I didn’t come this far just to come this far.
When I saw this I knew I could use it to help me share a little more of my story, so here goes!
It’s been almost seven years since I began truly changing my life. I’ve always been a dieter, someone who would start some fitness routine and give up after a month or two. I used to joke that I have gained and lost the same 30 pounds about 10 times.
But in May of 2010 I did something I said I would never do. I began running. It was really hard and at first I hated it! But I had told some friends that I was going to run a 5k and by golly I was going to do it if it killed me!
I was about 40 pounds overweight at that point, so everything hurt. In time, though, it got a little easier. I could run farther without stopping. I ran those first couple 5k’s and thought I was on top of the world.
Suffice to say I began to love running. I started challenging myself to run farther, run faster, tackle new challenges. I lost weight, got more into fitness and nutrition… I was on top of the world!
By May of 2015 I was in the best shape of my life! I was at a very healthy weight for my body, I could run for an hour at the drop of a hat and have a fantastic day afterward. I felt like I could do just about anything!
Last winter was when my vitamin deficiency started to really rear it’s ugly head and I got really sick. I could barely get out of bed! This was so different for me and it really scared me. I’m a LOT better than I was a year ago, but I’m still not back to where I was two years ago… and that’s OK!
The road I traveled for those 5 years was tough, it had it’s twists and turns and ups and downs. Even though two years have passed and I feel like I’m almost back to where I began, I realize that it’s not true. I’m not at the beginning… I’m just on a different fork in the road!
It’s time to look around and enjoy the scenery as I keep on putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward!
I lost all that weight and got in amazing shape before…. there’s NO reason I can’t and won’t get back there again!
Getting sick wasn’t on my agenda, but I need to realize that it happened for a reason. I was supposed to learn something, what I have no idea, but I’m sure there’s a lesson there.
I have come a long way, and I’m still on a journey to live life to the fullest and be as healthy as I can be! I want to be able to run until I’m in my 80’s and beyond! I know it’s possible… just ask my running groups!
I didn’t come this far just to come this far. I plan to make the most of every mile. Feel the success in every pound lost. I want to enjoy every relationship to it’s fullest.
Every day is a gift. Let’s see what this one has in store for us!