I am not posting this for compliments, actually compliments make me uncomfortable. When I decided 7 years ago that I wasn’t happy at 306 pounds, my goal was not to get to the point that I can post pictures like this, it was be be healthy and live a healthy and active lifestyle. I wanted to be a good role model for my boys. Y’all know I’ve said before that God is the one who directed this situation, he made it happen, he has given me the strength to go on when there were times I wanted to quit. A year ago I found a gym #flexaffect that I believe with all my heart, I was sent there for a reason. After 6 years of working out and doing the same ol’ same ol’, I wanted more of a challenge. That’s exactly what I found! I’ve been challenged since day 1. I will never forget the warm welcome I received on that day. We did box jumps and assisted band pull ups that day. I was scared to death! This was all new to me. I fell in love, went back a few days later, signed up and I’ve been going strong ever since. I’ve had people question me on my gym membership and what it cost. I tell them it’s worth every single penny I pay! A picture is worth a thousand words. You get what you pay for and what you work for! Nothing comes easy! 6 weeks ago we had the chance to sign up for a #aaachallenge, which targeted your arms, ass and abs. I did it. I thought this would be a good distraction for me, since it was the same week Cole left for basic training. Alex and Ben are gone too. I was feeling emotional. The challenge was not only physical working out, it was mental. We logged everything we put in our mouths, we had to read about or look at nutrition information, we had to try new foods and share recipes. We had sit ups and squats to complete everyday. I have enjoyed every single day of this journey. I’m super proud of all my teammates. We offered each other support and encouragement. I love my Flex Affect family and if I can ever do anything for any of them, I’m here.