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 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!!

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post

More Blogs by TKAYSMILES