Well, I hang my head in shame as I write this, but I failed my 9 round term y’all!
I’m not thrilled with myself, but I didn’t finish my 3 months strong and I’m annoyed with myself but have come to terms with my decisions. Here’s my closing thoughts on my time there and what I took from it, as well as why I gave up.
To start with, the location was a little farther than I’d originally thought and it ended up being a chore to drive all the way out there 3 times a week. I would have loved to go a lot more but the drive made a 30 minute workout into an hour and 30 minutes away from my family in the evenings.
I LOVE 9 Round.
I always have and I always will. I think it’s a great full body workout and it’s super motivating. I will recommend it any day of the week to anyone who will listen.
You can read about what was initially motivating me and why I started in this blog post!
Going to 9 Round Irmo was such a great experience. Chris (AKA Sergeant/the owner) was just the right mix of “hey buddy” and “get your butt in gear!” and you can tell he really loves what he does. The community there is so motivating and makes you want to go back night after night.
Taking on such a consuming commitment when my baby was so little probably wasn’t the best idea. We fought through her first major crying phase (she would lose her mind at the drop of a hat for some unknown reason) and I still managed to go, but it wasn’t easy.
My husband decided to take on some additional studies at the time that had him coming home late 3 nights a week, as well as his overtime at work that knocked Saturdays out of the equation.
About a month before my term was over, my knees started hurting, and then my back went out! How old am I?!
So in conclusion, while I love 9 Round and really enjoyed my latest time there, I think I was taking on a little bit too much at the time. I didn’t document my ‘after’ results because I hate to admit it but I fell off the wagon big time!
Thanks so much to 9 Round Irmo for taking a chance on me and helping me push myself! I learned that I can be that badass Mom Bod if I really want to be! After 2 babies and a lot of down time, that tough girl is still in there! I haven’t hit my fitness goals yet (whatever they are) but I gained some confidence and that is huge!