Hope your new year is off to a GREAT start. Ours sure is!
Jaxon is back in school and my last semester of grad school starts this week. Last one!! In a few months (fingers crossed) I’ll be DONE with my Masters degree and moving on to a PhD. I just cannot even fathom that I am almost done!
If you would have asked me 2-3 years ago where I would be right now…it would not be here. Not in this amazing, blessed and successful place.
Man, it’s just SO EXCITING!
And proof that if you put your mind to it, you really, really can do anything.
In addition to all my crazy school activities in the next few months, I am also training for two races/events.
The first one is in March….and will be the Lubbock Color Run!
Eeeek! SO EXCITING!!!
image via Pinterest
And then the second event is in October…and it is the Dallas TOUGH MUDDER!
Oh. My. Word.
I may have lost my mind.
Never heard of it? Watch the video.
Am I even CLOSE to being ready? Not at all!! But I am determined and WILL BE!
I have come such a long way. This was me a few years ago….
I can’t even believe I am confident enough now to post this picture publicly. Wow. It makes me sad to look that girl in the picture actually.
A few adjectives to describe how I felt back then:
Fat. Depressed. Embarrassed. Miserable. Sad. Did I mention miserable?
This is me now…..
I have soooooooo much farther to go. And I can’t even tell you how much weight I have lost since back then. I was too mortified to look at the scale back then.
I have changed my life in so many ways. My next changes are to conquer these races and take my health and body to the next level.
So long story short, my blog may not be as crafty or photography oriented this year as in previous years. I thought I would start sharing my journey. What I’m eating, how I’m working out and showing my fitness progress. Being public with a journey like this keeps me motivated and accountable. I am a single Mom, grad student, own a biz, work as a grad teaching assistant and everything else in between. This is my real life, and I plan to show how I navigate all of it, and still improve my health and fitness.
So, here’s to gaining OPTIMUM HEALTH this year. It’s not about being skinny, dropping an unrealistic amount of weight or being unhealthy.
I want curves, I want muscle and I want SUPREME and OPTIMUM HEALTH!
And I want to be VICTORIOUS at TOUGH MUDDER this October!!
Have an AWESOME day!!