I registered for the bikini challenge because it scared me, and I wanted to try something completely out of my comfort zone. I realized early on that this process was going to take a lot from me. It was going to take time, energy, discipline, determination and at times just pure grit. I decided after the first few weeks that I needed to focus on what this process had to give instead of what it was going to take. Over 12 weeks I received some of the most incredible support from my family, co-workers and friends. I gained connections to the other bikini competitors that continue to this day and I know will last a very long time. I learned about myself and what I am capable of. I experienced first hand that there is absolutely nothing that you can not do when you put your mind to it. I gained more than I had ever hoped for during this process, and the culmination of it all on competition day was beyond anything I have ever experienced in my life. I lost 32 pounds in 12 weeks and achieved a level of health and fitness I have never reached. This program has changed me and invigorated me for whatever challenge comes next. I highly recommend going after whatever it is that scares you. With the right coach, the right support system and mindset, you can achieve anything.