I too feel excited and nervous to participate in the 8ww. I had the opportunity to start the program with the Kambeitz Chiropractic staff when I just started to learn about the program. I feel that I eat well, but don’t always take care of myself well – I don’t get enough sleep, I don’t really enjoy working out, I don’t plan my meals and will often skip meals when I’m busy.
I definitely think this program can be an opportunity to learn how to do better things for myself from nutrition to exercise. I was active and athletic in high school and college and enjoyed the structure from high school cross country to college ski team. After college there was a while that I enjoyed going to the gym, and a while that I enjoyed running with a friend. I enjoy less structured sports like biking (road and mountain), skiing, and hiking 14ers, but these are all rather seasonal sports.
I would like to improve my strength for hiking, biking and skiing and avoid some of the injuries from these sports that continually pester me. I also think this program will allow me to be more introspective on how I can maintain a lifetime of good health while I’m still in my 20’s before I reach my 30’s!
Looking forward to the 8WW, I am both excited and nervous about how the program will test my willpower for eating, and being able to physically accomplish the workouts. Those three words consistently come to mind as I begin to see the continued wellness lifestyle habits developing: TEST MY WILLPOWER. I am a chic and fashion-conscious kind of girl, and am excited to have my clothes fit better and to see how my jeans begin to fit better and boost my confidence even higher. A big concern I have is that I will bounce back after the program. I have done other programs successfully, and afterwards made little decisions based on my success that slowly change the eating habits I have created. A little bowl of ice cream or a few extra drinks at the bar on Friday night, and I am slowly but surely headed back to where I was before. So as I do this program, it will be interesting to see where long term lifestyle changes stick or where they become a bit
flexible in my daily routine.
I am excited about getting more toned in the workouts. I’m not too worried about losing
weight, so I want to look like I did ten years ago in college: toned and in shape. I know
my strength is going to increase as well. I am excited to build up muscle to increase my
metabolism, which in turn burns more fat. My challenge is going to be finding time to do
everything that 8WW has to offer. Balancing work, workouts, planning meals, family
time and leisure will be a great learning experience, and I can see how that will help me
continue to develop a wellness lifestyle.