Chi G.

Chi G.

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Thank You 

  • Sep 1st, 2013 at 8:45PM

I wanted to start by thanking absolutely everyone who has helped me to finish this fantastic program from the trainers to my team members and my family and friends. I am fitter and feel better than I have felt since having kids. And even better than the physical achievement is the knowledge that mentally, I do have it in me to push through the pain and be the best that I can be.

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about having more energy. And it's definitely true that I have more than enough energy to keep up with my 2 little monkeys now. But I think it goes further than that. I think that previously, I wasn't run down and out of sorts just because of a lack of exercise, sleep and proper nutrition, it was also because I really didn't make enough time for myself. I was rushing around like a headless chicken trying to be a better mother, better wife, better daughter and better friend. They were my priorities and there was always some level of guilt when I took time out. And inevitably that led to so many days when I was physically exhausted and mentally drained - and not a whole lot of fun to be around. 

Doing PCP over the summer (all those hundreds of minutes of skipping were quite meditative - especially with my lovely view) was really time that was just for me. While my family might benefit from having a healthier and fitter mother and wife, PCP was unashamedly and totally for ME. And most days I didn't feel guilty at all. The time that I spent on myself (and sometimes by myself) gave me some headspace to allow me to be slightly more patient and considerate. Here's hoping that it will continue.

So thank you again to everyone for a fabulous 90 days. 


 
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9 comments

Elaine C.Elaine C.Alumni
over 7 years ago

Hey you are back! You look amazing! I love your final blog because we do forget about investing in ourselves. The benefit of jumping for 20 mins is very meditating, something I used to think was only affiliated with yoga or meditation. It helps clear the mind and prepare us for the day. I hope to keep up my morning jumping at least 4 times a week. Gotta work on my ski muscles too!


    Gus R.Gus R.Alumni
    over 7 years ago

    Chi, its a very touching final blog you have written, and all I can think while reading it is YES YOU DESERVE IT... well done, for making the time for yourself to go through this process, for always sharing your insightful experiences, and for being a great team member in Spica. Your final photo looks superb, such a happy and wholesome family there, and those two little monsters look very proud of their mummy. You can be proud of yourself too for such a succesful 90 day journey and for the results which are so clear in your final pic. You speak about taking the time, and investing in yourself ... well let this investment pay dividends for the rest of your life.


      Amanda D.Amanda D.Kenzai Member
      over 7 years ago

      Another one rocking the beach... er.. ski bod! Awesome job! While I'm not a parent, a lot of my job is taking care of people, and I have learned (the hard way) that I can't take care of others if I haven't met my own basic needs. It took me a while to figure out that even just a few minutes a day of "me" time is one of those basic needs. Go you for learning it a relatively easy way!


        Sridhar G.Sridhar G.Alumni
        over 7 years ago

        Hi Chi, I made my wife come and read your post! This is a really important lesson for all you super-mums out there, or as Amanda said, anyone caring for someone else. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your funny and thought provoking blogs! You're looking fantastic!


          Patrick H.Patrick H.Kenzai Member
          over 7 years ago

          Chi, It has been great following your blog these last three months, the final post is wonderful. I would also like to say a big thank you for all your support and encouragement, you are a star!


            Patrick ReynoldsPatrick ReynoldsKenzai Member
            Founderover 7 years ago

            Great final post Chi, this is a point that so many people miss, if you want to be a great parent, worker, friend, or whatever, you've got to put in those hours taking care of yourself! It all comes back around and makes you a better person overall. Thanks for your positive energy and enthusiasm. You rocked it! Congratulations and COMPLETE!


              Ayako Y.Ayako Y.Alumni
              over 7 years ago

              Hello, Chi, I am very happy for you. You have learned many things during these three months. So have I. I am sure you'll continue to be a good 'person.'


                King Sze Y.King Sze Y.
                over 7 years ago

                Hey Chi, you look fabulous, very toned and well defined muscle. When we spoke yesterday, I totally get how you feel about now what and feeling a little at lost about the end of the program. Whenever you are ready, I am your buddy to do it again, or simply just to keep an eye on each other as we try to "maintain" our fabulous new bodies!


                  Keisha B.Keisha B.Alumni
                  over 7 years ago

                  Great final post and awesome results you look fantastic.


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