This is a big re-write of this section because almost NOTHING is the same as when I started this blog. Not where I live, what I do for a living, even my goals.
I started this blog at the encouragement of a friend who was on a weight loss journey of her own. She inspired me to “dream big”, and writing something has always been a part of my big dreams. I truly believe laughter is essential to happiness, so hopefully I can make somebody chuckle every once in a while, even if it’s at my own expense. Don’t worry. If it isn’t funny, my little sister will tell me. My blog started as something silly and has likely evolved to not more than a report of races with an occasional life situation blog here and there. I took the life lessons I was learning and applied them to a new career as a personal trainer, helping people not so different from myself become the amazing versions of themselves that they see in their head.
I am a mom, a wife, a teacher, and now a personal trainer. At the start of this blog, I was not a personal trainer, but I have developed that skill over time. I have struggled with my weight for most of my life, and most people in my adult life have only known me at a weight of more than 200 pounds. Now, I moved across the country in 2013 and ALL the people here do not know me as an overweight person. I don’t know which is scarier.
In total, I have lost about 60-65 pounds, depending on whether I ate pizza last week or not. I started racing triathlons more seriously and found athletic success as a 36 year old mom of 2 that I never experienced as a high school or collegiate athlete. I continue to push myself, completing my first half-ironman this year, and learning to run more than 4 miles at a time. Most importantly, I keep trying different nutritional and physical activities to gain knowledge about myself and hopefully to bring to my clients.
My list of goals evolves on the page “Journeys in Awesomeness“. I can’t believe where this journey has taken me, and I look forward to chronicling it continuation.