I promised, and actually delivered! Here's before and after pics from my gym challenge. Please excuse the doofy faces - they were both taken at 6am. Not really my finest hour of the day.
To be honest, I don't see a huge change. I mostly think I look shorter in the before photos, which is probably because of the pants. But I also look like I'm standing up straighter, which is good. I think my back and shoulders are significantly stronger. I can also see a nice change in my belly! The whole thing was definitely worth it. I guess I was just hoping I'd somehow end up looking like She-Ra, ya know? My expectations might've been a little high. Overall though, I look much more toned, which was exactly what I wanted. I'm still working on it, so maybe I'll have to post some home photos in a month or two to keep me accountable!