I am dressed and getting ready for my 10k! My guide / spirit animal for today is Underdog!

Some notes:

  • Injury free completion is my goal for the day. 
  • Race starts at 9 am central
  • It is 41f (6c) which is so much better than 28 and snow last weekend!
  • I am at 9,986 followers. How cool would it be to hit 10k during my 10k? I will be doing a nice solo promo for my 10,000th follower :) 

WIsh me luck, I’m off!


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2014➡️2015

Sometimes you shit on yourself so hard, but when you take a step back and look at the big picture it forces you to notice. I’ve been through so much, and there were times I thought there was no point in even trying, but I kept going and I’m finally, finally making progress again.

I’m gonna finishing kicking Aprils ass, and then continue on to the rest of 2015.

For my Self Love Sunday - I am going to embrace part of my body I am still learning to love, my legs. 

Years of obesity and poor circulation have caused permanent discoloration. It is now part of me. For years I refused to wear shorts because of what “they” would think. 

But, I am done with that now. My legs are pretty amazing if you think about it. They help me get around and play with my kids, they have ran hundreds and biked thousands of miles, they can max out most of the machines at the gym! :) 

With their help, I’ve lost 100 lbs. I’ve learned about self love and now know my outward appearance is just one, small part of who I am.

So this is who I am. Take me or leave me. I am good either way :) 

I just found some old bridesmaid pictures from a few years ago and wanted to do a before/during. The top pictures were taken this weekend while I was packing and trying to figure out what to wear. 

It’s amazing how far I’ve come in my weight loss journey as well as how much more comfortable I am in my own skin. My journey isn’t fueled by obsession or trying to reach a specific number. Instead, it is fueled by self acceptance and health. Everything choice that I make and every food that I eat (or don’t eat) isn’t for the purpose of reaching 100lbs or being a size 2. All of my choices are for the purpose of thriving when I am older, for longevity, for energy, mental clarity, and most importantly to be happy.

I get a lot of asks from people being discouraged about set backs. I’ve been there. I’ve lost twenty pounds and then regained thirty, and lost those thirty. And you know what I learned? There is no such thing as going back to square one. Every new experience you have and every new thing that you learn always puts you one square ahead from where you were 2 seconds ago. Even if you do gain weight, at least you’ll know what works for you and what not to do the second time around. Don’t be discouraged! Search, and fight, and struggle until you find what works for you. 

Happy Sunday everyone! :)

I’ve had the hardest time making true girl friends ever since I moved to Atlanta. I got all dolled up last night to go out with a new “friend” and she bailed on me last minute. It sucked but I decided to go out anyway and I’m so glad I did because I met up with an old guy friend and his brother. My friend hadn’t seen me in 6 months…35 pounds ago. His reaction when he saw me was pretty awesome. I may not be at my ultimate level of fitness yet, but I have never felt stronger, sexier, or more confident in myself than I do now.