College was a much better experience than high school. Still fat, and ate through my feelings, but felt a little more accepted, thank you Swope :-) It wasn't until I moved to Virginia in 2001 that I started to workout. I remember running for 10 minutes on a treadmill and thinking I was a true athlete! The PE coach at my school told me that I had to run for at least 30 minutes to burn fat and I seriously considered punching her in the face. 30 MINUTES, ARE YOU CRAZY?!!?!?! It didn't take long to decide that running wasn't so bad and I should run a marathon. October of 2005 I completed my first marathon and I was hooked. I completed 3 more marathons, a few dozen half marathons, and every other distance you can think of! But despite working out at a gym, teaching bootcamp classes, losing 15 pounds of fat, running regularly, and others commenting on my "new body", I still didn't accept myself.
Fast forward to January 2014 where I decided to take the P90X3 challenge. I thought if I could complete a Tony Horton workout then I could do anything! I started to lose a few inches around my waist and thighs and drinking Shakeology helped with my crazy food cravings and I started to truly feel healthy. I started to see the person God created me to be and I liked it! I can look in a mirror and smile! I can cheat and eat m&ms and not hate myself after. I love myself, finally, after a long, rough 36 years. It is because I took that scary step to do something different and had support of my Beachbody coach. This company is more than $$$, it is about helping people get healthy and I knew I wanted to be a part of that so I became a Beachbody coach. I know how it feels to look at yourself with and without clothes and just hate yourself. I don't want anyone to feel this way again.
So, here's to getting healthy and loving the way you look one shake, workout, run at a time :-)