Finding MotivationJanuary 06, 2013
Beginning at an early age, working out was always something that I was extremely passionate about. I was that child who participated in little olympics all throughout elementary and who ran track and cross country up until I graduated high school. Running was my escape and I enjoyed knowing that I was doing something good for my body while at the same time doing something that I thoroughly loved. It was a way of life for a good part of my life with plenty of early morning runs, weekend track meets, and grueling cross country courses, but it was rewarding in so many ways.
|2006 -3rd Place State Cross Country Team|
I am the only other person facing the camera on the red team with my arms crossed.
I seriously have so many memories from a part of my life that used to be who I was. I was an avid runner getting through high school from the help of my team mates and making memories to last. I spent many of weekends freezing my butt off and running in the rain, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. However, after high school I slowly stopped running not because I didn't enjoy it anymore, but because life got the best of me with starting college and moving half way across the state of Texas. I missed it and have been for the better part of 3 years, but I can now say that I have found the motivation to get back to doing what I love and getting fit while doing it. I will also be doing a lot of exercises to help tone my body because lets face it sitting around doing nothing for 3 years has my thighs looking less than toned :)
Come February 2, I will be running the Color Me Rad 5K race with one of my favorite gals who happens to be my Maid of Honor and who also was a runner back in high school so that gives me even more motivation to get my butt back in shape. I have so many incentives including getting myself in shape for our wedding, but I am seriously so excited about getting back to my healthy way of living.
|Loving my pink ensemble of a running outfit :)|
I hope that from this post you will find some motivation to live a healthy lifestyle. I am only on day 2 of working out if you don't count the few days before we did a lot of holiday traveling, but I already feel great. You may have noticed I didn't mention anything about eating healthy in this post but it's due to the fact that I have always been a relatively healthy-ish eater and I am not looking to lose weight, so the food part is not my main focus. However, I do know that a healthy diet is an important aspect to being fit which is why I completely eliminated soda from my diet almost 7 years ago and had salmon for dinner, so don't get me wrong that working out is solely the key to being fit because it's not :)
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