Below is a pic of the old me.
|Me at 220lbs|
I look happy in the picture. Truthfully, I was miserable.
I am stubborn by nature, so I was able to stay motivated and not let anyone get in my way. I carved out time in my day to exercise. I made my health a priority. I wanted to be able to chase my little one at the park, run with her in the backyard, and be able to play with her without getting winded. I did not want to sit on the sidelines and watch. I wanted to be able to play.
|My favorite picture|
And play I did. The picture above is from my first 12 hr race in 2009. That woman on top of the podium was inside me all the time. I just had to lose 75lbs to find her. I had many struggles, but I kept my eye on the prize. The prize was being healthy, happy, and a good role model for my daughter.
I want my story to encourage you to keep moving forward to a healthier lifestyle. I also hope my story inspires you to find out "who is hiding inside of you ".