As of today 10/18/17 I am down 37 pounds! I started my weight loss journey back in March of this year. I set huge goals for myself of competing in the OCRWC in Canada which I have done & next to compete in the World’s Toughest Mudder in Vegas (which is in a month!) & knew I needed to get my ass in shape! That’s when I reached out to my trainer Brooke to help me in the gym with my workouts. Since I’ve started this journey I have finally learned self-control when it comes to eating right & learning a healthy lifestyle. I’m no longer afraid of the weight room! & my strength has increased tremendously! I am so proud of myself that after years of failed diets, different weight loss products & groups. I am doing this ON MY OWN! I share my story not only to hold myself accountable but to show any one who is struggling with their weight out there that I’m a real person and that if you want it bad enough you can do it too.
This past weekend at OCRWC I competed in three races. The 3K, 15K & Make a Wish. They were all one hell of a race that kicked everyone’s ass. I couldn’t believe how upper body intensive it was but surprised myself on how many obstacles I once failed I could now do. Being in the pouring rain & mud put a real test to this too! But what really hit me was at the end on my 15K race. It was pouring; I had been running for 4 hours, just climbed up & down a mountain repeatedly and had then come to the final obstacle. It was an inverted wall with ropes at the top. Everyone attempting it was sliding right down, losing their grip, exhausted and eventually walking around the obstacle. I had my heart set on making it over that wall. Thanks to my teammates & the crowd cheering me on, on my 15th try I made it up that wall & I can’t even explain to you the emotions that ran through me on top. In that moment I knew that that’s where I needed to be. That’s where I’ve worked so hard to get myself & I hope that everyone can experience that feeling of success someday for themselves.
So to anyone who’s struggling with their body, goals, health, or anything for that matter. Believe in yourself; don’t give up, because you at least owe yourself that.