I am a mum of five, and trying to share myself between them is a challenge on its own, so remembering that I am a person who needs time and space for myself often gets lost in the chaos of everyday life. The children are constantly busy with school, work, after school clubs and sport & leisure activities and I am running around with them getting them from A-B, making sure they have everything they need for a particular activity on a particular day.
I then realised that actually I didn't have everything that I needed.
Joining Project 6 Pack and going to classes has not only helped me lose weight and tone up like I wanted and needed to do, it has given me back a bit of my head space, too. Just 30-45 minutes or so a day to get my blood pumping and spend some time with actual grown ups, who are there for some of the same reasons that I am. Health and fitness is great, but it has done wonders for my mental health too. It has improved my moods and general well being and in all honesty this is the best I think I have ever felt.
Joining a group on my own where I didn't really know anyone and making myself go has been a huge step for me and I am really proud of myself for sticking with it and making the progress that I have in such a short space of time. It's not all about what it says on the scale, it goes so far beyond that. I love how exercise and the classes make me feel and it is absolutely the best thing I have ever done for myself.
My motivation is feeling as well as seeing the results of my hard work, but my latest victory has been the purchase of some new jeans - in a very comfortable size 10.
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