It’s AUGUST 24th!!! I never forget this day and I always celebrate it. I don’t know when or if I’ll ever stop thinking it’s a big deal but at this point it still is. Today 4 years ago I decided to change my life. I became a healthier, active, confident me 🙂 Nothing super dramatic happened to me that made me decide this. I wasn’t an unhappy person. I’ve always had great friends and family to support me. I’ve always had a pretty awesome life. I have no regrets.
I used to be a little chunkier 🙂 I have to be honest and say that at first my main focus was to be “skinny.” I don’t know when but something inside me changed. I started to enjoy hiking and running. I felt so much better about myself and I didn’t have to be “skinny.” I just wanted to do my best in everything I do and have fun.
I want to always feel confident in my own skin, no matter what I’m wearing or who is around. I think most days I do. (we all have our moments ;))
I want to continue visiting new places and explore as much as I can.
I want to keep running because I ENJOY it.
I love running with my friends. I like pushing myself.
I like motivating people to run a race. One of my best experiences is running a race with someone who has never ran one before. I love seeing their faces when they cross the finish line. I feel so lucky to have experienced this with Craig and my sister.
I like that I am myself. I goof around a lot and posing for funny (to me) pictures.
I love being out and about.
Looking like a fool.
And experiencing new things.
I’m not perfect and I don’t eat the “right things” everyday. I skip running or gym days sometimes and I don’t feel guilty for it anymore. I do what I do to make myself happy. I want to always remember the day that I discovered so much more about myself. I’m stronger than I thought I ever was and happier than I’ve ever been.
I look forward to another year of hiking, running and looking like a fool 😉
Question: Have you always been active?
I wasn’t active at all growing up or in my early twenties. When I started trying new things I discovered how much I liked hiking, running and being outdoors.