I decided to dedicate my first post with the image that started it all. The very first time I actually saw change in myself. If you follow me on Instagram, you are familiar with this by now, but it is something I am very proud of.
I have always been very insecure with my weight. What motivated me to start now? I saw a picture that was taken of me in July and I hated the way I looked. It was time I stopped complaining and actually doing something about it.
The emotions going through my head prior to posting this image on my instagram were BEYOND real. I felt so proud but at the same time very ashamed and embarrassed because of that first picture. It took ALOT in me to hit "share". I was so afraid to get judged, but realized that no matter what, people will ALWAYS find something to judge you on. I have to give credit to my sister Lindsay for encouraging me to post it.
I was so nervous right after posting it, I literally got so teary eyed and wanted to delete it, but I quickly got so overwhelmed with the amount of love and support I started receiving from everyone. Every single "like" and comment helped me realize that if I really want something, to go for it. There are SO many people that I don't even know who are rooting for me and want me to reach my goals.
Anything and everything is possible if you really want it. I never thought I would ever see change in myself and I really have to thank running and my dedication for this. In two months I noticed change in not only my physical appearance, but also in my confidence. Now just imagine what six months, a year, or a life time can do?!
This is just the beginning...