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I wrote this post as the final blog entry in the 2nd CrossFit Impavidus Whole Life Challenge — 

We are now one day away from the end of the challenge. How can that be?

8 weeks ago, you were different people sitting in the gym learning about what was expected of you, filtering it in your own way. Each of you had different reasons for sitting there, for signing up, for taking on the challenge.

This is the 2nd challenge I have run for CFI and I still have the same feelings as I did with the first:

  • Giddy each time I see one of you in the gym and see the progress you have made.
  • Proud of each of you for even taking on the challenge and taking the steps necessary to make a change in your life. Making taking care of you high on your priority list.
  • In Awe of some of the huge transformations that have taken place in 8 weeks
  • Inspired to keep progressing in my own journey
  • Motivated to keep up with all the amazing athletes you have become
  • Enriched by getting to know many of you

My hope for each of you is that you are different after the challenge. You are present in the choices you are making and each day you make progress towards your goals. Whatever goals they are – You have to know where you are going to get there!

If you didn’t go all in, that’s OK. There will be more challenges but I hope you had your eyes opened to the possibilities and opportunities for you to take control of your life and make real, lasting changes. I know you will do it when you are ready. No one can take the journey for you — you have to be ready mentally first. You have to want it. You have to put in the work. It doesn’t just happen.

Remember the person in the pic on the right? No, you probably don’t. That’s Steph in 2008 and could easily be Steph in 2012 had I not made the decision to change. You won’t see that 2008 Steph again either – I work each and every day to progress and continue carving out the Steph I want to be. I’m closer than ever but I hope to never stop reaching for her – always improve, always strive for better and I made it one of my goals to help others do the same.

If I can do it, You can do it. Plain and Simple and I want to help you get there — that is, if you want it.

Thank you so much for letting me play a part in your transformation and in your life. I am honored and thankful for the time and hard work you have all put in.

Never stop living life to the fullest – you NEVER know what waits around the corner!

-steph