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Congratulations to our 2022 New Year 8 Week #1uptransformationchallenge Female 3rd place $4,000 cash prize winner Samantha Sanchez @sammichristinesanchez
This is her story
“I've always been the person to do everything for everyone, never putting myself first. My life has always revolved around my husband and children, I'm sure many of you women can relate to this. I have never put myself first and decided for the 1st time in my life, I was going to be first.
This challenge was anything but easy, from the very first day I literally thought I was going to die. DOMS, those are no joke, but I had to push through the pain and continue with workouts no matter how painful and no matter what time of day or night the intense pain would set in. Cardio, that's another story in itself, we have a love hate relationship. I hate to do it, but love the results and when my legs were killing me because I had an intense lower body workout, cardio is what helped ease the cramps and pain.
I also felt like I was being selfish because I was spending so much time on myself. Morning fasted cardio working my way up to an hour, then evening lifting session and then a second evening cardio. I felt like I was letting those I loved the most down. But, I learned that if you want something bad enough you have to willing to put in the work and do what it takes.
I was told in the very first week of this challenge that I was wasting my time, that I was nothing but a quitter and that I never followed through with anything. I learned that I am more determined than I ever thought possible. I used that negativity to fuel me when doing my meal preps, making the right food choices and weighing out everything I ate. And, when wanting to "skip or miss" a workout, it made me work that much harder. I was going to prove that I wasn't a quitter this time.
This has been the best thing for me, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. I learned to love myself again. If you're thinking of starting, don't think any longer, you can do it and you will succeed.“