There’s no time like the present

Back in 2014, I was following Amanda’s fitness journey and was inspired by her Workitout100 challenge. It was so motivating to watch her post her workouts and create a following to take on the challenge. So I decided to take the plunge and sign up!
The timing of this challenge could not have come at a better time. You see, my husband and I were temporarily living in Michigan and were awaiting the news about where we would be moving next. We had high hopes of moving closer to family or staying in Michigan longer. Then we got the bittersweet news that we would be moving to Nebraska for my husband to continue his training. We were excited because he loved the program and we both liked Omaha. However, it meant we wouldn’t be close to family and I had to put my career goals on hold. I had been accepted into a PhD. program for psychology, but was not able to attend. It was a difficult time. To make matters worse, my husband had to begin studying for an extremely difficult test for the remaining months before our move. This meant long hours and lonely evenings. That’s where Workitout100 came in!Prior to the challenge I had been working out pretty consistently, however I decided to use this as motivation to get back into weightlifting. Workitout100 ended up turning into a form of therapy for me.  Through consistent workouts, I began noticing myself getting stronger. Being able to plan and control my workouts helped me cope with my situation. Having a sense of control and an outlet for my frustration helped me during a very difficult time. The support that came with the challenge was also a huge help! Having the support of Amanda and Laura was wonderful! I can’t tell you how many times knowing they were there to cheer me on helped me get out of bed to workout or motivated me to go walk my dogs.  My 100th day was the day before I moved to Nebraska and it was a really great way to close that chapter of my life. Now Workitout100 is my lifestyle and I love encouraging others to be active too.

Being an Ambassador for Workitout100 is something that I love because I believe in it 100% because I saw what it did for me. If you are on the debating whether or not you should do it- stop second guessing yourself! You can totally do this and I would love to cheer you on along the way!

-Krista (Ambassador)

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