Transformation Tuesday #12

It’s #transformationtuesday and today I am reflecting upon the lifestyle change I’ve gone through over the last five years. Exercise used to not be a priority to me, but now it is. Food used to be something I just ate mindlessly, but now it is something I consciously consume for fuel. The knowledge I have gained about food, exercise, and however health has been a true lifesaver. I’ve gained this knowledge through various blogs, magazines, and people who have helped to show me the way.

In T minus four days, I will be at the starting line of my 7th marathon. I am so incredibly grateful to God, my family & friends, and my larger community of support (such as you here on FB) for the encouragement and support I have received. My journey is not over. Some days are difficult and I fall back into my old mindset of unhealthy habits and unhealthy eating. But, each new day brings about the opportunity to press the “restart” button.

Today is a new day! ☀️

Transformation Tuesday #9

I ❤️ to #travel and it feels so much better when you’re healthy and fit! In the top picture I had already lost about 15 lbs. and was feeling great! In the bottom picture, however, I had lost an additional 30 lbs. and felt even better! 
My vacation routine in Costa Rica in 2010 looked so much different from when I traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico on my own! In Oaxaca, I enjoyed exploring the city while running the streets on a morning run. In Costa Rica, however, I didn’t exercise at all. I, in fact, wasn’t even a runner yet! My favorite phrase was still, “This body doesn’t run.” 

As I’m now training for my 7th marathon, and have lost a total of about 60lbs., it is important that I look back and see how far I have come. The journey has not been easy and it certainly has not happened overnight, but it has been so worth it! I look forward to where this journey will take me next! 💕 

Where are you on your journey?