Posted by Marathon Sweetheart under health
, MY LIFE
I’ve been on this healthy journey for some 4 years now. In the beginning, I had no clue I’d be this version of fit and healthy – running marathons and such. I didn’t think it was possible due to my “genetics.” I thought because everyone else in my family was obese that I was meant to be the same way. I know it sounds crazy, but that was my state of mind – and I’m sure so many others can relate.
In the beginning (and still today), I focused on health. I didn’t make a size of jean or a number on the scale a goal. Because, honestly I had NO CLUE WHAT I WAS DOING. I just knew something about eating vegetables and fruits and working out was healthy. So, that’s what I did.
Now, I know more. MUCH MORE. (Thank you, college. Thank you, Google. Thank you, YouTube.) I’m a vegan. I drink distilled water, only. I run and strength train several times a week. I’ve reached a weight loss plateau in the 135-140lbs range. I don’t care about the number on the scale. I want to be ripped and toned, if that means I actually gain weight. I wanna be able to defend myself, do 50 push-ups, and basically run forever. I realize that you may be on a different path or a different part of your healthy journey. I’m not encouraging people to get to a dangerously low body fat % because everyone’s body chemistry is different. I’m not encouraging everyone to go vegan, because a vegan diet isn’t for everyone. I’m just encouraging you to find your own version of health.
And this is mine: