I am so excited to share an amazing success story from my last health and fitness Challenge Group! Margaret and I connected via social media and holy shit this girl is ON FIRE and SUCH an inspiration :)
She's currently doing her Medical Residency and is super passionate about Internal Medicine! She's passionate about healthy living, eating mindfully, her yearly trips to Disneyland with her fiance Matt and her two adorable puppies, Dexter and Walter!
Margaret was such a ROCKSTAR challenger and had such amazing results from doing the 21 Day Fix, both physically AND mentally. I can't wait for you guys to get to know her a little better & share in her INCREDIBLE success!
How did you feel before you decided to commit to the January Strong not Skinny Challenge?
Before I decided to commit I feltlike I had fallen off the bandwagon per se. I was coming off of the holidays and a huge exam. With studying and being a medical student it was hard to find time to eat well and get my workouts in. From October-Jan 1 was just not great for my health and wellness.
Why did you feel that way?
I just felt I didn't have enough time for ME. That is what I really wanted to work on-making sure I took 30 min out of my day to put myself first!
How do you feel now?
Now I fell STRONG and ENERGIZED and overall just amazing! My body bounces back from my hiatuses much quicker now but I want to work on avoiding those hiatuses and really staying on track consistently.
What struggles or challenges have you overcome?
Challenges I have overcome include making sure I spend 30 min a day getting my workout in even though I have had a 13 hr day at the hospital and am exhausted. I also have been working on mindful eating--I like to justify eating like crap when I have a bad day and I know that's not going to help me reach my goals.
How do you keep yourself motivated on your own health and fitness journey?
I take before and after photos and then just peak at my progress over the year every once and a while-It helps refocus me.
Dirty 30 for sure!!--I am SHAKING after that workout every time
Favorite healthy food?
I <3 protein pancakes AND my take on a taco bowl which includes shrimp, lettuce, salsa, tomato, bell pepper and 1/4 avocado.
What advice would you give someone who’s just starting out on her health and fitness journey?
My health journey truly started 1 yr ago. I was that roller coast fad diet kinda gal and although I was happy with the scale-I wasn't always happy with how I felt/looked. This is SUSTAINABLE! Clean eating and the 21 day fix are sustainable--I promise, you will not go hungry!
My biggest advice is this journey is a marathon not a sprint. Trust in the process AND don't beat yourself up for enjoying those foods you love!!! (just in moderation)
Where to connect with Margaret online:
Interested in joining my next health and fitness challenge group? Click HERE to apply, and I'll be in touch to chat about your goals!