This photo is in celebration of the first video shot for Shift Shop Proving Grounds.
I did this. I really did this. As a plus size woman on a journey to fit.... to think where I am on my journey I had the honor to be the modifier.... as a plus size woman at 283 lbs.... I remember when I started this part of my journey when I couldn't find a version of myself online. Desperate to see a body like mine in motion... from a place of self love.... loving their body confidently.... I wanted to know I could do it. I knew if I could just see it I wouldn't quit.
When I couldn't find her, I became her quietly in my little space on social media... 6 years later I get to be her for someone else... who is thinking of quitting... who doesn't believe she can do it.... who is desperately looking for a version of her in the workout video..... I love this video so much because it is inclusive. This is not an easy program and I LOVE that!! I am surrounded by traditionally fit amazing, heart centered, passion driven, kind, and here to serve people. We are in this TOGETHER!!! There are no differences between us. We are all on a journey. We are all overcomers. We are all giving our all. We are all fitness. We are a team.
So much gratitude to Beachbody, for @thechrisdowning for selecting each of us in the photo to fulfill his vision including @kamjamz @focused7304 .... we are just a few that is a part of an even bigger team... the talent and heart on set.... I am not sure if it is possible to ever have this experience again... it was truly that magical.
I met my new average... what I experienced showed me what was possible. .. now i know. Now i know what i am capable of... the fire within and the focus in my workouts is like nothing I have ever felt before.
I know that someone is going to see what is possible for them because of what they will see in Proving Grounds. We may never meet but I will be on this journey with them. Because of us they know.... they can to.
Coming October/November 2018 - 4 days ago