Celebrate the Progress {Under Armour Giveaway!}

I’m so excited today!!! We are a day into the Holiday Weight Loss ChallengeΒ and I’m feeling pretty good about it (PS- It’s not to late to sign up!! The pot is already over $6700!!). So many people are saying they are already making healthier choices because of it! SO PROUD of all of you! I mentioned yesterday that I was a little bummed with my weigh in, so I went in search of some inspiration. For me, nothing is more motivating than seeing the progress I’ve already made. If you have seen my Health Journey Page – you know that this has been a life long struggle for me. I’ve been trying to get to my “healthy” weight seriously for almost 3 years now. After I had my daughter I had one pair of jeans that fit comfortably (that weren’t maternity jeans… we won’t talk about how long I wore those for…) and they were a size 20. I wore them almost every day because none of my other clothes fit. So, I decided to pull out those bad boys and see how they fit now….

While I still have a long way to go before I reach my healthy weight, I am so so proud of the progress I have made. And it is worth celebrating. This journey is hard. and long. and sometimes it just sucks. My blog crush friend Emily posted her thoughts about a bad weigh in last week. She was SO real about it. The truth of the matter is just because we blog about it doesn’t mean that we don’t get frustrated with the ups and downs of long term weight loss. But just because it’s hard, and frustrating, and we have slip ups and let downs does NOT negate the progress we have made. And you know what else? That progress doesn’t just have to be a number on scale or a pants size. Sure those are the most visual and make for great marketing… but sometimes it’s being able to run 30 seconds longer. Or lift 10lbs heavier. Or maybe… just maybe… it’s getting the courage to do something absolutely terrifying…

Like register for your Level 1 CrossFit Certification. Oh yes, this is really happening. I will be going to CrossFit MayhemΒ in February to take my Level 1 Certification Class. This is kind of a big deal for me.

Am I terrified? Yea.

Am I excited? You bet.

Did I ever think I would do something like this? Not a chance.

6 month CrossFit Progress Pictures

Six months ago when I started CrossFit I had no idea how it would change my life. I celebrated every step of progress… from not being able to do girl push ups, to being able to eek out a few boy push ups. From not being able to lift the bar to hitting a 200lb deadlift. It was all the little steps a long the way… the journey… that led me to where I am today. And I am so thankful for this journey.

So- I want to celebrate with you! Upload a picture of something that reminds you of the progress you made to instagram or twitter and tag me in it – use the hashtag #celebratetheprogress so we can all celebrate with you. It can be anything, big or small.

And remember those Under Armour Shoes I told you about?

As a part of my #celebratetheprogress party we are doing a giveaway for a pair of the Spine RPM shoes in Pink & Teal!! Merry Early Christmas to you, you deserve it!! Just enter using the Rafflecopter Below.

 

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What progress are you celebrating today? Join the party and #CelebratetheProgress

 

72 thoughts on “Celebrate the Progress {Under Armour Giveaway!}

  1. I’d wear my new shoes for a long run. Been focusing on hiit and it’s time to get outside even though it’s cold and hit the streets for a longer run!

  2. Well, it goes with out saying that I adore you. The aboslute BEST thing about blogging is finding people you can really connect with and have meaningful friendships with. So THANK YOU for that. <3

    You have come such a long way and are truly inspiring to me! Signing up to be certified for Crossfit? YOU ARE SUCH A BADASS!!!! Chase those dreams, girl. You have them for a reason. They're meant to be yours!

    xoxo!
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  3. AWESOME JOB!! You look amazing and I have loved going back through your posts and seeing your transformation. So glad I found your blog, you’re a huge inspiration to me! Keep up the great work girl!!

    The progress that I am celebrating is that I have been consistent with my food choices and exercise since November 5… Even made it through Thanksgiving without giving up! Love those shoes, can’t wait to see who wins! πŸ™‚

    xoxo

  4. I’m celebrating the progress I made this year as a whole today. I ran my first marathon at the end of October. 2 years ago when I first started running for reals, I never thought I would get there. This was a huge accomplishment for me!

  5. Your transformation is awesome!! I’ve lost about 45 lbs in the last year and I’ve been so intrigued by Cross Fit – I WILL try it someday! πŸ™‚

  6. Today, progress for me is working out even though I was exhausted this a.m. and my daughter stayed home sick . . . SO wanted to curl up and watch a movie. Your DietBet game is keeping me going, Courtney! Congrats on YOUR progress – it is big. Only one way to get to that goal . . . one foot in front of the other . . . slow but steady wins this race, girl!
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  7. Im celebrating getting my weight loss back on track and finding motivation thanks to ur challenge. I’m celebrating one pound lost by of my hardwork.

  8. The progress I’m actually celebrating is getting back to a workout routine! I slacked off for a while because of stress and time issues but I’m back, baby!

  9. I am celebrating consistency, eating clean and drinking more water. I’ve been making progress and seeing results. It motivates me to keep going.

  10. I am soo excited about the weight loss challenge!! Thank you for the opportunity to get myself moving in the right direction and possible make a little money in the process!!

  11. I am celebrating that I was able to do pull ups at crossfit with the band rather than just doing a jump with the pull up

  12. Today, I’m celebrating waking up early to work out, packing all my meals and snacks for the day and drinking LOADS of water! This is a HUGE step forward from where I’ve been living lately, so I’m giving myself a BIG GOLD STAR for making such great progress today. πŸ™‚

  13. So glad I found your blog over on dietbet. You should definitely celebrate where you are at now; you’re rockin’ it! Good luck with the Crossfit certification.

  14. You are Inspiring Courtney!!!
    I’m celebrating running 3 miles in a row πŸ™‚ its my new mile stone and my ultimate goal is to run 5 miles w/o stopping.

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