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Get Fit For 2010: Challenge 12, Inner Me Is Reaping the Benefits

It is week 12 — the final week — of our Get Fit For 2010 giveaway. This week's challenge is to share your results from three months of healthy living. FitSugar reader hickje01 was hoping to look better but never expected she'd feel better and be healthier too!

I must confess that when I started off on this quest for a fitter, healthier me in 2010 . . . my focus was geared towards healthy eating and exercise. I didn't really consider the other aspects of my body and lifestyle that might change with this new regimen. However, when I visited the doctor the other day, she reported that my resting heart rate was 47 beats per minute which aligns with levels reserved for well-trained athletes! I was sort of shocked? I know I have been working hard but never had I considered how much my body was benefiting from my new endeavors. Last night, I took a little more time to reflect and realized that my skin has been clearer, my mood brighter and so many other aspects of my life have felt the "trickle down" effect of my triumphs. The more I learn about my body, the more I want to take care of it. The moral of the story is that my 2010 goals were very superficial (i.e. bathing suit body and skinny jeans!) but I think the inner me is reaping the benefits.

The Get Fit For 2010 giveaway is almost over so be sure to write up your before and after experience. By participating, you'll also be entered into the drawing for our weekly giveaway of a $100 Nike gift card as well as our awesome grand prize.

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