Food & Fitness
After three kids, and dealing with all the changes my body went through, it was time to do something about it. So I started running. I gained 10 lbs! Who gains weight while running? This girl.
I have always loved to work out but never really paid attention to the foods I was putting in my body. I joined a gym in the summer of 2009. Thinking I am going to get in shape! In the fall of 2009, I came upon a book, The Eat Clean Diet. It changed my outlook on food. I lost 8 lbs the first week.
Then I signed up for a half marathon. I ran my first half marathon in February 2010. I ran my first full marathon in October 2010. I thought that I could eat whatever I wanted, not paying attention to portions. Even though I was eating "clean", I was justifying my foods with my workouts.
Before my first marathon, Oct. 2010.Finally, in December 2010, I decided enough was enough. In the next few months I lost 15lbs. This is huge for me because it is a plateau I haven't been able to break in YEARS! (Like 8 years!!)
Faith is a large part of who I am. At the age of 25, I gave my life over to Christ. It was the best decision I have ever made. My only regret was not doing it sooner. I was a broken person made whole again. I am a work in progress, and give God the glory everyday for all the blessings in my life.
This blog is not about me being perfect and flawless. My flaws are what make me. I have cravings, like any other person. I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate. I have a little obsession with ChicFila and Yogurt Mountain. I indulge every once in a while. I gain 2lbs at the sight of a "bad" carb and thinking about eating it. "Running it off" doesn't work. Not for me anyways
So why blog and post my
My journey as a non-runner to a marathon runner. I never in a million years thought I would run a marathon.
My journey to kind-of-healthy to learning what healthy eating is all about. It's also about honoring the one and only body we are given.
My journey as a busy mom who makes her health and her family's health a priority, while balancing the curveballs that may come.
You better believe I wore my medal to the park after the race!
Thank you for reading and enjoy my blog!