#TBT is extra special this week BECAUSE it is my 2 year fit-aversary.
At 28, I just didn’t know better. I thought skinny was all that mattered. I shoveled junk food into my mouth and washed it down with a fast food dinner. I was winded walking up stairs and barely ever took a walk if I didn’t have to.
But none of it mattered because I was skinny. And no one said anything. . .because I was skinny.
Eventually, the fatigue I felt and the stomach aches that were coming on daily became too much for me to handle.
I was ashamed that stairs winded me and I was done feeling “old”.
Making the decision to get fit was never a 30 day or 60 day challenge. I went into it knowing it was going to be for life. After that first workout, I never looked back.
Though, my workouts and nutrition have evolved to better fit my life, I have never given up on this fit version of myself.
There was never a huge physical transformation but mentally, I am a completely different person.
My advice to those just starting out? Take it slow, this is not a sprint, it really is a marathon that you will be running for the rest of your life. Focus on your actions NOT the outcomes of those actions because your fit will look so much differently than anyone else’s. And don’t forget community! Whether its in real life or here on social media, having others that are on similar paths is crucial to your success. If you are looking for a community, join us on Facebook! We are a group of amazing women supporting one another and having great conversations on health/fitness topics.
Dream big, start small, begin NOW.
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