A few weeks ago, I was honored to have won the Live Well award at my Company’s Annual Awards Luncheon.
The award meant so much more to me than a celebration of my weight loss. I was recognized for becoming a healthier person in many ways, not just for my pounds lost. The thing that I think most people appreciated about my nomination was that I am doing this so I can be around for years to come for my family.
Sure, this journey to lose weight, eat healthy, be fit, and run my butt off (literally) hasn’t been the easiest challenge I have endured. It’s been around two years of dedication, support, and learning to really love myself. Along the way, I’ve had to make some tough decisions, endured some athlete injuries, and push myself harder every single day. It wasn’t a magic switch or pill that made this possible, but it was my head and my heart.
Because throughout my journey I have been motivated by others, and in turn found out I am also an inspiration, I’d love to start sharing more motivational / healthy posts with you all. Help me get started. What do you want to hear about? I think the kids will appreciate having recipes that we’ve found we love (like the other night’s Brussels Sprouts!), but I don’t want to bore you. Of course, there are stories to tell about my training and sharing roadblocks with you (because trust me, they are there). Is there something specific you want to know about my journey? Ask! And keep your eye out for more posts about how Greg and I are working on our tagline, raising a happy and healthy family in Pittsburgh!