind myself those are just as important!