Wow! As the old saying goes, “What a difference a week makes!”
Well the first seven days of the Carson Family 21 Day Beach Body Challenge is in the history books, and I am happy to report that I made it out alive. I was not killed by a bunch of hungry and hormonal women this week like some of you may have suspected I might be. Actually that thought never even crossed my mind before I issued the challenge. I did, however, witness the condition known as “hangry” for the first time. As you might infer, it is the state of being so hungry that you become agitated and/or angry. Just as I survived the first seven days, so did my wife and daughters, much to their surprise. As I mentioned previously, changing old habits is not easy to do, and the first few days of change are often the toughest. It’s during those first few days that people often quit, because they slip up, feel like a failure, and say to themselves, “I can’t do this, I’ll just quit.” I try to encourage people that if you do slip up, it’s okay. Don’t stop, just start back again the next meal. Keep a positive attitude and keep trying. You may fail several times before you reach your goal, but that’s okay! You just have to keep striving for that goal, no matter what happens.
I have to say I am extremely proud of my wife and daughters, because they may have slipped a little bit this week, but they did not stop. Because they did not stop, they are beginning to see some positive results, and now they are more determined than before! I am extremely proud of my two youngest daughters because they spent the latter half of the week at an FCA Leadership Camp. I’m sure most everyone reading this has experienced youth camp food, and you know what they were being served would not meet the criteria for the 21 day challenge. I checked in with them throughout the week, and they assured me that they were being as strict as they could with what they had. Fortunately they got plenty of exercise in those few days as well. As soon as the hugs and kisses were over with when they arrived back home on Sunday, the older of the two excitedly told me and showed me that her shorts were now falling off of her. It was a blessing for me to see her so excited and encouraged about becoming more fit! I know many of you are anxious to know the actual results of the first seven days of this 21 Day Challenge, so here they are! As of Sunday June the 7th, the Carson family is 19 pounds lighter, an average of almost 4 pounds per person!! I think that is awesome, but what is even more awesome to me is that everyone is feeling healthier and more confident in themselves. The walls of resistance to change are beginning to tumble down, and the frowns are turning to smiles. As I said, what a difference a week makes, and I can’t wait to see how much a difference two weeks makes!
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Healthy Blessings and Happy Summer,