Time for a Change

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 picture on the left is from August 1st, 2015, my very first time going on an actual run with NRC. Picture on the right is from an NRC run on October 6th. (about two months apart)

The picture on the left is from August 1st, 2015, my very first time going on an actual run with NRC. Picture on the right is from an NRC run on October 6th. (about two months apart)

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...