I never was an overly active girl in highschool. I didn’t play sports because I hated the thought of trying out. I wasn’t raised to be extremely health conscious either. I mean, my mom cooked good homemade meals and didn’t let us sit around with a bag of Doritos. Still, for a long time I assumed a frappacino was healthy because it was “just milk and coffee.”
I didn’t start really working out until I met my husband. He’s former military and, when he saw my idea of “working out,” he laughed. I didn’t really know what I was doing. I’d go to the gym, but never made any real progress. He started teaching me how to do push-ups — real push-ups. I was hooked.
I love seeing how strong I am, and challenging my body to see what it can do (within limits of course). I eat much healthier not because I want to necessarily lose weight, but because I feel SO much better inside and out.
I’m currently training for my first half-marathon, which I will be running in New York City this coming September. This is something I never in a million years would have guessed I’d be taking on, but I’m looking forward to the challenge!
I’m learning that being healthy is a lifestyle choice. It involves being active in some way, eating right, and caring for your overall well-being. I didn’t become healthy overnight, and I still have room for improvement. I look at every day as an opportunity to try something new, challenge myself, and move forward.
Obviously, I am not a doctor or fitness professional. Still, I feel I’ve gained a lot of personal experience that you all might find helpful, interesting, or inspiring. Enjoy!