Hello all! How was your weekend? After a few cold and rainy days, we had a weekend of perfect weather! It was sunny and in the 60s! Just amazing! I love this kind of weather and could live in it all year! It was another busy weekend.
Friday night- Date night & exploring my new essential oils!
Saturday- Painting, bike ride, birthday party and babysitting.
Sunday- Church, babysitting, lots of laundry and dinner with a friend & her kiddos while their daddy is out of town. Also enjoying my new oils and admiring my hard work!
I want to welcome back Motivation Monday with my first guest Paula from Run Far Wine Often!
She is a fellow Sweat Pink, Girls Gone Sporty & My Soxy Feet Ambassador! We have a lot in common and her story is certainly an inspiration to me!!
Here is her story:
My story is similar to what a lot of people go through I’m sure 🙂 I was never athletic (definitely not a runner). My brothers were the athletic ones – I was the bookworm.
In my early 20s I started to put on a little more weight. Then a little more. Until one day, at 25, I realized I had gained 60 pounds over the past 3 years.
So, I did what a lot of girls do – I tried every fad diet. I took diet pills. I drank slim fast. I ate lean cuisines for every meal. And some of the weight would come off, but it would inevitably show back up. What I was not doing – what I HATED doing – was work out.
Finally, after a year of yoyo dieting I realized I had to do something different. It was then that I finally started working out. I started doing the Couch to 5k program to get me running. Within six months I had completed my first 5k and 10k and became obsessed. By the end of the first year of running I had done my first half.
Five years later, I’m training for my first full marathon and achieved a PR in the half of 1:44. It’s become my lifestyle. I still struggle to maintain good nutrition (I love food), but I’ve never stopped running.