Saturday, March 31, 2012

Transformation Challenge Complete! Week 12

WEEK 12 FINALE picture of group of Transformers
My "AFTER" picture :)
12 Weeks of intense cardio, weight-training, core training & calorie tracking- I MADE IT! :)
I lost 5 inches off my waist, an inch or two off every other limb, hips etc.
TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS: 25 pounds!!!
Ok, so I was not the first prize winner. I actually won 3rd place, but I feel like I accomplished my goals for this challenge, and learned new habits, eating styles, attitudes and exercise methods that I did NOT know 12 weeks ago. Andy told me I was a winner in his book, BEFORE I left for the finale, and that meant the world to me! I know he believes and me, and knows that I am choosing to be an example for my children.

I thank God most of all for His strength and courage to keep going into the gym week after week! There were MANY days I did jumping jacks while whispering, "I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!" over and over! :)
I thank Andy for completely supporting me in not only motivation, but also by getting up early to exercise as well and cheerfully eat low-calorie meals week after week.
I know the kids are too little to know I'm thanking them, but I thank them for being patient with Mommy while I laid on the couch for a few hours after many days at the gym, just trying to recover from the pain of working out.
I thank all of you who have faithfully texted/called/emailed me words of encouragement, scriptures you have claimed for me etc. You have no idea how much your love and support has meant to me!


Melissa Keister said...

I am so proud of you that I honestly have tears streaming down my face! You are doing such an amazing thing, and to say that I am proud of you is to say too little. Keep up the great work! I can't wait to see your next update!

Kara Plank said...

Thank you, Melissa! Thank you for even telling me about Trot Fitness! I am so happy to be working on my health goals this year....long overdue!

Missy said...

3 cheers for you, Kara! I'm so proud of you!! Stay encouraged and strong on this journey you've started. The end goal is worth it! Always look forward to Monday for your next update! =)