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“You don’t have to know where you’re going to get exactly where you need to go.”
My journey with running began sometime back in 2009. I was 26 years old, over weight and tired all the time. I knew I didn’t want to live my life like that, so I began to diet and exercise.
During this time I found the love of running. Then, I couldn’t run for longer than like 30 seconds straight, but there was just something about it…I liked the way I felt when I was done. Even though for me at that time…it was more of a WOG…lol. I couldn’t explain it but I knew I had to keep trying to get better. That’s the thing about me, I won’t stop until I can prove myself to myself….
Over time with weight training, cardio and cutting calories (practically starving myself) I was able to drop 65lbs in 15 months. I thought I would be so happy being “skinny”, but in reality I wasn’t. I still was not happy with the “new” me. I still thought I was fat, I still thought I needed to look better.
I began running and through running I was able to deal with my anxiety, depression and I guess you could say my overactive mind. I was going through a lot at that time and now when I think back even though running helped me with all those issues..I began running for the wrong reason. I knew it helped me sort through things, but at that time my main goal was to continue dropping weight. I was starving myself, over exercising, obsessed and depressed. I got burnt out and eventually stopped everything and started over eating and put the weight back on.
It wasn’t until about two years ago I started running again for my peace of mind. Yeah I dropped some weight of course, but the difference is now I run for me, for my health. Not to be “skinny”. I have never been healthier in my life and I have learned so much about myself and continue to learn about me each and every day. I am stronger than I ever thought I was. Running has changed my life. ❤