The dirty 30

They say the  first 30 days of any kind of change is always the hardest.  When I walked into Sparta gym about a month ago I honestly didn’t know what to expect.   I was afraid, unsure and leery.  Willpower, a great support system and a top notch trainer has been my saving grace.  (Shout to Sparta Gym in Westbury Long Island.  The people there are so supportive!!)

Here is a list of things that have changed in just 30 days:

-Chronic back pain is gone.

-Headaches and dizzy spells are gone.

-I sleep all night.

-I have more energy.

-I am no longer on any kind of medication.

-I can walk up to the 3rd floor of my apartment building without feeling like I am about to collapse.

-My urine is cleaner (yucky..I know).

-I’m getting stronger, physically and mentally.

-It’s becoming a lot easier to resist temptation.

-I move around a lot faster.

-I laugh a little longer and smile a lot harder because I am proud of myself.



This week I’ve graduated to cardio twice a day.  Yes that’s right..Cardio in the morning at the gym and then  10 minutes when I come home at night. Oh happy day!  (Insert WTF face).

Out door cardio in the park is up next…Yay!! (Insert sarcastic face).

All jokes aside I am blessed.

“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.”



About The Author

Hope McGill grew up in New York City’s famed neighborhood of Harlem. She began writing at the age of sixteen, but her love of literature began as a child. Reading has always been a means of escape for her. Curling up with a good book helped her to explore the world and meet fascinating people. As she grew older, her appetite for reading grew immensely and the books became more diverse. She began to read books such as, J. California Cooper’s, Life Is Short but Wide, Treasure E Blue’s, Harlem Girl Lost, Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild, as well as the classic, Manchild In The Promised Land by Claude Brown.