Amanda’s #workitout100 Story

My first one hundred days- take me back!

When I first decided to commit 100-days to working out in a row, I had no idea how I was going to approach it and even if I was going to be able to do it.  I wanted friends and family to follow along my journey and that’s how the (hashtag) Workitout100 came to be.  My first 100-days was nothing short of AMAZING.  I was determined to rock the heck out of this challenge and I knew I was going to make some changes in my body but the transformation I received was truly unbelievable to me, and still is to this day.  Everyone always asks me, “What did you eat for your first 100 days”? “What types of workouts did you do to get such great results?”.  To be completely honest with all of you, I didn’t have a life for 100-days.  I was living in a new city where I didn’t have many friends (and it was actually nice to live on my own, with no commitments or anyone to answer to for that short season of my life).  I gave up alcohol for the full 100-days and I didn’t eat one ounce of bad food- no chips, no candy, no fast food, etc.  I was hardcore and I’m SO beyond thankful I put myself in that situation and was able to really prove to myself that I can do ANYTHING I set my mind to.  I woke up every single week day morning at 4:27am, which meant going to bed by about 8:30pm so I was well-rested for my bright and early alarm clock.  On the weekends, I would sleep in a bit, only because the gym didn’t open until 6am on Saturdays and Sundays. I would do about 60 minutes of cardio everyday and would focus on different muscle groups each day to train.  Often times I would go back to the gym after work for a little more cardio or some extra weight lifting. Was it easy? NOPE! Was it worth it? YES, Absolutely! Not only did I lose 30 pounds, get in the best shape of my life and prove to myself I am truly capable of anything I set my mind to.  I also gained a new best friend, workout partner, and business partner; Laura.  She was along side me the full 100-days and I couldn’t have done it without her.  She would get up at 4:27am as well, and we would virtually crush our workouts together- sending each other pictures and encouraging messages throughout our workouts.  She’s a rockstar! Also, I have grown to know and love so many of our challengers/followers, all thanks to this challenge.  #Workitout100 wasn’t meant to be anything, it was simply a way for friends and family to follow along my journey.  But now, thanks to the power of social media, it’s a world-wide fitness challenge with thousands of men and women on board.  The community is so supportive and it makes me want to continue working out and working on my health/fitness.

Thanks to all of you who have jumped on board the challenge and who have cheered me on along the way.  Still not on board? It’s not too late! Sign up online today- It’s free.
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