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4 Year Sparkaversary!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Can't really believe it has been 4 years! This was me a few weeks before I started this journey



We had gone to Vegas for New Years 2010. I was so out of shape I could barely walk the hotel. I had trouble going up stairs and was just exhausted for most of our trip there. I was so out of shape. I was a pack a day smoker. My days would consist of working and then going home eating junk food and laying in bed watching tv. I had resigned myself to being the fat girl because after years of trying I could never keep off weight and rationalized that this was how "God" made me.

Then one day I got in a fight with my BF. Not sure what it was now but I was tired of him giving me a hard time. So I decided to go walk. I walked less then a 1/4 mile and it hurt. My shins hurt, my calfs hurt and I was breathing heavy. Yep something had to change. So I signed up for Biggest Loser Club the next day. I met some really great people there and they pointed me to Spark People. This changed my life!! Thank You Nina!!! :)

It is so hard for me to put into words how I feel about my journey and how far I have come. I have had major ups and downs. I have accomplished things I never would have thought possible 4 years ago. I have gone from the girl who couldn't walk a block to walking 5K's and even walked a marathon and 1/2 one weekend. I have gone from the girl who hated to sweat to the girl that does crossfit and lifts weights. My favorite foods used to be fried and fried!! Now I love a good salad!! And I am a NON SMOKER!!!

Like I said I have had some ups and downs. In fact this was me last year gaining almost all my weight back before I started crossfit.



And now I'm going to do something I never thought I would do...a picture of me in my underwear...lol. It is not a great picture.. I still have a long way to go. But can you see my muscles?



And here is my crossfit work out this week just to give you an idea of where I am now.



I am so excited about my future and what I can do. I will never again say I can't so something. Because this journey has shown me that I can do what ever I put my mind too. I mean I deadlifted 200 freaking pounds this week!! I can almost do a pull up now. I even run/jog a little bit. I'm not sure what the future holds but it is going to be awesome!!

And THANK YOU!! Thank you to all my friends who I have met here who support me! I know I couldn't do this with out you! You inspire me every day!! And Thank You Spark People!! With out this site well not sure I still wouldn't be laying in bed eating junk every day!! Here is to another year!! And more adventures!!

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