I had a frustrated friend talk to me the other night. She said she didn't care about washboard abs, she didn't even have a desire to be "skinny". She just wanted to lose some weight and not be the largest woman in the room.
I have SO been in that boat. My college roommates were all either tall and thin or shirt and tiny. Then there was me in the middle. I was always hiding behind them in hopes that I would just blend in. Shopping with them at our girls' weekends was a nightmare. They shopped in stores with cute and trendy clothes while I sought out Eddie Bauer because if it didn't fit me in the women's section, I could always try the men's jeans on for size. They didn't understand why I would end up so frustrated that they were trying on size 2 and the store didn't even carry my size.
I am a totally average American woman. Seriously. I am the average height, the average weight, the average size....but I am not the average health on the inside. On the inside my numbers look like a rockstar. And, I am 40. At the age of 40, what on earth is the importance of washboard abs? I've had two c-sections. A six pack is not in the cards for me, and I am totally okay with that.
The Sanity Health Challenge is for real women who want to lose weight and be healthy without the pressure that can come from a personal trainer. Women who want the group support and accountability without the guilt or competition. That is exactly what I wanted 25 lbs ago.
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