Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Inspiration can come in many forms. For me, all I have to do is look at the beautiful faces of my daughters, Camille and Avery, and that is all I need. At the end of March, we came to the anniversary of my friend's passing and I took a few minutes to evaluate where I was, where I am, and where I am hoping to get..

Where I was... OBESE! Plain and simple. I can't believe I ever let myself get to that point. I am appalled and embarrassed - just exactly what I felt everyday when I looked in the mirror, got dressed and went to work. So sad, who wants to live that way - not me!!

Where I am.... I am feeling so great! Everyday I look at a picture of myself from last January and I am SO thankful that I have changed my life. I get up three days a week at 4:30 to attend boot camp, I get up at 6:15 on Saturday mornings to go and run. A year ago, I slept because I was so tired and had no energy.. Now, I literally bounce out of bed to go workout. Is it always easy, hell no. But after that workout is complete, I have such a sense of accomplishment. This month at boot camp I have noticed such an increase in my strength and stamina. I can vividly remember not being able to run a full lap around the parking lot, barely being able to do a push up on my knees... Today is such a different picture and I am so fortunate that I found this group to workout with and more importantly that I committed to be a better me!

Where I am hoping to get... That is a big and loaded question.. I of course want to lose more weight, but more importantly, I want to become even stronger, fitter and healthier. I am going to sign up for 1/2 marathon training for the Dallas Half in December. I want to be an even better example for my children and my husband. I love, love, love hearing Dave say that I inspire him and I want to keep that going!

I am very lucky that I have the time available to put in the work that is necessary to become healthy, I am so lucky to have a supportive husband that is my biggest cheerleader and most importantly I am proud of myself for believing that I am worth this hard work and effort to be the BEST ME possible!