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BarreAmped Transformation Challenge Week 8 and Gratitude

04 November 2013

Today is my third measurement update in the BarreAmped Transformation Challenge. As you can see from the last episode that my inches haven't changed. Now, I don't know if that is necessarily good or bad. I'm actually feeling sort of down about my progress. I guess I expected that working out 4-5 times a week and eating clean would be enough to cause drastic changes in my body. 

This is not a pity party. But a reality check. I am not in this challenge to be skinny. Screw skinny. I want to be strong. I want to be the chick that can do full form push ups. Not just one. Like TEN. Ok, maybe FIVE....

What am worried about? I have clothes in my closet that fit and look somewhat coordinated. So who cares that I'll never be the same weight that I was in high school. Truly, who is? It is just a stupid number. That doesn't define me. I am a woman, no longer a girl [cue the Britney Spears...]. And how rude am I if I diss the body that God has blessed me with. Truly, all I can do is treasure and take care of it while it is mine. 

What I must do is stay true to my goal to be a healthier version of myself. I've started recording my calories on My Fitness Pal. My username is To Be Mrs. Collier if you want to be friends and follow me or whatever it is called on there. Here's to not having any expectations for my next measurement date four weeks from now! 

Day 4: I am so thankful for my church family. I love these people. They are my family away from family! Every Wednesday and Sunday that I get to see these people, it makes me happy. They are seriously the most random group of people that I've know but they have taught me so much just by being in their presence. 

Double goes for my youth friends. As I've mentioned before, if Mr. Collier and I aren't working [and I'm not obviously blogging] we are with our youth group. These 25 young men and women are so dear to me. At first, I rolled into the youth volunteer position thinking that I was a hot shot adult going to drop some serious knowledge on these kiddos. But you know what? They have taught me more about myself than anyone. I am a more aware and patient person. They trust me. Like really TRUST me. They look to me for guidance and approval. And I am up to date on all the latest like snap chat and probably know way more about One Direction than I would ever want to. But I love them. Each one of them. 

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