Dear B2SB2U Beginners;
I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! I truly feel that you are taking the first step here, joining a challenge group to start to take care of YOU. To learn from three women who have been in your shoes, who have been where you are. I know I was there. Know that we are here, that we’re taking the same painful steps as you, and that WE BELIEVE IN YOU – probably right now, more than you can believe in yourself. But WE believe. I BELIEVE.
I want to tell you how I started. The very very beginning. The first month of hope and hopelessness at the same time, desperate for a healthier life.
I woke up each morning and stepped up and down on the wii fit using the “Basic Step”. It is a game on that I could turn on to keep the beat of me stepping on and off the fit board. That is all I could do. I watched an early morning television program (Willie Geist, you cute thing you. You and me, every morning at 5:30 for “Way Too Early”. It was magical.) Jillian Michaels, grrrr, she says in the 30 day shred video that anyone, even 400 pound people, can do jumping jacks. She lies. I could NOT do more than 5 jumping jacks at nearly 300 pounds. But I could march in place for 30 minutes every day for 30 days.I started as slow as the beat would go and little by little I increased the speed over a month. I was supposed to be training for a mud run and all I could do was march. But march I did.
And then I started walking. And then I started lifting and doing body weight exercises. And then I started running. And I’m still trying to learn to run. I’m still in the 200s and my body can do amazing things now.. But it all started with marching in place.
I believe in you.