This dumbbell represents one of the reasons I love my trainer, Troy Ford of Troybuilt Fitness (http://troybuiltfitness.wordpress.com/about/ ). Last year, he conducted a fitness challenge centered on weight loss. I did not participate. This year, I participated in my first fitness challenge because it did NOT include weighing in. AND, it was challenging. AND, I kicked ass! I won 1st place week 4 and received a gift card allowing me to buy this beautiful dumbbell. Now, in addition to working out with him and my fabulous husband once a week, I am able to rock this workout (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImlyaX4ppLQ&feature=c4-overview&list=UUXIDvGIOQT4V37vN96cj0dw) with a more challenging weight.
This challenge introduced me to the wonderful world of interval and brick training. I especially love intervals! It also included practicing meditation, keeping a gratitude journal, and increasing water and vegetable intake. I forfeited Starbucks and cheese for goodness sake!
Troy told me I inspired him to reexamine his beliefs about being fat and being fit. Coming from a certified trainer, his words mean a lot to me as I feel persistently bombarded with the message that I can’t possibly be who I say I am: Fat and fit and feeling just fine!